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I’m just going to say it- time is going by way too quickly.
I feel like I just HAD a birthday…and now I’m turning 32? Sheesh.
Perhaps it’s not really going by that fast and I’m just sinking comfortably into adulthood. They say time naturally picks up speed the older you get. This makes sense to me, because I remember that moments felt like hours and days stretched out into what felt like weeks as a kid. *sigh*
Things are changing around here though, and I’m learning to embrace it all with grace. Despite feeling like I have jumped into a time machine, I can truly look back on this past year and see how I’ve grown in so many ways.
The biggest lesson for me this time around was all about balance. I would often repeat this mantra while holding various postures on my yoga mat. Trying to ease into the pose, teetering on the edge of falling, yet keeping myself centered. Bringing balance from the mat into life, between family and work, responsibilities and play, and business and pleasure.
It’s an ongoing battle.
But I think after all this time I have finally learned to embrace my mistakes. I’ve learned that I don’t have to be perfect at everything I do. In fact, my imperfections are what make me my beautiful unique self. So I might as well enjoy the path as it unfolds before me.
It’s okay to strive for greatness, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I try not to let it upset the balance. I do the best I can with what I have, and I’m grateful for my life and where I’m at on my journey. It’s not about “making it” to a certain stance or point in my career. The ride, the struggles, and the beauty along the way is the bright shiny cherry on top.
One day I’ll be an old woman, and I will probably romanticize this time, when I was climbing up my own personal mountain. So I’m going to honor that lady and remember to be gratefully present this year.
My Present to You (Giveaway!)
Part of being grateful is thanking you, dear reader, for being here! I thought it would be so much fun to do another lovely giveaway in celebration of myself and this blog:) Now onto the prizes!
1. “Heal While You Sleep: Soothing All Ages Through Blissful Meditation” Download
“Heal While You Sleep” is a 40 minute guided meditation for adults, children, and families. Using the calming elements of nature, this meditation will take you deep within yourself, healing all of your energy points (also known as chakras) from your roots to your crown. Included in this session is a wonderful blend of key notes that are crucial to the cleansing of each energy point. By using this meditation during your bedtime ritual, you will be able to bring your body into a relaxed state, as well as your mind and spirit (and on a deeper level, your cellular memory).
This promotes a peaceful and full nights rest, allowing you to awake feeling refreshed and restored. You’ll be able to heal, from the comfort of your own bedroom, as you are guided into an imaginary nature walk filled with blissful imagery and powerful affirmations.
2. Black Zodiac Horoscope Tapestry
Earlier this week I decided to gift myself with this AMAZING zodiac tapestry. I absolutely love it and it’s even more beautiful in person than online! So while I was adding it to my cart I figured I might as well add two, and gift this beautiful piece of work to one of you!
Giveaway details: Must be 18 years old to enter. Giveaway open to United States and Canada only. Giveaway runs from 12:00 am January 20th 2016- 12:00 am February 3rd, 2016 (EST). Winner will be contacted through email and be shared on social media with permission. No purchase necessary. Email addresses entered for the mailing list will not be used in any other way.
Thank you so much for being part of my experience! Best of luck!