Carol Collett

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Present in 2017

PRESENT

According to dictionary.com present means being, existing, or occurring at this time.

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PRESENT

That’s my word for 2017. I spent some time this morning journaling about what I want this to look like for me in 2017. Here’s what I came up with.

  1. Limit Social Media
  2. Intentional TV
  3. Daily Prayer and Scripture Reading
  4. Intentional Self Care
  5. Smile
  6. Give Attention to Those in my Life
  7. Stillness
  8. Creativity

Over the next few weeks I’m going to blog about each aspect above, breaking them down to components I identified this morning in my journal.

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I’m so excited about learning to be present, to experience each moment as a gift from God, to learn to trust my own creativity to lead me.

Do you have a word or phrase for 2017? Some guiding concept for how you want to focus your life in the coming year? Share in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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Blueprint For Change

Perhaps knowing on September 16 I will turn fifty years old triggered something in my psyche. Perhaps realizing over half my life expectancy is gone, and I have not truly pursued the dreams of my twenties brought on this angst. Perhaps I’m in the throes of a midlife crisis. 

Whatever. 

I’m done with what if. I’m done with panicking over the thought of lying on my deathbed crying for the lost daydreams of my youth.

Time to figure out what I want out of the rest of my life and do it. 

First big step-get out of the day job. It’s killing me by millimeters. So it’s gotta go. Or rather I’ve gotta go. I’m giving myself a year to find another way to make a living. A way that feeds me instead of depletes me. 

First day-to-day step-further develop a healthy lifestyle. Lose this last 20-30 pounds. Find an exercise routine I enjoy that doesn’t include running. (My back just won’t let me run.) Come out as an essential oil user. Chronicle how essential oils help me recover my health. 

Take the sentiment below to heart. This is my new motto.

Blueprint For Change

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