THE FIRST STEP TO BIG MAGIC

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By the time February rolls around, I'm typically neck deep in the cold-weather-blues; trying to grasp any shred of light or happiness to keep myself afloat until spring. I'm grateful to say that this year has been quite a bit different - I haven't had the spare time to dwell and get in the winter "funk".

I've been thinking a lot about my New Years resolution to live and love intentionally, without abandon (check it out HERE) and I know I can't do that well until I take the time to be truly happy.

When it comes to slowing down, reflecting and taking the time to do things for myself, I become the QUEEN of excuses (yes, crown and all). I'm done rationalizing and telling myself I don't have enough time for ME because you know what; if I don't take care of myself I won't be there for anyone else either! I do have a lot on my plate but justifying my evasion of happiness with "too busy", "too tired", "too scared" or "wrong mindset" is no more.

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Today's tiny achievement was downloading the Audible App and listening to the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert on my way to work - something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I'm still in the first chapter but the raw, tear-jerking honesty is the type of reality check I needed. I know I may sound like an addict, I guess excuses are an addiction in a way, but this is meant to be uplifting because the journey has to start somewhere and today I took the first step!

 

Big hugs to everyone - have a wonderful weekend!