Today She is Another Year Older

Today She is another year older.

When I wrote those words on this day last year, that girl was full of faith, hope, and trust despite the uneasy feelings she was having.

Little did I know that I was about to enter a season that has been one of the harder ones to get through. Everything that was stable in my life at that time, everything that I leaned in to, started to crumble. Career, finances, business, relationships, hobbies, you name it.

But sometimes, it all has to crumble so you can build up something else that is magical.

Today marks another year. This one I am extra thankful for. I survived. I made it. Things are looking brighter. I would do it all over again just to experience the growth and be where I am today. Present. Truly loving life. Soaking up each moment. Gaining my confidence back. Patience and most of all Gratitude.

Of course it isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. There will always be those times when negative thoughts decide to creep in, but being able to recognize them for what they are is a remarkable change.

I am looking forward to what this year unfolds, looking forward to the unknown, looking forward to the opportunities that may arise. Looking forward to the future but also stepping into each day and truly embracing it.

Make today a great one, I know I will be.
As always share some love, we could all use a little more love

Today She is Another Year Older

“Wanderlust consumed her; foreign hearts and exotic minds compelled her. She had a gypsy soul and a vibrant hope for the unknown.” D. Marie

Today she turns another year older. Another year of continued growth. Another year of becoming wiser. Another year of chasing her dreams.

Today she is another year older. She is a fierce soul who loves with all her heart. She has wisdom beyond her years. She is constantly learning, breaking down the barriers that surround her. Music speaks to her soul. Books encourage her dreams and ambitions. She has a knack for learning. For happiness and peace. Her soul is a wanderer, waiting for the next adventure.

She has learned to see others. To listen. To see the world from their perspective. She shows up every day. To be the best version of how she sees her future self. She never stops trying to improve. Growth is her journey.

She makes mistakes. She falls backward but she always gets back up. She is grateful for her journey. Her journey is what got her here. She has owned that path, her future looks bright. She and only she can write her story. And oh what a beautiful story it will be.

She continues to choose her journey while being unapologetically her.

You know someone just like her. You could be her. Listen to your soul. Question things. Journal. Breath in the fresh air. Practice gratitude. Show up every day. Be authentic to yourself. It is okay to go against the grain. Search for Answers. Dig in Deep. Face the scary stuff. Be true to you.

Today she is another year older



How to Make 2021 the Best Year Yet

It is crazy how much one person can change your life. How a child can be born and your whole life turn around. How everything that you thought was important no longer seems relevant. How, as she grows she pushes you to want more and do better for you and her. On this day 9 years ago, I was blessed with a little girl that would change my life. She rocked my world from the moment she entered. 

Not only has she changed my life and motivated me to want more, she has taught me so much along the way. Her love for animals is something out of this world. Her compassion and grace is something that brings me to my knees. Her innocence and love for all things reminds me of the good in this world. Her youthfulness reminds me of the little girl in me, the dreamer in all of us. 

As the New Year approaches think back on this past year. 2020 was not the best year for many, in fact probably for the majority it was really hard. However, there are lesson learned in everything that we do. 

Instead of being angry about how things are not working out for you, let’s work on being grateful for the things that have gone right for us. Celebrate every win, no matter how small. Be grateful for everything, big and small. The more gratitude that is shown, the more you realize how blessed in life you truly are. Remember, it’s the little things that matter. 

Show kindness to everyone regardless of how you really feel about them. Imagine how the world would be if we just showed kindness to everyone. You never know what someone else is going through or dealing with, show them kindness. You might be surprised about how much better you feel about yourself when you do. 

Do more of what brings you joy. Find out what makes your heart go pitter patter and do more of that. It doesn’t have to make you money, it doesn’t have to be done for someone else. It is all about what makes you happy. You being happy and so full of love for yourself should be your main concern. How can you possibly take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of you.

As we embark on another year, I challenge you to make this coming up year the best year of your life. I plan on making it the best year of my life. 

Whatever you do, share some more love, we could all use a little more love.