Sunday, October 21, 2012


I haven't written on this Blog in a very long time... I've been so distracted with life.  But lately I have been thinking about what makes me happy and writing is something I love to do... so, here I am again.  Lets see how this goes.  I am reading a book called The Happiness Project.  It has made me sit back and think about my life and what I really want/need on a daily basis to be "happy".  Here is a list of a few things that come to mind right away:

Date nights with my boys
Shopping with my friend
Snuggling with my love
Reading a good book
Hitting a golf ball straight
Drinking a cup of coffee
Cooking a good meal

I do not appreciate these things and others as much as I want to.  I want to live each day, each day.  I have been feeling like I'm going to be happy if... or when... and that may never come!  I have right now, so my goal this week is to live and enjoy "now".

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Change begins with Choice...

Any day we wish, we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.

We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, “The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.” We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. Those who are in search of the good life do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth. And they need nothing but the truth.

We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.

And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life: If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life. And it all begins with your very own power of choice.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Get Stronger

When the difficulties come, and pile so high on top of one another that you can't see the way forward, you have a choice. You can choose to give up, or you can choose to get stronger.

You can choose to bury your dreams under impenetrable layers of worry and fear. Or you can choose to make those dreams even more magnificent and compelling so that you cannot resist being pulled forward by them.

You can choose to feel sorry for yourself, or you can choose to feel the power of your true purpose. You can look for who is to blame, or you can look for ways to take full responsibility for the situation.

This is your life, and even the difficult stretches are very much worth living. In fact, it is during the challenging times that you build new capacity for greater richness.

When there is no obvious reason to be positive, choose to be more positive than ever before. Instead of being overwhelmed by the problems, choose to be energized by the positive possibilities hidden within them.

Feel the genuine confidence that comes from knowing you always have a choice. And choose to live the positive value in whatever life may send.

-- Ralph Marston

Sunday, November 7, 2010

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Friday, November 5, 2010

Get the most out of it...

Do what must be done when it must be done, and you'll always be keeping up. Do more than what must be done, before it must be done, and then you'll always be moving ahead.

A little extra effort today can give you a lot of extra advantage tomorrow. Add to that a little more extra effort tomorrow, and the day after that, and soon you'll be way out in front.

The hours and minutes of this day will quickly pass by. While each one is here, you might as well get the very most out of it.

Sure, it can be a little dreary and tedious when you're working to do what must be done. So add some excitement, enthusiasm and passion to your efforts by challenging yourself to do even more.

Go beyond the minimum requirements and find new ways to create maximum value. Instead of just getting by, spend your time and efforts getting great.
Don't be content to merely deal with whatever life hands you. Instead, enthusiastically embrace what comes your way, make the effort and make the commitment to make the very best of it all.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Office

Here are a few pics of my new office... I love it!

There is another small office, Kitchen and bathroom (with a claw foot tub!) It is small, but perfect for me... and my future assistant! =)

Motivational Thought...

When you discover that you're feeling negative, you have two choices. You can feel even more negative about the fact that you're feeling negative, or you can choose to turn your thoughts around.

When you've suffered a defeat, you can make it even worse by beating yourself up about it. Or, you can use it as a positive inspiration to turn yourself around and move forward in a more effective way.

The moment you realize you've strayed from the path, use that realization as a clear and compelling signal. Use it as a signal that it's time to re-commit to the original goal and get yourself back on track.

Sure, it's unfortunate that you've temporarily lost your way. But there's no reason to add to that misfortune.

In this moment, you can choose any direction, no matter what has just happened. So choose a positive, empowering direction that will bring out the best in you.

This is your opportunity to act with renewed determination and purpose. Turn around, and get yourself going forward again.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Soooo ready for a New Year!

I don't know about you, but I am ready for 2010 to arrive. I am expecting great things to happen. I am opening a new business officially on January 1st!! My office is amazing and things are falling into place in perfect timing. Here is a picture of my new sign... more pics of the office later.

My website is Let me know what you think! I am still trying to make it better, but it is a lot of work! I have had to teach myself how to do so many new things. Building a website is one of them. =)
I can't believe Christmas is in less than a week. I am not ready!! Tuesday is going to be turbo shopping day! I have had a very hard time getting in to the holiday mood this year. I miss my dad. I haven't even pulled out one Christmas decoration yet. Thank goodness for Nana Emma... the boys adore her and she has decorated our house with the things that she and my dad used. I will get with it... soon. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

More Pics…


2009 Kern County Fair!


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We had a great time at the fair!  I enjoyed a deep fried snickers and cotton candy!!  OK… and a corn dog… yumm.  We ran in to a lot of friends and family.  It was crazy busy…. but fun.