Living my BEST Life!

I’m full! Overfull…extremely overwhelmed and overflowing with excitement for what’s ahead for me.

For the last few months…I’ve stumbled just a wee little bit as I’ve tried to figure a few things out. My two youngest moved out in May and September and suddenly…I’ve little to blog about. In May, I started my #WellnessJourney with Cornerstone Naturopathic and that has COMPLETELY changed the way I feel about my life. I have more energy than I ever have before, I’m losing weight, I’m more confident, I FEEL BETTER after months (years) of feeling run down and exhausted and I’m ready to take on the world and amp up my life.

Suddenly, my life is ALL ABOUT ME and absolutely nothing is stopping me!

EXCEPT…what on earth does that mean? How does that translate to someone who has always put her children first? What am I supposed to be doing on the weekends when I don’t have a game or tournament to attend…when there’s no one to drive to work, cook for or lend the car to? What do I do with all this free time and as a single woman…how do I attend everything SOLO?

Work comes easily to me…as does Netflix…but surely I can’t fill my days in front of a computer?! Luckily I have amazing friends but I can’t always rely on my friends to keep me busy and I find I’m alone quite a bit and wishing I was anything but!

In my attempts to do a little soul searching, I attended a Soul Sunday event and was BLOWN AWAY with everything I learned about myself. I’ve been seeking happiness for so long and trying to figure out the meaning of my life…but the fact is…I have everything I could possibly desire. Obviously I have more dreams and goals for my future but RIGHT NOW…IN THE PRESENT…I’m pretty darn grateful for the life I have before me.

With this empty nest, a beautiful new apartment, work that’s going well and a whole new zest for life…I’m about to re-brand Curtains are Open. It’s always been a Lifestyle Blog, but now that Cornerstone came into the picture, there’s a WHOLE LOT MORE TO LIFE that I want to be living!

I’ve come up with three new topics for my blog in 2020 and can’t wait to get started on them:

I’m doing 20 Adventures in 2020

For starters, I’ll be doing 20 brand new adventures in 2020…things I’ve never done before. I’m getting UNCOMFORTABLE…pushing my boundaries…trying new things and discovering what makes me tick. I’m taking suggestions…and will be blogging and posting about my adventures so MESSAGE ME if you have an idea for something I should try! There’s a good chance I’ll look RIDICULOUS but how can that possibly be a bad thing if I’m having a good time and learning about myself in the process?

I’m Gonna Start Dating!!

YOU HEARD IT HERE! To REALLY push myself out of my comfort zone, I’m going to start dating!!!! After TEN YEARS…I’m finally in a place where I’d like to see “what’s out there” in the dating world! To start with, I’m meeting with Laura Kennedy Coaching (who I met at Soul Sunday) to learn how to “Actively Attract your Soulmate” (which may or may not include VOODOO dolls but I’m open to giving it a go)!!! AND…I’M GOING TO WRITE ABOUT IT! I mean, obviously I’m not going to share private details or embarrass anyone I go on a date with…but, I’m going to share about my own experiences of putting myself OUT THERE with the help of Laura Kennedy and some online dating apps!!!

I’ll be making MORE MONEY!

AND…as if all that wasn’t enough…I’m GOING TO MAKE MORE MONEY! My plan…to work much smarter than I’ve been working! Through the Super Soul event, I chatted with The Rich Woman, Emily King and in one session, I learned SO MUCH about my relationship with money and with a few changes…I plan on not only making more money but enjoying the money I have SO MUCH MORE than I have been doing in the past! I’m seeking a few more blog opportunities and ambassadorships and will be designing more in my Drawbridge Creative Etsy shop as I continue to enjoy my entrepreneur life as a content creator and graphic designer.

Putting the LIFE back in my Lifestyle Blog!

Honestly, my life is SUPER RICH right now…I’m living the dream and I really and truly need to take advantage of how I’m feeling both physically and mentally to make 2020 the VERY BEST YEAR EVER!!! Dr. Ben and Dr. Ashley at Cornerstone have started me on a path to make my life pretty fantastic…and it’s up to me, to make it EXTRAORDINARY!

Because the fact of the matter is…I’M WORTH IT!

Enjoy the holiday season ahead and keep your eyes open for a new re-brand of Curtains are Open as we head into the new year. If you have any suggestions for me, leave me a comment or send me a message. I can’t wait to throw back the curtains and go on this adventure with you!


Disclosure: My health and wellness journey is sponsored by the amazing folks at Cornerstone Naturopathic. The entire team at the clinic is working with me to get my life back on track! We’ve approached everything from a health perspective…with the weight loss being a massive bonus. I feel good. Better than I have felt in years. Cornerstone is truly in my corner…they want me to succeed and are giving me the tools I need to get there. The Doctors and staff have been a wealth of knowledge and even greater cheerleaders through this journey. My success…is their success as well. If you’re looking for a lifestyle change…check them out. While I’m partnering with them on the blog…all opinions are my own.

3 Replies to “Living my BEST Life!”

  1. Yes, yes, YESSSS!!! SO much goodness ahead for you Colleen, and I can’t WAIT to meet for coffee and discuss your path to EPIC LOVE! (And while we won’t use any voodoo dolls, I’m confident men will be feeling like they’re under a love spell of yours in no time 😉 As I said on Sunday, 2020 is YOUR year!!