Thursday, 19 February 2015

You are your only infinite.

Love yourself.
Respect yourself.
Trust yourself.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

December 10th.

When did the year become only a stones throw away from it's end entirely?  How did we get here? And yet, haven't we all been here before?

There's a spark of newness in the air, for myself a new home, new husband, new traditions.  At the same time, the end of the year brings a sense of loss, of closure to this chapter of our lives. Only to be reopened in a Facebook album or Instagram flip book.  And with a turn of the page, we are new again.  We come into the new year as innocent, able to wash our hands clean of our mistakes, sins, self-indulgences.  A fresh start. An opportunity to be who we want to be, not who we are. Change. For the better? For the worse? Will it last or is it only temporary?  Fate is in our hands, the reigns to take control of creating the life we want while habit grabs on, trying to pull us back into the comfortable confines of the everyday.  And for that reason, we have the "resolutions".  Have you ever kept a resolution? Do you resolve an action, a goal, or merely a way of leading your life?

I have started my change. I have started my progress.  The thrill of inching closer to my goals is only a reality because I took the first step to make them one: I wrote them down.  My challenges, my dreams, the experiences I yearn for in life. I encourage you to write down your change, your fate.  Then ask yourself why you would wait another three weeks to be the person you want to be? Why do we sabotage ourselves by letting our dreams drag along side us as we nonchalantly walk through mall traffic mid-December with our eyes down at our smartphones, taking no opportunity to glance ahead towards what could be? Or, what could have been.

Look up.  Tomorrow's already gone.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Any free-standing structure needs a good foundation.  Every good foundation stems from an outline; a blueprint; a map of direction, instruction, intention.

My intention for starting this blog was to establish a sense of ownership towards my own goals.  How do you create your own destiny in this realm of universal influence?  Or does the universe already expect you to take the steps you will eventually stride, waiting for the day to come when you pick up speed and finally sprint into the person you were meant to become all of this time?

Feeling a sense of spiritual influence lately, a curiosity of what lies beneath, or above.  Welcoming answers and meaning.  Not to say that I am knocking on the door, but definitely trying to peek in the window.  Routine can close you off from this incredible world around us, and just "searching" can start to tear down the surrounding barriers. 

Accept and acknowledge the present. Be aware of where you are now. Understand that you cannot change the moment, you can only change what comes next.

So here is my blueprint.  My foundation.  I've written, and re-written this list, and will most likely continue to re-write it as i go.  As life brings me opportunity I will adapt and change, and I know I am the only one that can hold myself back.  Hmm, the power of an idea, a laptop and a top-knot.


peace, love, thirty.  in no paticular order.

30. Start a blog
29. Start a vlog, let my dreams of being a sportscaster become an online reality
28. Learn fluent French
27. Check off visiting all of the 10 Best NHL Arenas
26. Ice skate in central park (How have I not done this?)
25. Experience New Years Eve in Times Square
24. Visit every studio on a Yoga passport
23. Visit every island listed in the song Kokomo
22. Hike to the top of a mountain and watch the sunrise
21. Drink wine at a vineyard
20. Surf in the Atlantic
19. Road trip across Canada
18. Road trip to Florida
17. Camp out at a music festival
16. Buy a ticket for a random flight and just GO
15. Take a cooking class
14. Master a headstand
13. Master a kegstand
12. Take a solo shopping trip to NYC
11. Meet John Mayer.  Have him serenade me. 
10. Sing karaoke in Nashville
9. Spend a romantic evening in Paris, eiffel tower and all
8. Experience Mardis Gras in New Orleans
7. Complete the 30 day squat challenge
6. Complete the 30 day abs challenge
5. Sit in at a fashion show at NYFW
4. Attend a pole-dancing convention
3. Commit to a tattoo larger than my hand
2. Vote
1. Run a marathon

So, who's up for a roadie?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Some things are good for the mind, some things are good for the heart; but it is that which is good for the soul that will truly give you life.


Thursday, 6 November 2014

This week has been a crazy whirlwind of newness, change and adjustment, strangely balanced with a welcoming comfort and familiarity.  Moving into a new home has been an adventure. Probably should have put that one on the list. It's introduced stresses, deadlines and financial changes into my everyday routine which I'm sure my husband will tell you has turned me into a little bit of a B.  Knowing that the adjustment is only temporary, and that time is finally on my side is what seems to be keeping me sane....kind of.   The only limitations to the arms on the clock now are my own.

How am I going to find time to write?  How can I possibly make time for myself?  And yet, how can I not?

I'm now making it a priority to pull myself away from the things that will consume me if I let them. I've made this commitment to myself.  I own it, just as much as I own my new home.  (By the way, anyone else feeling like your home owns you?)  With this new, bigger commitment I have to be honest, I'm kinda feeling like I have shackles around my ankles pulling me back to my front door while my well manicured nails are digging in the overgrown lawn, grasping for a way out, yet only tossing up dirt and leaves.

And so inevitably, as it always does in these circumstances, it's happened yet again. The travel bug has officially hit.

And so it begins.

As much as I have tried to avoid travel expenses to start this journey, I can't avoid the cities that are calling my name, taunting me to visit.  NYC I need you. It's been too long.

So this is where I will leave you, yet at the same time it is where I will start.

1. Start a blog.

peace, love, M.