10665066_10152682975646211_862286250960980589_n "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of." Jim Rohn

Happy (holiday) Monday!

I came across this photo yesterday and just had to share it. As we approach a new season it's easy to get overwhelmed with changes, the determination to tackle new goals, and to break free from summers fleeting freedom. I find the fall season more full of drive and motivation than January. 1st. I don't believe in resolutions, but tackling each day as a gift, chance for new opportunities and having the best day yet. But in the midst of all of this I still find myself trying to tackle too much, talking about taking big steps, yet not following through on the action it requires or being paralyzed by fear.

So this month I'm committing to simply being in the now, and relishing in the simple things (the above quote!). Writing down what my most important goals are for the month and starting NOW! It's too easy for time to pass us by, HELLO Septemeber! I don't have to do the 101 things floating through my head, but focusing on the top three most important things and each day and chiseling away at them. Hard work, passion and action are the only way! You can't wish for it, you must work for it.

Everything is better, easier, and more fulfilling when you love deeper, smile more, and by being kind first and foremost to yourself, but also to everyone around you! Life is sweeter when you give more, and expect nothing in return. Love is free! Spread it freely.

If you are lucky to have today off, I hope it is a sweet one. Relish in the last official days of summer!