Anything can happen!!

Hey, everybody!!! Long time, no see!!!

Just to catch y’all up to speed…Chad and I are in Colorado for the summer! YAY!

We are working (and living) at a campground in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and it’s SO beautiful here! OMG!

(Only problem is that one of my MANY fears is…BEARS! And they definitely call these mountains home! Ahhhhh!!!!)

Anywhooo…

We just LOVE all of the biking and outdoorsy activities in this area!!! So, we pretty much spend ALL of our free time OUTDOORS!

It’s been a looooong time since we’ve hit the mountain bike trails, though, because I’ve been recovering from some post-viral symptoms, so Chad was SUPER excited for us to finally get back out there the other day.

Sooooo… you can imagine the disappointment I felt when… just a few minutes into our ride, I whizzed by a huge mound of bear poop! Ugh!!! 😫🐻

Chad was riding a bit ahead of me, and he just kept pedaling (surely hoping with all of his might that I wouldn’t notice it because he knows darn well there’s no WAY I would keep riding if I did)!!!

I call out to him to wait up. Sure enough, he’d seen it and hoped that I hadn’t!! 🤣🤣🤣 (Ha! I just KNEW it!!!)

I see all joy instantly drain from his face as he politely (??) asks if I’d like to turn back. Without hesitation, I’m like, “uhhhh…YES!” 🚴‍♀️💨

Buuuuut…then I remembered these darn ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN bands on my wrist, and I just KNEW that I needed to readjust my perception… 🤔

I remind myself that if “ANYTHING can happen,” then it MUST be possible for me to finish this ride without being mauled by a bear…and hopefully without even SEEING one! Ya know, just like the MAJORITY of people who wander the trails in bear country.

Much to Chad’s delight, I decide to (try to) press on. 💪🤗 It definitely wasn’t “pretty” at first…I heard a LOT of “bears rustling in the bushes”! And, since you weren’t there… you have ZERO proof that I was ringing my bike bell like a maniac! Lmao!!! But, I was out THERE riding!! 👏👏👏

Eventually, even iiiiiii was annoyed by the sound of my own bike bell!! So, it was time to adjust my mindset even further…

I realized that…if “ANYTHING can happen,” then it MUST be possible for me to relax and enjoy this ride…without FEAR!!!! 🧘‍♀️😌 Wow…THAT proposal was a MUCH harder sell to my nervous system!!! But, eventually I got there! And, boy was THAT version of the ride WAY more fun!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (Scroll down for more pics from this beautiful ride at Lory State Park…)

Do YOU need a little reminder to stay optimistic these days? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️🙋 Or know someone *else* who could use a little boost right now?? ❤️ My new inspirational wristband set is now available on Etsy by clicking here!! 🥰

Grab a set for yourself…or order a set as a gift…or BOTH! 🙃

Either way, keep scrolling down to see even more of that Colorado beauty I promised…

We are really trying to soak it all in because in about a month, we are heading back to Arizona for the winter!

Simple trick to help you face your fears!

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Ever wish you could break free and just face your fears?

Once we sold our home to travel full-time in our RV, we started encountering new experiences on what seemed like a daily basis! And it really became more and more inconvenient to live in fear…especially once there were so many new things that made me fearful.

Fear became one of my worst enemies, always lurking…constantly threatening to make me miss out on potentially wonderful experiences.

I’m still a work in progress in this regard, but one way I’ve started conquering some of my fears is by adopting the following super simple 4-step strategy:

1. Realize that I’m afraid of “X”.

2. Ask myself if I want to remain afraid of “X.”

3. If the answer is “no,” then I ask myself what I would do if I were NOT afraid of “X.”

4. Then I go ahead and do THAT!

I know it sounds too simple to be useful, but it works! I think it works, perhaps, because it reminds me that being afraid is a choice!!!

And then I realize that I can’t really sit around feeling sorry for myself because I’m afraid…because I am the one deciding that it’s scary.

And, honestly, I’m just sick of being afraid of things!!!

This little trick works for physical fears (for example, I’ve been conquering fears of heights, bridges, etc.) or psychological fears (like speaking in front of crowds for example) or any kind of fears you may have.

Are YOU tired of living in fear?! Then, I’d love for you to give this little trick a try and let me know how it goes!

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How to live the life you WANT! (book review)

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It’s not very often that I read an e-book and love, love, LOVE it….but this one from Tracy McCullough (creator of TheLoveVitamin.com) ROCKED my socks off!

Please note, I do not profit from you purchasing this book through the links on this page. I simply LOVED the book and want to pass this great info along to all of you! 🙂

I literally couldn’t put down my copy of Find Your Passion & Live Your Dreams, and I bet you won’t be able to, either, if you:

  • want a more fulfilling life (the kind that makes you wake up feeling excited)
  • can’t figure out what on earth your passion even is
  • need help finding the courage to follow your heart
  • are looking for ways to find the time and/or money to pursue your dreams
  • struggle with believing in yourself or your dreams
  • constantly procrastinate
  • are too scared to leap into the unknown
  • want to make a living from your passion

It’s also a great book for those of us who are already taking leaps to follow our dreams. First, it’s always great to get a behind-the-scenes peek at someone else who has done the same in their own life. And, second, the book is full of new tips and interesting perspectives that you likely haven’t come across before that will help propel you even further along your heart’s path!

Through her extremely honest accounts in this e-book, Tracy shares just how she felt at every step along the way to reaching her dreams – and all of it really resonated with me! Good stuff! From how it feels in the beginning when your confidence sucks and you find excuses around every corner…to how rewarding and fulfilling it is when you finally give in and start tuning into your intuition…to how amazing it feels when you start reaping the rewards (the emotional kind and the monetary kind) of taking the scary leaps to follow your dreams!

This 100+ page book is jam-packed with concrete “do-able” action steps, real-world examples that make things crystal clear, and lots of great step-by-step exercises to increase our confidence and get us taking action now!!

As Tracy says on page 17, there’s one thing for sure….No one ever looked back on life as they were dying and said, “Wow! I’m so happy I didn’t follow my dreams!”

Alright, so it’s time everyone! Get out there and start discovering your passion and following your dreams!

And if you need a little nudge or some invaluable tips, be sure to order this book!

Not sure if it’s right for you? No worries, Tracy is so confident in her work that she’ll happily refund your money if you’re not completely satisfied! Gotta love that! See there….one “risk” already conquered in your journey! 😉

Oh, and I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts after you dive into this awesome book! So be sure to come back here and comment below when you’re done!!!

See ya soon!
Christy