Just take the first step

Happy Birthday Mandy!

Happy Birthday Mandy!

It’s been months of blog-free nights.  It actually feels kind of funny sitting here typing away my thoughts.  Kind of like an old healthy habit trying to make it’s way back in. Craving it, wanting it, but not really knowing how to begin.  It’s easy to blow it off one more day.  I’ll start tomorrow, my famous line.  Eating less sugar, drinking more water, practicing more yoga.  You  name it, the list goes on.  I want to write.  I refuse to put it off any longer.  But where do I even start?

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Sometimes it can feel daunting.  The very thought of trying to start.  Of committing to something, knowing that it will be anything but easy at first.  That’s when it’s important to remember this: just start.  No matter how awkward or uncomfortable it may feel. Somewhere, anywhere.  Just start.  If you know what you want, and you know where you want to be, all you have to do is take that first step.  One strong and confident simple step in the direction you choose.  That’s it.  Which is exactly what I’m doing with this post.  Starting.  Creating a new habit.  Creating new momentum.  Creating change.  How else do you think it’s gonna happen?!

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“Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smile with your heart!

(Pictures are from Red Heather, Garibaldi Park, Squamish)

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  1. JT, thank you! Your post was needed today :D

  2. Nice to see you back :-) miss you luv xx

  3. Thank you for writing; feeling lost and confused and not knowing wearing to begin to get back on my path, the words “Just start” are just what i needed to hear., Sometimes a simple phrase can speak directly to the heart.

    with gratitude

  4. What a great post! And yes, you have begun…thanks for the reminder to “just start”.

  5. Good stuff, it’s true, there’s no point in procrastinating what you’ll eventually do, it’d be an interesting endeavor to take a more in-depth look into why we procrastinate. A tempting thing to do would be to find strategies to avoid it, but since it’s a self-created concept, the true solution is to “just do it”.

  6. I have missed your blogs. I can ALWAYS relate to them :-)

  7. Hi! I stumbled across your blog for the first time today after searching for a retired Lululemon item. I am so glad I did. Your blog is amazing, as are your words of encouragement. I am eager to follow you on your journey and feel as I am just settling into a good book. This post in particular was brilliant. Such simple words (Just start) but oh so motivating. I am a 33 year old wife and mother of two, working in law enforcement, struggling to find time to finish school and obtain my own nursing degree. Constantly juggling. Sometimes I think we want to accomplish things but feel like we might be too late in the game. I feel that way often. Thank you for reminding me that it is never too late to go for our dreams.

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