Date night. Finding Joy in the Journey 4/29/2021

Date night. Day 1,273 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Thursday – 4/29/2021

Date night with Steve. He had been wanting to try the local taco place just around the corner from the house. It’s hard to believe that in over a month that he’s been here, and this is the first time that just the two of us have gone out to a restaurant for dinner. We’ve been out to dinner and to the club with friends though never just the two of us. The goal is to make this date night a Thursday night ritual!

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

Blue 42. Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,272 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Wednesday – 4/28/2021

Blue 42

This is one of my new favorite products from Greener Still/SendOutCards and our new Blue 42 line. Some nights I am wide awake at 3 AM and my mind is totally at work. Usually, it is fixated on something from the day before that I am processing – a new idea or solution. I have a hard time shutting off my brain at times. I love using the new lavender dreams when that happens. It smells amazing and makes me feel much more relaxed after applying it.

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

One of my favorite things. Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,271 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 4/27/2021

One of my favorite things

One of my favorite things to do early in the morning is sit on my back patio and spend 30 minutes reading books that help me develop and grow. It was such a beautiful morning and glad the weather and the early morning light are cooperating now!

I`m Curious, what’s one of your favorite morning rituals?

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

Day 1,270 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 4/26/2021

Day 1,270 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 4/26/2021

One of the great things from having a bridal shower at the house over the weekend is all of the beautiful flower arrangements all over the house! Usually, I have one or two vases of flowers. Since the shower, I now have 7 arrangements throughout the house. They just make me smile as I walk into each room!

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

Day 1,269 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Sunday – 4/25/2021

Day 1,269 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Sunday – 4/25/2021

So, this was a change to our typical.

So, this was a change to our typical. I decided I wanted to do something special for Steve and make our Sunday dinner. Plus, it was a great way for me to be creative. I actually like to cook though only when I am not bound by a time restraint. So, Sunday afternoon is a great time for me to experiment.

I rarely cook from a direct recipe. In this case, I looked up a few different recipes for pesto chicken and a few recipes with “potato and half & half” in the search. I like to look at different recipes, get ideas and then make it my own. I was a little nervous about the potato dish though both it and the chicken came out great. Plus, it was really nice to treat Steve to a meal since he does the majority of our cooking!

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

I co-hosted a bridal shower Day 1,268-Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,268 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Saturday – 4/24/2021

I Co-hosted a bridal shower,

I co-hosted a bridal shower, with my sister Tricia, for our nephew’s fiancée Sierra. I am so excited to be welcoming Sierra into our family in July. Plus, it was the first time all three sisters and all of the nieces have been together in a really long time. Our mom would have loved the shower and loved having all of her girls together.

I Co-hosted a bridal shower,

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

I am a Warrior. Day 1,267 Finding Joy in the Journey

I am a Warrior A Yoga Warrior! Day 1,267 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Friday – 4/23/2021

I am a Warrior A Yoga Warrior! So fun to earn my Warrior t-shirt for attending yoga classes. I love making yoga part of my exercise routine.

I always loved yoga. It is one of my preferred workout methods as it connects body, breath, and mind. I was once told by a workout professional that going to the gym was better for me than yoga. I believed the person and cut yoga out of my life. Not too long after, I cut the gym out of my life too.

I realized that I love yoga. My body loves yoga. And it was the yoga that inspired me to workout in other areas. It was an important lesson for me to realize that I know my body and what is best for me more than anyone else does. When we listen to our bodies, we learn what we need to know.

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

Momentum Makers Lunch & Learn

Day 1,266 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Thursday – 4/22/2021

Momentum Makers Lunch & Learn

Wow!! I am very excited to be chosen as 1 of 10 entrepreneurs in my profession to present a 30-minute virtual coaching session at the upcoming Momentum Makers Lunch & Learn series starting June 7. My session will be on Thursday, June 10th and I’ll be sharing about relationship building and referral building. This is going to be an amazing series with top notch trainers.

You can register at https://momentummakersnetworking.rsvpify.com/

The first 50 to register will receive a copy of Better than Beach Money by  Jordan Adler

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

Traveling internationally-Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,265 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Wednesday – 4/21/2021

Traveling internationally

I have missed traveling internationally over the past year. Except for my one trip to the UK to see Steve, I’ve been home in the US for over a year. Versus the year before that I spent almost half the year out of the country. One of the things I love to do when I travel is visit local grocery stores. I believe it’s a great way to be introduced to the locality.

Tonight, Steve and I did a little exploring in our own community and checked out the Jusgo Supermarket, focused on Asian and Indian foods. It was fun to explore before having dinner at Mala Sichuan Bistro. It was a reminder of how much I have missed traveling the world!

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.

Sculpt and Flow-Day 1,264-Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,264 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 4/20/2021

Sculpt and Flow. I love the Y6 Mix class

I like to have a schedule though I also like to mix things up. If every day were the same, day in and day out, I would go a little crazy. I think this is one of the big reasons I love the entrepreneurial life. I don’t have to be set to the same schedule every single day. Speaking of mixing things up, I love the Y6 Mix class that incorporates three different classes into one including a section from Sculpt & Flow with weights! I believe when you mix things up, life is more fun!

Sculpt and Flow

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 every day 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 to find joy in their journey.