I bought this awesome box of 365 quotes at Hummingbird House in Sedona designed by Sugarboo & Co. I’m so excited to read one every day!

We are here to learn lessons, and the world is our teacher. When we fail to learn a lesson, we get to take it again and again. Once we have learned the lesson, we move on to the next one. And we never run out of lessons. – Andrew Matthews

I love today’s quote and it resonates with me.

There is one lesson that I’ve been ignoring the last couple of years and it’s the one thing that stresses me out every day. While I was in Sedona, I felt better and I know exactly why AND that is my lesson. I need balance and self-care. I’ve known that deep down and honestly, it’s why I planned this trip…to escape, to find balance and to take care of my health.

I wrote an article once for a Dystonia magazine. At that time in my life, I had found balance and realized how unhappy I was when I was bouncing around like a ball in a pinball machine. How unhappy I was when I let others constantly pressure me or make me feel bad for not doing what THEY wanted me to do. I know this is a challenge for many.

If you’re someone who pressures others or it bothers you that they aren’t doing what YOU want, take a look at yourself. I know we have all been guilty of this at one time or another. If you’re doing that, something inside of YOU is not happy. Ask yourself, why am I doing this? It can be hard to face but it’s important that we all look at ourselves so that others can live their intended life and so that WE can live our intended life.

My health and Dystonia have not been good. It helped to be in Sedona and now I just need to find a way to carry that over to life in Minnesota. I always say that’s one good thing about my Dystonia, it’s my alarm clock reminding me when I need to slow down, listen to my body and take care of myself.

As we start the week, listen to the gut…are there lessons that you are ignoring?


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I'm a freelance content creator and photographer. My passion is telling stories through my photography and writing. Freelancing has allowed me to fulfill my dream of traveling alongside my freelancing husband and our rescue dog. We share our experiences on our blog offering inspiration for life and travel. We hope to stir your soul from our backyard in Minnesota to road trippin’ the US!

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