Friends, I have mostly been MIA since December. I can't believe it's been almost two months since I've communicated with you. 

How has the first month of 2022 been for you? I hope you are lovely!

For me, I'm surviving. I guess that's not 100% true because I'm still on track with all my 2022 goals. Check back with me in October to see if that is still the case.

I say I'm just surviving because I'm in the full throws of our entire home remodel. I shared on my podcast that I've changed my mindset through this crazy time to embrace the chaos.

How does one embrace chaos? 

Accept what you can't change. 

I'm currently living in one room with my husband. We haven't had a kitchen in months, and there are so many items stacked in our one-room the walls are closing in. If there is an earthquake, I'll be buried in kitchen tools, clothes, pictures, and who knows what else. 

Is your life in chaos? Can you change it? If not, embrace it. I mean, it doesn't have to be all chaos, but maybe just one area is chaotic.

I can't believe how much just thinking about embracing the chaos helps me ignore much of what caused me stress. 

My husband has a more direct saying that he has told me on more than one occasion. Embrace the suck. 

Yikes! He usually tells me this when I'm whining and don't want to move furniture or haul stuff out to the dumpster. 

I can't believe I'm admitting this in writing, but he is right. Whining doesn't help; it just makes us argue. I also find it's a waste of time. While I was whining, I could just do what I was supposed to do, and the job would be done.

Friends, next time you are in chaos or in a situation that seems complicated, remember to embrace the chaos and the suck!

Here's to a fabulous 2022!



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