Thursday, January 12


It has always seemed to me that once the hustle and bustle of the holidays has come to an abrupt end that Spring should be just around the corner.  The stores are quickly stocking up with bright and bare garments and the magazines are announcing 'What's Hot for Spring'.

In reality of course. . . winter has just started, and with not a whole lot to look forward to but some cold (can you say -6 at the moment!) grey days it can become rather depressing. Instead of burying my head in my scarf and wishing for warmer days I try to find things that make snuggling up inside or playing outside something to truly look forward to.

Some things on my winter 'playlist' this year are:

-Try snowshoeing
-Plan a ski weekend out of town
-Have a ladies weekend at a hot spring
-Make Mexican hot cocoa (nothing like a little spice to warm you up!)
-Take some lovely outdoor photos
-Find a killer deal on a cuddly sweater or jacket during the after Christmas sales
-Make some new soups
-Catch up on some movies and books I have been dying to devour
-Paint my nails a hot summer color and slather myself with a moisture rich butter that reminds me of warmer days ahead!

Winter Want List

Saturday, September 3

Just Begin!!!

We wait

We wait for the right time, the right amount of money, the right business partner/romantic partner/mentor. We wait for a sign, a disaster, a miracle. We wait until: we have a degree, the kids are grown, the dog is in college, the car is paid off, the grass is green. We wait until we have done our research, until we know 'enough'. We wait until we have everything 'perfect'.  We wait for summer or fall or for the first snowfall.

We wait until we think it's too late.

We wait.

Change the word wait to waste. . . .because that is essentially what we are doing when we wait. Wasting. We are wasting time (aka LIFE)  procrastinating.

Admittedly this is my greatest weakness when it comes to embarking on some endeavors. For many a year now I have been feeling the need to find a creative outlet. Beyond knowing that, it seems to get stuck in the 'waiting' phase while time wastes away.

The ideas. . .I have SO many! I am not at a loss when I brainstorm but then I go about researching, contemplating, thinking, researching more, gathering ideas, seeing what others are doing, etc. etc. yet seem to never simply begin.

"The path to success is to take massive and determined action." Tony Robbins

So, here and now I will BEGIN. I will begin to write, this blog, a novel. . .even if I am not completely certain where it will take me of if I have done 'enough research'. I will move in any direction but I will move. I will begin. . .and it will be magical!!!