Happy May 1st! Celebrate a fresh new month, a new beginning. What are you going to start new today?
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Happy New Year! I love January, it is another new beginning! You can live a life you love-make choices to get you to where you want to be! You can do anything you set your mind to! One thing that helps me in goal setting is to pick a word for the year.
Last year my word was Pursue. 2010 was Create. I encouraged others to think about a word for themselves for the year and frame it and put it in a place they will see every day. I chose my bathroom counter. This year’s word for me is DELVE – as in “Delve in 2012”! I looked up Delve and it means to search for something, or the research or making painstaking inquiries into something.
I have trouble focusing, saying no, over volunteering. I’ve been spread too thin. It has kept me from delving into the areas and relationships where I really want to spend my time. I feel the need to go deeper. Delve. So this is my year.
As I have said before in my Goal setting series, when you set goals for yourself, be specific rather than general. So that is what I am going to do. I encourage you all to think about some things you want to change or learn this year and take steps to do it. I divide up my goal setting into home, business, creative goals and fitness goals. For creative I am going to learn Adobe Illustrator. I know enough to be dangerous! I am going to master it this year through tutorials and mentors. In 2010/11 I ran 2 half marathons with Team in Training to San Francisco and San Diego. Then I got injured over the summer and couldn’t run for 13 weeks. But it was a blessing in disguise because I really got into Yoga. So I am so excited- I have already signed up for the 40 Day Revolution at Inner Peace Yoga in Tulsa starting January 8. (Yoga 6 days a week for 40 days!) I’m Type A, I have to have goals like this. Oooh, maybe that means I really need yoga, huh? For home I plan on having every room in our house reorganized and decluttered by March 31st. That’s a tough one because home organization is ongoing. I am also setting new goals for my business.
So I guess since I have told you a bit about my goals, I have to be accountable, right? It really helps to be accountable to someone. Last year a friend and I were accountable to each other with our weight goals. So feel free to be accountable to me if you want, or a friend. What are some of your goals? It is inspiring to see what everyone comes up with! I am going to be featuring some of my friends soon and their words of wisdom!
Oh, and what is your word for 2012?
Happy December 1st, my friends!
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I have always loved and celebrated the first of the month. It is a fresh start! I look at each month with eagerness and anticipation of what is next. I love learning new things and new friends and adventures. I wish everyone viewed life this way. I am working on spreading that message! I believe each one of you has creativity and talents. That is what the egg represents, your potential inside!
Had lots of new this past week-launched our new website, Happy First, in time for cyber weekend. We still have things to add and change, it is a work in progress. I am having fun learning how to use the new website, loading the store, learning the pages. I love learning new things-but it has fried my brain the past few days! So much new! Been hunched over the computer for days. Good thing I have yoga in my life!
Just in case I didn’t think I had enough to do, we had our first giveaway on our Happy First facebook page last weekend and are doing another one starting today. Giving away fun hoodies to those that sign up under Sweepstakes on the facebook page. Another learning curve to go! And we are running the New Chick contest, having someone come up with our next Chick tee! (see the Notes on facebook or the November blog post).
Another new this week-met a friend through a mutual friend on facebook and so we had lunch on Wednesday and talked nonstop-we had never met before. We have the same life philosophy. I know something great will come out of our new friendship. I will be introducing you to her soon!
So the theme of my post today is do something new! Take a chance! Have fun! Dive in!
Pick the next Chick shirt, and win money for your favorite charity!
Happy First was created to celebrate happiness above all things, and my shirts are designed to be a reminder of my philosophy of Happy First. Are you an “Okie Chick?” “Yoga Chick?” “Tennis Chick?” These are some of the most popular from our “Chick” line, but what would your perfect Happy First shirt say? The “New Chick Contest” is an opportunity for you to share your passion with others. In a few sentences, describe your ideal “Chick” t-shirt. What is happiness to you? Post your words of wisdom on Happy First’s Facebook wall, and the top ten finalists will be chosen on December 19. Then, Happy First fans will choose the winner. The “Chick” with the most inspiring t-shirt will get to wear her happiness on her sleeve. And of course, we’ll send one for a friend, too! Sometimes, the best way to get happy is to make others happy. I am committed to donating a percentage of the proceeds from the winner’s shirt to an organization of her choice. So, let’s be “Creative Chicks!”
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Happy July 1st my friends! Click on the ecard to spread happiness! I just love summer! But I have too much going on! So much to tell you all! Be watching! I am having free shipping special at Happy First! Just enter “freeship” in the promo code upon checkout! Got lots of fun summer tees and new ones coming soon! I am so excited about all that is happening! Join my email list to get the monthly ecards and other news. Will catch up soon!
Happy June 1st my friends! I’m so excited, leaving tomorrow for the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon (half for me) with Team in Training! Trying to pack (in my newly organized closet, yay!). We are having a jersey decorating party at my house tonight with the San Diego team and our incredible coach Becky Gilray! We have purple Team in Training jerseys, and we decorate them for the run. A really special thing we do is pin ribbons with people’s names on them. They are people we are running in honor or memory of that has been affected by a blood cancer. I will take a picture of my jersey for you all to see!
Oh, by the way, if you want to send this Happy June 1st card to others, go to the Love tab on my Happy First site! Celebrate a new month! It’s a new beginning!