My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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I Want To Be A Ballerina

“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life.  I can only be joyful and whole.  This is why I dance.”
~Hans Bos~ (Ballet & Dance Quotes)


Ballet is the loveliest thing I have ever seen. Next to baby sloths of course. Image from

I know I’ve mentioned I have always loved to dance.  Specifically, I love ballet.  All I wanted to be growing up was a ballerina, but, alas, when you grow up in the rural south with two full-time working parents & three siblings, you don’t get dance lessons.  I did however take two semesters of ballet in college, & I loved it!  It was just as wonderful as I always knew it would be.  I have never in my life felt as beautiful as I did then.  And you know when you’re fat girl dancing around in front of a wall of mirrors in just a leotard & tights that means something! Continue reading


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Because I Love Prizes!

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
~Dale Carnegie~ (Success Quotes)

S2H "get rewards" pic from their website

The S2H Replay, be active while wearing it & earn rewards. Image used from

A big part of keeping me going is motivation.  My motivations change a lot, so I have a constant need for new sources.  I found the S2H Replay online a few months ago at Switch2Health & have been eyeballing it; especially since I decided to take tennis. Continue reading


Saturday Salivation: I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Bicycle races are coming your way,
So forget all your duties, oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today,
So look out for those beauties, oh yeah!
On your marks, get set, go!
Bicycle race, bicycle race, bicycle race
Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle.
~Queen, “Bicycle Race”~ (Pure Lyrics)

Huffy Nel Lusso women's cruiser, butterscotch

Huffy’s Nel Lusso Butterscotch, 26″ women’s cruiser bicycle; image used from

I wanted to call this post “Fat bottomed Girls They’ll Be Riding Today”, but I’m not actually getting a bike so it seemed misleading.  And I, due to a mix of ethics & affection, would never want to mislead you on. Continue reading


Visualizing Sexy; aka WANT!

“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.”
~Cherie Carter-Scott~
(Visualization Quotes)

One shoulder, obi belt dress from JC Penny featured in Women's Health

One shoulder, obi belt dress from JC Penney featured in Women's Health

Decided to add a day for posting about things I covet, but do not have.  Considering giving it a nifty title like “Saturday WANT Adds”, but I’m still thinking about it.  Not all of them will be things I actually intend to get, some of them are just dream items that help me visualize who I could be.

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