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I Am

Who I Am!

I recently read an article by Elyssa Jakim and it resonated so LOUDLY with me! Making peace and reclaiming yourself and the world you live in. Breaking down boundaries to reconnect with yourself and who you are. Just Being You!

“So let’s get weird, let’s get big,

let’s love without boundaries, let’s defy the odds

and be vulnerable. Let’s take up our space.

We deserve it. We’re worth it.” ~Elyssa Jakim

I was thinking about the following while reading the article.

Releasing and Reclaiming . . .

  • What do I need to release and let go of in my life?
  • What do I want to reclaim in living my life?
  • Protection . . . Permissions . . . What am I holding back on?

Living and Loving . . .

  • Life is messy as well as can be simple.
  • Does love come naturally or not?
  • Emotions, space, worthiness, and most of all love and being loved.

Asking and Questioning . . .

  • Just the simple asking what I need as well as what others need.
  • That inner dialogue with your self. That inner critic, negative nelly, debbie downer, grumpy gus, etc. that rears its ugly head at times versus listening to and following your instincts and intuition.
  • There is no normal, right?!? I am who I am!

I tend to ask myself one question now, “Do I care or do I not care about xyz?” I either take care of it or move on. That self confidence to be self aware. To take charge and make the best decision!

What Are Your Thoughts? Love To Hear, Please Share!



Staying Motivated

Never Give In & Never Give Up! Especially On Yourself!

In the world of instant gratification it can be frustrating when the results are not coming fast enough! How do you stay motivated? How do you not just give in and give up? Sometimes it comes down to not focusing in on the results and focusing on the process instead!

Patience is key as well as reminding yourself why you started in the first place! What does matter to you and why is most important to you? Sometimes you have to go within yourself to stay motivated and committed. This will help you get in touch as to why you started and maybe how to go through the process!

Like I have been told by one very strong woman, “Act like a duck and let it roll right off your back”.

The hardest part is continuing on when you hit obstacles, do not see results or even hit a wall! Do not give up and quit so easily at this point though!

  • Think of ways to conquer those obstacles.
  • Reflect on what you have achieved at that present moment.
  • Figure a way through or over that wall.

Focus on what you need and want instead of what you want to see! Put aside thinking and trying to do and achieve for approval and validation and even the ego driven. Be true to yourself and honest with yourself in what you want to achieve. That is your motivation to keep going!

Inspire yourself from within and you can do anything!

I am learning that it is about practice and progress instead of perfection and expectation! I take it one day at a time too. I do set goals though on a weekly and monthly basis to keep me motivated and to stay on course. I focus on the changes and not on the end results!

I feel better as well as my whole being is happier and healthier! I need to give myself love and care. I need to share, give and receive from myself and others. I am able and it is doable to overcome challenging moments with ease when I come from a place of love instead of fear!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Remember To Keep On Keeping On! Who You Want To BE Is What YOU DO TODAY! Start Today and Go! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Creating “Self”

The Power That

Is You

In creating “self” and in creating “story” in your life and living your life you will learn, develop and grow! You can change your self as well as change your story as you go because every day is a new day to start and begin again. Your life is in constant flux and can change any time and any place along the journey!

Anatma:  The self is always changing.

In creating “self” you have to feel a sense of “self”! Your values and beliefs. What you identify with, especially in defining yourself!

Is it about finding yourself? Or Creating “self”?

When I went on this journey of self I thought is was about finding myself. I have discovered that I need to focus on creating the self I need and want when it comes to living my life each and every day! I am more present and in the moment now. I need and want to do more of what I love and feed my passions!

I am having an interesting experience in that I am becoming more comfortable with the constant change in my life every day! It is not all about me and there is a bigger world to experience out there. It is about being open to the possibilities and the opportunities. It is about being in the present and conquering every new day!

I do not have to constantly change to my environment, however; I can “be” in an environment that is constantly changing!

  • Practice acceptance and forgiveness of myself.
  • Process my emotions, feelings and thoughts in order to release and let go of what is no longer working or serving me in living my life.
  • Part of living life is the constant state of flux and learning to embrace it, love it and learn from it.
  • Open my heart and come from a place of love because change and uncertainty can surprise and amaze me with wonderful gifts.
  • There is nothing better than gaining life experiences.

(Photos by RSheridan)

Savor and Appreciate Those Moments and Experiences! Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Making It Stick

For The Better

Do you ever have that thought pop into your head where you either have to shut up or put up and take action!

Life is constantly fluxing and moving and shaking!

I knew I needed to learn how to ebb and flow better! I can close a door and open a window. I can shut up and move on. I can stick with it and put myself into action. I knew I needed to either shut up or take action!

The first step was to change my mindset to practicing to make progress happen! I am learning that it is not necessarily the situation I have to change, but my perception, habits, ego, and attitude. I have to take in the details as well as the big picture.  I find myself being focused, balanced and productive!

Nothing is going to do me any good unless I put it into action!

The second step is to tune into my inner being and tap into my strengths! Love, Compassion and Kindness. Communicating, Interacting and Connecting. Laughter and Joy as well as Fun and Pleasure. Happiness and Playfulness. I feel good and it energizes me to do good and it drives me to be better!

The third step is nurturing and nourishing my whole being! Purpose, Power and Strength. Motivation and Inspiration. Simple and Slowing Down. Appreciation and Gratitude. I need to do what I love and add more of what I love to do throughout my day!

With action comes changes and transitions! I have to be the one in control to make those choices and decisions. I have to be the one in control to make those changes and transitions. Do I thrive and survive or LIVE my life? I choose to live my life for today and every day!

(Photos by RSheridan)

What Are You Making Stick In Living Your Life? Love to Hear, Please Share!

Walking Around

The Wall

I recently read an article that smacked me upside the head and had me pausing for thought!

Why not just walk around the wall or obstacle that is in my way! Genius, right!

Why do I have to break through it or jump over it! Can it really be that simple. Yes it can!

Why not find an entrance!

My perception and perspective either work with me or against me! I either see the good and the positive or the bad and the negative. I do see the in between and the grey areas. I just tend to think more in black and white and look at the big picture!


Walking Through

Finding The Entrance (Photos by RSheridan)

Just Wondering and Wandering Here! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Choosing Direction

Where Are You Going?

I love Dr. Seuss’s book Oh, The Places You’ll Go!. This book still speaks to me as an adult. This book is full of teachable moments, lessons and life experiences! This book taps into my feelings, emotions and thoughts. I see myself in certain aspects of the book!

Here’s a Great Reminder!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.

And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go . . .” ~Dr. Seuss

This book is about life’s ups and downs in humorous verse and illustrations! This book is about encouragement as well as courage. This book is about finding the success that lies within each and every one of us! I love that inspiration and motivation.

“Life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all

There’s fun to be done.” ~Dr. Seuss

For me it is about seeing the details to the big picture to the great sights! It is about using my senses and trusting my intuition. It is about listening and communicating to myself as well as following my heart. It is about challenging myself by going within myself and living from the inside out!

For me it is about nurturing and nourishing my whole being! It is about my blessings and my gifts. It is about the good and the positive. It is about the inspiration and the motivation. I need to take time for myself as well as take care of my needs for my whole being and to live my life!

For me it is about finding my path, journeying along and creating my very own story of my lifetime! It is about facing the cliff and taking that giant leap. It is about being low and then climbing and maybe even soaring again. I think about being in general!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Life Is What You Make It, Right?!? So . . . Where Are You Going? Love to Hear, Please Share!

No Longer Holding Back

Life Lessons In Letting Go,

Releasing “STUFF” and

Getting Out There!

Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 or even 30 years? I am starting to loathe this question. How about living for today and taking it moment by moment instead? How do you measure yourself? I want to measure myself by getting out there and making memories! I also want to share those experiences and memories with myself especially as well as other people too.

  • There is pressure, stress, worry, and anxiety.
  • There is lists of all kinds floating around and taking up valuable space.
  • There is the setting of goals and making resolutions.
  • There is mistakes and failures as well as accomplishments and successes.
  • There is calendaring, scheduling and trying to get around and get things done.
  • There is measuring and progressing.
  • There is adjustments, changes and transitions.
  • There is the falling short, limitations and setting high expectations.

Quite a bulleted list, especially with 24 hours in a day with 4 to 8 hours of that 24 hours asleep!

I understand change is going to happen in my life if I like it or not! I think it is perfectly okay to be a little unseated by change because I am not sure of the impact it will have in my life. It can be a little daunting, especially the uncertainty and the unknown. I like to think in terms of what I need or want or what is best for me in times of change. Turn it into a good and a positive!

I know for me I need to take the time for myself and take care of myself during times of change! This way I can shift and adjust as well as grow and evolve to ultimately make those changes. It is about taking responsibility (control/power) and making a commitment to progress. I like to think of fear as a driving force to love myself to progress, to practice and to experience growth through change!

I am learning that to change I have to address the hurt and deal with my emotions! I also have to let go and release the anger too. That is what is holding me back and resisting change in the first place! I can move on without doing this, but I know I will be in a better place if I do though. Pretty much throw the garbage out and clear the air!

The number one thing I struggle with is valuing, believing and trusting in myself! When I have that trifecta I can pretty much do anything I put my mind to and set myself into action mode. I have to imagine and visualize what I want and need in order to get out there and go for it. I have to be brutally honest with myself at times and give myself a self check of reality too!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Sometimes The Beaten Path is the Path To Be On! Other Times You Need To Get Off and Get On Another Path or Create a New Path! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Keeper of the Keys

Taking Charge

I had to get a little uncomfortable with myself on this journey of self in order to get to know myself better! I learned that I need to acknowledge and address my emotions, feelings and thoughts. I feel that I am better able to handle the ebbs and flows in my life by tuning into my emotions, feelings and thoughts!  It does not mean that I have to fix or change me every time. It just helps me go with the flow more and move forward!

Ebbing and Flowing . . .

Where Do You Draw That Line Between Feeling and Thinking?

I know I feel different when I am feeling versus thinking in a situation! I feel as if I have removed myself from a situation when I kick the thinking into high gear. I feel I experience a situation more when I approach it with feeling! I feel more happiness and contentment too.

I have to STOP . . .

  • Taking everything so personal.
  • Breaking down my own personal space boundaries.
  • Getting involved and trying to resolve other people’s problems.
  • Letting people take advantage of my time.

How Do You Take Charge Of Yourself and Your Personal Space?

I am the keeper of the keys and if I give them to someone else I better be ready, right! I have to make the choices and decisions I need to live my life. I need to take charge and create the personal space I need!

Keeper of the Keys as well as the Driver

I think about what is acceptable to me when it comes to my time as well as my energy. I think about what is acceptable to me when it comes to my personal space. I think about how to become a better friend and a better listener. I think about what I can ignore when it comes to constant noise, interruptions and distractions. I think about things way more than I should at times too!

Hello! Happy Day

What Do You Want To Take Charge Of? ME! What Do You Want To Create Personal Space For In Living Your Life? Play, Travel, Exploration, Writing, Adventures, Reading, etc! Love to Hear, Please Share!

Your Actions

May Speak LOUDER Than Words!

I have been thinking about action and reaction! I have been thinking about complimentary and collision. I have been thinking about love and anger as well as kindness and rudeness. I have been thinking about less, more and just right!

We will affect others either positively or negatively each and every day! We also know that we cannot change people into what we want or need!


I know I do not put my best smile out there each and every day for myself and other people! I really do not care to turn into that person, but I do. I also know that there is more than me, myself and I living in this world. I think about how I add value and impact the people I encounter on a daily basis!

What action or reaction do I spark in people? I can either make someone’s day or have them running in the opposite direction. I know that is extreme, but I have encountered people that I want to get away from for multiple reasons. What do I want that action or reaction to be?

My actions, my moods and my energies speak volumes! My opinions and my judgements speak even louder!

Remember To Laugh (Out Loud too)

I realize that not everyone clicks or interacts well with each other, however; that does not mean it automatically turns into a negative action, reaction or impact! A simple courtesy works best in these situations. If that does not work then just simply keep on walking and be the bigger person in that moment. Remember that you have control in the way you act or react even if you have no control over the other person!

It is very much a give and take when it comes to interactions with other people! You can either work together or against each other. There is going to be conflict, confrontation and even a collision at times. However, how you communicate, how you respond through your actions and how you control your actions determines a successful or not so successful outcome!

I know I like myself much better when I share the good and the positive! I have my moments where I am ON and I have my moments where I am just OFF. When I am just OFF I remind myself to get back on track or ruin the rest of my day. I truly want to enjoy each and every day because today is a gift to be treasured and not squandered on the petty stuff that is really not worth my time or energy!

Sea Lion Yoga – Soaking Up the Sun (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember That Whatever You Do or Even Say Has An Impact & Just May Affect Someone In Some Way Whether You Like It Or Not or Know It Or Not!!!

Enough IS Enough

Letting Go . . .

Sometimes I just have to release in order to let go!

Of What Is Bothering

I feel it is important to deal with what is bothering me! Otherwise it will just fester and grow and grow. It is the things that just bother me that get me going and start to ruin my day! I try really hard to brush it off and continue on.

There are times where I need to take 5 and just chill! I can focus on my breathing and slowing my mind down. Breathe in the good and positive and breathe out the bad and negative! I can relax, reenergize and just get on with the rest of my day.

Of the Negativity

I do not care for those negative thoughts that keep creeping up on me! Some things are in my control and some things are out of my control. I have to just deal with it head on, shut it down and then move on. I need to refocus on those things that are serving a good, positive purpose in my life instead!

I reflect on what makes me happy and gives me pleasure and joy! What am I looking forward to today? It is about taking care of myself and being good to myself too! It certainly helps me make healthier and happier choices.

I need to do what is best for me as well as do what I love to do too! This comes from tuning into my inner voice, following my heart and tapping into my gut instincts. It usually guides me in the right direction too!

Of the Past

The past is just that the PAST! I may not forget, but I can forgive and choose to live in the present moment. I feel the hardest part to let go of is the guilt and at times the shame. However, once I acknowledge those feelings I need to let those feelings go. The greatest part of today is getting to start a new day!

It is so freeing at times to accept the past and surrender to the past! It is so healing to accept, surrender and just forgive, especially myself. I know for me it helps me move forward once again. I think about all the possibilities just waiting out there for me too!

I do not want to hang on to years and years of baggage, especially mental and emotional baggage! I would rather deal with it than continue pushing the crud into the back of my mind that is already crammed to the ceiling back there. If I do not deal with it, I know it will rear its ugly head and it usually does that at the most inopportune time too!

Of Being NOT Enough

I do not have to be all and do everything! I am so ready to let go of the perfectionism and doing everything perfectly. It is draining and demotivating. I am ENOUGH and I am so WORTHY!

I need to give myself a break and not be so hard on myself! I need to take the time for myself for some much needed self love and self care. I prefer to live my life on a learning curve because at least I know I am alive!

It is about learning, growing and gaining experiences! It is about making mistakes and celebrating successes. It is about gaining life skills and coping skills. I want to take the time to enjoy life and really experience it too!

Of What Is No Longer Serving

What can you let go of starting today? What is holding you back or no longer serving you and your needs?

I am learning to connect better with myself and my emotions, feelings and thoughts. It gives me the permission to accept and forgive as we1l as surrender and to just LET IT GO! It is such a healthier and happier mindset for my whole being too. I have to let go in order to continue moving forward in living the life I want!

(Photos by RSheridan)

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