Saturday, January 12, 2013




I am guilty of spending a good chunk of many of my lazy, pajama-clad Saturdays wandering aimlessly around the blogosphere. Why? Because if there is one thing I sincerely believe (with all my little heart even), it’s that you can’t see the good in the world, or in the human beings inhabiting it, if all you do is look down your nose at people. And today in my internet travels, I haplessly stumbled upon something that I thought (and think) is quite brilliant. The holy grail of blogging, as it were. Yes, really.


And I’m up for it.

The concept is simple, and it’s simply this: Pick a word, any word…a word that you want to define your life from this day until until your last day. And, instead of over-complicating my choice, I went with the first word that popped into my pointy little noggin’:

CHANGE.

Throughout my 33-years on this big blue marble that we call Earth, in the overall spectrum of the totality that is the universe, I have had an opportunity to reinvent myself on several occasions. This year is no exception, but rather, this year is the rule. The theme for this is year is change. Personal, financial, spiritual…it’s time to change my ways and fill my cup.

For the last four years, I pressed the pause button on my life. I let someone else control the music I danced too. Now that radio is off (for good), and I get to choose to change the soundtrack for the rest of my life.

How?

I’m glad you asked.

This year it’s time to actually do the things I always talk about doing. It’s time to travel, to see the world; to create an income stream that will keep me and my girls comfortable for many years to come (and I can write from anywhere, including sandy beaches where I do nothing buy type and sip on cocktails with umbrellas in them). It’s time to give more back to my community, time to finish my books, time to have some fun…but most of all, it’s time to get busy living, because hiding in my house and getting closer to the end of my life with each tick tick tick of the clock, is no way to live. It’s time to be bold, to be daring, to be brave and to just BE ALIVE.

What’s in store for me? I don’t know yet. That chapter is being written everyday. However, what I do know is that I fully intend to fill my life cup full of adventures, experiences and a chance to soak up every different, cool, new spontaneous experience I can that doesn’t involve me sitting aimlessly behind my laptop...

And it’s all thanks to one little, tiny word: Change…well, a change in my perspective that is.

Take a moment to think about what YOUR definitive word might be…and please share it with me…and why you chose it…I want to know!

And today’s selection from the ‘Soundtrack of Life’ (I know, I know, there will be an explanation on that soon) is….

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Friday, January 4, 2013



I’m a rebel. I’m a line crosser. Hell, even as a child I never colored in the lines. And I’m okay with that.

The thing you have to understand about me is one, single, solitary fact: I’m not perfect.

Neither are you.

I’ve done things in my life I’m not proud of.

So have you.

I’ve made mistakes.

I’ll bet you have too.

I have a wellspring of regrets.

So do you.

But the one thing in my life that I have done; something that I am proud of always doing; is following my heart, even when the voices whispering in my ear tell me not to. Still, my heart has never steered me wrong. It’s brought me here, to this place, and I’m exactly where I need to be to do precisely what I need to do.

Here’s the thing:
Only you know your heart. Only YOU know what your heart wants. So why are you sitting behind your screen waiting for answers from the universe? You know what you want…go get it. Go make it happen.

Build a door when every door is shut in your face. Throw a brick through the windows slammed on your fingers. Never quit. Never give up. I’m not.  

Take a risk. Make it a big one.

Because if you don’t take that risk, you’ll never have the reward; even if that reward is merely learning a lesson you were meant to learn all along.

What is it YOU should be doing right now instead of reading this blog? Speak it. Leave a comment. Get it out there. Then, go do it. No more excuses. 

Today’s choice for my ‘Soundtrack of Life’ is Crossing the Line because that's leg two of this race for me:


Posted by Shauna Zamarripa On 11:53 PM 2 comments READ FULL POST
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    Shauna made her mark in blogging starting in 2008 and has been on the front page of major publications such as Yahoo!, Realtor.com, MSN Money, CNN Money and more. Her finance and real estate expertise are world renowned and free to the average user. Shauna also runs a marketing consulting company and is the team lead for one of the largest teams in San Antonio, TX - Rockstar Agents and RE/MAX North. 

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