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  • Writer's pictureMané Rebelo-Plaut

Mindset is Everything...

Spring has sprung!

It has been a while since my last blog post... My plan was to write a post every week, but that did not happen.

My life has been so crazy lately that I realized I had not taken the time to sit down and just enjoy the moment. I have always felt the need to be doing something, otherwise, I just see myself as being "lazy."

When I was a kid and into my teenage years, actually, as far as I can remember, I felt that I had to work very hard to be able to achieve what I wanted from life. And, if I did not put 110% into what I was doing at that moment, I felt guilty. Now that I am a grown-up, I still feel guilty, and I still feel the need to overwork. But I am working on changing this feeling of guilt, because guilt is a waste of my time and I am done with it.

Me, pretending to be a kid--Lisbon dance Company

This ridiculous "guilt-feeling" is the reason for my crazy/overworked schedule. I have just been doing too much... So, I decided to take a step back and take a look at what I could do to make changes.

I started by letting go of one of my MANY jobs, the one that made me the most unhappy, and I decided to work towards taking control of my life--I realized that I needed to concentrate only on what I love the most.

Me and Roger in Kauai

My husband Roger, my kitties Tabitha and Shadow, my beautiful and peaceful (sanctuary) home, dancing West Coast Swing, teaching dance, being with friends and family, and working on being creative for my interior design clients--these are what make me the happiest. Of course, flowers ALWAYS make me happy and Roger knows that well! ;)

Tabitha and shadow

From now on, I want to place all my energy only on what makes me happy and let go of anything and anyone who is holding me down. Someone once said: "We only die once, but we live every single day," so, I don't want to waste any more time...