Living on Ideas and Inspiration…

I so enjoy the numerous blogs out there –from the inspirational and culturally informative blogs right down to the make-up and style blogs. I realized something ALL these blogs have in common –at least the thriving ones.  I realized all these blogs are full of someone’s ideas and inspiration.

 

In this New Year, as you explore and become re-acquainted with the amazing person you already are (betcha didn’t know I knew this about you huh?!)… Well…as I was saying. As you become more in tuned with your amazingness, I challenge you to write your thoughts down and make it happen.

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Even if you’re not one for officially “journaling”, I still encourage you to take this year to write down everything you want to see happen in your life.  Now, understand, I am not saying that every single thing is going to happen just because you wrote it down.  However, what I am saying is there is something about re-visiting your writings and seeing how much has come to fruition.  It’s almost like it energizes you to keep pushing!  Also, it helps to see where your focus is or where it should be.

Do you want to be debt free? Write down a budget, make a money plan, read and research. You want to travel more, than get the plan written out. (Side Note: Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henrietta Klauser is a good read).  I don’t care if you write something to the effect of “2016, start a blog about…”, then explore what you want to start blogging.  Just do it!  Write down all the things that inspire you and all the ideas you have to get to where you want to go -no matter how extravagant or minimalistic it may be.

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(Disclaimer: This post was also inspired by all those great ideas floating around about what to do with a Powerball lottery win). You are more likely to achieve your own personal goals, without winning the lottery, if you simply get serious about Y-O-U.  Invest those two bucks in a cute notebook.  Write yourself love letters; ramble about the exotic spot you want to visit; explore all your Pinterest ideas (I know you want to try EVERYTHING on there).

 

Care to share one of your Making It Happen in 2016 ideas? I’d love to hear it; comment below.  You can also tweet with the hashtag #MakingItHappen2016. There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting pen to paper and exploring!

Sincerely,

Your Restyled Mom…who is enjoying this adventure, taking notes along the way and #MakingItHappen2016!

 

Shout Out to Your Destiny

Discouragement is always lurking its ugly head around the corner like a stalker.  How many times have you been elated, on a natural high, just thinking about the positive moves you are making or will soon make?  How many times have you had your plan of attack in place and then WHAM!?  Out of nowhere, the sink gets clogged, your child is acting like a total ‘buttmunch”, and/or the ex calls (ironically right when you are getting to your ‘I’ve moved on’ point).   It has happened to us all, but let’s try to start looking at this differently.

When life is hitting you with those sharp, closed fist punches, stand tall and give a Shout Out to Your Destiny!  Sounds strange?  Yeah, I know.  However, there will be things that will come in an attempt to rob you of your joy, your self-motivation, your happy feelings (I really enjoy Frankie Beverly and Maze J). Nevertheless, stand tall and think about the fact that you are destined for greatness, and your greatness is only as great as you are willing to make it.

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Continue reading