Best of: January 2018

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January kind of sucked – because I was sick the last half of it!

But I’m celebrating what was great about it!

Live Music: May Erlewine

I heard about May Erlewine when my church played a couple of her songs in early December. I was excited to hear her live. She was a part of The Livery + LMC’s Living Room Series. It was so amazing to hear her in person – her music is as magical as her storytelling powers! I also liked her personality and I’d like to think if she planted herself in my area, we’d be good friends. Do yourself a favor – BUY her music. Or if you’re in Michigan, check out her schedule to see if you can see her live. SO GOOD! I firmly believe good music creates HOLY MOMENTS.

Because of this concert, I’ve decided I want to see one concert/month in 2018! YEA LIVE MUSIC!

Fitness: Yoga With Adriene

I love that IT’S FREE – on youtube!

This is exactly what I needed to kick off 2018. Like everyone else on the planet, I’m not where I want to be with health. But I finally found a fitness coach that doesn’t yell at you to put on a cheesy smile as you embrace the pain of getting stronger. She is quirky, funny, and calm. I got through nine days of yoga in January from her True January calendar – and I’m counting that as a win. I had never tried yoga before and actually think my old roommate used to do Yoga with Adriene years ago! Glad I found her; wish I had this in my first year of teaching to calm down after tough days at work.

Books: Quiet

What list would be complete with a book recommendation?!

I don’t know what made me pick it up again, but I reread Quiet by Susan Cain. I don’t normally reread books, but I find so much empowerment to embrace my personality and life from this book. Not apologizing to people for needing time and space away from them!

Drink: Minute Maid Lemonade

I gave up drinking Coke. I haven’t had any pop (other than 7-up when I was sick) since 2017 (but I’m human and have had three Dr. Peppers this week).

Because of this newfound life without pop, I’ve tried fruit punch and lemonades when ordering fast food meals. Jimmy John’s got me addicted to the real deal (no LIGHT!) Minute Maid Lemonade. Yum. I miss their Cherry Coke, but this is a great alternative.

How are you CELEBRATING LIFE in 2018?

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