Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Living with Purpose

This may be long...
            Have you ever looked at your self in the mirror and thought what am I doing? Well that is where I am. Of course, I have been here before, but the answers were relatively easy to find. I am wife, mother, homeschooler, grandmother, you know fill in the blank... However, things are about to change rapidly in my house. My husband has retired and is back in school. So our finances have decreased to a tiny puddle, possibly a mud hole (we did prepare for this time). My children will all be parting ways, as they move on in life. Two will remain here in Colorado and one is moving to the Pacific Northwest, taking all the wee ones. So our nest will be empty. And the final change most likely the biggest is my husband I will be moving back to California, into a small apartment. So not only will my children be out of the nest, they will be 15 hours away. Needless to say I have been an emotional basket case. At least I have five more months with most of them.
            So yes, when I look in the mirror, I honestly wonder what am I doing, what am I going to do??? So here I am, writing to help ease the pain, confusion and at times joy that I feel.
            My husband urged me to take up a hobby to serve as a diversion and give me something to do during this transition. So this is where I have landed thinking about living my life with purpose. That is my one goal this year! Not a resolution, I don’t make them, because I never keep them. I want to find out who I am. Maybe you are in the same place…
            This year I want to learn about my style both in fashion, and in the home. In a sense cultivate the true me. I want to actually read the millions books that I have collected, instead of just dust them. I want to make use of my pinterest board, instead of just pinning and gazing over all the beauty out there.
I WANT TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST! I want to KNOW who I am. Therefore, I am going to live life on Purpose. So come along and find out with me, it may not be pretty or witty but it will be real.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Finding Beauty

This weeks inspiration

I hope you enjoy this weeks inspiration. January can be a bleak month look for new ways to bring joy into your life. Please share what you find inspiring?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Loving today...

My new water color app. 

These are pictures taken at my husbands family home. I loved the originals but I must say I love the water color even more. The app is waterlogue. I highly recommend this little app.