Location, Location, Location!

I have heard this on numerous occasions especially when looking for a piece of Real Estate. This rings true with investments, as well as a place where you’ll hang your hat for the rest of your life. I’m at that point now. The rest of my life, and where I want to die. Sounds dramatic but it’s real, and it’s inevitable. It’s like getting your will done. No one likes to do it but it should be done because……. God only knows when our time is up! Just saying, some things need to take priority especially when your fifty. HA!

So, I love, love, love Nashville, Tennessee, particularly Franklin, TN. I’m not sure why exactly. I¬† have always like the vibe in Franklin. I took my kids there 11 years ago and loved it. Still love it as I visited this past summer. However, It also gets cold there. Maybe not AS COLD as where I’m from, but still pretty cold. Seriously, cold is cold I don’t care where it is. If the temp is below 55 degrees it’s bloody cold to me (No I’m not English, I just didn’t want to drop the “f” word). So this means, I need to either make A LOT of money so I can go wherever I want for the winter months or I head back West. I have a plan I’ll keep to myself for now ūüôā

So as I make plans, this means I move ONCE AGAIN! For crying out loud this has to be my last move. It gets harder as we age. LOL

It’s not an easy decision as I also enjoy the seasons the East Coast offers but most important, my only son is not planning on moving any time soon…. So that’s a downer. My daughter on the West Coast and my son on the East Coast, I’m in bit of a conundrum.

Good news is I can pretty much go anywhere because it’s not like I have to be here for a job. My job is pretty much home based. I do get out to teach Stretch & Core at a few locations which I love! The people who come to my class are awesome and if or when I move, they will be missed ūüė¶

So, I have decisions to make and sooner than later!

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” Plato

”When you need to make a hard decision flip a coin. Why?¬† Because when that coin is in the air you suddenly know what your hoping for.”

Live, Love, Honor and Laugh Out Loud! Prioritize You

 

 

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Belief, Hope,Love & Lack of.

I thought I would touch base on the state of our union and as usual, just my simple thoughts.

It seems as though the majority of people on this earth are more discouraged than ever. Turn on the news and it’s almost never good. Between mass shootings, greed and political craziness (on both parties), have left most of us feeling hopeless, and wondering if there is a God. It does make me wonder, “Whats going on?” Just when I think nothing more can surprise me, I am surprised.

Social media has influenced our daily lives on some level. Good and bad. The disconnect between actual face to face communication has been replaced with google, Instagram, Facebook, dating sites and the list goes on. The drive to work till the sun goes down replaces family and relationships. Sooner than later most ask, “What family? What relationship?” Some have no choice… but do they? One just has to “choose” to give up something (sacrifice) for a life of fulfillment. Most end up finding that money is not always the answer and usually you loose something along the way. Infidelity is on the rise, lack of respect for humanity is the norm, it’s no wonder we are more disconnected than ever before. I believe if something is important to you, you will make that something a priority, no matter what it is or WHO it is!¬† If it’s not a priority, it’s not important. That simple.

People of all ages are dealing with depression and anxiety. Why do you think that is? Is it the current events? The addiction to social media? Reality shows that don’t seem to much like “reality?”

I ask, where is the hope? What do you believe? Do “YOU”¬†know what love is?

I “think” and this is just me but I cant stop wondering if it’s just a “lack of” hope, faith, & love in the absence of human connection. When was the last time you got a hug, gave a hug, or made time to connect with another soul face to face? There are plenty of cyber hugs being sent out but come on….. really? Clearly those do nothing to feed our soul. We are desperate to connect and feel genuine love. When was the last time you felt that? When was the last time you gave it?

Some scream for attention in many ways and the internet is just one of them. What is it? Why can’t we slow down to notice a child in despair, or a partner in need of more than just financial security but respect, words of encouragement and quality time? So many are to deep in there own personal chaos they don’t even notice their in the depths of hell, emotionally, physically and mentally. And of course, one human soul can have a great affect on another. Personally, I find that everyone suffers.

So I guess this is yet another message of prioritizing you. For your health, mental, physical and emotional. We can’t expect someone else to do it for us. We are responsible for our own happiness. Happy mind, happy body, happy soul, happy everybody. Happy happy happy!

Now go out and make someones day! Give a hug, spend a little time with someone you care about and   D E C O M P R E S S!!

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” Frank Zappa

“Our lives are shaped by those who love us and those who refuse to love us.” John Powell

Live, Love, Honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

 

 

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Persistence & Patience

This afternoon I was heading out for a walk, as I like to do as much as possible…… walking out in fresh air gets my creative brain working! As I enjoy this, what is suppose to be winter at 60 degrees (believe me I’m not complaining!), I began to think of my desire for immediate results. I put in the hard work, I get out of my comfort zone and take risks, I work towards my goals daily, I make a plan and am consistent, disciplined, and PERSISTENT, yet It hit me that I lack patience. This is the missing link in my daily life thoughts.¬† I must practice PATIENCE with all of the above. I began to realize also that because I lacked the patience it takes to reach that goal, negative thoughts came trickling in. We all tend to get a little discouraged when we hit a road block or we may even feel a little beat up by our consistent hard work and no immediate results. But than I remembered that Nothing good ever happens overnight. There is no such thing as overnight success. I must keep on keeping on, till I get to where I want to be. Staying persistent is important but being patient is just as important. Patience is worth practicing!

“Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.” St Francis De¬† Sales

“Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle

“Patience is not the ability to wait. Waiting is a fact of life. Patience is the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” Joyce Meyers

Live, Love, Honor, and Laugh Out Loud! Prioritize You.

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Who I Want To Be

I’m a women who has made many mistakes, took many risks, failed a lot, lived in the moment, hardly thought of my future, found success when I gave it just one more try, been to hell and back at least a dozen times, loves to laugh and find joy in the simple things, finds it necessary for “alone” time. Music moves me, the theater inspires me and dance awakens me.

Who I want to be? In this next chapter of my life…. if I had another fifty years…. I would be me all over again only a better version of me. I would be more accepting of my mistakes, failures, insecurities. I would listen more to my inner self, my intuition. I would care less what people think who care nothing about me. I would continue to pursue my goals, dreams, and face my obstacles with courage. I won’t allow defeat crush my spirit but fuel me. I will continue to strive to be better, do better, give more, be present, and connect. Most importantly, I will never ever try to be someone I’m not just to fit in.¬† EVER.

“I Have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” balanced achievement

“It wasn’t so much what did I want to do, It was who I want to be.” balanced achievement

Live, Love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

 

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…..IT’S BEEN AWHILE

Hello! I have no real excuse except for…… well, an excuse of course. I’m trying out new things as I quickly approach the big 5ohhhhhhhhhhhh! Yup it’s just around the corner and by around the corner I mean next week. LOL

So I created a list of what I must do while I’m in my fifties, and preferably by¬†my fifty fifth birthday.¬†It’s what I like to refer to as my “Bucket List.” I must¬†say this list is personal, but I will share as I check them off. Ok I’ll share¬†one……

So, I’m challenging myself¬†to¬†get out of my comfort zone¬†which is pretty scary! Sooooooo being¬†the introvert¬†that I am makes¬†public speaking¬†very difficult. YIKES! Yes, Public speaking is on my list. Stay tuned my friends!! It will happen. I’ll announce the other goals that made my bucket list¬†in the near future.

During my six month hiatus, I made some necessary changes¬†and I moved.¬†Moving is such a pain in the¬† a s s….. just saying, at my age it sucks. However, I love my new little humble hut and I adore where I live. Although, I can do without the high rent and the limited parking situation, this cute little village is convenient and adorable. It’s true what they say, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! With that said, I am forced to broaden my horizons and work work work. I still teach my fitness classes, but only now I’m at several locations. I also started a two new businesses that I am so excited about!!! I will talk more about those on my next posting. I’m putting in a lot of time on my projects yet¬†still find it necessary to “prioritize”¬†what’s important to me…. My faith, friends, family, exercise, making connections and good food! ūüôā

“Starting today I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.” author unknown

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” Meister Eckhart

Live, Love, Honor and Laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

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New beginnings & letting go

Hello There! I started a new job! YAY!

I’m continuing my passion for health & wellness and am now employed¬†at a major elite athletic club. I am stepping out of my comfort zone in regards to teaching in a group fitness setting. I have always been a one on one type of trainer but this is new, challenging and inspiring. I have already met some wonderful people. In doing this, I realize that my employment here will open¬†up opportunity for bigger and better things to come.

Sometimes in starting something new it can also¬†lead to letting go of something…… this can be anything. One door opens, another door closes. I very recently had an awakening that lead me to believe that some things just aren’t meant to be forever. Some people have a hard time letting go, especially emotionally. Life sometimes isn’t fair but we make the best with present circumstances. We are responsible for our decisions, our actions, and the words that come out of our mouth reap consequences….. good or bad. With that said, I’m letting go of stuff, things, and people that do not find value in me, appreciate me or love me for me. All toxic relationships/friendships that I have been involved with past and present have never served me well. Do they ever? Boundaries are set and I’m letting go. A new beginning has a whole “new” meaning now.

“Where you movin?” I said, “Onto better things”

“Dear Lord, I thank you for the Grace of being alive this morning; I thank you for the sleep that has refreshed me; I thank you for the chance to MAKE A NEW BEGINNING.”

“Every story has an end but in life every end is a new beginning.”

“Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life.”

“A good man will recognize a good women without her having to beg him to do so.”

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

 

 

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Inspired

I have been inspired by a beautiful young women who I recently met. She is such an inspiration to me that I just had to share. When she walked into the room her smile was warm and energetic. Her soul is so pure and bright, it was electrifying. She is young, much younger than I, and she is confident in her body.. She spoke with elegance and strength at the same time. She had no signs of fear when speaking in front of a group of people, no signs of anxiety what so ever. She shared a story that was very touching, motivating and inspiring.

She was ridiculed for many years about her body. She was told that she wouldn’t be good enough, that she wouldn’t make the “cut”. Although that one person effected her in a bad way for a very long time, she eventually chose to get up and get moving.¬†And boy did she!! ¬†Long story short, she lost A LOT of weight and is highly successive today. She is no stick figure ( and I’m so glad she’s not), but is beautiful inside and out. When I say “beautiful” I mean BEAUTIFUL!! This young women is gorgeous and truly sincere. She represents what “love” is¬†and if you met her you would agree. Her passion to inspire and encourage everyone she comes in contacts with is absolutely genuine.

I am newly inspired by people like her who have overcome major obstacles¬†beyond there imagination.¬†Her story set me on a path of self realization and has inspired me to jump with the risk of failing. Although my heart may pound out of my chest, I’ll get over it. One thing for sure is I wont get better at¬†anything if I¬†allow fear¬†and anxiety to stop me from going for it. I must step out of my comfort zone,¬†over and over and over again.

“I’ve learned in my life that it’s important to be able to step outside your comfort zone and be challenged with something you’re not familiar or accustomed to. That challenge will allow you to see what you can do.” J.R. Martinez

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Live, Love, honor, and laugh out loud! Prioritize You!

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