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Goals 2017

2017

 

So I am a little late on doing these, but hey there is nothing magical about January 1st. Thanks , Lara Casey

I have been behind on my powersheets. This is the reason I am still finishing last years.So i haven’t been able to write out new goals but i am staying pretty close to last year. So here we go- no more time procrastinating.

Health/Body

1.Take better care of myself

2. Go to bed and wake up early

3. Do the things I know I should do – take Exjade , CPAP

4. Be more active

5.Drink more Water

Finances

1.Contentment Challenge

2.Save Money

3.Pay my insurance monthly

Relationships

1.Start a young adult group at church

2.Send letters to friends

3.Make “dates” to see friends

God

1. Have quiet time daily

Other

1.Read 52 Books in a year

2.Write daily

3.Blog more often / 3 times a week

4.Learn Photoshop / Coding

5. Go through my clothes and give away/ Poshmark

Big Magic, Permission and saying yes.

So I read Big Magic with the Brave love Book club because it was actually one of my goals this month to read 4 books. Well I didn’t make 4 but I did read 2. So that is an improvement from last year and hardly reading any books.
Oh k so back to the book.
The main thing i learned is that you don’t need permission to create , just being alive is enough to allow you to create. This is the truth that hit me like a ton of bricks. I have been wanting to blog and write and do all these things but I didn’t feel like i was enough and good enough. And my word of the year is “YES” , i decided it back in January but wasn’t brave enough to post onto my blog.

You don’t need anyone’s permission to live a creative life.” 
“You will find people who   spent there lives making things. This is where you come from.” , 86 
  “I am a child of God, just like anyone else. I am a constituent
 of this universe. I have invisible spirit benefactors who
 believe in me, and who labor alongside me. The fact that I am here at all is evidence that I have the right to be here. I have a right to my own voice and a right to my own vision. I have a right to collaborate with creativity, because I myself am a product and a consequence of Creation.” 

Another topic I found interesting was how she talked about her relationship to fear. She acknowledged it and said it can come along for the ride but it will not be making any decisions.

Your fear will always be triggered by your creativity, because creativity asks  you to enter into a realm of uncertain outcome, and fear hates uncertain outcome.” – Big Magic, 23 
She basically summed up how i want to live this year, and forever as one without fear. Fear is what holds you back from creating. It holds you back from a lot of good things in life. She also talks about curiosity and how it is better than passion because there is less to live up to. It hit me again, if you have a inkling of wonder go after it and see where it goes. It’s also another reason i am finally writing in my blog. Being curious made so much sense was how one should try to curious instead of waiting for inspiration to strike. If you wait for inspiration you may waiting a long time because you don’t know when it will , only that you need to be ready when it does. Because why the heck not. 
“I don’t want to be afraid of bright colors, or new sounds, or big love, or risky decisions, or strange experiences, or weird endeavors, or sudden changes, or even failure.” 

“For me, a lifetime devoted to creativity is nothing but a scavenger hunt — where each successive clue is another tiny little hit of curiosity. Pick each one up, unfold it, see where it leads you next.
Small steps.

Keep doing that, and I promise you: The curiosity will eventually lead you to the passion.” From her website. 


“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.”
She gave me inspiration that i need in a time where life is hard, well its hard because of #spoonieproblems. Thank you Bailey for starting this book club and keeping me accountable.Its something that has helped me for the better. 

Monday Motivation

This hit right in the feels. It applies to everything i have been felt like i have been told to say yes and just do it. My word of the year is ” YES” Yes i am going to write this blog even though i am kinda afraid to put my writing out there. And then there is Shonda Rhimes  ” The Year Of YES” just came out and she just had a TED TALK.  

Blogtember Challenge- Quotes to Inspire, Remind and Describe me

Quotes 
To Inspire 
To Remind 
Describe Me 

To Remind

To remind to that I am my own worst enemy. Its not others who have a tendency to question your ability, It is yourself. So stop overthinking it , second guessing yourself and just do it. 

To Inspire Me
Its easy to forget this and judge people prematurely not only that we all have days in which we all believe we are bad, But we must remember we are what we decide to act on. 

Describes Me
INTJ , Me in a nutshell,

Blog- Tember Challenge: Blog Name Inspiration

How I came up with blog name is really easy. I love Politicsand I love pearls. It was the perfect way to describe one of my passions and me at the same time. I wear pearls most of the time so it was a no brainer.
I have also thought of calling it “Daring Grace”. This is because I want to be daring and not play it safe, not live inside my comfort zone. I want to live the dreams it feels that God has given me, I want to help others but I cannot do that in my comfort zone.
I want to be more daring in my blogging and being honest and the same person I am online and off. I want to be vulnerable which at this moment seems like a dare to me. Dare to open and let people in, dare to let people see the real you, the crazy most of the time ADHD self.
Grace. Grace is a word that keeps poping up. I want to live in the Grace of God and give other people the grace when they needed. We all need grace because we are not perfect and trying to be perfect all the time is not going to cause us to be. Grace in my words in what I say, grace in what I do and what I don’t do, grace in opening up and then retreating, Grace in EVERYTHING.

So that’s how I came up with blog name and also something I just can’t get out of my head which I feel the need to share. 

About Me- Blogtember Challenge

About Me, this shouldn’t be hard but it is. The simple common knowledge stuff is I am a 25 yr old college graduate and I still live at home. This is not something I am proud of but it’s the truth. And quite frankly while I have had health problems for the past year it is a blessing in disguise. I currently work at Kohl’s and dreams of going to grad school to earn my Masters so that I can go and work on the Hill. Oh and I graduated with a Political Science BA.
I enjoy reading and writing. I found out in college that I love to research. This is actually what I want to do on the Hill. Right now my life isn’t that interesting because my DBA is acting up. DBA is Diamond Black Fann Anemia, it is really rare and only about 500 people in the US have it. I don’t produce enough red blood cells and they die off early. It’s always been a part of my life but I try to not let it control it. In college I enjoyed helping out at blood drives and getting people to donate. If it weren’t for blood donations I would not be here today.
Oh and I am an also an INTJ/F. I alternate between Judging/Feeling. I’m talking about Myers-Briggs personality types. This is important because I am a girl it makes like a unicorn because in men it is really rare and in women it is even rarer. When I found this out it made me realize why I have always been so weird. Now I love to read about my type on the internet.

So that’s all about me, I hope to get to know my readers better….through this Blog-tember challenge and writing more consistently after this challenge is over. 
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Monday Motivation

Comfort zones are unique things. They are what you are used to , they are safe. But if you want to change and become better you have to step out of it. If you are like me and like control it’s hard. You don’t know what is out there and how to deal with it. The latest “outside my comfort zone” thing I’ve done is meet with a girl about starting a young adult group at church and learning how to drive. 
It’s hard to do but sometimes you have procrastinated long enough where you just have to do it. That’s driving for me. It’s been a learning experience. 
Stepping out of your comfort zone is a neccesary step to have the best life possible. You can’t be scared of everything. 
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