Sunday, January 10, 2010

Visualizing (Yep, I am still an Athlete at Heart)

What a week! Really sometimes I have to stop and remember that my life is going to be ok! I am determined to make a change at work. I have been studying my butt off to finally finish my Real Estate license, then hopefully I can move to the sales line! I do have to admit that I did a little stress shopping this week which did help a little! No new news on the house situation so that does help things but hopefully something will come up soon. (Sorry this post is so random :)

I'm trying to get in the habit of visualizing again. When I played on the golf team I used to post things all around me that would help... quotes, my success, my workouts, my practice schedule, my goals and really the list goes on. It seemed to make me more accountable for my goals. Me seeing it everyday multiple times and letting others see your goals made it a reality rather than just a idea or dream. I don't know why I ever got out of the habit. I did this my sophomore year in college which in my mind was my most successful year in golf. It was the year that my game went to a different level. So what better way to do this then to use my blog... I am just going to post the big things now and then do updates on them individually throughout the year!

2010 Goals
* Real Estate License - Finally finish it! No more procrastination!
* Play in golf tournaments - I'm ready to start playing again... I miss it
* Change in careers - I am in need of a new challenge. I love what I do I just feel like I'm a sitting duck right now though.
* Travel - this is a big one for me. I want to see new things. I know it may just be drivable trips but its better to see that then just my wall :)
* Take pictures again - I used to love taking pictures, Senior pictures, sports pictures, wedding pictures, scenic pictures, and daily life pictures. Time to start again. A picture is more than just a single memory, it will open a world of memories
* Get in shape! - Yep the classic New Years Resolution. I want to be able to walk around in my own house in my sports bra and sweats and feel completely comfortable!
* See the family more often - No need to explain, I just forgot in these past couple of years how much they all mean.
* Never not believe in myself - I did this a lot these past couple of years. I lost sight of who I really was. I will never do that again!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

This is an old picture but it is one of my favorites! Micky is on the left (Chihuahua) and Matsui as a puppy is on the right (Shiba Inu).


I don't know why but I feel the need to have a place to share my thoughts, my life and all of my photos. As most of you know my life is crazy! One minute it is up and the next it is down, but you know what... I have decided that there is not one thing that I would change about it. I figure for some reason God has given me this path and well I can either dwell on it or make the most of it. I have come to realize that the ultimate purpose in life is happiness. If something does not make you happy than why are you doing it?

I've learned in these past couple of months that you need to surround yourself in happiness. There should be at least one point of everyday that you experience happiness. A moment when you can stop, look around and say to yourself... "this is amazing!" It can be the simplest things; seeing your dogs sleeping on the couch next to you, looking in to the eyes of someone who believes in you, sitting in a cafe sipping on coffee, opening a new bottle of wine, looking in the mirror and realizing your hair looks amazing, hearing a funny quote, hearing an inspiring quote, looking out the window and realizing you are surrounded by pure beauty, the list goes on and on.

If you don't stop to realize your happiness you will lose it. Trust me, I did! I lost it for awhile! Thankfully I have a Dad and a brother looking after me up there! It may sound crazy but the turns that my life taken in the past 2 months are unexplainable and amazing. This is the first time in the past 5 years I have stopped to realize that even though they aren't here with me, they are with me more than I realize.

So with all that said I am going to share my happiness to you all. Seeing others happy can make your day and may even inspire you. Seeing yourself happy is the most important thing in life. If you can see yourself happy in a bad moment it will bring a smile to your heart. You will know that you can make it through anything :)