Where Has the Time Gone???

iStock_000015318996_ExtraSmallJanuary has already blown on in and it’s nearly gone! The holidays were a flash, but I see that more and more each year. I love Christmas, but New Year’s is where I get energized and feel like launching! I don’t know if it’s because of the fresh start or all the endless possibilities that each New Year holds, but there’s more excitement than one person should have… Even thinking about it now, excites me and makes it nearly impossible to sit still! Then again, I’m listening to Fall Out Boy and that alone can make me a little “bouncy.”

This is my busy time of year with my business and this year has me hopping with new resume clients. For many the New Year means that it’s time for a job change and who can blame them??? Everyone deserves career satisfaction and I love that I can help people reach their full potential.

That alone is enough to get me pumped up, but this year there’s more to be charging toward… I’m looking at no less than five running events and likely many more, as the training for next year’s first half marathon has begun.

I’m back at ground zero with training, as I haven’t been seriously running in a couple years and have paid the price for it, butrunning this time I’m training for the right reasons and taking my health MUCH more seriously.

Looking down the barrel of 50 makes you look at things a little differently. I’m blessed in the sense that I have good genes and look “damn good” for as old as my kids tend to think I am. I need to lose some weight, but that’s already happening with the current training and will continue. I just want to this body to stay as mobile as I currently am and am reminded daily how taking your body for granted will come back to bite you on the butt, the “use it or lose it” factor.

For me, 50 is going to be my midlife without any sort of crisis, just a hell of a lot of fun and a determination to see and do more than many of my younger contemporaries are doing, while they are whining how “OLD” they are getting. When did 37 become OLD??? Good Grief!!!

So welcome to my ride…

You’re boarding a life of adventure, determination, and hopefully a little inspiration. Each month I’ll be attempting something new, sharing it with you and inviting you to share your latest adventures, as well. Life it about living and experiencing… Not sitting around wasting away!

Get up off that sofa, turn off the television and get moving! Let’s show this world that we are a force not to be reckoned with!

For me this week will consist of jogging no less than three nights and with my schedule that is a challenge. If I can do this, you can make a little time for either a walk, a little yoga or whatever will get your blood flowing. I’m keeping it simple in the beginning, as the weather sucks, but just wait and see what spring and summer will bring!

See you next week with a new experience…

See what happens… The “Boys” got me all pumped up, it’s nearly nine at night and I need to go for a jog or dancing or something! 😉

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Feeling the Phoenix

phoenix_by_sandara-d4o2ewxThe beauty of the phoenix is nothing without the pain of the flame and through that pain she launches herself into the night…

Over the last year my life has taken some drastic turns, all creating good in my life, but difficult, none-the-less. From a new job, school, a few goodbyes, and eventually going back to old job with much wisdom… All needed done, but change is always difficult (some changes hurt more than others, but all necessary). There is power in the freedom some sacrifices make and the ability to rise above and soar; right now I’m soaring high. Wings outstretched, feeling the wind in my face. Free for the first time in a VERY long time and seeing potential that hasn’t existed until the phoenix exploded into flames and took flight.

Everyone has far more potential than they realize, often caged and feeling without hope. It takes exploding out of that cage to see all that they can achieve. Why is it that we think that being happy is something for children and not adults? That somehow as an adult we have to stay in that cage, that we are too mature to be “happy” and fulfilled. We can’t achieve all that we are meant to in a cage. Life is far larger than that and happiness is found in the expanse of it all.

Those that become the phoenix and take flight are those that find happiness, fulfillment, and make a difference in the world. We don’t need to be martyrs to brighten the world and make it a better place… We need to be like the phoenix and exploding into beautiful change, feeling the heat and climbing high in the joy of our potential.

This week, think of the beautiful potential you could launch yourself into… What good could you do if you were like the phoenix and were reborn from the flames???

Have a wonderful week and don’t fear the change…

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.  And why shouldn’t it be? – it is the same the angels breathe.  ~Mark Twain, “Roughing It”

Okay, I know that this video isn’t necessarily about what I’m talking about, but it’s one that I work out to and allows me to feel my phoenix to come alive and thrive. This girl has changed drastically in the last few years and loves the phoenix she’s become… Colorful and alive. 🙂