Just GO

Adventure…

Adventure….

The word alone stirs up feelings of wonder and beautiful moments to come.
In less than 5 days, my family will be heading out on an adventure…  Three weeks of exploring… Together.  All four of us…. Two teen girls and their parents!  And it’s going to be AWESOME!

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We are taking a trip to Portugal…
Ah yes, blue skies… beautiful beaches…  cobblestone roads… castles…  the most delicious pastries….  AND most importantly, I get to visit with my darling, huge family!
We are  heading on an adventure…To breathe in deeply of a new place.
To make memories and spend quality time with those I love.

I travel because it wakes me up.
It’s a little scary… and a lot of joy…
It opens me up to see new things and I engage in a whole new way.
It’s a completely IMMERSIVE experience. Only that moment matters.
The busyness of everyday life is gently silenced and is quickly replaced by my desire to absorb all the beauty surrounding me. I feel like my body is suddenly more aware, and I don’t want to miss a moment.
Travel takes me where I need to be emotionally.
It reminds me of sacred moments and intentional living.
It speaks of freedom and purpose.
It shows me beauty in diversity and deepens my cultural experiences.
So here is the thing I am learning about ADVENTURE.  It doesn’t have to be about traveling to far-away places.  It’s about living with intention.  Adventure could be waiting right outside your door.  It’s about opening yourself to new new ideas and experiences.  It’s about taking a chance and living with no regrets.  Its about saying no to fear, and yes to enthusiasm and new things.

So, dear friends…
I invite you to ask yourself:  what’s next on your adventure list?
Go on, dream big, or small… Make that list.
and then… JUST GO!

Just GO

Deepen your intentional living spirit.
With Love,
Sharon

ADVENTURE. It doesn’t have to be about traveling to far-away places. It’s about living with intention.
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PlayorBust

Play or Bust!

I think it’s safe to say that summer is officially here! Kiddos are out of school, the heat has arrived {to stay}, the air conditioner is running {non-stop}, and I’m finding that all I want to do is PLAY! The hard decision making has shifted from balancing school activities, family and sports; to planning adventures, road trips, which beach should we go to? and where can we explore next?

Rough…I know.

But we often forget to make play-time a priority… It takes intentionality to choose ‘play’ time over ‘get things done’ time. And yes, sometimes we just have to cross that to-do off our list {or if you’re anything like me…lists}, and yes, sometimes work needs to take precedence…

My hope for you as you move into summer, is to encourage you to remember what it feels like to play. Find that child-like spirit that lives in all of us and let it burst out of you! Rediscover your heartsong and sing it as loud as you can! Pick that one place you’ve always wanted to go…and go! {And when you get there, don’t forget to send us a picture ( or ), so we can share in the adventure with you!}

And if you need a little kick start…

Here are 6 words I use as motivators to create more play-time in my life:

PlayorBust

Wishing you a summer-time full of good ol’ PLAY-time!!

Hugs!

michaela:-)

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