Wednesday, January 11

Ocean view

Well, it has been a loooong time since my fingertips have touched the keyboard. I decided to dust off the old blog and write a little bit about our family vacation. I love that I can always come back to this space, even if it's been a year. I'm currently reading the book called "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" and I'm eating it up. I have been pushing my creative limits more than ever right now and it's been so refreshing! This trip was good for me, not only because I was able to escape the tundra of Utah, but because I was able to step back and gain a new perspective. I made a list of 2017 goals, more like wishes, because I'm a perfectionist and don't want to feel like a failure. After contemplating my list, I decided that my overall goal is to do more things that make me truly happy. Walking down the beach one day, I chalked up a list in my head and thought long and hard about what brings me genuine joy. I also thought a lot about social media, the arch nemesis in my life, that robs me of so much time. So much time I could be using for things that make me happy. Don't get me wrong, I love social media.. in fact, I think it can be a home for the creativity I mentioned earlier. I'm talking about the mindless scrolling, hot celebrity gossip, and controversial arguments that I get sucked into. That is what I'm shedding myself of this year, so here's the list of things that I want to spend my time doing in 2017. Wish me luck! 

- Reading. I have a huge book list that I'm eager to tackle. 
- Yoga. This has been such a game changer for my anxiety, I'm hoping to do yoga 2-3 times a week. 
- Meditating/praying. My days are vastly different when I make time for this. 
- Being creative. I have a fun project up my sleeve! 
- Keeping my house more ogranized. This one's a biggie. 
- Spending quality time with Kevin and Mabel. Sadly, this is what gets ignored when I'm sucked into the social media vortex. 
- Serving others. 

If you can relate to any of this please tell me what has worked for you! I need all the help I can get. Now onto a plethora of warm pictures as I sit bundled up in my slippers and blanket.

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