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D.I.Y. Rock Star Rewind: Not just new weather, but new season 💨 ⏰ (July 2022)

Getting my head together….

—Okay, so we’re back from Toronto and, yes! I am AMBITIOUS about ALL the things that I’d like to accomplish today. 😬🤷🏽‍♀️ AND that INCLUDES quite a lot….

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What time is it? ⏰

— Okay, so we’re 2 weeks out from starting my summer vacation, good-fashioned, but I have some VERY definite goals. 📝 —YES! I DID wine and dine freely on this Toronto trip, but I am FINALLY ready to embrace NEW goals, so I have adjusted my thinking to prepare for such. 🧘🏾‍♂️ I want to get healthier, mentally AND physically, so things like de-cluttering, embracing the moment I am in, and following my joy—NOT my self-pity—are going to be the keys to keeping my motor humming. —To THAT end, I started today by keeping my promise to myself of clearing out a BOATLOAD of my old shoes and boots, so that I could find a place of honor for my new shoes. 📝 THAT'S one thing checked off the list. Next, I spot cleaned a little and THAT made me feel better. —Sometimes, it’s the LITTLE things that help do the trick. 🥰

Here are my old shoes

Veggies 🥕

—So, one of the NEXT techniques that I’d like to try is to just embracing fresh fruits and vegetables for a season. Just taking a LOOK at what’s in the produce section and saying that I am going to just ENJOY trying new recipes and flavors that include more vegetables and fruits. 🍓—I mean, it’s ALMOST my watermelon season, so maybe THAT'S an easy way to start. 🍉

231. How to turn your critic into your coach

Literally, the elephant in the room…

—- While I WANT to address my current state of weight, I KNOW me and if it feels like punishment, I am NOT going to want to do it. 😳🙄🤷🏽‍♀️ But if it feels like an exploration, then I am ALL about it, so I am just going to approach it from THAT angle; FULLY KNOWING that this weight will fall off. 😬🙌🏾🏃🏾‍♀️ THAT'S the winning ticket! 👏🏾 –I have to remind myself that I have been here AT LEAST twice before and have gotten back to where I was proud to strut, so I feel confident that I am READY to take that one head on…

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What to leave behind….

—I mean, PART of what I am TRYING to do is to embrace a new season and I TOTALLY feel that. —In fact, THAT'S the reason for saying goodbye to some pretty awesome shoes; MANY of these had a church-based purpose and since the book is OFFICIALLY and FINALLY closed on THAT type of performing, I feel that I can let them go and NOT miss them. —Plus, MOST of them are TOO uncomfortable for work work, so it’s time to let them go. 😬 So, I followed my heart and bagged those motherfuckers up! 💥📝

Here are my new shoes.... 🥳

What to carry with me….

—And as for this new season, it is LIKELY to include more travel, but no return of GearFest, which is weird, but since Indiana has NEVER been a “destination,” I am KINDA celebrating getting that time and money back in circulation for other, more fun vacations. THAT’S where working with the body I have and with my changing feet come in. Since I STILL love walking a bunch, I feel like my feet need to be armed at all times for both style AND comfort. THIS rules out shoes that are meant for JUST standing. So, it is my goal to curate a new batch of kick-ass shoes for where I am now.

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Bring the light… 💡

—-So, THAT'S how I am fixing myself up for good positioning for this new reality, which REALLY is NOT bad. 🧘🏾‍♂️ In fact, I am GRATEFUL to have this new perspective. 💡🙃 It is going to help me thrive where I am at. —And to be COMPLETELY honest, I am NOT wishing for what is past, simply because I feel SO much more wise, and resilient, and able to help our newly-grown kids embrace their BEST lives, and better at building a creative community that I am SO damn proud of! I try to talk through my OWN thinking as far as doing better and hope that they realize that there’s no RIGHT or wrong way to go about things, as long as you are doing the work. —And also help them understand that, in order to “do the work,” you need to get yourself into the right frame of mind. But that once you do those things, you can ONLY be successful, because, like the Everyday is Saturday guy says, “Either you win or you learn.” And that EITHER way, you are ahead of where you were. 🤷🏽‍♀️😊🙌🏾

—So, I am feeling good about all that.

How about you?

What are you feeling good about going into this new season–of the year or of life?

Hey, you KNOW our “secrets” what do you need to unburden yourself of?

Reply to this post to share where you’re at in your creative journey.


Here's what we're excited about this month:


Gab & Jam:

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Song Clips:

166. “Sunday Beckoning” @Martin #Martin #acoustic #guitar

167. “That’s What I Want” @Fender #Fender #Telecaster #guitar

168. “That’s What I Want” Part 2 @Fender #Fender #jazzbass #bass

169. “Make It Work” @Sandberg #Sandberg #bass

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