It’s a Gold Shoes Kind of Day

I’m starting a new project today called Blog Like Crazy courtesy of the talented Javacia Harris Bowser. The goal is to post new and meaningful content every day for the month of November. I’m excited about this project, but always wary of time constraints and life getting in the way. “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” We shall see…fingers crossed!

Today I decided to wear gold shoes. I intentionally made the decision to put some fun in my day right away this morning by wearing my glittery gold shoes. I’ve had a stressful past few days at work, but above all, love my job and where I work so am not complaining. It just takes a toll every once in a while. So today, out with the “bah humbug” and the stress and in with the gold and fabulous!

We are all capable of intentional living. What is it, you ask? I saw a blurb about intentional living somewhere months ago and immediately signed up for aย “Living an Intentionally Designed Life”ย  web conference from Jennifer Bailey. I took notes feverishly and it changed my life. I had been pondering the idea of reinvention and living more intentionally for years now and this was just the kick I needed. Since that call and since reading more about the subject things have really turned around. For a lot of us, each day is a constant battle of telling ourselves and others ‘no’ for one reason or another. Jennifer’s information helped me answer a few questions behind ‘no’ and helped turn some into ‘yes’. I’ve become more active in my community (a passion of mine), started helping others and giving more time, money, and resources to those in need, and have tried hard to support myself (and my partner) more mentally, physically, professionally, and emotionally. The change in the past few months has resulted in wonderful new friends, opportunities, exposure for our beautiful city and it’s lovely people and businesses, as well as amazing changes within me. I’m still at full steam ahead, but so far I’ve increased my personal records at Iron Tribe Fitness significantly, participated in two 5Ks, took part in my first Zombie Walk, organized and executed my second Dance Walk for Halloween, and have an upcoming stint as a guest bartender planned at Naked Art for Third Friday in Forest Park. I will be donating my tips to the Crisis Center here in Birmingham so please come out and say ‘Hi.’

I can’t wait to see what November, the rest of the year, and next year all hold in store for me. I have a plethora of good ideas swirling and I need to get them down on paper and get them in motion. I hope you will join me on this journey and please don’t be surprised if I tap you to take part in this awesome project and the big plans coming up in my life. Here we go!

Love yourself.
Find peace inside.
Share happiness.

Image by Mike Licht via Flickr/Creative Commons

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6 Responses

  1. javacia says:

    Wow! Sherri, I thought I did a lot of meaningful things for my city but clearly I need to step my game up. I’m so proud of you and all the things you’re doing for yourself and for Birmingham. We’re so lucky to have you. And thanks for joining me for #bloglikecrazy.

    • yougotrossed says:

      Girl, I’m just trying to keep up with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a reason you were honored recently, darling. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for all you do already – together we are getting there. You are a phenom and I’m just honored to know you. We are a force!

  2. Ouijella says:

    Sherri, my #bloglikecrazy post for today is about leaving a legacy as well as finding and discovering your passions and purpose. This post was so fitting! I shall learn more about this idea itentional living ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Erin Shaw Street says:

    Glad that you are blogging like crazy, and wearing gold shoes. I am a great fan of both those things! Add in you to the mix and you have sheer perfection! Looking forward to reading more.

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