Monday, January 5, 2015

hopeful expectations

It is the first Monday of 2015. A Monday of hopeful expectations. This waiting for change, for new life. I have plans. Plans to change, plans to learn and grow, to be here for my kids and my husband.
In my attempt to be more here I am preparing for the later, for all the later heres and nows that will come. I am surrounded by new routines and schedules, organization resources to allow me to be here when life demands I be somewhere else. See that is the beauty of my one word, that no matter how fast I am moving or how fast the world spins and twirls I can be still here, aware and awake and attentive to the here, the now.
It will not always be easy but it will be worth it. Learning to be more mindful of every moment. I don't want to get caught up in all of life's whirlwinds which is so easy to be swept up in, the chaos of the moments. My goal is to embrace those moments, breathe, and just be.
What are your thoughts on this first Monday of the new year?

Friday, January 2, 2015


Well, the new year is here.


The question is, am I here?

Am I free?

Free to be here?

2015 is all about the here, all about the now. I want to make a promise to myself, one that others before me have committed to, one that they learned is the only way to truly live. A promise I make not only to myself but also to my children.
I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live. Thich Nhat Hanh
Life is HERE. Here in this present moment. It isn't behind us and it isn't in front of us, it is right here in the now, before us.

Living here celebrates the past and it gives life to the future. Every second holds the magic of grace, gifts often unforeseen and unappreciated. My goal for this new year is to be attentive to see it. Each moment full of joy. Gratitude is the attitude.
Take time by the forelock. Now or never! You must live in the moment, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau

Monday, October 27, 2014

Notes to Self || Embrace the Chaos

Dear Self, 

When life gets all messy and chaotic, don't become indignant and hostile, clenching your fist in frustration. Release your grip and embrace it.

Embrace the chaos.

Set yourself free.

Learn to just be. 

Be here. Not back there or over there, just here. This moment. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Note to Self || Just Do It

Dear Self,

Don't talk to be heard or write to be published or make art to be famous. 

Don't do it because everyone else is doing it. 

Do it because you love it. 

Do it because you are alive. 

Do it because it makes you come alive. 

Do it because it makes others come alive. 

Do it because it's who you are and you can't not do it. 

And whatever you do, be sure you do it. 

Life is short. You were spoken, written, and created with a purpose and for a purpose. Do the same. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Note to Self || Live Artfully

Dear Self, 

Life is art. 

Art is messy. Beautiful. Chaotic in the making. Dangerous. Imperfect. 

You were meant to create a masterpiece, a colorful, vibrant, and yes messy life. 

Rejoice in the process of creation, of your story in the making, of life in wet paint that is still drying. 

Live artfully here

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Note to Self || You are Loved

Dear Self, 

Never forget you are loved. No matter how you feel about yourself they those little people following you around all day have a different view of you. 

You might feel like a huge failure, ugly, and guilty but to them you are and will always be Super-Mom, because guess what? 

At the end of it all your love always shines through and they know. 

They are loved. 

So keep doing what your doing and rest in knowing that you are transferring the truth of His love to your children. 

We love because we were first loved, they love because they know the same to be true. 

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