Thursday, January 28, 2016

#tbt: 90's style

Do you remember when life was all about jelly sandals and khaki overalls? When the cause of your most dramatic meltdown was when the new American Girl Doll catalog arrived? When TGIF was all about tween TV shows and not just a welcome break from the 40 (sometimes 50, 60) hour work week? I do. It was circa 1997. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lady in Red-Orange

Here in Indiana, we have had a pretty mild winter so far! Usually by early January, we've had a few feet of snow and battled sub-zero temps. But this year, I've only seen flurries and a few days in the low thirties...until now. The good news is, I'm getting more use out of my favorite J.Crew coat and new L.L. Bean duck boots. The bad news? It's miserable letting Ruby out at 6am.

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, Lighter Life

I am all about a new year...a new beginning, a fresh start. Lord knows there have been times in my life when I've really needed a clean slate. Perhaps that's why I love January 1st so much. Now, I'm not being the end of New Year's Day, you're still the same person with the same habits. But there's something very powerful and invigorating about a symbol of starting clean.  Day one of the next 365. I very much believe in putting out into the universe what you hope to get back, and what better time to set a positive tone than on day one. 

This past year has been a great one -- full of change and challenges and fun and love. So you may think that January 1st doesn't mean as much when you don't have as much to change. But I think that's where you're wrong. January 1st became all the more important to me this year because I wanted to reflect on my appreciation and gratitude for the past 12 months and really think about setting the tone for the next 12. And that's why this post is coming a few days late. My resolution for 2016 is to live lighter: in my thoughts, my weight, my many ways to lighten the burdens (both small and large) of life. And part of that is being light on myself -- not being too self-critical when I don't post on time or can't find the right words. 

Any day is a good day to change your mindset. Any day is a good day to send out into the world what you hope to get back. Any day is a good day to be kinder to yourself and to others. Whether it be April 19th or January 1st, I wish you a life full of light. January 1st was my day to start living lighter...what will yours be?

newer older home