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I’ve been a little scatter brained lately, this happens when I become overwhelmed and let my mind go astray.  My mind starts going places it doesn’t need to go, I become forgetful, I lose things (like my car key, I still have yet to find), I don’t get things done that I need to get done because of that overwhelming feeling.  Then the feeling starts to compound.  I know for me when my mind is in the right place, I am so much more focused. Life just becomes “easier”… joyful!!  There are a few things I personally do and need to do regularly to keep my mind focused.

1. Meditate. Meditate. Meditate.  I feel so at peace when I’m mediating regularly. Either at the buddhist center for guided mediation, at yoga, or at home for a quick mind check.I always feel better when I’m mediating regularly.

2. Writing out my gratitude lists. Might sound silly, as I am a very grateful person and I recognize how blessed I am, but writing it down does help.  It makes me see, visualize and really contemplate on what I’m grateful for at this moment. Always puts things into perspective.

3. A clean house. As much as I dislike spending my off time cleaning, a clean and organized house helps.  It just does.

4. Being outside. When I have long days working I forget to go outside. Not good. I need to be outside more. The feeling of the sun, the sounds, the air (the ocean) all bring me focus.

5. Being creative. Releasing my inner artist.

Time to refocus.

10 Lessons Learned at The Suwannee Springfest 2014

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Wow, what an incredible time this weekend at Suwannee Springfest 2014! Being our first Springfest music festival we knew this would be a learning adventure and it did not disappoint.

Here are the top 10 things we took away from our weekend fun:

10.  Find, study, and bring a campsite map prior to staking ground. If using the “ask a neighbor” approach… “What’s a good place to camp that is close to the festival area?” Highly recommend asking someone who looks over 40. Asking the twenty something cuties got us, “oh its close… cut right through the woods over there.”  We believed them.  In fit news, 20,651 steps on Saturday (8. 62 miles walked) with 2851 calories burned.

9.  Bring your own TP everywhere you go. Start thinking showering is overrated or BYOS (Bring your own shower). Lysol (non-bleach) wipes are the best invention ever!

8.  Always bring a buddy at night when going to the port-o-let to keep the door slightly open for light; a good friend will block the doorway. In other news, Festival Port-o-lets are a hot bed of pick up activity. Oh the people you will meet standing in line.

7.  Tapestries, tribe names, camp themes, costumes, onesies, overalls, suspenders and of course tie dye.  Anything goes! Animal costumes are quite popular; we saw penguins, a bear, a bumblebee and met “sprinkles” a pet unicorn. … And there was a banana.

6.  Bring a chair and set it up early at the main amphitheater, bring a blanket for the other stages or stand. Don’t be alarmed when someone borrows your chair while you are not there. They will kindly move when you return.

5.  Don’t believe anyone who says “I know a short cut!”

4.  Rain  jackets  and ponchos  are  most  effective  when  you  have  them  with  you  when  it  starts  raining.

3.  There is a difference between gunshot sounds and firework blasts. Fireworks also have lights in the sky. Nevertheless, the unexpected sounds at 1:00 AM are startling. I’ve been told hiding behind a tent isn’t recommended.

2.  When outside enjoying nature, great music and adult beverages all day, pace yourself! Have an espresso and 5 hour energy shot (both are highly recommended) around 4 PM to keep the fun going or you might end up back at the tent by 10:00 PM missing some awesome bands. It could happen.

1.  Relax and smile! Surround yourself with go-with-the-flow, loving & caring people who appreciate diversity, great music, and friendship.  We already knew this & we had a wonderful time with our “festy besties”!

Pictures are  HERE! So the site doesn’t get too slow, more pictures are on my Release Priority Studio site as well!

Love & light,

Cruising

Materialistic, maybe?

Something I’ve worked damn hard for… definitely!
I’ve always worked, I am dedicated, hard working, committed to everything I do, employee. So why not, why keep waiting?

I’ve never really been car crazy, of course I like a nice car… I grew up around nice cars. My father loved them and had them! I grew up respecting cars. “Don’t slam the door”, wash them every weekend, always being careful around [my father's] cars. As for me, I appreciate a nice car but have been more about practicality and raising a family. A necessity. Now I’m an empty nester.

I’ve always wanted, as long as I can remember a BMW, better yet, a convertible BMW. We bought an old BMW once, a very long time ago, can’t even remember the model. It was missing an engine! Ha! A “project”… well it was towed to our house and towed away months later. Without a thing being done to it.

So at 45, a career for the last 25 years, I got it! A convertible BMW and I’m pretty darn excited. I do love this car and now understand the parking away from other cars, the constant “checking up” on it (like a family member) making sure it is okay and naming it. Have I gone mad!?! It’s a car! Maybe, though I’m having fun with it.

Here it is my new car. I’m so grateful, hard work and perseverance does pay off. Thankful for my amazing husband who works so hard and always provides for our family! I couldn’t do it without him. We are a great team. Thank you!

Thank you for letting me be a bit ostentatious,

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