Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Think so hard

Sometimes I think too hard about things.  Doesn't matter the subject or context, can be a brief pain or discomfort I feel, can be the right words to write, might be my grocery list.  Not all the time thankfully, because truth be told I hate feeling worn down from overthinking.  It is one of my very least favorite experiences on a given day.

It's funny particularly thinking of this in regards to writing; for work when I feel this way I think, type, delete, think, type, delete, and berate myself for lack of ability to complete the task at hand.  What?  You don't go through the creative process of "this is great!  This is garbage.  I am garbage!  This isn't so bad.  Hey this is alright."  Just me and Hemingway?  Oh okay.

When I write for leisure like for this space, I often catch myself rereading my words going "wtf, mate?"  In either scenario, I usually come through by just writing "shit" and then combing over.  My advice I guess is keep going, keep writing, scratch it if it just isn't vibing and keep on until it does.  Deep breaths and a 5 minute bout of meditation also works wonders as well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2 of 3 Work it out

There are many distinctions between working in a more corporate type position and working for myself primarily out of a home office.  For one, I get to make breakfast and lunch in the comfort of my kitchen fresh and don't have to lug 7 and a half Tupperware to the office to assemble a halfway decent meal.

I also love that I can set the entire tone for my space be it with music streaming, the temperature, and with mindful exercises.  I'm much more aware of my inner peace levels and throughout a day I often practice various exercises to promote wellness and calm, logical thoughts to get tasks accomplished.  I want to continue on this course more than anything because I feel inspired and grateful most when I'm self aware.

The last couple of days I've felt a little foggier and kind of bleh but it's also been raining here pretty much all day every day for about 2 weeks.  It's messing with me mostly in the sense of my sinuses being out of whack from all that the rain drudges up plus the barometric pressure being off.  Woof.  It's all good though; I'm working on channeling my annoyance and foggy mind into productivity by wellness and self check ins.  So so grateful to have tools and tricks to help in this process.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom

Some days you've got it all together and some days you count down til bedtime in hopes of giving things a fresh go in maƱana.  Take the other day for example; every right I took should have been a left and each time I found opportunity to spill something, misplace something, or get flustered I surely didn't disappoint.  It happens.

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There is something powerful in having an attitude of gratitude and seeing what's often really just silly struggles or aggravations as exactly that, and moving on to hit reset.  It's not always easy but it's worth giving a go.

That's my Wednesday wisdom, folks.  Keep it moving and don't forget to water any plants you're trying not to kill.

Motivated,
M

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#VeryMarriedMunterhegans

Hunter and I are planning our wedding.  We've chosen a date, narrowed down oodles of venues, know our desired cuisine, and have colors and decor in mind.  This is weird.

Hunter and I have been together almost 10 years.  Now, when I say we have been together that long of time already, I mean really, we're one of those couples who committed to together very early on.  We met in college and did the casual dating/bar hopping good time and by 8 months in we got our first apartment.  Now, this was definitely a fast evolvement at the ripe age of 22 but I can honestly say it was one of those amazing fits and it didn't feel nuts at all.its always felt right and for that I am grateful to say it still does.
23 years old!  Babies!
We've been together almost 10 years and engaged for five.  We've said since day one we would have a wedding celebration when we wanted and how we wanted and by god we are.  Our requests are simple: great food, dance producing music, and a good damn time.  We want our friends and family to laugh and dance and love their time with us celebrating us during this milestone we are pursuing.  It's kind of wild to think we're doing this.

Why now?  Glad you asked.  Because we want to and we both giggle and snarl eagerly at the thought of a decade together.  (A decade!  An entirely new generation is upon us!  When did that happen?). Quite honestly, it feels right meeting the 10 year mark and then embarking into the wedded side.  We're also practical humans and it is what it is but there are some things that god forbid they happen, Hunter or I could be prevented from being with the other and having any say in anything.  Not a fun part of adulthood but a consideration none the less.  To surmise, we love one another, and we are happy as we are no matter legal marriage or not, and I think we've had a hell of a good first 10 years together and we are just as eager to see what another will bring.  Boomshakalaka.
Older!  Wiser!  Still chugging from a bottle!  At least it's Mich Ultra now.
I love planning parties and our party is shaping up to surely be a favorite.  I'll share details along the way as they happen.



Yours truly,
#VeryMarriedMunterhegans

Pepper Knows

I wonder if pepper remembers her life with just the boy.  Ya know, before she met me, her mother.  I had a friend once say dogs don't have a memory.  They don't understand us, they understand tone.  This friend said you could basically say god awful things to a dog but in an upbeat tone and they would wag their tails and come to you happily.  I call bularky.

My girls know so much.  They do understand us.  I mean, we have to spell out some words because they understand so well.  We rile Roni up with certain catch phrases and she's a lunatic.  She's like the scrappy little friend at the bar who jumps on someone's back when you're trying to leave.  We watch her tune in to what we say when we're taking about her or Pepper.  She gets it.

So, back to the question at hand, does Pepper remember life when it was her and the boy only?  She and I definitely have a bond; she's my protector and my bear sized pillow, and truly a ride or die homie, but there is something extra she loves about her boy.  Either way, I'm happy she's ours and we hers.
 

What do you think dogs know?

Woof,
M

Thursday, May 25, 2017

An ideal day

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The other day was a nice embodiment of a successful day full of productivity and grace and for preservation of tips and tricks to ensure more of them, I thought I'd blog about it.  Specifically, what goes into my ideal schedule:

Early to rise: I love waking up before my alarm.  I've read before this can be a sign of being well rested and I can attest this is usually how I feel when it happens.  At 6:45am, I am stirring to get up and on to my day.

Sip and smooth: hot lemon water for the win.  This is not groundbreaking insight because this is a common beverage of choice for many for varying reasons.  I love it early morning, it just makes my whole body wake up and induces a calmness that clears my mind to take on the tasks before me.  I try to meditate at this point as well, nothing too crazed or in depth, mostly simple thoughts and intentions I set forth while taking time to breathe.

Start 'er up: I get my work station and computer going and my to do lists in front of me and I align on what will be completed first, later, tomorrow and so forth.  I'm a big fan of crossing off items on lists and completing and updating them actively.  It really is the little things.  I love spending hours organizing, creating and working to bring client visions to life.

House of mmmm: I absolutely love being able to cook fresh meals often due to working for myself from home.  I take pride in creating healthy and flavorful meals and it's such a good feeling to be able to do so.

Work it out: In Florida, especially during summertime, rainstorms in the afternoon are quite common.  I loveeeeee hitting the pavement for a good sweat sesh after this glorious occurrence.  The smells, feel in the air, and yes, the coolness it helps drop over our sunshiny existence.  The timing lines up where it's around the end of my standard workday and it's pretty glorious to step away and enjoy good old exercise.  

Tuckered: when work and play are done, a strong hot shower and bed are where it's at.  We like to watch news programs in the evening #bcwereover30 now and honestly I like staying informed.  We enjoy Tucker and Hannity the most and I also factor in some Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds because I like my world problems in the form of resolution within a 53 minute window.

Things also worth mentioning regarding an ideal day for me:

I am highly optimistic and full of gratefulness for every day I wake up and my friends and family and loved ones wake up happy and healthy.  I appreciate all aspects of what a day may lend including client meetups, running errands, grabbing lunch with a friend, I even love grocery shopping.  Actually, I really love grocery shopping.  This post just outlines what I consider an exceptionally awesome day.

What's your ideal day?


Until we meet again,
M

Monday, May 22, 2017

Create, Drive, Passion

Pic has zero to do with post; Roni on guard is pretty freaking cute though.


Some days I have so much to say and I long for this outlet.  I have a constant note page open in my phone appropriately titled "blog ideas".  While at a recent sporting event, I was definitely in the moment and rooting for our beloved OC Lions, but I also found myself eager to write and felt a surge for doing so.  Ideas were coming to me left and right and back to center again, almost in sync with the movement happening in front of me I suppose.  I kept thinking of grabbing my phone out and scribbling ideas because it felt like they were hitting me in rapid pace.

Since I write content for a living and am always developing material for usually an assigned purpose, I like this space being available.  I've always said this ol' blog is for me and my thoughts and I'll be, it surely is.  I think I want to either find a writing challenge or create one for myself.  Like a 30 day challenge with themes for a day.  I feel such a pull to be here and I want to act on this creative push I'm feeling, too.

Anyhow, it's a good day to have a good day so go have one!  Stay creative and driven and passionate!!

Until we meet again,
M