Thursday, November 29, 2018

Week 5 - Gratitude Journey - Someone Who Inspires

Prompt: Someone Who Inspires

I have a few people and it's all business related. The first one is Neely at It Starts With Coffee. I have been following her for almost 9-10 years. I loved her blog from the beginning. She is someone that inspires me constantly on blogging. My favorite thing about her is her ZERO f's attitude. I love that about her so much. For this person pleasing person, I care too much.

Fitness related is Danielle Pascente. I have only recently started to follow her but I love her so much! She responds to everything and everyone. I love the community that she has created to include everyone. Fangirl alert: The first time she messaged back I lost it. I was so shocked that she would respond.

Who is inspires you? 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Week 4 - Gratitude Journey - Core Values

Prompt: Core Value

I am loyal to a fault. I think this is both a weakness and strength for me. I am loyal immediately until you get me a reason not to. And by reason, I mean PLENTY of reasons. I give people so many benefit of the doubts.  I also strongly believe in forgiveness. I forget pretty easily until it becomes a trend.

I am loyal at work too. Last week talking about the city where I live prompt I talked about experiences that I learned the hard way. Yep, I was super loyal to a company I worked at. I had my blinders that everything was going great, but they didn't' think so. I give everything to my work. Work is much more than work because I love what I do training people. I love having people in class and creating a community to grow and push each other. I am thankful that I have a few old bosses that see that and give great recommendations.

What is one of your core values you are grateful for? 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Week 3 - Gratitude Journey - City I Live In

Prompt: City I Live In

When I wrote this all out I was living in Seattle, WA. Now I am living in Modesto, CA. Two very different towns that I get to call home on the baseball journey. I have lived in a lot of places on this baseball journey. While some have been AMAZING, and others have horrible.

I was going to write about just Seattle and Modesto, but now I feel like I want to write out our baseball journey.

Modesto, CA: For a New Area

Seattle, WA: Experiences. You have to look out for yourself because no one else will. I learned this lesson HARD twice in Washington.

Des Moines, IA: Self Improvement. I had a great boss who really helped me a lot. You play chess while everyone else is playing checkers he would often tell me.

Charleston, WV: This is probably the hardest place ever to be grateful. So many horrible things happened here. A lot of it I held in for a long time to make his job easier. I really hate using the word hate but that is fair word for how I feel. But that's not the point of this. In Charleston, I am grateful for the people. They taught me how I never want to be or treat others. While I am sure there are some great people in WV I met only 10 of them.

Phoenix, AZ: Contentment. During this time I was super unhappy with myself. It wasn't until almost the end where I was truly happy for our situation and could really focus on lifting other people as well. It's not all competition.

Oklahoma City, Ok: Friends. Seriously the girls that I met during this time I love them. While we have all gone separate ways and don't talk as often as we should. I love these ladies. They taught me so much!

Where do you live and Why are you grateful? 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Gratitude Journey - Week 2 - Current Struggle


Right now my current struggle is my purpose. I feel like we are all here for a reason to leave it better than what we found it. But I have really been struggling on my purpose. I just feel like there is more to life than working with little passion, paying bills, and the dying.

I try not to compare myself to people on social media or in general because most of the time we are only seeing a glimpse and not the whole truth. But some people just have their whole life together and I'm over here going to bed at 9pm because I am bored and nothing else to do.

I see people knowing their passion, a mission statement for life, and living life with so much joy. I am so happy for them but I feel sadness for myself because I want that for my life.

But another current struggle is on the job front. We are settled in Modesto, but now it's time for me to get a job. I filled out over 50 job applications and dropped off 20 in person. This week I have had some interviews but no offers yet. So fingers crossed I hear something soon.

What is your current struggle?


P.S. Don't forget to use the hashtag #thefggratitudejourney.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Contentment Challenge - November - Final Month

This is the last month of the Contentment Challenge. To be 100% honest with you. I have FAILED miserably. October was a tough month. I didn't work on anything towards the past few months. You can out of sight out of mind.

The move from Washington to California was the biggest thing on our mind. We spent a lot of time trying to find a place to live, things for Heisman, job searching for me, telling bosses. You know all the usual things when moving.

Even though this is the last month of The Contentment Challenge I will continue with the Gratitude Journey that started November 1st.

THEME: Intentional

VERSE: 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness

TASK:  Great over Good. My favorite pastor did a sermon series called Better. The overwhelming theme was choosing activities that were great over good. Really thinking about what we say yes to.

Read Hope in the Dark by Craig Groeschel
Start running at least 1 mile per day
10 Things of gratitude daily
Eliminate 100 things from our apartment

This is the last month!! We've got this!!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Gratitude Journey Round 2


I saw Esther from Local Adventurer do this a few years ago. I knew that I would do this sometime in the future. I just didn't know when. Lately I have been feel SUPER overwhelmed and my anxiety has been at an all time high. 

I took some prompts from her and others that I thought would be fun to do. Each week I will post here about the prompt. I will also post on the instagram stories as well. 

WEEK 1: Why I am doing this AGAIN

My anxiety has been at a high level lately. One of my managers at work asked me to tell him one thing I am grateful for. All I could think of I have a job. I have a house. To me all those seem so lame!

I knew deep down in my heart I had more to be grateful for. It reminded me of this journey and 5 to Thrive from Rachel Hollis.

Why are you doing this challenge? Use the hashtag #thefggratitudejourney

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