Monday Mantra: Joy!

“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, “Did you bring joy?” The second was, “Did you find joy?” 

~ Leo Buscalgia

{Image from Mister Hobbes}

Spread Joy!  Happy Monday.

~ Jillian

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Monday Mantra: confined

These days its easy to get caught up in the shuffle of our busy lives.  Pushing things we want to do, aspire to achieve or wish we could overcome to the back burner.  If this past year has taught me anything its to embrace every moment (even the tough ones) because you never know what opportunity is waiting for you around the corner.  Push fear and doubt aside and just be!

” You are confined only by the walls you build yourself “

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Namaste
~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: emerge

I hope this week has helped to remind you that there are so many things to be thankful for in your life!  This time of year can get so crazy preparing for the holidays, visiting with friends and family and dealing with the general hustle and bustle.  Its easy to get so wrapped up!  This marks just about a year that I ventured into a career change and I could not be more Thankful!  What seemed like a terribly stressful time in my life has turned out to be the biggest blessing.  With so many changes happening in the past year I can barely remember what life was like just a year ago.  We have turned a corner in our lives and oh what a beautiful life it is!

“Some changes look negative on the surface
but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life
for something new to emerge”

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Thankful!
~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: purpose

Happy mOnday to you.  I promise that I haven’t completely fallen off the face of the earth (although by my super sporadic posts…you might just think it!)  We are still just settling into life as a family of 3 (well 3 + the doodle that is).

As it is for all women…juggling the different roles we take on in life can be a challenge.  We take on so many different responsibilities sometimes it seems like there is no time.  Balance is forever the challenge.  But I must admit…although my house is not perfectly clean, and i’ve missed out on catching up with my sweet girlfriends lately…juggling this new life is more fun and rewarding then I ever could have imagined!!

“The purpose of life is not to be happy.
It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be 
compassionate,
to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cheers to a messy, tiring and sometimes overwhelming but WONDERFUL life.
~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: Stressed

To say life is a bit crazy around here these days is the understatement of the century.  There is clearly not enough time in the day to get all the things crossed off of the old to do list and by the end of the day i’m usually crawling to bed…but it couldn’t be more wonderful!!  I do wish I had a few extra hours to get some extra snuggles from our little one, spend more time with the husband & our sweet little puppy and catch up with friends and family.  (lets not even start on the other “to do’s” that get left behind)  So all I can do is squeeze the most out of each day and remember to pause and enjoy the moments that make me smile

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are
and remember how blessed you are”

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Soak up as many special moments each day that you can.  take a breathe.  Enjoy what’s happening right now in your life!

~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: Falling into Place

Oh what a year it has been so far.  It would be an understatement to call it a rollercoaster ride that has gotten us to this point.  If this last year has taught me anything, it’s that things happen for a reason and even if you feel like your world is crumbling around you, there is a bigger plan in motion that promises to bring great things.  I am so thankful for everything we have experienced because it has brought us to the most wonderful time in our lives.  We have a sweet little miss that brings unimaginable joy into our lives and I am fortunate enough to spend more time with her then I ever thought I would be able to.  All things fall into place, even if the journey to get there seems a little bumpy.  Looking back, those bumps were totally worth it.

“Sometimes when things are falling apart
they may actually be falling into place”

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Cheers to finding your path, surpassing what you thought would make you the happiest and ending up exactly where you belong.

~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: things we love

Happy Monday to you.  If it feels like time is flying by and its hard to believe its monday again…well you are right!!  I can’t believe it either!  Life has changed just a bit for us in the last few months and I couldn’t be happier.  Even though there are so many things that have been pushed to the side for now, the love and joy (despite the tiredness) from our little one is indescribable.

“We lose ourselves in the things we love, we find ourselves there, too.”

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Embrace whatever it is in your life that make you the happiest!

Cheers & Happy Monday!
~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: how far you can go

Happy Monday to ya!  The past two months have flown by here for us, and I just can’t believe how fast our little miss is growing.  Life has changed in the most amazing ways!  There are so many reasons to be thankful (the most important one happens to be pretty cute too!) and we are truly blessed beyond words.  I never could have imagined how full my heart has become.  I cannot wait to see what is in store for us in the months to come (and I secretly want them to slow down just a bit).

“Take pride in how far you have come and
have faith in how far you can go.”

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Happy Monday
~ Jillian

Monday Mantra: fountain

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  What a beautiful weekend of weather we had here in Georgia.  Finally a little break from the sweltering heat and humidity of the last few weeks!  We were finally able to enjoy being outside and spent the weekend relaxing, playing in the garden and catching up with family and friends.  We want to make sure that our little miss loves the outdoors, so these days you can find us enjoying the summer breeze on a rocking chair outside (if you catch us between naps that is).  So many wonderful things to be thankful for right about now, its hard not to walk around with a big old smile on our faces!

“Be a fountain, not a drain”

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Cheers & Happy Monday
~ Jillian