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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 315 :: who you are – 50 days to go

11 Nov


{trust}  

There are 50 days left of The Promise 365!

If there is anything this blog has taught me over the past nine years, it is who I and who I am not. As this promise began it was to take care of my head, heart, body, and soul but as it neared the end, it began to unveil who I really am and what I am made of. 

For one thing, I believed my entire life that I was part Native American. It was a story told by my family and my mother about her mother and so on. When I took the 23 and Me test last year, I couldn’t believe the results. I was more French than German (which my last name hails from Germany) and more British than I ever knew. The Irish part was not a surprise but the fact that I have absolutely ZERO Native American lineage is astounding.

While that is all very interesting (to me) and an adventure in genetics and ancestry, what I have really learned over these past nine years is who I am as a person.

I am dogged and dedicated. I never expected to blog every single night for nine years but I have (and will) and if nothing else I have learned that nothing can stop me when I put my mind and heart into it.

I am soft and hard in all the right places. While my body has fluctuated and I am a few organs short of a full set now, I have learned that my heart is softer than I ever knew it could be. I have learned so many lessons in love and gained new insights in loving (myself and others). But I am hard in all the right ways, sometimes stubborn, but all for the right reasons. 

I am positive. Maybe not a surprise since I was voted “Most Likely To Be Positive In A Nuclear Holocaust” in college, but when you force yourself to write every single night you begin to see patterns. The pattern I have weaved is one of wanting to leave a little more sunshine than rain. I have collected up inspiration wherever I found it and shared it with you – even on my darkest nights when I couldn’t face my own sad moments. Maybe that was in part to make myself feel better but I genuinely, absolutely, positively believe the glass is better when it’s half full. Because doesn’t the world need more hope? 

In all these years, I have learned so much about who I really am. And after all that, I can positively say it’s good to know, who you are and who you are not. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 309 :: trust inner knowings

5 Nov


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As I sit in the Naples airport I feel how long it has been since I have been here. Many, many years. This blog started nine years ago. It was nine years ago that we moved to Florida and it was nine years ago that I made my first promise, not to shop for an entire year. That year turned into nine and that move turned into six more.

So now I sit back in an airport, writing my blog. Just a normal night for me. This blog started as a way to keep me accountable to my goal. I could have never guessed that it would follow me around for almost a decade into the future. 

Nine is a sacred number in many ways. 

In NumerologyNumber 9 is the symbol of wisdom and initiation. It is the last number before the next harmony.

In Chinese culture – Nine (九 pinyin jiǔ) is considered a good number in Chinese culture because it sounds the same as the word “long-lasting” (久 pinyin jiǔ). Nine is strongly associated with the Chinese dragon, a symbol of magic and power.

In Angel Numbers, Number 9 is a sign from the angels that your life path and soul mission involve being of service to humanity through the use of your natural skills and talents. Angel Number 9 suggests that you are a natural lightworker and encourages you to look to ways to serve others in positively uplifting ways

For me, Number 9 is a symbol of trust. I am trusting the inner knowings deep inside of me. The whispers telling me that it is time to make space for new adventures. The trust in knowing that this will be the last year of The Promise 365. I will finish out this year sharing what I have learned and where this blog has led me.

It started as a way to take care of my head, heart, body, and soul. And that it has, beyond my imagination. I will allow it to take me to the grand finale of 2019 (another nine number!) and carry with it all the lessons I have learned along the way.

Starting tomorrow, I will count down to the New Year by sharing highlights from these last nine years. I hope you come along for the journey! 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 279 :: lovemore fearless trust

8 Oct


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I was thinking about trust today… and how much it relates to being fearless. To trust wholly and completely leaves no room for fear. It brought me back to my year of Lovemore Fearless, where we swam with sharks and rafted the Grand Canyon. Trust is closely related to being fearless, and there are no compromises in a fearless life.  

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 272 :: happy

1 Oct

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I laughed a lot today. At a doctor’s appointment no less. I had my annual exam and pap smear, which I find to be the funniest word ever. Smear. Like it’s some sort of topping for toast. It isn’t, by the way, in case you have never had one.  

Right before the pap smear ensued I was asked to dress down and don the fabled paper gown. So I did, except for my bra, because you know, the girls are fake so it doesn’t matter anymore. I guess I forgot to tell my new doctor this because when she started my annual exam she opened up my gown and frowned at me. “Why are you wearing your bra?” 

I looked at her and laughed. “Oh, I forgot to tell you, these are fake.” 

She laughed. I laughed even harder.
Then she said, “You’re right, don’t need to examine those.” 

As we laughed even harder I realized that I forgot to tell her something else. Two night ago I did a body scrub made with Turmeric which turned the bathtub and my toes and fingers temporarily yellow. As I explained this to my new doctor I warned her that I may have other skin parts that were yellow from it too, so not to be alarmed. 

She laughed again.  
I laughed all the way through the procedure. 
She called me “Tumeric Toes.”
And then we laughed some more. 

I have never had more fun at a doctor’s office. Or laughed harder. Which is a welcome change in my life and truly underscores the theory that laughter is the best medicine. 

And, joy is a simple thing. A very powerful, simple thing. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 60 :: loving more

2 Mar
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On this Friday night, I’m just thinking about love — and how much it relates to joy. Someone asked me last week the difference between pleasure and joy? And I’m thinking about the difference between love and joy. All so very similar… on the same plane and in the same range. But so very different.

At the core of them all, I still find love. And so tonight, I’m still thinking about love — and loving more.  

Period.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 35 :: oh, gandhi

4 Feb

Kindness.

Just. This. Tonight. Enough. Said.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie
P.S. Kindness Challenge #5: Listen Deeply
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • There is Listening. And there is Listening… and THEN there is LISTENING. 
  • How deeply can you listen this week?

{gentle?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 112 :: no fear friday

22 Apr

Day 112: Fearless.

My tummy is full. So is my heart. Tonight I enjoyed a little dinnertime conversation at what is becoming my standard Filling Station. Thanks for dinner Jaynane!! It was a fun surprise. The best of surprises are the good ones from those you love, don’t you think?

Anyhoo…. the table asked us this:

So tonight I ask you this… what would you love to do if you didn’t have any fear?
Happy Friday!
More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

P.S. Yoga coming up next…. if my tummy can handle it! I need a pose for digestion 😉

{no fear?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 280 :: fearless help

12 Oct
Today’s Bliss…..moving in.

It’s our first night in our new state of being. New place. New state.

And I couldn’t have done it without so much help. From friends and family and a few people in between. Asking for help isn’t always easy for me… It feels like towing a blurry line between being too needy and too whiny, of which I hate to be either. And yet, it feels so incredibly good to have support.

And that reminds me of this:
My friend Diane loves four letter words. It’s a game she plays. And tonight I’m reflecting on the four letters that spell H.E.L.P. Asking for help isn’t always easy, but it makes my life so much easier.

So tonight, I’m reminded that there’s a bit of love and bit of fearlessness in both giving and accepting assistance. And maybe that’s partly what bliss is made of?

So thank you – friends and family – you know who you are.

And I love you dearly.
Lovemore. Fearless.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
{fearless?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 246 :: priceless bliss

9 Sep
Tonight, this is my BLISS:

Doctor’s Appointment = 30 minutes
Time spent driving to and from doctor’s appointment = 8 hours
Slug Bugs seen on the way = 30
Receiving a clean bill of health for another year = PRICELESS!

The girls are back in town.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
 {feeling grateful?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 45 :: heart-shaped bliss

14 Feb
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is what I woke up to. It was a total surprise.  The pancakes and the strawberries are heart shaped. Thank you Justin!

Oh, la la! Talk about thoughtful bliss.

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More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

  {happy valentine’s day!}
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