Being Me: Week 29

July 14, 2019

"Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind." ~Dale Carnegie 

Week 29 - Held back by fear

Monthly theme: Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts

We know our days are numbered and yet most slip by without a second glance, especially when I get caught up in the routine of day to day.  Often times, in the evening I contemplate the to do list of the future, that someday dream list that somehow becomes a list I lose sight of. I am ready to change that.

It is time to create a new list for living....

Because when I think about it, am I too busy to conquer my goals or is fear holding me back? 

All the nudges of discomfort bubble up from fear. The thought of getting on an airplane or speaking in a room full of people sends my thoughts on a chase of what if's that I try to avoid.

Losing Ryan changed me and everything around me. It taught me how bad things could happen and with false hope, I built a wall of protection by avoiding living my fullest life, not realizing that tragedy can strike whether we live our lives of play it safe.

Life can be difficult, and heartache is inevitable. But there is so much joy in the living space when I step into the unknown of the future and make a commitment to something new. Those difficulties of life are there to remind us of the brevity of it all. And if we pay attention, we can grow from both the joy and the heartache. 

Avoiding life does not protect you, in fact the joy of living can help carry you through.

 Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  1. Integrity
  2. Taking risks
  3. Held back by fear
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope


 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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