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Creating a meaningful habit

My personal mantra board on Pinterest was still growing and I added new pins on a daily basis. Although I had always liked quotes, I had become quiet a sucker for them as they spoke to my soul. It was motivation and identifying with the journey and the emotions my preceders must have felt at some point to write such poetry of reassurance for others to discover.

I had collected countless pins by now. Did I recall them all? Had I followed all of the advice that I had read, or was it a temporary good feeling that I moved on from without little impact and little overall change? I realized that the impact was short lived, not even long enough to make a change. They say it takes between 21 – 28 days to create a habit. I wasn’t even close. I would be busy for years and years to come if I wanted to live up to all the pins that I had collected. Of course they weren’t all about change that was required on my part or that a new habit was in need of forming, but still…

What is our wisdom worth if we don’t create habits to put them into action? I decided to pick a quote, something that was meaningful, something I felt that I needed to work on, and I was going to make it a focus each and every day. For awhile at least, maybe 21 days, maybe 28, who knew, maybe I would create a positive habit much  faster, maybe it would take longer. I wasn’t worried about the details and it was more about not letting the words just pass me by. I wasn’t going to feel a temporary high any longer only to forget about it shortly afterwards. And in either case, it would make an impact, a impact that I hoped to reevaluate with every passing day.



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

5 thoughts on “Creating a meaningful habit

  1. Rhapsody, I totally relate to this. For me it’s not necessarily Pinterest pins,it might be the equivalent of it.

    I love books with catchy quotes and witticisms. I’m just that sort of gal. I have seen some catchy
    ones on Facebook, that have made me wonder the same thing.

    My one favorite was ,be mor”

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    1. I love that Terrelyn and those two little words “be more” are very powerful and make you think. I will have to ponder them and see how I can impact and apply this to myself.
      Thank you for sharing and thank you for taking the time to comment and stopping by.

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  2. Rhapsody, I totally relate to this. For me it’s not necessarily Pinterest pins,it might be the equivalent of it.

    I love books with catchy quotes and witticisms. I’m just that sort of gal. I have seen some catchy
    ones on Facebook, that have made me wonder the same thing.

    My one favorite was ,”be more of what you want to see in the world.”

    Striking statement, if I must say so.I will have to share some of the quotes from other sources that I have.



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