Part 2 (Decorating) is DONE!!! Phew!
Now I can sit back and enjoy it!!! Although I’ve been looking at it up and lit for 5 days! Because just getting it up all by myself was quite a feat...
My husband did hand me one ornament that I dropped while on the ladder... but since it’s a time-lapsed video, you may not have caught him.
(He just had hernia surgery hence it’s ALL ME this year but decorating is not his idea of fun anyway.)
I love pulling out each ornament, many of them now close to 40 years old.
There are ornaments I got as a wedding gift in 1981, ornaments my now 36 and 38 year old daughters made when in pre-school, ornaments from trips I’ve gone on with both husbands (maybe that’s why my husband doesn’t like decorating!!! lol!), ornaments from parties I’ve attended, and ornaments from friends.
Every ornament I hang has a special memory and I remember them all when I do this annual ritual.
Some people have beautiful trees with...
For many Americans, this weekend after Thanksgiving is the kickoff to Christmas, with the roll out of holiday decorations and the putting up of the tree.
I know a few folks started earlier this year because we can all agree it’s been a rather unusual year where nothing is normal, but I decided to stick to my normal plan, with one exception...
I’m on my own!!!
My husband, who usually does the heavy lifting and dragging of the artificial tree parts and tubs of decorations from the garage, is out of commission recovering from hernia surgery - likely a result of Christmases past!
So today I feel amazingly accomplished because I did a man’s job!!! And it was not easy!
I’m ecstatic that I didn’t get injured and I think I burned quite a few calories in the process. What a workout!!!
I’ve decided to reward myself with some spiked eggnog while I admire the completion of Phase 1 of my project!
Phase 2, which is my usual annual job of ornament placement...
It’s amazing how often I used to say this word... Little did I know how much it affected my life!
Now I’m aware of this word and I’m able to catch it when I say it and replace it with a better word. It’s pretty unbelievable how magical this simple switch in my vocabulary has shifted things for me.
Listen in to hear the words!
Just imagine how better the world would be if us humans collectively switched up these words and came from a state of abundance instead of lack... Try it and if you found this tip useful, pass it along.
So happy to be out of the exercise rut!
Last year in early December, I found a system that helped me lose 10 pounds btw December and January. And right after Thanksgiving, I’ll be teaching my students in The Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School what I did.
They are hard at work delving into who they truly are and what they want out of the time they have left and it’s so amazing to see how much they’ve grown in just a few short weeks.
Now that they’re rocking’ it on the inside, I’m gonna show them my tips and tricks for getting healthy on the outside.
And lord knows, I’ll be joining them because I myself could use a reset.
In my mind waiting until January to focus on good health is the mindset of most and I strive to be different. What kind of person STARTS focusing on weight loss right before the holidays?!?!
Because I am not your average kind of person!
I like to change the status quo ways of thinking!!!
So what are you putting off to...
New desk alert!!! Well, new to me!
I was lucky enough to be the recipient of this amazing new work space when a client of my realtor husband moved and didn’t want to take it with her!
I am so grateful for my NEW desk that has nice big drawers, lots of shelves, AND a very bright, built-in light!
This desk was sitting in her basement, unused, and now it is contributing to making the world a better place through the work its new owner is doing…
I wonder if my desk is happy to be a vital part of my work? I like to believe that, just like everything in life, it was meant to be here with me at this time.
“One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!”
Now I need to find some more “trash” to fill all of those shelves!
Today’s a BIG day!!!
And I’m not talking about the election!
Happy birthday to my best friend and amazing partner in this thing called life.
I‘ve loved him for as long as I can remember and he makes my life better for being in it!
And for that, he gets a kiss and a selfie from me on his big day!!!
#birthdaypost #hubbybirthday #soulmate #loveofmylife #passionphoto
It looks so simple... Just a small patio with a built-in fireplace.
But it’s a dream I’ve had for a long time...
It’s in the vision I recorded last spring and listen to every day.
My husband kept saying “no”- we didn’t need it.
But never let anyone squash your dreams! I sure didn’t!!!
I kept listening to that vision every day. And believing he’d eventually come around.
And then the universe delivered an opportunity... I was challenged by one of my coaches to commit to something I desired. To make it happen!
The funny thing is... it’s so easy to talk ourselves out of something because it’s silly or extravagant or you shouldn’t spend the money..
But why not make it EASY to step into being the Dream Maker? Why not?!?!
We only have today.
If you desire something, go after it with complete faith that the universe WANTS it for you too.
If you operate in alignment with goodness and abundance, all you dream of, or something...
Moji loves Fall as much as I do!!! And he is ready for his mama to get off her computer and come play with him in the !!!
He’s been a patient boy as I’ve been burning the midnight oil (or actually the 2am oil!)...
But he sleeps near me patiently until I’m done for the “day.”
Today is the LAST opportunity of 2020 to enroll in my life-shifting program... And after today I switch from workshop-serving mode to program-coaching mode.
This is where I get to shift to working with the 1% who are choosing to go ALL IN on finding and living their true purpose.
This is MY purpose. This is where MY LIGHT shines brightest.
I am one of the lucky ones that discovered hers, late in life but not too late to do anything about it.
And now it’s my mission to help others do the same, and in doing, make the world a better place.
And Moji is my right hand fur man!!! It doesn’t get any better than this!!!
I get to live my purpose, help others live theirs, with my favorite...
I used to never have a plan for my life...
And what’s so crazy is that my day job was planning! I was a professional project manager and really, really good at that so I planned many huge technology projects, some that involved 3rd parties in other countries!
So why didn’t I think MY life was as important as a work project?!?! Why did I think other people’s priorities were more important than having a life I wanted?
Because I had no clue there was an alternative. And any alternative would take time I don’t have...
I wasted so much time thinking thoughts that kept me stuck.
Then one day I realized I’m more scared to waste more time not knowing what I’m here for than figuring it out!
It’s time to make time and make my #1 priority figuring it out.
And the result of that is a system I created that works for me!!! I call it The S.P.A.R.K. System and I use it every day.
This system is how I found my purpose. And now, every day is now planned around that...
I’m a little late to the party!!! Yesterday was International Daughter Day and I have two to brag about!
I definitely drew lucky cards in that department! I wanted girls and I got the best I could have ever hoped for!!!
I mean seriously, if I had custom ordered what I wanted, I couldn’t have done any better.
They have given me such joy and laughter and love and amazing experiences. And most of all, the feelings of unconditional love. Oh, and Hanson!!!
I am such a better person for being their mom so thank you whoever anointed me with that job.
I love you to infinity and beyond Nikki Hill Johnson and Kori Hill Wallace!