Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Friday, March 2, 2012

An Atmosphere of Growth

As my Happiness Project continues, I am on the last question before my next phase begins. Do you have sources of an atmosphere of growth? In what elements of your life do you find progress, learning, challenge, improvement and increased mastery?

I love this question! Finishing our Leadership Academy in 2010, I was inspired to continue my professional development and am currently enrolled in a governance certification series as well as the Certified Aging Services Professional certificate program. I'm always looking for ways to grow in my career.

Yesterday, I started exercising again (finally). It is an area I struggle with so I am taking one day at a time and celebrating the little victories along the way to keep myself on track.

I just enrolled in an online Italian course as well. Having studied the language in college, I've always wanted to get back to it so when a girlfriend told me she is getting married in Rome I thought, why not now?

In my relationship, I'm continuously trying to grow as a person. Trusting, listening, supporting, choosing happiness. And each day it becomes more of a way of life than a challenge.

Last Christmas I challenged my inner Grammie and created a scrapbook. I mean the real deal! Including aimlessly wandering the aisles of Michael's, feeling completely overwhelmed and getting glitter everywhere. But it was one of the best Christmas presents I've ever given and I will continue to fill the pages as the memories are made.

Wow, this post makes me really happy! I always was a good student and guess I continue to be as I mature. I wonder what I will learn next!


  1. I've always admired your blog. Not always sure how to respond. I'll take what I understand and reply. Keep exercising. It is a challenge and you will excel at it. I found a reason to exercise months ago and I am glad I did.I lost 47 pounds. It was not easy. Nothing ever is.

    You look great on FB. If you feel the need to exercise than do so. Do it for yourself. And if you get a chance...visit Rome my friend. You will appreciate it more than I did.

  2. I'm so bad at checking for comments but so appreciative when I see them! Congratulations on the weight loss. That is amazing. And I agree about exercise, you definitely feel better when you do it. Take care!