Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hello 2015!

Happy Birthday 2015! I am so blessed and honored to be alive today to share in the birth of the greatest year in HISTORY!

Can I let you in on a little secret? I know that there may be people struggling out there in their life whether it be via finances, relationships, overwhelming hopelessness, whatever. But do you know that you have the power within you to change that all around?!  You have to stop playing the victim and stop giving that power away to someone else/something else. Stop whining and actually DO something about it. I am so sick of hearing people whine and complain and yet sit around doing the same old thing wondering why things aren't changing. Yesterday I put this post up on Facebook, and I seriously meant every word of it.

I seriously need a circle of friends who are goal driven, and ready to shut up and put up. Whoa! Okay ... so 2015 is definitely bringing out my boldness a bit LOL. But I love this quote by Jim Rohn that says "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Uhm.. that says a LOT! And I can tell you that sadly .... that also says that I need to be a bit more careful where and how I am spending my time and energy. With that being said, no matter who you hang out with there is only ONE person you are responsible for. YOU. You are the only one who can control how you act/react/live... no one else. If you choose to live the same right now as you always have, your going to get and live what you have always gotten/lived. Live in lack, you will remain in lack. Live in need, you remain in need, and become even needier. Choose to live in abundance, you will find abundance in everything you have/are/touch. And ... that leads into my word of the year:

Yep! That is right. I am telling you now that our family is going to be living in Abundance this year, like we have never experienced before. Walls of resistance are breaking down, and we are quickly and abundantly discovering our every need, want, and desire being met in such amazing and creative ways.

While I truly, honestly believe in the law of attraction and that "like attracts like" I also know that there are changes that I am going to have to make to see my dreams and goals for the year to come to fruition.

1. Leaders are Readers

Harry S. Truman said "Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers." Are you a leader? I am. Think about that before you answer. But because all leaders are readers, and I want to become a better leader, I am setting a goal of reading a minimum of 24 books this year. (6 of which will be non fiction and related to bettering myself as a goal setter, writer, or self publisher.)

"You must know that in any moment a decision
you make can change the course of your life
forever... the very next movie you see or book
you read or page you turn could be the one single
thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all
of the things that you've been waiting for to fall
into place." ~ Tony Robbins

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King

2. Launch Thrive Camp before Spring 2015

I have spent some time creating a six week program for those who really are tired of barely making it day to day only to wake up and do it all over again. I didn't understand why I took a break from it completely, but today I can honestly say I "get it'. I had to have a hiatus because it was lacking something very profound in it. It was lacking a LOT! OOOH wee I am so excited and ready to dig in deep! It will be an investment of time, energy, and resources for all involved, but really anything worth doing right usually is. You can keep up to date at

3. Write book #2 and #3 in the Ladies of Cotton Lake Series

This past year I wrote and self published book #1 in the series. This year, I will write the next two. The story wasn't finished being told. There is more. There is always more.

4. Blog daily

Here at it is my goal to offer new and fresh content daily through the entire year of 2015. It may follow the schedule that is posted on the "blogging schedule" page that you can find at the top of this post (in the upper tabs), or it may not. Sometimes life offers more than what can be scheduled or planned. If your a fan of this blog, that should bring you happy feelings!

5. YouTube Vlogs

This year I would like to expand what I share here on the blog to YouTube. I would like to share in some of the fun family moments that happen around here on a regular basis. Our family is unique, and full of so much that would make the world smile. Who can't use a smile?! If you are interested in keeping up with those then you can check out my channel at:

6. Using my Erin Condren planner every day

I will be sharing more on this planner and why I chose to go with it in the next week or so. But when you invest in something it is important that a) it work for you and b) you work it. Period. So, I will be utilizing and sharing how it is keeping me focused on these goals, and keeping  my little family organized.

I know. Not your typical New Year Goal list is it?! But .... I keep my house clean and for the most part clutter free. I tend to take on projects often to change things up, clean things up, or shake things up. Weight? I am at a good place with not putting it as a main focus anymore, though this will be the year i return to my all time adult low weight but I finally feel like I don't HAVE to or even want to share about the details, the what, or the why. It is happening so I am not focusing on it. My marriage is always a priority and we have learned together that we have to make time for one another.

So there you have it. As we walk daily towards a life of Abundance, I wish you the best year of your life!


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