Goals Update 2016 #22 Clare

So… you know in Charlie Brown where he bangs his head against things when he is frustrated?…. yeah, I’m feeling that way this week.  My friend, This, That, and the Other Thang wrote an optimistic blog that made me feel a little more uplifted… but I’m still grouchy.

Finance- I feel like I’m ignoring like the annoying kid who keeps repeating the same thing over and over and over, trying to get me to look at him.

Fitness-I went to cycling class this week (I think this is like my 10th one this year–right, I know–for someone who was scared of it, and is crazy busy… its pretty good), and I got super dizzy after.  And I’m feeling so fat right now.  And its sooooo frustrating. (Charlie Brown head bang on table)

Book–see my commentary on fitness… although this one feels more like hide and seek… I keep running away, knowing that I need to do other things…. hoping my book doesn’t find me.

Organizing–I’m winning at something… I’ve got my room neat and tidy.  Well most days.  If you saw my little 8′ X 12′ room, and you know how much of a “stuff” person I am… you’d totally understand.

Agent–I had a big name national commercial audition this week… and did ANYONE watch the Tony’s OMG… LOVE that so many of the speeches were about achieving career greatness later in life.  Its coming… I just have to read my own blog on PATIENCE again.

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What is “Live ClareLesley”?

First of all, how do you say it?

“ClareLesley” is intended to sound like “carelessly” (Get it?) It IS a clever conglomeration of our names, however it’s also the way that we think life should be lived.


You mean I should live carelessly?

In a way. Both Clare and Lesley are equal parts smart and fun, and both continually strive to find a balance between working hard and living well. Both have made many life choices that created strain and stress, and have not only lived through those undesirable days, months, years; but have learned how to live better, because of those moments. “Living ClareLesley” is meant to remind you to live each day with equal parts enlightenment and entertainment and to deal with the difficult times with grace and laughter.


How do I “Live ClareLesley?”

Such a great question—one that we’re continuing to explore and answer. And revisit. And revise. Breathing is the start; when you come up against any problem always breathe deeply. Understand that although there are bigger things happening in the world, the magnitude of life changing events in your world are important, but everything can be handled. Finding balance between the serious and the laughing moments of life are vital. To Live ClareLesley you need to jump in to the situations that are the hard ones, breathe through them, and come out on the other end. Life is for the living, so go out there and thrive, do, be. Don’t wallow in your mistakes, learn from them and move on. Most importantly: love and forgive. Both of these actions should be as much for and toward yourself it directed to others. In this fast paced, social media driven, smart phone connected, selfie world, take a moment to look around and live and laugh and treat yourself well; that is how to Live ClareLesley.