I am a Work in Progress

I am a Work in Progress.

As long as I put in the Work, I will make Progress.

I will always be a work in progress, and for that I’m thankful.

There is no finish line. There is no quitting. There is no end goal.

There is just more.

More to learn. To grow. To give. To receive. More goals to set once one has been reached.

Everyday I will commit to work.

Work encompasses many areas, and I will remember that my goals are to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Without one of those elements, I can not attain balance.

And balance is required to progress with quality.

I am not a size of clothing, nor a number on a scale. I am not a stereotype nor an age.

I  am so much more than I once believed.

Perfectly imperfect.

I am a happy heart full of gratitude and I will remember that positivity is a choice.

I will choose to be an energy giver, and not a energy taker.

I will live life with my eyes wide open. Inspirational stories walk all around me and their strength and tenacity feeds my soul.

I am grateful for my health and the wealth of love that surrounds me through authentic relationships.

I am thankful for those who share their struggles with a vulnerable spirit yet continue to get back up every time they fall.

Thank you to all those who challenge themselves every time that inner voice of doubt says “I can’t do that“.  I see you crushing your goals, and with every drop of sweat your determination and strength screams: yes I can.

Progress not Perfection.

Where there is progress within challenge, there is pride of accomplishment.

I will forever be a work in progress.

From my heart to yours,


The Best Era of Our Lives

I’ve been thinking about how to live in gratitude lately, and I’ve changed how I think about it.

Living in gratitude has been this elusive state I’ve tried to live within, but there’s always something that throws me off and I think
“well I can’t be grateful for this  ___insert hard life stuff here___
Little by little over time I realize I’m not living with a grateful heart at all.

Today, I was watching Krysta Scoggins’ music video for “I Miss You”…

Watching the story within that video made me realize that we never know in life when we are living in “the best time of our lives” until something changes. Then we look back and think “if only I knew then to enjoy that time and not let it pass so quickly. I wish I had been aware of how blessed I was then”  However, we don’t fully comprehend that until something hard happens and a shift/change in life occurs. Then we start living in a new normal with new blessings to discover down the road. Living in gratitude doesn’t mean life is perfect. Life is shaped by blessings and trials and it’s the trials that make us appreciate the good times.

So I got to thinking, that every time I grumble or moan about some area of my life that’s hard to deal with, instead I’m going to remember that this full-of-life busy home family life, this healthy body that allows me to run and train, this fun chapter of good times with friends…the very stage of my life that is happening Right Now just may be the best era of my life.

If I live in the best era of my life for all of my life, won’t that be something…

From my grateful heart to yours,