No, this isn’t a Monty Python reference. It’s actually something Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a … Continue reading Be the best darn shrubbery you can be
“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” — Qui-Gon Jinn, Jedi Master (<<<Star Wars reference) The words you repeat to yourself become your mantra. Right? If you say something enough times, eventually it becomes truth. “I love Mondays.”“I’m a morning … Continue reading 3+ME: Watch what you tell yourself
I love when the internet offers up a good idea for a change. I follow Ashlyn Carter on Instagram — a copywriter who offers lots of good tips on how to find your voice, etc etc etc. Last week, I … Continue reading Choosing a word of the year
If you love a thing, do it. Don’t let anyone tell you not to. (Including yourself.) Don’t talk yourself out of doing something just because someone else might not approve. Do it for you.☝️ Not because it’s what other people … Continue reading Do it for you
If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself, and it didn’t terrify you, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was something you felt completely confident you’d achieve, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was … Continue reading Are your goals intimidating enough?
I swear I’ve been trying to get myself on a “schedule” since I was an apartment-dwelling single girl with one cat. (I am now a house-dwelling married stepmom-of-two, and the cat count is up to five.) A lot has changed … Continue reading 3+ME: Never enough thyme
I’ve cried over a cactus before. It was a cartoon of a sad cactus holding a sign that offered “free hugs.” But nobody would hug him, … Continue reading Artspiration: Arizona
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If I don’t exercise first thing in the morning, I’m not going to at all. To squeeze it in before work, I have to hit the road around 5:30 a.m. And at this point, it’s (mostly) a habit. Even if … Continue reading 3+ME: I need to break my habit of going to the gym
“Where do you picture yourself in ten years?”
Lately I’ve been ALL ABOUT motivational podcasts and online classes and Facebook groups, and they all ask the same thing: What’s your “why”? What motivates you? What’s your ultimate goal for your life?
And sure, I want to “do more with my art” (whatever that means) and “publish my book.”
But what’s my “why,” my reason?