Stop and breathe

I recently took a trip back out to California and it dawned on me that folks there seem to be consistently in overdrive.

Don’t get me wrong, I Love California. Born, raised, wed and raised my own child there, but it has been nice to live away from the hustle and bustle. Everyone is always tapped in to something and always in such a rush.

Cars zoom in and out of traffic lanes, people push past you to get in line for coffee, airport terminals are crammed with people, it has become a constantly moving and sensory overload environment if you are not in it everyday.

Small bites nowadays. I can take small bites. I love my home state but I also like being less rushed.

DailyPrompt: Rush

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Radiance

A ray of sun

A sparkling light

A bright idea

A smile that fills the room

All are moments of radiant satisfaction.

We need more of these in our daily lives.

DailyPrompt: Radiant

Each time your around- I Blush

I’m never too far from you as you are always in my thoughts. Each time i think about your smile, your eyes, your laugh- I blush.

After all these years I still remember the first butterflies in my stomach and the way I was giddy when we met. Flushed cheeks, nervous and excited. Blushed and young each time you get near. Every day, every moment it never gets old.

DailyPrompt: Blush

Just the facts

Fact: I’m tired.

I’m tired of people who don’t believe me when I tell them something.

Fact: I try my best at everything I do.

I really do but it gets side stepped by those who have blinders on or only want to see what they want to see my doing.

Fact: I’m actually a really nice person.

I only get labeled by people because everyone has a bad day every now and then and when I have a bad day I’m a bit more vocal than most. It is who I am- aren’t we suppose to be ‘real people’?

Fact: I’m a hard worker who deserves to be recognized for the work I do.

It doesn’t always happen though so I just keep doing my work day by day as I should.

Fact: I should smile more.

I want to but I need something to smile more about.

These are just some of my facts that I have to share. We could all write about other things but what are you experiencing each day. What is one fact. I’m listening.

DailyPrompt: Fact

Looking to the Horizon

It is a new year, a new month and a time for us to look forward.

Often times we let things linger, fester and follow us from year to year. This year is a time to be forward-thinking and move on. Let the sunset on the horizon of 2017 and all that has happened in the past and start new. We are 20 days in to a new beginning- start fresh.

It is a goal of mine to let it go this year. I’ve already let go of those people who have caused me grief and harm in the past year. I’m starting over this year and beginning fresh. I’m looking forward to the new year and new adventures.

I have a new horizon to hang my hat on.

DailyPrompt: Horizon

Use of a word

We can think about the word Agile a couple different way.

“That cheetah is so Agile. Look at how it lunges forward to grab its prey.”

Or

“We use the Agile method in our software company to complete our work and get to the bottom of our daily tasks. It helps us move product forward and out the door.”

How do you use Agile on a daily basis?

I use the later.

DailyPrompt: Agile

Always find a way through

As I sat in a meeting recently I wondered that there has to be something missing. A loophole maybe. You always hear about companies trying to figure out what is missing and they need to figure out, so I began to wonder, ‘how can we fill in the loopholes in our own lives?’

I took a look at my every day events. While it was filled with meetings, emails and issues, there was still a loophole in being able to get things done. How was I going to complete everything I thought. Well, it was in rearranging my day. My loophole was in how I went about things. I found that I wasn’t making the most of my day to day. I started by carving out time to turn off email to get things done. Create client docs, do tasks that needed to get done, prepare for meetings, etc. then do emails and get through tickets as I needed. The biggest thing I was forgetting that was causing a major loophole for me was taking time for me. Once I was able to tie it altogether I was more connected and centered.

I tell you all this because being that it is a new year, reevaluate your daily grind. Look at where you may have a loophole as well.

You never know how it will impact your day to day.

Daily Prompt: Loophole