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L-I-V-I-N…living your best life

Hey friends! It's been too long since I have blogged. I took some time away from my blogging and just devoted time to my social media. Blogging is a another outlet that is fun for me and let's me tell a story. Hopefully it's a story that someone else cares to read and enjoy. I do truly enjoy writing and want to continue to get better and better in 2023. My main goal will be to post a new blog update every Monday, so stick around and make sure you subscribe at the very bottom to not miss those new blog posts! Hope your holiday season was wonderful and was well spent. We are trying to still get organized around my house and figure out where to put my 8 year olds' toy haul. 2022 was a great year for me and my family and I truly couldnt ask for more. I hope 2023 is going to treat us just as good.

I want to kick off the New Year and first blog post of 2023 by talking about L-I-V-I-N as Matthew Mcconaughey would say. I would say, working in a hospital setting for 15 years, it has taught me life is unknown and you truly never know when it's your last day here on Earth. I have seen so many early deaths in my career that makes you say, why God? There is no reason or explanation other than it was God's will. I am thankful for my faith and that is what gives me so much strength thru those "why God" moments.

My friend whose Mom is terminally ill told me the other day, her motto for 2023 is "live everyday like you have a terminal illness." wow. That will resonate in your soul. What a good reminder to live each day to the fullest. I told her it's like that Tim McGraw song, "live like you were dying." And when you hear those words it definitely hits a spot in your heart and makes you remember life is precious.

Every single day like most other Moms and wives, I feel like I fail horribly. I feel like I can't possibly do it all and that I will drop the ball somewhere. And guess what, I do. We do. It's ok Mamas. You can't do it all. We do most of it, the big stuff. The little things can wait till tomorrow. Laundry is my nemesis and when my husband occasionally runs out of clean socks, I definitely feel bad. He just might have to wear flip flops that day and that's ok. Ha, farmers can wear flip flops. In all reality, I might have a laundry basket that needs folding, groceries to buy, school projects to help with, birthday party to plan, animals to feed, house to clean etc but just chip away a little each day and there is always tomorrow.

Find a hobby that might bring you happiness. Everyone needs a hobby, it can be as simple as sitting in the sunshine with your eyes closed. That hobby costs nothing. Some of my hobbies include reading on the front porch, shopping, day dates with my guy, spending time with family, visiting coffee shops, travel, playing with my dogs, friend dinners, being with my girls, hair and nail days. Most of mine cost money haha which is unfortunate. But some of my fave days are those that we have zero plans and everyone sleeps in, I drink a pot of coffee, light a candle and it burns all day and end the day by making a meal and a family movie. That is pure happy in my book.

Taking care of your mind and body is so important. You only get one chance at this life people, you only get one earthly body, so take care of it. Live each day with purpose and find your happy in every day life. Be right back, I'm going to go light a smell good candle and put some comfy pants on and curl up with a good book.


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