Day 21 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 21 – I DID IT! I have accomplished the early mornings, the going to bed by 10pm, sometimes 9pm, the cleaning of my house early in the morning and the good walks that I had while seeing the sun rise. Do I keep it going? I am not sure yet, maybe just a few days of the week.


I didn’t do this challenge alone. You all that have started following me, liking my posts and sending me messages are the ones that are most encouraging because it kept me going. I didn’t want to disappoint you. I didn’t want to disappoint myself. I had to stay motivated and focused, with that I want to say Thank You!

This morning I read through all my posts, and I can’t believe some of the things I accomplished and some things I should have done better. Overall, I am happy with my #21EarlyDays challenge and I thank Filipe Castro Matos for the “12 lessons of waking up at 4:30a for 21 days.” I learned how to manage my time, go to bed and rest, and see life as a whole and not just for myself.

From the book Now is the time, by Patrick Lindsay

Now is the time…to ignore your limitations

Limitations are just guideposts,

They may signal different routes

or different ways to reach a destination.

But they won’t prevent us from getting there,

unless we empower them to do so.

Ignore them,

focus on the journey.

Happy Thursday!




Day 20 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 20!!! WOW, just 1 more day and I can’t believe it’s gone by so quickly. Hello October!

tumblr_mtzx79ZDUu1qa0w1qo1_500The one important thing that I have learned is eating healthy in the morning and going for a walk. I use to rush out the door and stop at the nearest fast food place to grab breakfast, eat it while driving and feel miserable for the next hour or so. I have saved money by not doing that, I have been selective on what I eat and then I take a nice walk to help digest. Not only that, but taking my vitamins and feeling energized has been great. I am more focused on my needs and at times my moods (not sure if that will change). But I know that my life has changed and I see things differently. I am out of my comfort zone and I never thought I would get there.

comfort_zone_quote_webToday I woke up at 5am and I have cleaned my kitchen, swept the floors, made my bed (that’s everyday), replied/sent emails, worked on social media for work and did some yoga (it’s raining and I can’t go for a walk). I cooked breakfast for myself and had 2 cups of coffee. I feel pretty good this morning, even though I went to bed pretty late. I will move forward this morning with lots of energy and ambition.

It’s never too late…to go forward.

If you are marking time,

you’re going backward

as the world moves past you.

Look ahead.

Aim high.

Push on.


Happy day!



Day 14 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 14 – It has been a glorious morning!! The temperature is a cool 66 degrees and I actually took a walk this morning. So nice to watch the sun rise as you walk into it. I have taken care of laundry, the pets and the kitchen. I went to bed early but I did wake up at 5:30a, I think my body is telling me that I need rest on hectic days. So, I will take it!!


Yesterday was an AMAZING day! It did start off a bit hectic and sad, but by noon things started to turn the other way. When it came to work, the new client calls kept rolling in and that is a great blessing. The personal side of my day our family received great news! Our dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer 2 weeks ago and well, he saw the urologist yesterday and he DOES NOT have cancer! How amazing is that?! The doctor was a bit dumbfounded and couldn’t understand why the other doctor diagnosed him with that. He ran some tests and they all came out cancer free. All I can say is that God is good and prayers are heard. I give all the thanks to Him.

It’s the first day of Autumn and I am going welcome it with joy, happiness and much love!

happy autumnIt’s never too late… change your routine.

Routines can be efficient,

Even comfortable.

But they can also be limiting.

Even mind-numbing.

Take control of them.

Be adventurous.

Vary them.

Explore new ways to travel to work.

New places to eat.

New destinations to holiday.

Expand your horizons.

Happy Tuesday!