Sunday Quote, 12/10/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…It was a line drawing week; bold and firm. Although uncomfortable, I’m learning being assertive is essential in advocating for my well being. I’d rather have a few moments of vulnerability pushing the status quo, rather than passive discontent.

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Sunday Quote, 12/3/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…Prioritizing priorities are essential this time of the year. I’m reminded to focus on the long view. Refrain from comparing, stressing, or fretting. Clear the clutter. The beauty is in simplicity and memories.

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Sunday Quote, 11/26/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…There was a theme revealed this week, which was simply just be. Be yourself, be in the moment, and do your thing. I’m learning (again) expectations, comparisons, or justifications only fuels disappointment. Acceptance and being present continues to add value to my journey.

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Sunday Quote, 11/19/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…I’ve always had a sweet palate and choose not to marinate in bitterness. There have been painful growth spurts sprinkled over the last few years; however, an intentional mindset of gratitude and grit has made the difference. Thankful, indeed.

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Traditional Traditions

Three years later…
This will be the third year in a row traveling to Indio/Palm Springs for a week and playing golf on Thanksgiving Day with my parents. I’m thankful we’ve created a new tradition.

LaLa Palooza

When holiday season rears its head, it feels like an annoying splinter I can’t seem to wriggle free.  The actual holiday itself isn’t the issue, but rather my expectations or perception of how the time should be spent.

Since I am an only child, don’t have children, and come from a small family, the stressful cooking and shopping serpent doesn’t loom overhead.  I feel like I’m dust slowly gathering on the outside of a fishbowl—everyone else is frantically swimming around gift buying, dessert baking, and holiday decorating, but I’m stationary—on the outside, hoping to be wiped free.

All of those actions haven’t made it to my to-do list or calendar and I don’t foresee it happening in the near future.  Does that mean I somehow feel left out?  Yes and no.  In some respects, I’m relieved I don’t have the same stress or anxiety as others.  However, there’s a part…

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Sunday Quote, 11/12/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…Last week I leapt off the precipice. Made some intentional moves going after what I want and clearing the clutter. Wound up with pleasant surprises and more importantly, internal satisfaction for simply trying. I’m learning there’s redemption in taking risks.

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Sunday Quote, 11/05/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…I’m learning there is no perfect time. Waiting is such a time suck feeding fear more power. There is only one time; the time is now. Better to sweeten the pot and take a risk, rather have a big question mark loom overhead wondering what might have been.
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Sunday Quote, 10/22/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…Like most, my comfort zone stretches a continuum. Whether professional, relational, or personal, I noticed when I’m unsettled and impatient it’s really fear getting in the way. Extended marination in complacency makes it so much tougher to switch things up. I feel that itch…time for another stretch.

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Sunday Quote, 10/15/17


Sunday Reflection Quote…There are so many doors in life. The doors of education, career, relationships, health, and dreams. Some doors are wide open, ready to be walked through. Some need a gentle nudge. Others no matter how fervent the knock, simply won’t budge. I’m learning it’s all about timing; synchronicity. Acceptance of what is as it is can be a tough pill to swallow. However, time and distance opens the eyes and softens the heart to understanding; understanding it was the wrong door all along, try a window.
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Sunday Quote, 10/8/17

Sunday Reflection Quote (yes, on Monday)…We’re here for just a blink. The last week reminded me to have the courage to be vulnerable, open the heart to forgiveness, hug tight, put a lid on the petty, take risks, seek laughter, and savor joy. Life is so much sweeter this way.

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