Accomplishment! Day 1,307-Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,307 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Wednesday – 6/2/2021

Accomplishment!

Accomplishment! Earlier in the year, I decided I would push my body and see if I could get into wheel pose in yoga (aka backbend). It’s something that I had previously dismissed thinking I didn’t have the strength to get into it. Backbends, even as a kid, weren’t something that I could really do. Though several months ago, I decided to start trying. It seemed futile at first though I kept trying every class where we had the opportunity.

Over the past month, I felt like I was getting close. I didn’t have it yet though I would visualize myself getting into wheel pose. And today, it happened. It really happened! I was in a little bit of shock as I pushed into wheel. I wasn’t able to stay in it during the whole time though pushed into it again a second time just to make sure I really did it!

What an accomplishment for me. I am very proud of myself for this goal and staying at it. It would have been easy to give up after the first month or two, though I stayed focused on this simple goal, and I finally did it! Now to do it again, and again again! It’s a good reminder of when you have a goal, you may not know exactly when it will happen, though if you keep pushing, keep working, keep trying, you will succeed in time.

Accomplishment!
https://www.yogasix.com/location/riverstone

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Our morning walk Day 1,306 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,306 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 6/1/2021

Our morning walk

As Steve and I were out on our morning walk, I said, “do you see that bird hiding?” She was definitely hiding from something. It was like she didn’t want anyone to see her. It made me reflect on what areas in my life do I tend to hide? Are there areas I don’t want to show up in full force and tend to just blend in? Are there areas I am playing in my comfort zone, instead of all out? The joy is not found in our comfort zone. The joy is found in stepping up and standing out.

Our morning walk

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Thank you to those Day 1,305-Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,305 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 5/31/2021

Thank you to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice serving our country so the rest of us so can be free. For all that have served in our armed forces, you are brave and truly make a difference to every American. Thank you!

Thank you to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice serving our country

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Those that know me Day 1,304 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,304 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Sunday – 5/30/2021

For those that know me well, they know I’m not a baker. Though, Steve on the other hand, made a fabulous lemon and lime tart for a Memorial Day weekend party. I’m quite impressed – it tasted like key lime pie and was fantastic. Decision made – he can be the baker in our household!

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

I guess Orbit (the Astros mascot) Day 1,303 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,303 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Saturday – 5/29/2021

I guess Orbit (the Astros mascot)

I guess Orbit (the Astros mascot) and I have something in common. We both love selfies. Ha ha ha. You have to love it when he takes your phone and takes about 7 different ones. Such a treat to go to the Astros game, have amazing front row seats and a great first American sporting events for Steve. Though I must say he is now ruined for anything else. LOL! Thank you, Mark, and Linette, for an amazing Saturday!

Orbit The Astros mascot

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Sending Receiving Postcards Day 1,302 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,302 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Friday – 5/28/2021

So, fun to be sending receiving postcards

So, fun to be sending receiving postcards in the mail from my SOC app!

Always fun to check the mailbox and see what arrives!

Who would like a postcard in their mailbox?

Sending Receiving Postcards

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Beautiful evening for a date night Day 1,301 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,301 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Thursday – 5/27/2021

Beautiful evening for a date night

Beautiful evening for a date night with my hubby. 9-holes of golf where Steve is competitive with himself, and I am competitive with both of us. Ha ha ha! We both needed a practice round. LOL. And then a lovely dinner on the patio at the club. Such a pretty evening to enjoy an outdoor dinner and watch the sunset.

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

How did that happen? Day 1,300 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,300 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Wednesday – 5/26/2021

What?!?! Day 1300. How did that happen?

How did that happen? I started this journey because I needed a light in the time of darkness. I knew if I could just find joy in one thing each day, it would help me get through that period in my life. Though I’ve kept going since Day 1. How did that happen ?

Sometimes I ask myself, why? Why do I keep posting and finding joy every day. Many times, it would have been so easy to quit. Though I continue because I’ve found that when I focus on finding joy in my life, life is better. What you appreciate, appreciates. Finding joy makes me appreciate the things in my life instead of focusing on what’s not working.

Second, you all keep me going. Your notes and kind words push me through on a day I want to quit. If I can help by inspiring just one person to find more joy in their journey, then it’s all worth it. May you find your joy each and every day!

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

It’s hard to believe Day 1,299 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,299 – Finding Joy in the Journey -Tuesday – 5/25/2021

It’s hard to believe

It’s hard to believe it has been over a year since I’ve seen my friend and team member Willie in person. We see each other every week on zoom calls though it’s not just the same as going to dinner. Plus, it was great that she got to finally meet Steve. It’s so nice to be back out meeting people for dinner on a weekly basis!

https://www.greenerstill.com/77255

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Good morning friendly skies. Day 1,298-Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,298 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 5/24/2021

Good morning from the friendly skies.

Good morning from the friendly skies. It was such a great getaway weekend and just what I needed! I felt like I was beginning to live groundhog week. Anyone relate? LOL! Before Covid, traveling was such a part of my life. Now, not as much, though I was realizing I was really missing it. Who knows if I will ever travel like I once did though Steve and I have talked about making it a priority every month to two months to set off to a destination and getaway. I believe when you get away from your day to day, it infuses every part of your life.

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.