Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Awakenings - Starting the Day Right

Bay Lake in Deerwood, MN 

Foggy morning over Bay Lake. I love starting my day taking pictures, it opens my eyes to so much more and discovery. I'm into daily habits and new routines this year. It's something that I'm continuing to work on as true change is never easy. My creative side likes more freedom and fights this idea but the more I stick to it, the more I accomplish.

Do you have daily routines/goals that you follow? Have you ever tried to change your routine?

Here's to a great start to the week!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday & National Relaxation Day!

It's Friday AND National Relaxation Day....Bonus! (Who makes up these days?) :-) It is a good reminder though to soak up the moments and unwind. We all move too fast and it's so important to relax, good for our health and good for the people around us. Those are the moments when my creativity hits its highest. I took this picture walking along a beach in the Bahamas. I thought I would pass it along to help you relax....

Can you hear the waves? Salty breeze in your face, no one on the beach but you, sand squishing between your toes and all of God's most wonderful colors surrounding you. Total serenity.

I hope you enjoyed that moment!

Susan from I think; Therefore, I Yam, passed on the Creative Artist Virtual Tour....keep an eye out, mine will be coming soon and who will be the next lucky participant?!

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IWSG - Try

This post is part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. You can find out more or sign up HERE. There also is a Facebook page, you can find it by clicking HERE. Thank you to our fearless leader, Alex Cavanaugh!

How did August get here already? I've become one of those people that says....time goes too fast (maybe it's my age) and I'm from Minnesota so I always have to talk about the weather. :-) Which by the way, has been wonderful lately but of course all of us Minnesotans keep's August, only one month of summer left, we better enjoy! Already thinking of the winter ahead that we dread. Why do we stay living here? Well, that's for another post. The good news is that we try to soak up every moment of these few summer months!   

The quote on the photo has been my motto lately. Instead of saying "I can't" or "I don't have time" or "It won't work"....I just try. With my writing, I try. My photography, I try. That's all we can do is get up each morning and make the decision....I'm going to try today! I took this photo at 5:30 am at a lovely resort called Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in central MN. These are the mornings that inspire me to keep going. 

I've also been trying new things this summer and it has helped me with motivation for writing instead of feeling stuck. Stepping out of my comfort zone has made me feel more confident in general. This might sound silly but one example is that we tried riding a tandem bike. It was so much fun! Besides the excitement of trying something different and new, I laughed the whole first mile. 

Of course, I always have that little voice in my head should be further ahead, you should be this....or that.....but trying helps keep that voice a little more quiet. 

I hope all of you are having a great summer, trying new things and feeling accomplished! 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

To Truly Laugh....

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. - Charlie Chaplin.

I got my injections for Dystonia on Tuesday. These are my Doctors that I see every 10-12 weeks for the last 6 years. I love and appreciate them and am so happy that we can take something that is painful and still manage to have some fun. :-)  

I'm off to keep resting and heal....

Have a great weekend!