Write your truth

Write your truth…..Maybe write a book.

Truth is I have always had a love for writing. I wrote my first book complete with wallpaper cardboard cover in my early years of school. I used to love to write about my pony Dawn. She was my inspiration for writing when I was a kid. I have always been a tall girl but Dawn made me feel so small. I remember looking up to this great horse and thinking “wow, such a huge horse with such a beautiful heart”. That pony I used to ride around the farm telling her all my little kid problems. Oh goodness to have those problems now instead of the ones I struggled with as an adult. I think how soothing it would be to ride around just one more time and tell Dawn how my life turned out. I shared a lot of tears and good times with that old pony. She will forever be my pony the, old girl, who changed my heart forever.

I have always dreamed of writing a book. I have mulled around a ton of ideas. I have read so many great books in my lifetime and I still have so many on my list of must reads. The dream of writing my own book is still very real. Why not? What’s the worst that can happen? Failure? I’m no longer scared by what it means to fail, I know I can do my best and that is all I can do.

I have always had a journal that I write in. I need to write to express my thoughts and feelings. I have written a lot of dark sad poetry. I think I needed to write dark poems as a way to get my feelings out. I have always had a need to write so why not blog? It’s kinda like a journal only anyone can read it. AH! Anyone can tell you there thoughts and opinions. Point out your mistakes or send you wonderful words of encouragement. It has been an interesting experience so far. I have to say I am enjoying it all, taking it all as it comes.

When I released my website I decided to write one blog a week for a year, that’s my goal. Truth is I have never read a blog. I have no idea what I am doing. I am just doing my best and if my best isn’t good enough fuck it. I decided to just sit down week after week show up and write. I have no top secret writing time line or way of coming up with these ideas I just write whatever comes to my mind. Sometimes I could sit in my office with document open and nothing at all comes to my mind. I end up endlessly searching online and being distracted. Sometimes I sit down and a million ideas come flowing out. I type so fast I feel like my keyboard will catch on fire. I have my granny edit my work because I know my original draft is a hot mess.

My first idea was to write about Louise Hay, the lady who inspired my positive journey and my Opa, the man behind the motto because he is what the meaning of family is to me. He is always inspiring me to show up in life and do my best. I wanted to say thank you to him for all that he has done and continues to do. Then after writing my first blog I realized how thankful I am towards so many people.

My journey of life has not always been this fun or positive. I wasn’t always able to just realize how truly blessed I have been, even in my failures and that not everyone succeeds at everything they set out to do and that is okay. My Opa has always been a dreamer and an inventor and he has come up with some amazing ideas in his life time. He has built and created so many different things in life. He hasn’t always been successful. He too has failed but he always learned a valuable lesson from his failures. He always looks outside the box for another better way to do something again or make it better. To work with my Opa is a great honour he is amazing to watch. He is a dreamer and a creator.

I absolutely love reading stories of how people have overcome failures and risen up, that never give up! I have done that and it’s the greatest feeling. This beats any other feeling in the world. I chased a lot of unhealthy feelings with various addictions and unhealthy relationships. I can tell you nothing compares to this feeling. I am talking about the absolutely amazing feeling of accomplishment for living your best life every single day!

I enjoy writing these blogs and all your feedback! I will continue this journey and reach fifty two blogs, maybe more! I am just writing and seeing where it takes me.

Thank you to everyone who reads my blogs, who believe in me, who has reached out. I have had many wonderful conversations and memories shared. Thank you Opa, as always, for being my rock. Thank you granny for all your hard work not only editing but for everything you do.

Here is to many more great stories yet to come…as I keep writing my truth and maybe a book!

Start each day with a grateful heart

Today is the 20th day of January. I am behind on blogging due to the holidays, an illness and my dog passing away. My start to 2020 did not go as planned, so I wanted to share with you how I get through tough times.

I keep a picture frame beside my bed that I write on each and every day all the things I am grateful for. This reminds me to slow down and enjoy each day. It is the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see in the morning. It starts and ends my day with a grateful heart. Seeing that picture frame reminds me how blessed l I am. I would like to share with you 20 things I am grateful for. I would love to hear 20 things you are grateful for.

1. My health. Despite catching the germs from work and my sons school I am blessed to have overall good health.

2. My son. He is such an amazing kid. So loving and outgoing. He reminds me to enjoy each and every day and to fill it with love. Thank you son!

3. My dog. Charleston you loved like no other. You were my heart dog. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

4. My house. I love where I live.

5. My job at the hospital. I love working somewhere different every shift. I am thankful for all the amazing coworkers I have met over the last 10 years.

6. Life coaching. This doesn’t feel like work. It is my passion. I have found my purpose in life.

7. Blogging. Has allowed me to share my messages and connected me with likeminded people.

8. Podcasts. Without podcasts I never would have discovered what a life coach is or became a life coach. I still wait all excited for new episodes of my favourite podcast!

9. My car. Yes it might lock me out, or roll away. It literally tests all my patience but without it I couldn’t get where I needed.

10. Food and clean water.

11. Family. My family tree is filled with nuts. They keep my life interesting and they love like no others.

12. Friends. Who are like family. I am blessed to have the greatest friends a girl could ever ask for.

13. Mistakes I have made and the lessons I have learned.

14. Travel. For all the places I have seen and all the places still on my bucket list.

15. Random acts of kindness that always bring a smile to my face.

16. A quite minute each and every day for reflection and meditation.

17. Heartbreaks. I love now more than ever because I know what it is like to have a broken heart.

18. My phone. It keeps me in touch with those near and far.

19. Sunrises and sunsets.

20. Birthdays. Today is one very special ladies birthday. Words can never describe how thankful I am for you. I am a better person because you are in my life.

No matter what happens in life or where life takes you slow down and be grateful. Take the time to appreciate the people in your life who make it better. Do random acts of kindness. Hug your dog. Love like there is no tomorrow.