Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year

Hello Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with plenty of time with your loved ones. And I hope you made time for yourself to ponder what you may want to accomplish in the new year.

As you know from my earlier post I've been putting together a Vision Board to help me stay on track with goals I'd like to accomplish this year.

One of those goals was of course to get in better shape and to take better care of myself. One of the simpler ways I'm doing this is by walking. To help me stay on track and also help me to learn the new city we've moved to, I've joined a women's walking/hiking club.

Now if you knew me, you'd know that I'm a big chicken when it comes to meeting new people. But... I knew I needed to make new friends, get to know the area better and really step outside of my comfort zone if I was going to make the most of this move.

So out I went. And boy, am I ever glad I did.

Each week, this group of ladies meets at a new location, varying the length and difficulty of the walk/hike. And it's completely open to any woman who'd like to give it a try.

This week we tackled Lake Padden which was a 2.6 brisk walk in 30 degree temps. Chilly but absolutely beautiful in the early morning hours.

The group of ladies I walked with were full of laughter as we briskly fought off the chill and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery all around us. Here, take a peek!

Gorgeous right? And these pictures simply do not hold the beauty we saw that morning.

Now to top off the walk, our leader and a few of the other ladies graciously blessed us with hot coffee, cocoa and a drink they called Moka, which was a chili infused combination of coffee and cocoa...spicy and oh so good! There were also a handful of homemade treats to enjoy!
I have to say that I really had a great time.

Yes I was nervous to meet new people and frankly I wasn't so sure once we got started if I could keep up with these Speed racers but I did and I had an absolutely wonderful time!

It's good to step out of our comfort zones and try new things. It gives us a chance to meet new people, try new things, learn things about our selves that we like and things we want to change.

So what's on your agenda for the year? What will you step out and try?

Let me know. I'd love to hear from  you!

Until next time,
Blessings and best wishes,
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