Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fix your Mindset; Fix your Life

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me

Always hanging from the glimmer of hope, realize that with every step you take, you have to come closer to yourself.Time and time again, you have to take steps away from what others have set for your life, and step into shoes that only you can fill. At the end of the day, do not ask from others what you want, but live a life for what you need to better yourself. Life is good to people who are good to other people. It takes a hell of a lot more to stand up against the crashing waves of life then it does to be swept off with them.Life is a constant test of morales, strength and ability. As soon as you are on the upswing of things it likes to test you out, knock you down a few pegs, make you feel like you are really living. Take from life what you can when you can but remember that everyday you must bring dedication, everyday you must show humility. everyday you must give your thanks. Money comes and goes, and success sits at the edge of a cliff. Make everything from nothing and give double back. You must enjoy life now, because this my friend is not a rehearsal.

What will you do today
that will make you
 proud in a year?

-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Monday, May 9, 2011

Give a little More

Take a little less....

We see what we want to see, but you can't airbrush personality

Finding inspiration in unlikely matters, taking lung fulls of life in, dancing with no music and loving with a passion. That my friends is living. Lift your own spirits up and never let silver and gold take hold. Life comes at you fast. Make no mistake that a blessing is not an accident but a destiny you had the courage to pour your heart into. Its the words you speak with your eyes, the wordplay that gets you through another day. Sometimes its as simple as a soft touch against tired shoulders.THINK about what life gives you, then allow yourself to give double back. We are not born selfish, yet are blinded by greed. Everything is beautiful on the outside looking in, but it is when you get past the first three doors and really see the heart of someone that you realize the potential of true life.Today is not the day to reminisce on past chances, but to live for future opportunity. Be humble in success, be weak in open arms, stand strong in your principles, and never lose yourself to a society of cosmetic fake-up. 

The most beautiful thing in the world, is someone true. 
-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wishful Living

Breathe, now Feel it and Be it.

Now I'm not saying I regret the choices I have made, but I do want something more. I feel like I just may be on the brink of something great, yet I'm just not there yet.

I am a firm believer that when it is right, you just know it. The moment it feels forced or not like the feeling I envisioned in my head, I get this insatiable urge to bolt. Sometimes it is just like that.  What can I say, I know what I want and I know when something is off. However I do believe that this does sometimes keep me perfectly safe in my own little world, when in all honestly talking the risk may just be the better reward.

I could write until the sun comes up everyday open and honestly about how I feel. When it comes to how I live my life though, I have no clue where I'm at half the time and tend to keep myself...well to myself.

Maybe, just maybe, this will be the year I challenge myself. This will be a year for growth and discovery. After all, how many "what ifs" does it take to experience an "I did it?"

The sun will rise tomorrow as it did today, allowing with it another breath to take. Every memory that brought me to where I am will help me to take the chances I let go of before. Everyday is a new opportunity to be an active participant in this life

There is a first time for everything
....I plan on this being mine...

"She turned her can'ts into cans
and her dreams into plans."
-xoxo Katrina M. ♥

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


To stand alone is a very powerful thing in this world.
To allow yourself to experience someone else's love, that takes courage.

Last night I was done, tears were filling my eyes, the world was shattering around me and this enormous feeling was sitting so heavily on my shoulders. Not knowing what else to do. I just sat with the feeling and breathed. While everything was crumbling around me, I decided enough was enough. At the beginning of the year I had set a goal to give myself more spiritual time and allow good things into my life without question. So far...well let's just say it wasn't quite happening. For that reason, I decided that it was time for a change; it was time for me to give a little bit of myself to something bigger. So this morning at 8am I found  myself sitting in the first row of a beautiful morning mass.

I realized this morning that sometimes when everything has been going so well, we as creatures of entitlement need our lives nudged a bit in a different direction. This is not to break us down, but to remind us that good things in life are not a right yet an earned blessing. As easy as it can be to get caught up in one's own life and well being, true reward comes from a shared happiness with others. Good things happen to good people. This much is true. However once those good things happen, it is up to us to take the time to be grateful, and humble for the blessings we are given. It is when we forget what brought us to where we are, that bad energy surrounds us.

Take pride in who you are, be humble for your blessings, treat those around you with respect, and always give your thanks.

Remember in this world, no one goes it alone.
-xoxo Katrina M. ♥

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some Day Maybe....

One Day....

  • When I decide to plant my roots in something solid, I want to know that I am ready

  • I want to look at my life thus far, and have a happy moment to match every regret

  • I want my future daughter to feel more alive with every hug she is given, and know that life is better than what people make it out to be

  • I will make a difference in someones life

  • sitting on my porch I will breathe the air around me and let happiness consume me

  • I will make everything from nothing and give double back

To be loved is great, to be appreciated is rare, and to be content is just about a lost thought in this world. Sometimes it takes an out of character night with a lost soul, and a comforting day with a warm heart to show you the difference between wants and needs. It shows you the difference between reality and fantasy. While life likes to blur the lines between choices and destiny, it is up to us to make up our own minds and stand by our principles. Sometimes this may mean that you wake up with the slightly bitter taste of regret the next morning, but it is nothing that a shower can't wash away. Wrong or right we are who we are and we live to be who we think we ought to. One day whether you like it or not, life might just show you who you truly could be.

Take life as a grain of salt
Absorb what you experience, and grow from it.
Let nothing break you, that would never make you.

-xoxo Katrina M. ♥

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just Do It

Find a Way & Make it Happen

I'm finding my way and I'm doing my thing. I get alot of "Oh no she didn'ts" but thats perfectly okay with me. Stopping to think about it only prohibts the growth of all the wonderful seeds I have planted in my dreams. Now don't get me wrong, its not like you can go about life floating on a cloud and think that you will never hear the negatives....this is most definitely not the case, but when it comes down to it, I'm going to do what I want. For life to get good, you must get going on life.

Surround yourself with positive people that will add value to your life, not devalue who you are. It is okay to be happy. It is just fine to forget and move on from people and things that take away from that happiness. It is okay to just GO FOR IT. People tell me everyday that maybe I'm a little ahead of myself, that maybe I should slow down, and that maybe I am reaching a bit much. My answer to that? Compared to what?! Opinion is wasted, money is nothing, and judgement is jealousy. Noone else is in my mind, is living my life, and therefore noone is anyone to question my choices.

Sometimes you have to realize that in order to live your life, you must own your life. No matter the obstacle, all shall be overcome. Everything in its place & everything in it's time.
-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Monday, February 14, 2011

Note to Self:

Enjoy Your Day, Every Day <3

-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Live Truely

   To be one's self is without a doubt one of the best opportunities someone has at living life fully. We are only given one chance in this life, live it truly.

    Recently after a major life change, someone asked me what had happened, expecting me to pour my heart out in an attempt to heal a hurt, yet this was the last thing on my mind. The only response I had was "I'm doing what I need to do for me." Somehow those words flowed ever so naturally, without need for any explanation. As I sat looking at my life through the eyes of an open heart, I couldn't help but admire the journey that had brought me to where I was. Sitting there with nothing more but a dream in mind, and a wealth of happiness to share, I knew I was ready for whatever life had in store for me. While I could sit so comfortable in this uncertainty of where my journey was taking me , a year ago I could have not truthfully committed myself to the previous statement. It takes time, it takes failure, it takes success, and a you can bet that it takes a whole lot of faith to allow good things in. We make plans while God laughs. To realize this is to know that....

Life doesn't take the time to wait for us
but if you are smart you will take the time
to experience what it has bestowed upon you.
-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Take a chance

When something inspires you, hold on to it. In order to move your soul, you have to be open to possibilities. When you feel that love, the passion you have for something, it is unlike anything else, it will change you. To accomplish great things you must have great dreams.So let yourself go and wander, let your passion take you where your heart feels right. Without a love for something, there's not a lot to look forward to in this life. Go ahead and believe in your happiness. Learn something new today, revel in your dreams, indulge in your passion, live your life.

...Be the one to take a chance on yourself...

-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Monday, February 7, 2011

Take the Time

Move your hips, smile your smile and walk your walk...Simple as that. Life is grand, and no one can tell me otherwise. For so long I put everyone before myself; all I have to say is that its my time now. I still love those around me and would do anything for them, but I have come to realize that I am much happier when I not only help those around me, but I take care of myself. Whether it is taking my time to start my day, since there is no real rush anyway, or relishing in the company of another, there is no reason not to smile. Once you learn to take care of yourself, suddenly all the problems become so much smaller and everything good seems that much better. You should never feel guilty for enjoying life. Just do you, the rest will come with time. Now I'm not going to rush it but you better believe that I am going to enjoy it.
Zone out the world today
Do your own thing, and love your passion
Find your beat and live for what you love.
Remember everything in its own time.
You never know what you might miss if you rush it.
-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Quality over Quantity

 I found myself today trying to comprehend what had just happened. Completely exhausted from the night before, but just a little too happy to care, I tried so desperately to sort through my thoughts and place each and every feeling, yet none of it mattered. All I knew was that I was moving toward wonderful things. Amongst the laughter and friends, somehow a part of my world was changed last night. A passion was sparked that had been missing in my life, something inside me was alive again.  While I can't quite put it into words just yet, I know that this was just the beginning......

 Life doesn't always give you time to catch up. Some days you wake up with the realization that you may have had a little "too much fun" the night before, yet still have to work all day. That's life for you. There are no rules as to when and how things happen, just a reaction. Enjoy the moments life gives you and the people you meet. After all in the end it is the quality of a life lived over the quantity.
-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Fresh Start

As the crisp air breathed new life into my skin, a smile full of love couldn't help but happen. Waking early on a Saturday morning is made worth it when met with a beautiful day, and wonderful people.
While I strolled the farmers market, every smile I was met with was a welcomed relief amidst all the change. Every step alone gave me the confidence to smile right back.
Today I bought myself flowers, because once you let go of the only thing holding you down, you start to realize that you deserve more.
Starting over... it's not so bad. You see while we live in a world separated by far less than the old "seven degrees", we also live in a world where moving on can be as easy as hitting the "unfriend" button on one's social networking website. Sometimes you just need a clean break. Nothing is quite as complicated as the thoughts that clutter a persons sense of self and no one can take you away from you unless you let them. A beginning starts with a thought but doesn't happen without an action. You know when you are done, but you must make the conscious decision to move on. In the long run, life is worth it.

A snake sheds its skin to new life
as the sun rises to a new day.
Be thankful for every start you are given
and learn from every end that has occurred.

- xoxo Katrina M.♥

Friday, February 4, 2011

La Vida Sigue

This morning I found myself with a gut instinct that I would be okay. I woke up knowing that I was grabbing my life and running with it. For if I didn't all would be lost, and I would be yet just another woman lost in the chaos of another. Life is far too wonderful for maybes and much to short to be wasted on anything less than what one deserves. So this morning I swiftly packed up my life, leaving nothing but a note behind with the words "I'm done" penciled in.

Never look back
Always move forward
Nunca mires hacia atras
siempre hacia adelante

-xoxo Katrina M.♥

Sunday, January 9, 2011

What I'm doing this Month

Hello Sunshines :)

     Hope you all have been having a wonderful start to the new year! I know that mine has been flying by thus far, which has been just fine and dandy, but at the moment I feel like I am running the dreadmill of the daily grind at full speed. So this month, I am changing things up.

Each month I plan on setting goals and trying my best to meet them.  These goals are mainly going to be for working towards a better quality of life.

This month my main goals are to relax a little more, and stress a little less. I also am trying to eat less processed foods and have more locally grown wholesome eats.

Giving up errands to spend the day fishing?

4am wake up calls may not seem relaxing by the look on my face ha but trust me those 8 glorious hours at the lake were exactly what I needed.
(case in point Vvvv)
(enter my apologies toward vegetarians and vegans alike)

Oh and please do not let me forget the simple pleasures of fresh, organic & locally grown veggies from the saturday farmers market by the casa.
The freshest and most delicious broccoli I have ever tasted.

Simple & beautiful.

I have a great feeling about 2011 and what it holds for me. This year I am slowing down, finding my balance and enjoying what is at my fingertips.

Slow down enough to appreciate your blessings
yet never quit moving towards your dreams.

Until next time....
xoxo Katrina M.♥