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Thought I’d share this so you can all understand how part of the idea for Nordy’s Garage came about. So many years ago. How far we’ve all come.
I know it’s been a while but I’ve been busy working, even on some weekends, and studying, so in my downtime, I’ve just been trying to recover my brain.
You know I’ve been burned out when two of us, both mortgage professionals (good with numbers and contracts and things like that) go shopping and can not seem to wrap our minds around what something would cost with 40% off. Yeah, I’ve been that overdone.
I’m still dedicated to working on me and my healing and growth and finding God’s purpose for me here. So, I apologize for the long spans of time between posts.
But in saying that, as much as I hope you always check back and read what I have to say, I also hope you take my absences as inspiration for you to also decompress and know that it’s ok and good to step away from the chaos of the world and work on you!
We all know how important it is to take care of yourself. To eat right and exercise in order to stay healthy.
But it wasn’t until very recently that I fully embraced the concept of the mental dynamic of health. I knew you were supposed to do that but didn’t have a clue as to how.
I’ve always just pushed through life, getting things done. Do things that were expected of me. Always being responsible to and for everyone but myself.
I have to work to make money to have shelter and food and basically survive. But I realized when I had quiet moments and slowed down a little I knew I wasn’t happy.
I rarely, if ever, did anything for me or my own happiness. Yes, I ate healthily and work out but that only took care of my body. All the while my mind and heart were, well, for lack of a better term, dying of malnutrition.
So that’s why I decided to make the move 2000 miles away and take the chance that I did. Only to find myself slip right back into the exact same life pattern I was living.
So I am now working every day to be conscious of the life I’m living. I am pursuing more of the things that make me happy which right now is educating my mind. I love to learn to so I’m feeding myself knowledge.
I am taking time to really think about and find out what makes ME happy without the influence of others.
I am learning to say no to things I don’t want in my life, and I’m going after the things that matter to me even if others think I’m crazy.
I don’t know where it will all end. I don’t know if this is my forever home but I do know that I have made the choice to live a life that won’t be full of “I wish I would have” or “If only I tried”.
My ultimate dream would be to have a job where I could pack Nordy up and road trip across the county experiencing everything along the way and sharing it with you so if anyone knows of any jobs like that, let me know! LOL!
Keep following your dreams friends. Love yourself, be kind to others, and find happiness in the good things.
I’m sorry that once again it’s been a while since I was able to post. I’ve been fighting being too busy, rushing through life and doing what I think HAS to be done and negating what fulfills me, like writing on here, working out, cooking healthy meals.
We all know how easy that is to do. But before I knew it a lot of time had once again passed me by.
I’m trying so hard to break the habits I had before I moved here since one of the reasons I moved here was to have a fuller life.
I promised myself to continue to step out of my comfort zone and LIVE yet I easily fell into my old routine of work, work, more work and studying.
I think it’s important to work hard and continue to improve yourself but in that process I was forgetting to actually live.
I noticed more and more that I was jealous of a friend who had lost their job. That sounds crazy I know but it was a wake-up call to me that I’m going in the wrong direction.
I had briefly lost my drive, my passion, and focus. But I’m clearing out the clutter and getting back on track.
I was reminded of my dad who worked so hard all of his life. He provided a wonderful life for our family but ended up very ill before he could truly enjoy his retirement.
I know that my mom and us kids would be happy to have less stuff and more time with him. Money isn’t as important as we make it out to be. More money can always be made but you can’t make more time.
My only advice is to remember what’s important because it can all be gone before you know it.
Regrets are hard to live with.
Remember to always be kind because you never know what even the brightest smile is hiding.
Take care friends…I’ll be back soon!
Hi Friends! I hope you have all been able to enjoy a nice weekend.
I’ve been blessed to be able to enjoy a long weekend here which has given me a lot of time to think about things. And for someone like me, that’s not always a good thing. But this time it was.
It allowed me a little extra time to focus on Nordys Garage since for the last few months all of my time has been spent working and studying and little else.
With the passing of the Queen of Soul (RIP Aretha), it made me think more about my friend that recently passed.
Have you ever been to a memorial service for someone? They are being eulogized and all of these wonderful things are being said about them and it brings a smile to everyone’s face?
So many of the beautiful things they have done and who they were are being reminisced.
But you’re sitting there thinking about the person YOU knew. And although the things being mentioned at their memorial service might be true, most of them are being stretched…maybe more than a little.
My challenge to you and to myself is to live your life right now according to how you want to be remembered so you can honestly be the person that is being eulogized and not have someone sitting there on that day thinking, mmm hmm…I knew the REAL them.
Live a life so that when someone speaks ill of you, others won’t even entertain the idea of what they are saying.
But even more importantly, be the christian that God wants you to be. Because no matter how man sees us act on this earth, our Heavenly Father knows the truth.
He is the one who sees our heart and all the actions we try to hide.
He knows what we do behind closed doors when no one else is watching.
He knows the thoughts we have, the lies we tell, how we mislead others to get our way or get ahead, the videos we watch and the music we listen to.
And you have to know that living a life of honor isn’t just about some eternal reward we will get someday in the future or the legacy you will one day leave.
Being a good man or a good woman now will allow you to have a better life while you’re here. No, it won’t keep every bad thing from happening to you but it will keep a lot of it at bay.
You can’t erase the past but you can learn from it so start today by making amends, forgiving, taking care of your mind and body and start living your best life.
And always, always remember to be kind. It really all does start with you.