Being Me: Week 5

January 27, 2019


Make yourself proud

Being Me: Week 5 - Putting it in motion

January theme - The best time for new beginnings is now

This year I celebrated my 16th year smoke free...

I am proud that I chose to do something and followed through. And when I look back I can see how that one change has transformed my life in ways I would have never imagined. A shift that continues to teach me the value of believing in yourself while taking small steps to advance.

Part of the reason we need goals, intentions and the desire for something new, is because of the journey they take us on. New discoveries set the pace, moving you in a different direction as you uncover all you are capable of.  As the days slip by, like they always do, you will find a renewed sense of growth. 

As a smoker, running had never been on my list of goals, however, once I quit smoking, that opportunity revealed itself.  And within that one change, the direction of my life shifted.

Today running is a huge part of my life, something I consistently work to improve. It is not only my exercise, but also a form of therapy that provides the time and space to unravel the looping thoughts that can derail me. Running also provides the opportunity to experience new places, time in nature and pride in each accomplishment. But none of those things could have happened had I not taken that first step.

What steps are you willing to take?

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

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  • Morning routine
  • Mission statement
  • Create your YES list
  • Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  • Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  • 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


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  • January 27, 2019 @ 11:25 AM EST
    By Kathee
    Thank you for the reminder! Wow 16 years smoke free, congratulations.

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