January of last year marked the beginning of Keep Your Daydream’s (KYD) Mexico adventures (Season 2). It was then when I happen to coin the phrase “Stairs Up.”
Anyone who has an RV or has been around them knows the work it takes to get ready for a trip! After you plan, pack, and hook up the rig the final step is to close the door and fold up those stairs. For us, “Stairs Up” means: lets go! It’s one of my favorite things to do because it means our family will be seeing new things, meeting new people and making memories that I know will last.
From small trips to life-changing big ones they all start somewhere. The one thing in common? They have to start! The quote by Zig Ziglar helps us take an idea from our mind and brings it into reality. “You don’t have to be great to start you just have to start to be great.” All great adventures start somewhere. That’s why KYD stands for starting where you are and with what you have.
We stand for this mantra because the perfect dream doesn’t usually get started. That’s the tricky part about life. Life is happening while we are planning! We have to jump at opportunities, because we don’t know when a window will close or the road will take an unexpected twist.
KYD receives literally hundreds of emails and comments each month. They are so wonderful! Filled with happiness and tales of exploration. Unfortunately, there are also some that break our hearts and bring tears to our eyes. Stories that share of a lost spouse or a regret that time has unveiled. These are the letters that propel us to continue when the day is long or things do not go as planned.
Starting a dream is always the biggest step. Moving from what we know to the unknown. It is important to remember, in this prelude, that when we change we grow and, when we grow we have more to share and, when we share we are adding to the momentum of life expanding.
As we move from 2017 to 2018 and remember all we are grateful for, our wins and losses, those we love and miss, it is time to start brainstorming the new. What will 2018 hold for you? We will be thinking about you at KYD. Hoping you have a “Stairs Up” mentality for 2018 and start the next chapter of what is most important to you.
Let’s go! ~Tricia
Post Cards for the Homebound
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The KYD Book Club
By Chip and Joanna Gaines
Trish says, “This book was a highlight for me this month. There’s no denying the fact that the Gaines’ have taken America on by storm. But after reading their book, Magnolia, you’ll know that was never their intention. Joanna talks about their story from the beginning to making it big on HGTV. It’s light hearted, funny and engaging…especially once they get married and start in on business together. If there was one golden nugget, for me, from this read it would be to flourish during the good and challenging times of life.”
Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl
“I found this book to be fascinating because it takes one of humanities worst nightmares and shows how one man managed to save his own life by how he processed the event.” – Marc
The 5 Second Rule
By Mel Robbins
“The 5 second rule seems to be a bit corny in the beginning but builds on an easy principle to motivate everyday decision making. Not for the sake of fairy tale endings but to feel like you have done what you need to in an effort to end your day, week, and life…strong. The 5 second rule is a quick read (I used 2x speed to quicken the message on audible) that delivers a real tool in everyday decision making.” -Trish
The Krivolavek Family
So fun to see #TravelingGinger on your recent trip to Stull, KS. #adorable!!
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Tips & Tricks
Tori showed us a fun new app that makes a video, of the year, by using a single picture from everyday. It’s called Leap Second – A free one second every day video journal app. We’ve learned that documenting the adventure makes travel even more rewarding and looking back is just as fun. We watched videos from the previous year that seem to escape our memories completely!
Here is the link to Leap Second!
KYD Drop 1802
We’re already working hard on February KYD Drop. This is just the starting point of delivering inspiring information. We’d love to know what you think! Put it in the comments below. And if you know of a story, tip or trick… send it to us and we might include it next month!
We’re glad you’re here! Let’s make 2018 the best year ever.
-Marc & Tricia