Daily Diary ~Emotional Spring Cleaning

The urge to Spring clean has taken over this week!

I am on a mission to clean out closets, boxes, nooks and crannies and all the places in my house I tend to ignore on a daily basis.

I have been reading a few books on mindful living and simple living and I really like what they talk about.

I don’t think I am ready to get rid of everything and live out of a suitcase but I am ready to get rid of the clutter and junk that is weighing down our lives.

I keep reading that your body can manifest the way that your house looks/feels. That it can be hard to lose weight and get in shape when your house is cluttered and stuffed with well stuff.

I decided to start my emotional spring cleaning with our closet which needs help!

closet cleanout

Are you wondering why I called it Emotional Spring Cleaning?… 

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Daily Diary ~ My Dad got hit by a bus

Yeah you read that title right……

My dad got hit by a bus this week.

OK That is not something I ever thought I would type or ever wanted to type but it is true. My Dad was sitting at an intersection and a bus rear-ended him.

Thankfully my Dad was driving their Subaru and it took the hit really well. The bus ended up with more damage than the Subaru.

My Dad is sore but doing great. He shook it off and went about his business getting things done.

This is twice this week that I have been reminded how short life can be.

Earlier this week we talked about taking time to see friends and how much cancer sucks. Then I get the call that my Dad has been hit by a bus.

Two reminders in a week that every day is a new day to live life to the fullest.

the truth is

What can we do today to live life to the fullest?… 

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Daily Diary ~ Taking time to see friends

Cancer sucks!

I don’t know how else to start this diary post other than cancer sucks!

Last night we had dinner with a great friend who we sadly do not get to see as often as we would like. Life seems to step in and our lives move at such a fast pace that getting together is a process.

When we do finally get to see each other it is amazing, wonderful, and last night a bit heart breaking.

My friend is a breast cancer survivor. She is in her mid 30′s, has a 4 year old daughter and is truly a rock star in my eyes.

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer she attacked it just like she attacks life.

She did not let it get her down or change her. She simply attacked it. She never missed a day of work even with chemo. She embraced losing her hair and said that it was part of the process.

She truly embodies everything I hope to be and lives her life to the fullest on a daily basis.

dont walk behind me

During dinner last night she casually mentions to me that she would like me to not freak out but they found cancer in her liver and she is back in treatments…. 

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Daily Diary~ Realizing I am not the person I want to be

Ok, That was a hard sentence to write!

I may need a second to process that sentence……Realizing I am not the person I want to be

wow, that carries a lot of implications, thoughts, and so much more.

This week I am taking charge of a few things in my life that I have let go and not made the focus that I need them to be.

Starting with my health, my relationships and my personal part of the blog.

I spent the past 3 weeks deep cleaning the blog and my closet after reading the book The Happiness Project. This book has seriously opened my eyes to some things that I was ignoring and stuffing into the back of my closet both metaphorically and physically.

I realized that I have been holding onto things that I just don’t need in my life today and not giving time to things that I really do need in my life the attention they need.

I realized that I need to focus on my health and getting out of my desk chair. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love blogging and getting to share our life with everyone but my butt has become permanently attached to my office chair.

There were times this winter that I did not leave the house for days. I mean seriously did not walk out the front door at all!

Get out and smell the roses

This has to change! I need to take time for me, my relationships and my health. I need to get out of my chair and see the sunshine, smell fresh air and soak up more of life!… 

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