It’s Been a While!


Hey hey! I’m back!! I know, it’s been a loooooooooooong time since I’ve posted anything. But I’m really wanting to get back into blogging. I have a ton of stuff going on right now in my life, so I feel like I have so much more to say now. I’m still working full-time at the same company I’ve been at since 2011. But I’m doing more than just working and going home. I think I was stuck in depression and withdrawal mode for the longest time. A couple years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, so I still have my ups and downs. But I feel like I’m managing it a little better now. I went through a bunch of medications trying to find the best one for me. In the end though, the medications did nothing for me for the long-term. They were like quick fixes and then they didn’t work anymore. So, I am currently not on any medications to manage my bipolar disorder. Now, I’m not telling you that’s the right choice for everyone, but it was the right choice for me for this time in my life.


But enough about disorders and medications! All of that was to say that I’ve finally reached a point in my life were I feel like I’m balancing everything fairly well. I work full-time. I’m a homemaker and I’m managing that (for the most part ?). I’m an avid reader – I’ll read anything I can get my hands on. I still love Thrive and talk about it with anyone who will listen. And my newest obsession – essential oils. I just started exploring oils, but so far I love everything about them!

So I’ll probably be posting about each of these topics sooner or later. If there’s anything in particular y’all want to read about, just let me know with a comment here. I’m going to do my best to get into a regular posting schedule, so I’ll need plenty of ideas.

Here’s to a new start for my blog!

My One Word

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Peace
/pēs/
noun

freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
“you can while away an hour or two in peace and seclusion”

synonyms:

tranquility, calm, restfulness, peace and quiet,peacefulness, quiet, quietness

 

I know it’s been a while since I last posted but I went from having no inspiration to having too many ideas to write about! I’ll start with my One Word for 2016. I mentioned in a previous post that I usually choose a word to center my whole year around. I pray about it and meditate on it and eventually the word comes to me. This year’s word took much longer to be chosen than in the past. I’m hoping that’s a good sign and means I really need to pay attention to it.

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My word for this year is peace. It’s very fitting considering the devotional I received over Christmas is Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. Add in my Miracle Morning routine and my mornings have become very peaceful lately. Now to add peace to the rest of my day.

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I’ve got some super secret plans in the works to help me find that peace I’m looking for in my work life, but it’s a very long term plan. Now I just need to find ways to be more peaceful in my relationships and home life. This is another time that prayer and meditation are helpful.

So, do you have one word for the year? Let me know in the comments!

Bryanna

 

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year yall!


Do you have New Year’s Resolutions? I don’t. I have goals. And plans…lots of plans. One of my goals is to complete the Miracle Morning Life SAVERS every morning. That book was inspiring and had a huge impact on me. Another goal is to read a devotional every day from the book I mentioned in my last post. Career-wise, I want to become a 12k VIP with Le-Vel by the end of the year. So if you’re ready to Thrive, let me know! These are just a few of the goals I have for the year. I’ll be making goals each month, also.

Have you had trouble sticking with your resolutions you make each year? Maybe you need to make goals like I do. What do you want to happen this year? What are some steps you can take each month, each week, each day to make those goals happen? If you need help making goals, feel free to comment or message me! I love helping other people! And if you need help meeting your goals, whether they’re financial, health, or fitness related, I can help with that too!

Another thing I tend to do each year is pick one word to center the whole year around. I haven’t chosen my word for 2016 yet. But I’ll continue to meditate and pray about it and it will come to me. I don’t like to rush into picking my word, I like for it to be meaningful. If you want to try it and need some suggestions, check out myoneword.org.