Hello! I have finally created my own blog. This is an accomplishment in and of itself considering the major slump I'm in right now. You see, I just returned from an experience that is hard to justify with words. I was fortunate enough to attend a retreat in Los Gatos, CA called "An Artful Journey" with Kellie Rae Roberts and Mati Rose McDonough. You'd think my instructors alone would be enough, but, I also made incredible friendships with women from around the globe! I want to keep in close touch with these new friends and most of them have blogs, so I thought what better time to jump in than now! On the plane ride home from California, I started pondering blog names. I didn't want it to be too boring and I wanted to have a name that would stick beyond how I am feeling right now. I came up with Awethentic Living. Yes, I do know how to spell authentic correctly. But, I wanted a blog in which the title represents my journey. Everyday we have a choice. Settle for the status quo, the monotony, and the numb zombie like routine that pays the bills. Or, go through our days with our eyes fully open and work to create the life you dream of. I want to choose the later, to be authentic, but in the day to day hustle and bustle, my authenticity can be comprimised simply in order to survive.
Hence, the spelling of awethentic. I hoped to capture the essence of my daily goal. I want to go to bed at night and reflect on experiences that caused me great moments of "awe". I want to focus on the moments of pure bliss that makes my heart whisper "my cup runneth over". So, let this blog be a written record of "awe" filled, not aweful moments in my life. Let it be a place to capture my thoughts, struggles, and victories as I work to live authentically. Won't you join me?