Sunday, January 26, 2014

Here I Stand


Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go

That perfect girl is gone.

Here I stand

~selected words from the Frozen song "Let it go"~

Kathy"s song choice for Songography had me in an introspective kind of mood this week. I wanted to capture a picture of my grown up self that related to the little girl me in the picture at the beach.  There have been a lot of years between those two photos.  A lot of living, learning and letting go.  I've spent many years trying to be the person that other people wanted me to be.  Or at least what I thought they wanted me to be. For many years fears strangled the more adventurous, sassy, bold me that simmered inside.  The me with her hands on her hips, looking at the world head-on, confident and not caring what others think. 
It's taken a long time to release the fears. (at least most of them - one I'm working on is taking selfies :) 

Finally living more authentically and wholeheartedly as the real me. 

Here I stand.

Check out Songography over at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lazy Day

Three day weekends are the best.  Why do they feel so much more luxurious than two day weekends?  Plenty of time to take some advice from Bruno Mars.
Today I don't feel like doing anything.  I just wanna lay in my bed.

Lazy Day 3/52

Why not? 
Sometimes the "to do" list can wait.

Linking up to Kathy's Songography at You'll Shoot Your Eye Out


Sunday, January 12, 2014



Yes, they are Cookie Monster pajamas.  They sort of sum up my holiday season.  WAY too many cookies and sweets were consumed by yours truly.  It will be a supreme act of bravery to step on a scale again.  I'll need a little more time at the gym before that happens.

Linking up to Kathy's Songography where you can picture a song.
This week's installment?  
Sara Bareilles' "Brave"
(How does Kathy know all of my favorite songs???)

Sunday, January 5, 2014


 The rest is still unwritten

Been thinking a lot about gratitude lately.  This year I'm hoping to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Before the holidays I made this jar to help me live out this intention.  It sits in the middle of my kitchen table.  My hope is that the rest of the fam will join in with contributions - but for the most part it's just been me so far.  Although at our family gathering for pollyanna day my sister in law snuck one in there - and so did a good  friend.  My hope is by this time next year the jar will be filled as we acknowledge our blessings day by day.

Linking up to Kathy's Song-ography party where this week's song is Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten" (a personal fave).

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Sleeping in is a great way to start off a new year.  
Ease into it.  
Breakfast at 11 am? Perfect. 
 Life IS good.
Especially when you declare a pajama day.
I think I just might have started a new tradition.
Happy New Year