Monday, 30 July 2012

Well, we survived moving.....

Let's get real for a moment. Have you noticed that I haven't published a blog post in over a month? There is a great reason for why that is so; I have had nothing good to say. It has been a very hard month, with many tears and frustrations and much stress. And guess what? That isn't fun to blog about, since this blog is supposed to motivate me to accomplish my goals and hopefully share helpful tips as I find them.

So next time you read this blog and think, oh wow, this girl really has her whole act together, just remember that I have to take months off at a time, where I can't think of a single thing to write about because I am not accomplishing any goals or doing anything fun.

Which of course is not true. I have accomplished much, such as finding and moving apartments and dealing with tendonitis in my foot. But it is one of those things that you look back on and realize it is good, not something that feels good while doing it.

Which is why I now bring you this post.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

3 Increasing Joy Goals!

I am just back from a great trip to visit many family and friends and a place I love. We had a wonderful two-week vacation and now we are home and getting ready to face the world again. In Edmonton it is extremely hot, and I have a million (well actually about 10, but still!) mosquito bites on my feet that hurt soooo bad. It is nice to sit here and think about the great times we have just had.

For me the chief reason to ever go on vacation is one word: relaxation. Since we are not yet doing all-inclusive retreats with room service and all the amenities and hired staff one could think of, I find that organization is the best way to fake relaxation. The better prepared you are before a trip = less anxiety and more fun you can have!