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What’s On Your Mind?

What is the last thing on your mind before you fall asleep?  Or when you have a lot of road time, what do you spend most of your time thinking about?

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The reason I ask is because what people spend time and energy thinking about is usually what they are most passionate about.  Yes, we can get consumed about “life” issues that take up a lot of our thoughts (worrying about kids, replaying embarrassing moments in our head).  But with those things aside, what is usually on your mind?  Are you aNxiOusLy brainstorming a new meal to cook that night?  Envisioning the next vacation you want to take?  Predicting how the sports season is going to turn out?

The cool thing about this question is that your answer may vary from year to year or even month to month.  Want to know the most current thing “on my mind” these days?  Interior design.  I LOVE colors and furniture.  I love changing the way a room looks and turning something junkie into something pretty.  I can spend hours faNtiCiziNg about ways I could transform a space and can get lost in textures and fabrics.

Discover your hidden obsession by taking note of where your mind spends its time.  Next, do something about it.  I’m not saying you need to switch careers, but if you are only thinking of this great thing, why not take the first step and actually put it into practice.  For me, it would be easy to find an excuse such as not having the funds or time to transform my house in the ways I’ve envisioned.  BUT, in the meantime I can still get excited over small projects that don’t cost much and allow me to enjoy transforming a space or furniture piece.

If you can slowly act on these thoughts, you may find that they will become more and more of a reality.  Five to six years ago I would daydream a lot about being my own boss.  To my surprise, it soon became true and I’ve been living that dream for over 4 years.  It didn’t happen overnight, but by actually applying some things on my mind, I ended up discovering new ways to make it happen.

Your passions may just be hobbies.  They may turn into a career.  They may be something that will make you money when you retire.  You will never really know how they end up, but I can tell you one thing…they will always just be a dream if you don’t do anything more than that.  And what fun is that when you could be LiViNg iT?!

Happy Dreaming ;)

Lara

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What’s Left for 2012?

Well, we’ve got four more months left of 2012. I will have to say, this year has probably been the most LiFe-cHaNgiNg and iNteResTing one yet! Doug and I took our first vacation without the kids (to Hawaii) in February, I’ve read a couple awesome books, we decided to MOVE our house in April, made Osage County our new home in June, reached my goal weight after 10 years, and we sent our little girl off to kindergarten in August!

It is easy this time of year to throw in the towel and push off our LiVe-It Lists (aka New Year’s Resolutions) until next year. But that wouldn’t be “Living It” now would it? It would be a shame to waste away the next few months because we haven’t accomplished what we wanted in the last eight. I’m here to give you a little boost (because I need it too) and get you excited about what the rest of the year has to offer! You have the ChoiCe on whether or not your 2012 will be a memorable one and it is not too late!

Today I want you to make a new list. Narrow it down to the things that are really iMpoRtaNt. Don’t get overwhelmed with all the little things you have to do. Instead, PiCk One (or two) things that would be realistic to accomplish in the rest of 2012 and start chipping away at it. Maybe your house needs de-cluttered….the fall is a good time to have a garage sale! Maybe you want are feeling burnt out at work…now would be the time to uTiLizE your vacation days if you have a few to spare. Be creative, but most importantly, do something that is going to impact your 2012 in a positive way!

Happy List-Making!

Lara

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LIVE IT in 2012 & Win a COACH PURSE

The Live-It list challenge if finally here!!  Increase your chance to win the purse by doing the following right now!

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Week 1 Live-It List question: Give 3 examples of “Live It” List Ideas to help Readers Brainstorm their own list, by commenting below. (feel free to use a screen name)

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