Gratitude

Here I am. Awake at 0700 on a Sunday morning, having worked some of the most difficult shifts of my career thus far in the last seven days; and yet…img_1537

The world is beautiful.

The leaves are freshly fallen, colours of burnt auburn, pumpkin and yellow canary.

Sunshine glistens through the trees; a new day, a fresh start.

Tea billowing, flowing with steam.

Flannel pyjamas against my skin; soft, warm, seasonal.

Acoustic covers play list catching the melodies of my soul.

There is so much beauty in this world.

Hold whom you love tight, take risks, love recklessly, dance like no one is watching.

Live passionately.

As the song says;

This is your life, what are you waiting for?

Today I am grateful for:

Incredibly supportive, hard-working, kick-butt, passionate friend-workers [co-worker friends].

I have everything I NEED.

The gateway music opens in my soul.

 

 

Birth-goals

Well friends, another beautiful year has come and gone and on Friday I will be turning 25! I make birthday resolutions for each year of life-because really, what significance does new years have? Nothing really. I’ve made some big scary goals this year!

1. Conquer a full marathon: I’m all signed up for the Vancouver Marathon on May 3, 2015. TERRIFYING!

2. Take a non-race vacation: California? Texas? Florida? Some of the few places the hubby and I have been discussing.

3. Stick to a budget to pay off debt and save for a house: I hope to have a specific portion of our debt completely paid off, and to have a specific amount in savings. 🙂

4. Practice yoga at least once a week: Hot yoga at least once a month.

5. Re-learn guitar: Song TBA….I have yet to get a guitar, or pick some songs.

6. Swim in open water: Scary Scary Scary. Since learning to swim, I have still be petrified of open water-its just so unpredictable! I hope to go snorkelling, or lake swimming, or something fun.

7. Reach 170lbs or less while still maintaining/building muscle: This morning I weighed in at 179.6lbs (I had a goal to get to 180 by the end of fall), I feel great and am happy with where my body is, but would like to continue to achieve better HEALTH. 🙂

8. Purchase water/vaccines through world vision: This has been on my heart lately.

9. Floss EVERY day (and stop cancelling dentist appointments): Oy. I am a chronic dentist appointment canceller-I hate it so much, and also a floss-skipper.

10. Create and keep a monthly cleaning list: Id way rather clean a little every day, then a TON every week or two.

11. Get Waxed! OUCH.

12. Purchase and start biking.