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December 31, 2014

2015 Vision Board & $50 Birthday Giveaway

The concept of starting a new year tickles me. I live for the idea that tomorrow will be better than yesterday and that today is exactly as it should be. For me, the 12th month in a year is prime time to let go of what hasn’t served me and move forward with a clean slate. You won’t find me slumped in a corner tallying up the woes, lows, and crappy memories that accompanied last year, though there were some major FML moments. Like the time my ex-mechanic had my car for nearly 2 months and returned it…unfixed; or when my 14 year old wiener dog Liebchen died (she would’ve been 15 on 1/1/15). Still, I can’t bring myself to wallow over the past when I have so much present left to live! But before I kiss 2014 goodbye and guzzle champagne like a fool, there’s one major thing I need to do: get real. 

In early 2014, I was drowning in stress. If I wasn’t working, I was caring for Dylan, or making dinner, or blogging, or spending time I didn’t have and over-extending myself in all areas of my life. My brain was in a constant state of overdrive; I was exhausted, worried, irritable, and on the brink of a nervous breakdown. I desperately needed some peace and quiet. And then it hit me: I needed stillness. But how the hell was I going to get “stillness” with a 1 year old? I found myself reflecting on memories with my grandma, who tried to teach me how to meditate when I was a child (crazy old bat...jk). Though I never got the hang of it, I wanted to give it another shot. Because I had very little "free" time, I began using my 30 minute lunch breaks at work to meditate in my car. BEST DECISION EVER.

My quality of life has changed a lot since then, and even though I’ve added a second meditation to my day- requiring that I wake up earlier than I ever did before (I cant get enough), I have more energy. I am focused. And I am more satisfied with my life and its circumstances. I have no plans on slowing down, either. In fact, my aspirations have only become greater! And with the new year around the corner, I wanted to do something fun to honor my 2015 goals; so I spent much of Sunday cutting up magazines to create a vision board aka things I envision for myself in the coming months. I had no intention of sharing my vision board with anyone but suddenly I cant resist (plus Dylan keeps calling it "pretty")

You see, a month ago an incredible blogger who I lurrrrve named Jessica Dimas purchased a "InneGuide 2015 Planner" and wrote all about it on her blog, Pig and Dac. This particular planner intrigued me and after looking into it, I quickly realized it was so much more than just a place to track future appointments. It was also a journal to write down your goals, assess your priorities and psyche, fully equip with a mid-year check-up to hold yourself accountable. The planner is motivating, it’s exciting, and it’s right up my alley! I needed it in my life, pronto, so I emailed the good people at InnerGuide and asked for one. Their response? They sent me TWO. TWO! Wait! There’s more. 

My birthday is coming up, January 5th baby! I’m a little nuts about my birthday. I work the birthday card like it’s billing me per hour! So to get the birthday buzz going, I’ve decided to run a giveaway! One lucky ducky is going to win this amazing planner and a $50 American Express card. If you don’t win my January 5 Giveaway (sowwy), you can buy the Inner Guide 2015 Planner here

So without further ado, here is my 2015 vision board. Happy New Year Y'all



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