Monday, January 30, 2012

SOCSunday:Relax, Relate, Release


How do I relax? What's my best way? 

Depends. For the past three 3 hrs I've been relaxing. From the lazy, unhurried way I tried on clothes, to sitting in a chair quietly talking on the phone listening to the same song on repeat for the past 3 hrs: Jessica Reedy "Blue God". Moving quietly through 3 yoga poses. Now in the bed, getting ready to read on my Kindle.  I used to read most nights before I went to bed.  I let too much intervene and it waned until it was no more. Bringing it back. 

If I'm at my parents, I relax in the bathroom.  There's just something so peaceful about it. 

Quick dump for a change... 

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Making it all fit..

What's going on with me lately?

I'm back in school. Working on a doctorate. My mind just seriously wrapped around the extent of what I'm pursuing over this past weekend.

I'm actively working towards my list of 12 goals and trying to stay sane in the meantime.  One of my goals is to be an active blogger this year.  Meaning I need to post more and comment more to other bloggers. I read many blogs and most times I don't leave feedback.  I'm going to fix that though.

Me, who doesn't ever date, may be entering into that realm real soon. It's scary, so I hope it's worth the dive. I have two gym memberships now.  I joined Anytime fitness over the weekend as well.  To go with my best friend as we pursue healthier living.  The gym I attend now, I'm still there because I enjoy the circuit workouts but I needed more options.

I'm a teacher by day, a student by night and an artist and creativist lol in between time these days. So, I'm just trying to make it all fit.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Go- Gettin', Goal Setting Sister

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12 in 2012
Utilize my resources to improve my overall health.
Complete a 5K run.
Invest more of me in my teaching.
Purchase a new bed and new mattresses.
Open an account at centric credit union.
update my vision board to focus on my 12 goals
Design my own T-shirt just for fun.
Pay off a loan and two cc's.
Be intentional with my finances(live within my means)
Be an active blogger.
Pray without ceasing(live with the intent to do good)
Read for understanding - the new testament (part or all. I know I can get lax) 
 
This is my list of goals that I'm pursuing this year to be better.  I've grouped up my sister circle as well to get their own.  This is more so to encourage and uplift one another as we do things that get us closer to the lives we envision.  When I made my list I also made plans for each goal so that each had a purpose and was tied to something. Looking at my list again however I feel as though I should go and be more specific in my planning for at least two of them and more definite in the passion and purpose for each of them. 
What are you working on this year? 

Next step( goal 1) : I'm doing the 21 day Yoga Journal challenge for beginners. I'm on day 2.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sometimes...

Sometimes when I get in my own head, like really get lost in the downside,

I hate being afraid.
I hate that being afraid causes me too worry so much.
I hate that because I worry so much, I've developed anxiety over things I can't control...

Sigh... working through it...

S O C Sunday: Believing in your own greatness

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My mind has been "distracted" with the ways of how I hinder my own "greatness".  How I sabotage my own weight loss efforts when I become afraid of the what ifs, the how will I be perceived and such. How I'm inconsistent with my bible reading. How I don't always share great ideas with my coworkers because I don't want the side-eye from other teachers because I'll give the eye back lol.  How I doubt my own ability to be smart enough to be in a doctoral program, yet I am. And it comes down to the fear of being better than the me I am now, when truly I know I could use some work.

So, the aha I had this morning was this:  The desire to achieve greatness has to outweigh the fear of the unknown.

Because I workout for me, I don't workout for others.  I can't change one thought that anyway else has about me anyway. It's their choice. I've started a daily reading plan to help with the bible reading. I find great ideas that need to be shared and I've decided to share them with teachers that want them and look over the rest.  When I hold back I accept being mediocre in my profession.  And to that last part, I'm in the doc program, so I have what it takes, and that's all that matters.

that's my dump...



This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The pleasure of newness...

Partly why I'm posting is because, well I'm still up :) But I will be going to bed here shortly. Something new: brought the new year in in prayer with my family holding hands and it was beautiful. The best thing I could have done.  I also finished writing out my goals and my plans to achieve those goals which I will share later today as I have another post with www.allthingsfadra.com that I'm going to have to shoot out :) 

But to each of you who visit Happy New Year!