It's easy for me to make excuses.  Excuses for why I haven't been working out (there isn't a gym in this hotel!  With yoga.  Hot yoga.).  Answers for why I took so long getting ready for New Year's (If I had of gone shopping I would already have an outfit and wouldn't have to reinvent an old one.  DUH.)  Reasons for why it's taken this long to get serious about my photography business. (I don't have.every.single piece of gear I need!).  But they're LAME and there's an easy solution for all of them.  RUN!  FIND A YOGA CLASS.  SAVE MONEY FOR THOSE COVETED LENSES.  SHOP!  Okay, that last one might not seem necessary to you, but it's legit in this girl's world. For the past 2 months Marshall and I have been living out of sorts, jumping hotels, changing from room to room.  We've had to be flexible and make do.  (To include, but not limited to: having Gary the Elf on the Shelf as our sole Christmas decor. Recycling every plastic container or fast food cup we get so we have dishes to eat with.  Taking the bus when the other is using the car).  And it's been kind of fun living with less.  An interesting "challenge" in how we can reinvent our temporary situation.  So why's it so hard to change these BIGGER challenges?  To make use of what I do have?  To stop wasting time and simply take action?  I can almost hear the clock ticking to midnight while Tim Gunn chirps at me to "Make it WORK!".

Because I'm tired of excuses, anxious to do big things, and way sad I'm MUFFIN TOPPING OVER MY FAVORITE JEANS, I'm changing.  So here, in this hotel room in Hawaii, with the tiny little fridge, I'm doing things differently.  I'm going to stop looking at what I don't have, give up excuses, erase the fear, and be thankful for what I do have...and that's the drive to want it all.  "Aren't you the girl who, if she wants it, she finds a way to make it happen?"-Marshall.  Dangit, I AM!  Why'd he have to remind me?


In the wise words of Jack Dawson: "I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count."

To making it count!



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