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JAMIE'S BLOG – YEAR 9 today – 26 days to go

5 Dec


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There are 26 days left of The Promise 365!

If there is anything that blogging for nine years has taught me it is this — appreciate today. Each day. Every day. I know there will be times that I will miss the process of writing this blog and capturing all the beauty and adventure of each day. Because that has been the gift over these last nine years. Capturing the fun moments, the funny mishaps, the small gifts, and the big, life-changing experiences!

If there is any advice I could possibly share after these nine years, it would be this: dedicate yourself to today.  Or you might miss it.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 don’t give up – 36 days to go

25 Nov


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There are 36 days left of The Promise 365!

You can do this. You can do anything. That has been my mantra for nine years.

You got this.
I have said this phrase to myself many times over the years. Which brings me to tonight’s lesson. Don’t give up on yourself.

There have been times where I have been pushed to believe in myself, even when nobody else did. There was one note I received in the first week of my second year of blogging. Basically, a reader who unsubscribed from this blog wrote me a scathing note, letting me know I had let her down. She didn’t find my writing interesting anymore. She thought I had “lost appeal.”

Everyone is welcome to their own opinion. But this comment really threw me. It hurt. I had been sharing my daily life goals and had such encouragement from readers, friends and family. Her comment not only hurt, it made me second guess myself, my writing, my message, my promise. 

In many ways, it was a gift.

She gave me a tiny dose of disappointment but she couldn’t take away my commitment. Or my promise. Or my experience. These are all things that only I control, create and share with the world. 

In the grand scheme of life, this is just a tiny blip on the radar of self-doubt. But it was a big lesson in believing in myself and my goals. 

If there is anything that I can offer to you now… nine years later… it is this: Don’t give up on yourself. 

You got this.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 321 :: daily thoughts – 41 days to go

20 Nov

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There are 41 days left of The Promise 365!  

I started this blog (nine years ago) with one thought in my mind — you can do anything for one year. This is the excerpt from one of the first blog posts I ever made, Day 6

Someone once told me you can do anything for one year.

At the time I heard her say this, I was skeptical. Very skeptical. Possibly because I was just 20 years old, still in college and living on an erratic schedule of school-on and school-off, summer break and J-term days.

Quite possibly, it was also because she was describing her time in the Peace Corp living without food and eating bugs.

That’s what I said nine years ago. Today I would say something different. You can do anything for one year holds a much deeper meaning to me now, on this side of this promise. 

It is true that you can force yourself to experience something new like eating bugs, and that is significant. I believe in pushing yourself to your edge. But, what I have learned over these past nine years is this: when you make a commitment, and show up, and then keep showing up, your own personal truth will reveal itself to you. 

You might learn that you are resilient, or patient, or creative. You may find what fires you up, slows you down and stops you in your tracks. You might also learn that the adventure of life is full of lessons that you will miss if you don’t have a moment to reflect.

And that is the power of this promise. You can do anything for one year — and you will benefit from it for the rest of your life. 

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More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 284 :: trust

13 Oct

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I’m listening to an amazing program from MindValley. It’s about reprogramming your mind for total success and in the latest presentation, the message was to make what is unknown known and to make what is familiar unfamiliar. 

The timing couldn’t be more perfect. Today we started our cleanse (even though Brady started his yesterday). This means my familiar sweets, chocolates, and sugars will now have to become unfamiliar for at least a few weeks. Until then, I will make vegetables and green shakes my familiars. 

Here’s to the next 40 days!
Trust what you know, and know what you want. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 282 :: trust the weekend

11 Oct


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And here we have the weekend! I have no other words except for these…

Have a fabulous weekend! 

Trust me!
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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. 

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 262 :: lighting up

19 Sep

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Day Two in Austin and still not bats. But there were lights… in my drink.   

Thank you, Austin, for lighting up my week and reminding me that light can come from the most unexpected places. And, isn’t that the best form of inspiration? 

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 260 :: be bright

17 Sep

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Tonight the words floating through my head are this: Trust in your brightness. 

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Be bright, be bold, be here, all in. 

Trust me!
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 258 :: smores

15 Sep

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There is something celebratory about a campfire and smores. It was the best way to close out this year’s girls weekend. With fire burning and embers heating glorious and gooey marshmallows and chocolate and graham crackers, the fire crackles as the moment takes over my soul. 

I am in the moment with friends and fire.
And then, there are the smores. Mmmmmm…. smores!

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 253 :: trust on high

11 Sep


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This may be the only high roller experience I have in Vegas (ever) and certainly on this trip: 

Maybe it takes a lot of trust to hang high in the sky on a Ferris wheel no less. But it’s worth the view. Isn’t it always?

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