Tiny little update

20 05 2015

Walking my arse off. Maybe literally.

Cruise in 23 days.

Camino in 469 days.

I’m happy. That’s all.

What Kind Of Man- Florence + The Machine

17 02 2015


So powerful. Wow wow wow.

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You can do the thing!

17 02 2015

Welp, my busy-ness means I am not here very often. Stopping in to let all 28 followers of mine know that this little dude and I believe in you. :)



Self talk

17 01 2015

Oh boy.

I have a LOT going on right now. Is there such a thing as a goal-junkie? I’ve gone from never ever setting goals, for fear of never reaching them, to wanting a set, measurable goal for everything I do. Yes, this is good, but as a person who gets overwhelmed easily, sometimes I fear that I’m setting myself up for failure.  The key to all of this is going to be organization – once again, not normally one of my strengths. Hello, 2015 Challenge.

From past experience in things like Weight Watchers and onthejob happenings, I know that if I have a measurable goal and keep track of progress, I WILL accomplish it. Now that I’m starting a new job from home, getting fit, learning Spanish, returning to the Catholic church, and in the meantime trying to be an exceptional mom and spouse(ish), I realize how important it is to measure daily, weekly, monthly, and have set benchmarks to know if I’m keeping up. This is where my passion planner comes in. Now, because I was late to the game, I’m not getting it til February so I just have to Hold On through January so that I don’t lose motivation.

This is likely a real bore of a post to anyone who isn’t me, so congratulations if you actually read it. Sometimes you just need to put it out there, ya know? (I know.)


So I’ve come to believe

8 01 2015

“I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call “The Physics of The Quest” — a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: “If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself… then truth will not be withheld from you.” Or so I’ve come to believe.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Just some revelations, nbd

6 01 2015

Adventure. We’re all looking for it, aren’t we? Well, except for those fortunate few who find contentment in routine, who somehow have all they want without any searching at all. I feel like most of my life there has been something in me, shouting, “Change! Change!” The moment I see a schedule coming, I buck it, scared to death of a rut. It seems to me to be the worst thing in the world, a rut. Rut. Rut. The word itself is just unlikable, isn’t it?

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Yuck. A long deep track that you get stuck in if you stay in it for too long. FRIGHTENING.

Back to adventure. That’s a much better word, yes? Yes.

It occurred to me last night, in the slippery almost-asleep part of the evening, that Adventure is not the same thing as Chaos. I know, you probably realized this ages ago, but to me it was a revelation. I’ve been confusing the two for so long – sabotaging relationships and jobs because they just felt too comfortable, too easy. The fear of becoming ordinary, being stuck, kept me from honing skills and becoming competent at one thing. Schedule and routine can actually make Adventure much more attainable, and, (I guess I’ll admit it) maybe it really is an important part of the process. Life doesn’t have to be chaotic and emotional in order to be fantastic.

I will forever choose Adventure. It’s in my soul to do that. From now on, though, I think I’ll choose it from a place of peace.


Only Forward.

5 01 2015

Ya know, I usually have a big New Year’s post – it seems that’s my habit – filled with things that will hopefully occur in the coming year. This time, although I have several very specific goals in mind, I’ll just say this: I will stop sabotaging the life I have chosen for myself by looking back.  So many good things will happen in 2015. Maybe I’ll share here, maybe I won’t. Contentment and happiness don’t come from living in the past, only from looking forward and living now.

I don’t think I would have come to this had it not been for my plans to walk the Camino. Amazing how it has changed me already.

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson



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