My Vision

17 weeks ago I started my vision board. But at the time I couldn’t quite fill an entire white poster board with my dreams because I did not know what exactly I wanted. So I chose to wait until I felt passionate enough to continue. 

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And then suddenly my life took quite a few unexpected turns. Some beautiful, some ugly, but all together they are mine. The recent change of pace has motivated me to continue creating, dreaming, and striving to live my very best life. Within some of my personal struggles I have found a great fighter inside of me. I want to wake up and be proud to take responsibility for the life I live and the things I do. At the end of the day it’s simple: we must be able to go to sleep and be happy with the decisions we make and the person we become.

(and yes I’m aware of my plants slightly brown ends…oops)

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So after a long week at work I came home, took my makeup off, and pulled out my vision board that was partially done. I played my favorite Pandora station and poured myself a glass of wine. And as I scanned through each Oprah, Self, and Womens Health magazine I own I pulled bits and pieces of inspiration that made me take a second look — and this is what I came up with.

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Working on my vision board helped me feel more clear about what I need to do to become the woman I know I can be. It also showed me that Elmers Spray Adhesive belongs in every creative persons home and that my creative go-go juice is (and may always be) Blackbox at its finest.Image

By the way, I easily made 10 paper balls or more out of magazine scraps to keep this stinker occupied until he called it a night.. Image

Last night I realized that there are a lot of things I must do for myself in order to reach my goals but I’m willing and ready to do what it takes.

A few things I will be working on for the rest of 2013 are:

  • Getting outside and just doing it whether it’s a hike, run, or late night walk.
  • Saying yes to every opportunity life gives me
  • Living an all around healthier lifestyle (clean eating, exercise, meditation, and plenty of yoga)
  • Allowing myself to rest when I am over-worked. I have to remember that my tasks will be there when I wake up… checking work emails in bed at midnight is not necessary.
  • Self-love! No more putting my personal needs on the back burner. Learning to treat myself not cheat myself.
  • Don’t settle.
  • Educate myself through the people I surround myself with, the books I read, the songs I hear, the places I go and the meals I eat.
  • Travel. Anywhere and everywhere
  • Express gratitude daily. I want to give back to those who have helped me during my journey.

I also need to remember to be gentle with myself during the process and remember that it’s about the journey, not the destination. So I did my best to get my fingers to stop sticking together so that I could have two girl scout cookies for a midnight snack and then I went to sleep. I would call that a pretty successful night.

I’d like to end on this quote and hopefully it will help get my message across…

“Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.” -Charlie Munger

All my love, Bailey Mikell

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If you really want to fly

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness youpower to your passion.”

Oprah

The Sensitive Rambler

I love Fridays, especially when I thought it came 3 days ago & have been patiently waiting for it’s arrival ever since then. I want to say thank you so much for everyones love, support, and kind words. I have some of the best readers & when I hear from you it absolutely makes my day. Things are  beginning to fall into place with moving & we have finally set an official moving date: 1/1/12. Kelsey & I will drive our little Salt Lake selves to Logan & unpack my things that day. She is truly my rock, I love you sissy. I’m planning on taking a few days off work so I can get all my ducks in a row to start the year off on the right foot (in a beautiful heel, of course). The generosity of my family & friends is incredible, without them I’d be a mess (& in need of a couch, tv, table, chairs, dishes, and much more). At the end of the day it’s comforting to know that no matter what happens my life is made of gems, and that is truly all that matters.

Now, onto a lighter subject. I am infamous for holding onto things, whether it be god-awful brown leggings or being called a ‘fu***** diva’ by someone I once looked up to (as if it were a hateful, disgusting thing to be). So yes, two things that are very silly, but I can’t seem to let go of for the life of me. Now, one of my guilty pleasures is Oprah. Yes, Oprah in general. Sometimes she irritates the hell out of me, and sometimes she makes me sob & blow snot bubbles (not really… okay sometimes). I read this article about things we should let go of and things we shouldn’t let go of. I think we can all relate to some of the things she talks about, so if you have a minute, I’d recommend reading it. You’re probably thinking “Um, ya, if you’d shut your pie hole & give me the link I just might..” So here it is, darlin.

Xoxo, The Sensitive Rambler