Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fantastic Finds Boutique Spotlight of the Week

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Happy New Year! What I love about the first days of the New Year and Some Things I'll do differently.

Life is moving right along! It hasn't been the absolute best year of my life, but definitely nowhere near the worst I've ever been! There are good things and bad things that have happened, but I am choosing to focus on only the good for this review. As I've been working on this post during my days at work and when I'm out of work, it's been a little frustrating to get a clear and concrete thought process going. It can be difficult to get coherent thoughts out on paper when you're exhausted from

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Goals and Plans for the New Year (Not resolutions, just plans)

So, as I've said before, I don't plan on making specific New Years resolutions because I don't want to focus on them as a way to be productive, but I do have some specific goals to accomplish because I'm tired of feeling useless and unproductive. As you may know, I've had a store that I've been working on and off on and the blog of course, but I want to build a set plan to get my goals accomplished, especially as we have lots of plans in both our professional and personal life. I'm not going to get into those just yet, as they're very much in the planning stages, but here's a few of the things I feel are important to get a feel for and to start working intensely towards. We don't always have all the time in the world, so getting started now for things you want to do and get done is a very good idea.

Fantastic Finds Boutique is my project and my way to (hopefully) get out of the daily grind of working for a paycheck. I've been working off and on with creating beautiful items that help fix problems one might run into in a beautiful way. As of now I want to begin working on gift ideas that aren't the traditional type of gifts, such as wine lovers baskets, welcome home baskets, first day in your new place baskets, and fancy stone charm bracelets. No two of my hand crafted jewelry items will be the same, and I've been hard at work creating and fashioning beautiful bracelets with unique charms and color combinations. Here's two of my favorite bracelets so far:

I absolutely love these because the colors pop and the charms are just beautiful. I love the amazonite and amethyst combination in the first one and the color interplay with the light blue and grey stone of the second. These most likely will continue to be my favorites of what I've created so far.

Another project I've been working is my handcrafted leather cord necklaces as well. I've hand assembled these and personally picked out all the charms to ensure these are unique and individualized representations of love. I have a few different types already created with more on the way. Heres a few pictures of these works of art:
I absolutely love the charms and they way they look when they're worn and I hope you love them too! Remember, we're reopening on January 25 of this year...

Okay, enough about my store, as there's more that I plan on getting accomplished than just this store. As I've been a member of Young Living for a while, I want to get started learning even more than I knew before about the benefits of Young Living as well as inspiring others to learn how to help take charge of their health and wellness themselves. I love the products and how they help with issues I face on a daily basis.

It's also important to me to continue learning more and investing into the cryptocurrency and regular stock and mutual fund markets. I want to increase my knowledge and holdings into something I can be proud of instead of just a couple dollars here and there, as that will help, but not grow into anything ridiculously large or help me overcome financial difficulties. I have big plans, but am hampered by a lot, including not having a vehicle or the way to earn more income. It is very frustrating!

Another big goal is reaching higher pageviews per month on average than I have had this past year. It's been a very rough year, so I'm happy with what I've accomplished on this blog so far, but I know I'm capable of so much more. There's so much I still need to learn including how to use and create more graphic content for this and other areas! I've done okay with what I've learned so far but I want to do so much more.

As this is kinda long, I want to mention one more area that I want to focus on this year. I want to build up my writing and content marketing products. It's important to me to create value, and building better advertising packages and writing assistance products will help me get to where I want to be. Helping others turn their rough ideas into beautiful works of written art is very important to me.

So, be ready for lots of changes this upcoming year. I'm so excited to share what I'm accomplishing with you and to walk with you in your own transformations! Thank you for reading so far and I'd love to help you out!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

My New Approach to New Years Resolutions

This year, I’m not going to make a list of resolutions to follow. No next year I’m going to do this or that. My resolutions will be simple, because often the most easy to follow or complete things are the ones that are incredibly simple. It’s important to always work towards bettering your character and your attitudes. These are some resolutions that I believe will help create a better life and attitude towards everything.
Seek excellence
Find Joy
The first one seems complicated, but in practice is very much not. Seeking excellence is as simple as working toward goals, living with a defined purpose and set intentions. Seeking excellence is not a one time goal, but a purpose to plan for success and to not live without a defined sense of what you want. This also allows for times where you’re just unmotivated for anything other than laying around. You can simply get up and drink a cup of coffee and clean or do what you are capable of at that particular moment. Excellence is a process…not something that can be completed in a day.
Setting a resolution to live allows you to accept what goes on in your life as simply what it is: a part of life. You can be bitter that you lost income, or that people you care about don’t feel the same about you or you can understand that life is inherently unfair and that we can change our perspective instead of allowing it to break us. Live with the idea that we are here to give value and to appreciate everything, even the negatives. I can tend at times to only see what is going wrong, so resolving to live life is a way to work towards focusing on the wonderful instead of the awful. Everything that happens may not have a reason, but the only thing we are able to control are our own reactions to it and what we do as a result.
Finding joy ties into living life as we are rarely able to control events. We can change how we think about them, and choosing to focus on joy and to create joy in our lives can and often does radically change our overall perspective. I can be negative at times, which is why I feel this is an appropriate goal to have. You can view a life event as crippling and making you helpless, or you can see it as an opportunity to be happy and to focus on the positive aspects. It’s up to you.
So, to conclude, I’d encourage you to view your New Years Resolutions differently this year. Find one attitude that you want to change and work on that instead of “losing weight” or “drinking less”. Those are great resolutions, but personally I believe that changing one’s mindset will naturally spur these intentions to happen naturally as a result of how you think. Allow these resolutions to free you from the prisons of traditional resolutions and to create a better life and perspective. Cheers to 2019 and may your year be useful, profitable, and joyful.

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