This Is Me

This Is Me


This is what I want to be for this year. Bright and bubbly.




Get Excited

Get Excited


Hello to the first day of 2017 and welcome to the new year.

Last year I found embracing 2016 very hard.  I really struggled to get excited about the new year. It might have been due to the fact that I was tired or exhausted, I felt like I crawled across the finish line, that I just made it over. I did make it but I wasn’t filled with joy, I wasn’t even excited about writing in my planner or writing on my reflection pages. I didn’t have the energy to dream.

Fast forward to today where I am excited to write in my journal for 2017. I feel like I have cartwheeled right into 2017. I am excited to dream, to plan to write and to work on my reflective pages for this year.

I don’t know what has happened?

But I kinda like it.

So, I have decided that January is all about Adventures.

Yes, let’s have an adventure.

The word adventure has been coming up a lot for me I think that 2017 is the Year of Adventures.

I few years ago, a good friend and mentor of mine challenged me to say yes to things. I think that I need to do this again and just see what happens.

So Yes, to trying new things.

Yes, to going on adventures.

Yes, to not doing the same things over and over.

Yes, to getting excited for this year.

What are you excited about this year?

Is there something that you are going to try this year?

What is your word, for the year?


Get excited!


In The Shallows

In The Shallows




Do you sometimes feel like you are staying safe in the shallows?

I love going to the beach but I am not a confident swimmer at all. It also takes me a while to walk out into the water especially when I can’t see the bottom. Everything that touches my leg I imagine that it is some sea creature trying to attack me. I feel a lot safer when I am near the shore and closer to the edge.

I know that if I venture out from the shore that I am really going to enjoy my time. I am also going to become braver the more I have confidence in the whole experience.

It made me think about parts of my life and am I still wading in the shallow?

I think that some parts of my life for me I am walking in the deeper part of the ocean.  I love my job and what I am able to do and have seen such growth in the communities that I work in.

There are others areas that I do need to be a bit braver with.

So I want to let go of the shallows I want to run into the water laughing and smiling.

Is there something that you have been wanting to do but are still wading in the shallows? Do you need to have faith and try something new?

I love the beginning of months and for October I am declaring this Adventure Awaits.


Adventure Awaits

Write down four adventures that you would like to have this October-

  1. ____________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________
  3. ____________________________________________
  4. ____________________________________________


Take your time to fill out the above.  Print it out and place it somewhere that you are going to see it often maybe on the fridge on the bathroom mirror whatever works for you.

Now for some accountability if you need it, if you are brave why don’t you share one so that we can encourage each other.

I am ready to venture from the shallows.