Thursday, October 31, 2013


I follow a blog that recently had these suggestions about creating new habits successfully:

"In practice, doing habits one month at a time is fast. In one year you could:
  • Wake up earlier
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat properly
  • Set up a productivity system
  • Establish deliberate practice time for your craft
  • Become more organized
  • Read a book per month
  • Cut out wasteful Internet surfing
  • Keep your e-mail inbox empty
  • Cut down on television
  • Learn a new skill
  • Maintain a journal or diary"
I've highlighted the ones in blue that resonated with me.  Early to Rise inspired me to get going in the mornings and use my time to do what is important to me.  So far I've succeeded at 2 of these (running and rising early) and made progress in 3 more (journaling, reading, watercolor/drawing).  Where will I be this time next year?  I feel fully alive now and am excited about living intentionally.

You can read the whole blog about developing habits here.

What resonates with you?

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Thanksgiving List

  • friendships old and new - especially Sarah W and Lisa N
  • a weekend getaway to beautiful Gig Harbor
  • eagles and seals
  • the beauty of nature
  • photography
  • the ocean
  • my extended family
  • my hubby
  • my girls
  • my home
  • my job
  • J'town
  • my Kindle
  • challenges
  • health
  • the purple pen that I wrote this list with

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Outdoor Art

This outdoor artwork turned our front entryway from drab and dull to absolutely stunning. We love it. The 'water' just shimmers. The piece has movement and light and gorgeous color. It was everything we hoped and more. As the artist recommended, we are planning to put up a light for nighttime viewing.   I've been considering outdoor art for quite some time and finally took the plunge after lots of looking around. So glad I did!

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