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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 79 :: trust the adventure

21 Mar

{trust} 

I find myself in Chicago tonight, it’s another travel day. Which means an adventure. Today’s adventure started off with my Uber driver canceling my ride to Logan Airport. It’s okay, I just called another UBER and made it to the airport just a little late. I still had time.

Then my bag was pulled in the airport security line for inspection.  I waited behind two other people waiting for their bags to be inspected. The first was a young mother with a bag full of breast milk. As the security guard inspected her bag the breast milk spilled all over the security table which took extra time to clean up. Then the next woman in line had a bag full of hairspray and soda. As I stood in line waiting, not very patiently, for my turn I couldn’t help but chastise these poor bag packers and vacation planners standing in line ahead of me as the time ticked away to take off. 

Finally, it was my turn and the security guard picked up my bag. Then she promptly pulled out not a bottle of milk, or hairspray or soda… but a metal tool called a Leatherman.

I gasped, and said, “Oh, my God we have been looking for that thing for weeks! I have no idea how it got in my computer bag…”

The security said, “Do you want to check it in your luggage and go back through security?” I looked at the long line and contemplated what was worse, missing my flight or telling Justin that the Leatherman he had been searching the house up and down for the last two weeks now permanently lived at Logan Airport.

I chose the latter and made my flight. The irony of all it this is that when I spoke to Justin tonight neither of us could figure out how the Leatherman got into my computer bag but both of us agreed that I was the worst offender out of everyone in line (especially the ones I was judging for their poor packing skills). Turns out I was the true idiot packer in line today. 

But it was an adventure. 
Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 51 :: trust is an adventure

21 Feb

{trust} 

Tonight, I am reminded of our trip down the Grand Canyon.

We watched a documentary on the canyon produced by National Geographic. It was mesmerizing and brought me right back to standing on the edge of that magical place, the river, the rocks, the spiders, the massive crevice, the butterflies, the ancient paths, that bright blue water, and the silence. You can read about it here.

It was an adventure of a lifetime. And tonight, the documentary also reminded me of the TRUST you must pack on any adventure.

Trust is an adventure, maybe life’s biggest one. 
Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 210 :: joy at IKEA

29 Jul
{shopping}

Today was an IKEA day. And if you have ever been to IKEA you know it is a full-on field trip (food included!). For me, it provided a few essentials around the new place. Like toilet brushes (for a dollar!). I would call that a success. And joyful. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

 

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 178 :: joy is calling

27 Jun
{answer}

We are watching European Vacation tonight, old school Griswold style.  It has me thinking about great adventures, what makes a great adventure, what adds to it all. I keep coming up with the pursuit of joy. 

What brings you the greatest joy?
May that be your greatest adventure.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 141 :: saturday joy

19 May
{weekend joy}

Today joy has me thinking about beautiful journeys. I travelled to Seattle and back again today, on an acupuncture adventure. Every time I go I have a total and complete sense of serenity. I also get visions.

They come to me as I am on the table. Popping into my head like pictures. Sometimes, they are familiar, like I have seen them before. Maybe a past memory or two. Other times they are foreign and delightful, like a glimpse of my future. 

The past and future are intertwined with a golden thread. I suppose that is what is most beautiful about all journeys. Remembering the past and seeing the future.

Thank you, joy, for the reminder.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 133 :: new adventures

11 May
{joyful}

I love a good adventure.

Maybe that’s why every year I make a promise. It’s always an adventure and usually, not the kind I could expect or anticipate, but somehow yearned for or needed.

This year, I am looking for an adventure of joy. Who knows where it will take me… but isn’t that the key to love? 

What’s your adventure?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 38 :: the joy of dreaming

9 Feb
{dream on}

As this year takes off I am thinking about dreams. Where dreams come from and how they find us. And the joy that comes from making our dreams come true.

I have also been thinking about the inspiration I find in words. I believe that words are medicine. Truly medicine. Words hold a vibration. And that vibration carries through our soul.

So this year, as I think about JOY… creating joy and sharing joy…I have decided to share more words. Here is tonight’s addition: 

Dreams are the gift of our nights and the adventure of our days.

Here’s to your dreams and your joy!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 244 hot, hot, hot

7 Sep

Day 244: Chicago hot.

It’s hot here in Chicago. And I feel like I can’t drink enough water to keep my sweat in balance. I’m convinced 80 degrees in Chicago equals 100 degrees on the West Coast (or the left coast).

I’m so over it. And yet,I like it. Because I know as soon as I go home the pool will be closed. Summer will be over. The leaves will be yellow. And fall will be in full swing.


Hot or not.
It’s the last goodbye to summer.

Which has me thinking about my promise. My year of yoga. My promise to do more for myself. So much has happened and yet, so little has changed. Fall will bring with it a sweeping awareness, as it always does. It is always in October. The month of the harvest. The time when my promise begins to unfold.

And I’m ready for the adventure.
How about you?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YOGA DAY 5 :: the mat

5 Jan

Day 5. Hello Mat. We meet again.

I’m getting to know my yoga mat intimately. My thick, comfy, turquoise mat.

 

And tonight while I was trudging through Day 5 of this Yoga Promise and my longest yoga series yet I thought: What the hell was I thinking? and then… This is going to be a long year. and then… I’m okay. I can do this.


And so it goes. The flood of thoughts that flow through the moments on the mat. I’m sure that I’m going to get use to this. I know every day will get easier with this stretch goal. But in the moment it is sometimes hard to remember.

The good news? My jeans already fit slightly better.
Namaste to that moment.
Thank you, yoga mat.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YOGA DAY 3 :: yoga marathon & sprints

3 Jan

Day 3. I’m sore.

I should have expected this. Sore legs. Sore calves. And I’ve barely even started this year of yoga (366 days for those who are counting).

What have I learned so far? Making a promise to go from Couch Potato to Yogi is a marathon not a sprint. So what’s important to highlight right now? Taking it slow.

And so it was perfect timing that today a friend sent this article my way: 

Reading the article reassured me that I already have everything I need to start this journey:

  • Mat. Check!
  • Heater. Check!
  • Stretchy Yoga Pants That I Will Probably Never Get Out Of. Check!

I have this terrible habit of expecting to jump back in exactly where I left off. I’ve done it with golf (why can’t I remember how to putt?). I’ve done it with running (why can’t I finish a 5k in under 30 minutes?). I’ve done it with math, cooking, card games, naming all 50 state capitals….you get the point.

And now I’m doing it with yoga. Why am I so sore after a few (not very strenuous) yoga moves? And so it goes.

I know muscle memory will return quickly and I’m trying to remember that patience is the most important part of that point. 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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