Day Four: Bliss 

The definition we were given is:

Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven.

There are many things that make me blissful, my family, my dogs, my camera, a babies laugh, and the ocean to name a few. 

I love Mr Potato Head and I do a blog with him a few times a month.

 

Mr P and I becoming a family


You can check us out on http://www.mrpsadventures.com you won’t be disappointed.

Then there is my latest craze Legos that look  like me and the wife.
  
I’m a big kid at heart! Makes the days go by in a fun way! Geocaching makes me happy as well!

So my bliss is enjoying life!

Ohiophotogrl

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Photo 101, Day Three: Water & Orientation

Water….to me is life. Our body’s are made up of it. We use it to wash our hands to flush the toilet. We actually need water to live.

With that being said as I was waiting to pick up my wife from work it started to rain.

Just a soft light rain but enough to make people drive differently. Enough to make me stop and listen to the drops hit the roof of my car. Enough to make me become aware of my surroundings.

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I took this and focused on the drops and not the hustle and bustle that was going on around meI guess I really needed that few minutes to reground myself today.

 

Home

In the WordPress world I am going to try and do the photo101 challenge.

Here is what I call home….

  
It’s all about chilling with the dogs and just being!

Thanks for taking a look!

Ohiophotogrl

End of year reflection

Where did 2015 go?

As I am sure most of you would agree the year just flew by. There are so many things that I wanted to get done and didn’t…..something always came up.

As I look back at 2015 I am reminded that life is short and to spend time with the family and with friends because you never know how long you will have them on this earth.

I have done better at taking some “me time” and plan to continue that as the next year rolls on in.  I am still working on doing better things for my health.  Starting back at the gym next week.  I had a really bad tendon issue with my foot the last 8 weeks so that slowed me down.  This has been a good thing.  I have learned to be a bit more patient and even worked on some of my hobbies (blogging with Mr P, and wood burning.)

2016 is going to be a year of change for me.  Change in how I look at myself, change in how I run my business and change in how much time and effort I put into giving back.

I plan to continue my writing project I started 2 years ago.  Sending a random note out to people that just need a little pick me up feels amazing.  And who doesn’t want a hand written note instead of a bill!

I will leave one last thought here….Find your happy place and go there when ever you need to!  Its your place!  Find your inner peace and love yourself!  Hard to love others if you don’t love yourself.

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Till Next time!

Ohiophotogrl

The journey

As we each know in our own way, we sometimes take a step forward to take 2 steps back.  I have fallen and gotten back up more times then I can remember but the good news is I have gotten back up.

Physically I have been slowed down to a crawl for the last 3 weeks.  I took my shoe off and caused a tendon in my foot not to be happy.  Moon boot has been on and it is getting better but not as fast as I would like.  With that being said I have been able to get my mind and heart a little better in tune  with what I want to see happen in my life.

I am a procrastinator.  I have all these great ideas and my follow thru has been terrible.  Thru this whole sit on my behind and rest phase of life I have been able to organize my thoughts a bit better and get a grasp on what I need to get better at in this regard.  I am working on getting my cards on Etsy and eBay….Ill share that with you when I get the stores published.  I did become a business last month.

I will be doing better for my health as well. I have put me on the back shelf to get other things done and I am telling you that that is changing.  If I don’t take care of me no one else can.

With that being said I am ready to re commit to giving the world the best me that I can. Be looking for more updates!

One day at a time!

Ohiophotogrl

Been a little while

Sorry for being away so long.  Life has a way of getting in the way of taking a few minutes and regrouping….yeah know.

Anyway…Life is good.  My business is picking up which is a good thing :0)

The weight loss journey has had it ups and downs but I do have this to share:

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In January these were tight and now I can say that I am down pretty much 4 pants sizes.  Scale hasn’t changed much but when I saw this picture it gave me the faith to keep on keeping on.  People tell me all the time that it looks like I am dropping weight….Now I believe them!

Still struggling to give up pop.  Need to work at that a little harder.  More water.  More exercise.  Its almost the cold months so Hopefully I can get back in the grind of things!

Anyway thanks for stopping in!

Ohiophotogrl

Jan is on the way out….

Well the month of January only has about a week left so I thought I would update my life changes.

Last week I am pretty sure I had some of that flu crap that has been going around.  But I will get back in the groove soon!

I got signed up for a web design class that is next week.  Looking forward to getting my photography stuff put on an actual web page.  I even signed up for a digital video class.  I am looking forward to seeing what all I can learn.  They will help me to broadcast my own show.  I have a lot of ideas I just gotta get them all out :0)

I have been drinking a lot more water.  Got signed up for the local gym and have been going 3-5 times a week.  Sure does help get me going in the mornings.  Staying within my calories.  I got a scale.  I am only using it once a week when I measure.  So far 2 pounds gone so we are calling that a win :0)

Been putting together an easy store to sell my cards.  I just gotta get the cards together and a catalog of sorts to keep track of what I have.

I am feeling better and better! life is going well….One day at a time.

 

So far so good

Well the new year is here and it is going well.
Joined the neighborhood Planet Fitness, have gone 2xs even contacted a personal trainer that will get back with me later in the week.
Eating better or at least eating things that are better for me. Adding fruit and veggies to meals is helping feel full :0)
Yesterday it snowed here in the 937. Spent time shoveling and snow blowing. That was a bigger work out then the gym for sure. Now it’s just bitterly cold. Nieces have only had one day of school this week. Guessing they won’t have it tomorrow either. Gonna be even colder tomorrow…brrrrrrrr
I had forgotten how much energy I get from walking in the mornings. I have been cleaning today like no bodies business. It’s been crazy.
Resolutions are going well! I know only 7 days in but you know I feel good about it!
The dogs have been barking and acting crazy all day…they hate the vacuum. After I shut it off this was Luna….

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Silly dog :0)
Looking forward to what this year brings!

End of 2014

Wow what a year.

I received my college degree in May! Never really saw that happening!  Wooop Wooop!

Got to see Sanibell Island. Got to see my first in the wild alligator. He was a pretty quick fella!

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Then there was the Scotty Convention….Where I got to spend some time with some of the Duck Dynasty cast!

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I am truly blessed to have so many people in my life to help me on my journey.

I dropped 14.75 inches off my body in 2014.  Never to be seen again.  I don’t own a scale so that update will come in Feb when I go back to the doctor.

Thank you for being a part of my blogging life.  I have enjoyed sharing stories with you and hearing your comments.  Ive enjoyed getting to know you along the way as well.

Here is to a 2015 that is full of dreams fulfilled and love beyond our imagination. See you next year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

LOVE,

OHIOPHOTOGRL