June 01, A Fresh Start

Here I am again- MONTHS after publishing my last post.

Now, instead of unnecessarily justifying my excuses for not writing, or allowing myself to feel guilty about it- I’m just going to start over…

There, that was easy!

As of late, I’ve been feeling that nagging, annoying nudge to write, and I’ve been ignoring it mostly. But today, after I finally picked up my journal -and after experiencing that renewed sense of calm and accomplishment- decided hey, why don’t I re-start that ol’ blog again while I’m at it!? So here we are.

…Never without an intention, though!

I’ve decided June will be the month that I track what I’m grateful for. I spend far too many hours consciously (and subconsciously, I’m sure) focused on what’s missing in my life; when I have so many wonderful things to be happy about. This morning I had my daily coffee with my bare feet in the grass, enjoying the warm spring sunshine on my face; followed by a 10 minute guided meditation and 5 minutes of quiet reflection- just me and my journal.

It’s amazing, the mental shifts that can occur in such a small period of time- if you allow yourself. Did I have to force myself to turn off my phone and drag my ass out the door to do so? Of course! BUT when I did… I experienced a rush of creativity and imagination and felt that old momentum ball start rolling once again. Tons of ideas popped into my head and I felt so excited to start anew- I actually had to dial it back a few pegs, as staying consistent for me, means taking small steps, day by day- as opposed to running 100 miles an hour, straight into a wall!

My Objective:
Over the next few weeks I’m going to continue to practice this ritual, and use it to create a list of motivational guidelines that allow me to feel fulfilled- everyday (stay tuned) My ultimate goal here is to build my Manifesto- What makes me, ME- the best possible Me?  What attributes can I bring to the table that are unique, purposeful and meaningful  to my life? I look forward to sharing them with you!

Author: Maré

outdoorsy girl with a thirst for travel, yoga, music, books, food and adventure (and also cats, I love cats)

One thought on “June 01, A Fresh Start”

  1. At the beginning of the year I wrote down one thing I was grateful for each day and put it in a vase. I looked forward to doing it every night…and then I stopped. This post has inspired me to pick that habit back up! It really does make you feel good to focus on gratitude rather than hustling for the next thing (don’t get me wrong, hustle has it’s place, but there needs to be some balance).

    Can’t wait to see what you land on for your manifesto!

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