Holy Smokes


I have written in a while and naturally, I have 85,000 things I want to write about. The Half-Marathon (congrats to Mags, Annie, Jack and Ben!!!), Art on Track, freelancing gig at Valspar paints, GETTING THE MARKETING WERKS JOB, boys and how if they hurt Kelly again I’m going to kill them and of course, how much I owe Terry Bryant…etc, etc, etc. But instead of all of that, I’m going to leave you with the thing that made me so determined over the past 4 months to not only find employment, but find meaningful work. Something where I wouldn’t want to bang my head against the wall every minute of every day. And guess what? I’m pretty sure I just found it. Gig starts on Monday! Hello world I’m back!

Back when I was still in Arizona searching for meaning in my life, I came across this: 9 Principles of Change from Ariane de Bonvoisin. Literally when I look at these, I think to myself, I did that, it did work! Enjoy my fellow readers who continually search for ways to turn their lives upside down. And I can’t wait to see what my next life change is!

People who successfully navigate change…

1.) …have positive beliefs.
2.) …know that change always brings something positive into their lives.
3.) …know they are resilient, strong and capable of getting through anything.
4.) …know that every challenging emotion that they feel is not going to stop them and will guide them to positive emotions that will help them feel better.
5.) …know that the quicker they accept the change, the less pain and hardship they will feel.
6.) …use empowering questions and words, think better thoughts and express their feelings.
7.) …know they are connected to something bigger than themselves.
8.) …know they are not alone; they surround themselves with people who can help, who have the right belief and skills. And they create an environment that supports their change.
9.) …change take action. They have a plan and they know how to take care of themselves.


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