1. Life should be lived in the present. The past has no place in my today. Life is so beautiful-from the sounds and the smells and the people that moments should be enjoyed as they come.
2. Keep myself centered. Life is filled with stressors, annoyances, conflict, and pain. Here is the thing though: I control how I let all of these things affect me. Nobody else does. This sense of personal responsibility and the realization that I am not a victim to life has shifted the way that I look at circumstances that have greatly weighed me down.
3. I have clear dreams, goals, and aspirations, but when I create a list of how I spend my time on a day-to-day basis, these things don't show up in that day as much as they should. I am committed to purposefully making time to ensure that these things find time into my days because my dreams and goals are pretty awesome, and it would be a shame if I didn't share them with the world.
As I return to Wisconsin, my friends, family, boyfriend, and co-workers will welcome back a bold, trusting, and worthy woman. I am going to close this post with a few quotes that I've found fitting to my "taste of chocolate for the first time" experience. If I can leave you with one thing, it's just to go do something that you've alway wanted-even if it seems unreasonable. Because guess what? You can. There's no better time than now! :)