At the beginning of this year, I found the coolest blog-Ali Edwards' blog! Her site is filled with inspiration for the ultimate crafter, thinker, life-lover and more. She asked for all that were interested to choose a word that would best describe their goals and desires for the following year-sort of a New Year's resolution. The word that I chose was balance. I feel, especially after having moved to Utah, that I have so many things in this life that I want to accomplish. I have always had lots of hobbies and interests, but was never able to do "everything." I have since found my magical formula for Balance! I've learned bunches about myself recently and know for a fact that I am naturally a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, spastic, impulsive type. I have learned through raising my children (so far, in no way do I think that I know it all...) that scheduling and guidelines are key...everybody needs them. Especially ME!!! I have come up with a schedule (that's not the magical formula yet) that allows me to accomplish so much more. How do I do this you ask....? Well, it's really easy! I do a little of something everyday. I don't do EVERYTHING everyday, but that is where the schedule comes in! I allow myself to indulge in my hobbies and learn, but I alternate. Photography is on one day, scrap-booking is on the next...etc. I have found myself to be SO much happier! Plus, I am MAKING time for more important things like FHE, time with my sweetie, time with my kids, exercise (I know, don't faint!). I am also weeding out the things that waste time, things that take up the time I would really rather use doing the stuff I want to do!
All of this really came to a head when I was in Vegas supporting my sis-in-law Jill in the Miss America Pageant. She said something that really has made an impact on me. All she said was..."...move people to action." To me it was so profound! That is what I needed, to act upon all the things I want and usually only talk about (thanks Jill)! I really am so excited about these new found realizations and my abilities to ACCOMPLISH! I know, You all are probably thinking, "bless her heart...." I know I'm a geek, but I'm kinda ok with it right now :)! So, I know I'm not the only person to have "ah-ha" light bulb moments...What kind of things have moved you guys to action? What kind of things do you do to get yourself going, to get things done, to motivate yourself?