Changing It Up!

ImageThe news is sad.  It reminds me of why I cut cable out in the first place.  But news pops up online too.  Or, if in the off chance you don’t get online, you are still most likely to have personal contacts that inform you of the days events in the country and the world we live in.

What a change it is to be a child in this world today versus thirty some years ago…  While I love technology, advances and the real world – I can’t help but think that my world a couple of decades ago was so much simpler.  What I wouldn’t to do to shield my children from all that is reality today.  But it seems, it doesn’t matter if you’re in a small town or city, ugliness, violence, corruptness – it exists EVERYWHERE!  But I have a choice.  I can continue to show my children the beauty that exists despite all that we loathe about the world we live in.  I can teach my children that they are the masters of their own destiny (to a point). 

After my experience last month, with the passing of a family member that I had such a close connection to… I can no longer just exist in this “human experience.”  I want to live it to my fullest.  I don’t know what that means exactly right now, but I do know there’s too much negative out there and it WILL NOT be a part of MY LIFE.  This declaration comes with many repercussions.  This I know, I feel at this brave moment, I’m ready except what may come, but I know I’m being a wee bit naïve. 

So this blog will take a turn.  My purpose will continue to be life’s adventures, but I’m making a commitment to me & my family to embrace each day.  When I am able, I’ll tell you about my grandmothers passing.  Right now, it’s still too raw.  In time, I’ll tell you about my departure from the city that I know, the family life I know.  Again, right now, it’s too raw and I’m in the thick of it.  In time I’ll tell you what I’ve done to change my life, and why it had to change… Yep, you guessed it, RAW…  What I’d like, what I hope, is to find readers that can relate and share their stories too.  Community helps create faith, inspiration, and self love… what more could we all ask for? 

While I know not everyone is into my music…. I offer up some great lyrics.  If you don’t listen to the song, read the lyrics:


Lord my path has gone astray
I’m just trying to find my way
Wandered here from far away
I’m just trying to find my way

You were never meant to see
All those things inside of me
Now that you have gone away
I’m just trying to find my way

I have made a great mistake
Pray the Lord my soul to take
The ghosts of who I used to be
I can feel them come for me
Looks as though they’re here to stay
I’m just trying to find my way

I never meant to
I never meant for this

I have been to every place
I have been to everywhere
I’m just trying to find my way
Oh dear Lord hear my prayer


101 Days of Blogging?

That’s right…my question today, can I actually find enough time to complete 101 days of consecutive blogging?  I don’t know, but I have been habitually inspired after reading posts by Sarah Kay Hoffman aka A Gutsy Girl, to join her personal crusade to complete a blog entry for 101 days.  Now that I’ve found a few minutes of quiet time (and the to my password blog), I think it’s time to begin! 

With only 60 days left in 2012, I am revisiting what has transpired over the past 10 months, and although I was hoping to tackle or at best begin the journey to complete some rather large goals this year (<— ideas for my 101 days of blogging), I feel like I have succeeded at living my life the way I set out to as of 1/1/12. 

One goal I had on January 1, 2012 – be healthier!  And honestly, who doesn’t resolve each new year to be healthier?  I know I do, and in my own way 2012 has been a much healthier year, physically and mentally (more to come on this).  Another goal I had, was to strengthen my marriage, and continue to grow in it with my best friend.  While that goal will always be a work in progress, my husband and I have done an exceptional job at maintaining our priorities and nurturing our first priority – F.A.M.I.L.Y.  In addition to those non-tangible goals, we also wanted to create something new and amazing and precious…yes, we tackled that goal too!

So in reviewing the last ten months, I feel like I have done some really amazing things, and I’m eager to share…I’m also excited to figure out how to begin tackling other things I had hope to in 2012.  All of these will be great inspirations for my 101 days of blogging! 

Check back on Monday 11/5/2012 for post #1 of 101 Days of Blogging – Defy Convention, and follow along or blog with me.  My inspiration comes from A Gutsy Girl and 101 Ways to be Healthy