Monday, May 14, 2012

Guest Blogger: Kristen of Confession of GDS

Not long ago I did some blog hopping...clicking on this link, clinking on that link which led me to a super cute blog called Confessions of a Graphic Design Student.  I was instantly drawn to the blogger, Kristen, and commented on one of her posts she'd done about a website project.  And she emailed me a response to my comment.  I love that!  We kind of hit it off.  We both have what Kristen calls "obsessive-hair-disorder" and a love of design.  I'm sponsoring over at her blog this month, and I'm excited to share her thoughts with you here on celebrating the everyday.  Welcome Kristen!! 
Good morning fans of Shady Lane! Shaina has graciously asked me to take over her blog today to talk about my thoughts on "Celebrating the Every Day."

When I first thought about this, I had trouble coming up with ways I do this... to be quite honest, it's a struggle for me. I tend to get caught up in the past or the future and sometimes fail to seize the day. 

Life can be so rushed at times trying to get everything done in those short 24 hours, and I have times where the anxiety gets so high I don't know what to do with myself. Time goes by so fast, and it's those times I have to force myself to slow down, take a step back, and focus on that specific moment. 

  • I'll sit outside for a long time and feel the sun on my skin.
  • I'll call each one of my family members just to let them know I'm thinking about them. 
  • I'll get lost in a trance staring at the birds flying together in the sky.
  • I'll find myself inspired by the endless colors- the greens in the grass, the blues in the sky, the pastels in the flowers. 
  • I'll set aside an hour and get outside to play and laugh with my dogs.
  • I'll take every opportunity to eat something delicious- life is too short to worry about dieting!
  • I'll get dressed up just to express myself and feel pretty, knowing I won't be young forever.
  • I'll laugh! I seek out the humor in life to remind myself not to take things to seriously.
  • I'll find myself in long embraces with my husband- just feeling how lucky I am to have love in my life. 

After I do this I always feel better. It's essential for me to reflect on these things to remind myself what life is all about. When you think about it, your life is just a combination of multiple days- and how you spend them determines your destiny. 


Life is too short- get outside your mind and just enjoy being you and your life at this moment!
Find Kristen on the web

15 comments:

  1. Loving the new blog design shai, and this guest blogger idea is a really cool one to run with. Great "share" on celebrating the everyday

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    1. Thanks hun. :) I've got a few of these guest bloggers this month and it has been fun to see everyone's perspective. Thanks for stopping in and saying hi!

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  2. I'm really loving Kristen;s blog in fact that is how I found your blog. I was clicking on some of her buttons on her right side and it lead me to your lovely blog. I just joined your blog as well. I looove it. Would love a visit when you get a sec at www.findyoursparkle2.com

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    1. Thanks so much for clicking on over Lucy. Happy to have you! Off to peek at your blog too. :)

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  3. I would really LOVE for you to do a complete makeover for my blog, but I can't seem to get your contact button to work.

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    1. Thanks for the note about the contact button. Fixed it!! And I sent you an email. :)

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  4. Just found your blog :) Its darling, you have yourself a new follower!

    followme@ www.studentswife.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm glad you're here. Off to peek at your blog too. :)

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  5. Love Kristen's advice! I agree..laugh, eat yummy food, and dress up! It definitely makes life better!

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  6. Just found your blog! I love Kristen :)

    Now following && Can't wait to explore your blog

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  7. I hopped over from Kristen's blog, and I love this post!

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  8. Those are all great little ways to Carpe Diem. I think too often we're all guilty of getting caught up in whatever we have going on. Have to take the time to "stop and smell the roses".

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    1. I LOVE the reference to Carpe Diem... That saying hadn't yet come to mind in relation to the theme of my blog. Thanks for your words and your comment. :)

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  9. Just wanted to say a kind welcome and hello to all my new readers. Glad you're here! :D

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  10. Yayyyy I love Kristen... she lead me here to you! What a cute blog you have :) I"m definitely enjoying it!

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