Thursday, February 23, 2012

SHARED POST by Krista Ewert: One Beautiful Life: It's my birthday GIVEAWAY!

One Beautiful Life: It's my birthday GIVEAWAY!: Today, is my 30th birthday and to celebrate, I am sharing with you 30 Loves. In 30 years I think I have a fairly good understanding of w...

Sunday, January 8, 2012


If you know me, you likely don't think the title of this post suits me one bit. In fact, I feel like I have lived two VERY different lives...quiet and shy for the first part merging into the boisterous social person I have become.

My younger sister on the other hand was born adorable, social and feisty.  When people came to visit they gravitated to her.  I gravitated to the wall.  Sounds pathetic, but I don't recall being bitter about it...we had roles to play and we did it well.

Attitude and the Wallflower: Starsky and Hutch.

If I were to spend time being bitter, it might be about THIS:

Tall blond in the Wallflower swimsuit: Incognito.

Anyway, where was I? Oh at some point I rebelled.  I raised my voice.  I made a scene.  I spoke my mind. It was....awkward.  Well, I was 14...EVERYTHING was awkward, but more about that and my really big 80's hair another time.

All of this to say...I might be reverting to my wallflower ways.  I still speak my mind, but perhaps not as willing to put myself out there. Until last night, that is.  We went to a Seasonal Celebration for the Hub's work and the event had a Cowboy theme.  I had no sooner finished the fabulous meal when I was being dragged out to the dance floor to dance. LINE DANCE. I kid you not.  I lived through the early nineties, the Electric Slide and Cadillac Ranch, I saw no reason to return to it.  However, this lady, single and new to town was ready to dance so there I stood: mortified and ready to bail.  When did I become that person? I mean when did I become THAT person again? 

So I grit my teeth, stick it out, learn 3 different line dances and have a terrific time, dancing the night away.  Even dragged the Hubs out to dance a couple of times! HAD. A. BLAST. 
A Wallflower no more.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Less AND More

It's that wonderful time of year when we make resolutions and I'll be honest, this is not a tradition I have honoured.  I've rebelled.  Why set myself up to fail, right?  Can't fail if I don't try.

This year is different.  Is it that I am maturing or because the number 40 is looming closer by the day? Regardless, I have been thinking about the impending year for quite some time.  2012. Year 39.  It's a big year, no doubt.

I am going to leave the obvious off of this list: be a better child of God, wife, mom etc, as I must dedicate my resolve to those goals daily.

I often say "Less is More" and I hope that rings true for the upcoming year...

Stuff. I am mid-purge and I am not done. May I never be done.
Food. Why am I eating?  I am a cellulite hoarder and my thighs need an intervention.
Procrastination.  This is a tough one.  It enables me and I rely heavily upon it.  It defines me and I welcome it. THIS is a sick relationship.

However, while less is good, there are areas that need improvement: So, please Sir, I want some MORE.

Personal Motivation. I have been lacking in this aspect of my life as long as I can remember. Easily inspired by another's cause, my own is rarely even recognized.
Accountability.  I have plans already in motion: exercise and menu planning, this one gives me hope!
Activity. The older I get, the younger 40 seems.  What if....what if I could make 40 look good?  I don't think it's a pipe dream.  I'm always going to be "big boned" (who created that label, seriously?)  and I am not looking for the fountain of youth by any means, but aging gracefully certainly does have it's appeal!  Time to get off of my keister and DO more, challenge myself, experience life and create memories.

I know I should feel COMPLETELY overwhelmed right now.  I'm talking *curl up in the fetal position rocking back and forth, sucking my thumb* overwhelmed.  However, I don't and I am so excited!  I cannot wait to see what this year brings: wishing you all the "good" (hold the bad and the ugly please) in 2012...

Monday, October 17, 2011

What personality are YOU?

I am stealing this from @girlwithsometho's blog: A place of my own.

check out this website! I am a Guardian personality. what type are you! I would love to hear. DO IT! It helps me to learn more about YOU!