Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aha Moment Quote!

I saw this quote just a little while ago, and it is JUST what I needed to read.

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift is your - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins."

I am going to print this out and put it somewhere I will see it every day.  It's time I take my life back into my own hands!  I am not this depressed person that has plagued my life lately.  I have always been full of sunshine.  The things I am going through do not define me or my life.  I am still the same person no matter what has happened.  I hope this quote will be as poignant to someone else as it was to me.  ♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

Life is Hard

I've been absent lately.  I've been struggling with the whole living positive thing, and I just didn't feel like posting to be quite honest.  Life is hard.  I do my best to think positively and just keep smiling through whatever comes my way, but the last several months of my life have taught me that I am only human, and we all have our breaking points.  I'm flirting with mine.  Life really IS a miracle, but it really IS hard too.  People have always told me how strong I am, and I always thought when they said that, what other choice do we have when we are faced with trials and tribulations?  I've been through a lot in this 34 years of life of mine.  I have always been able to push through.  I guess I have been pretty strong.  I just am not feeling as strong these days.  I am struggling with finding my way and pushing through.  I know I will, it's just kind of a tough road right now.  I was listening to Mumford & Sons and heard their song, "After the Storm" and loved it.  I like the line that says, "Get over your hill and see what's there."  If I can just make it up the hill, I know there will be something worthwhile there.  ♥  This is for everyone struggling with something out there!

Some good news is, Carly had surgery on Wednesday to fix her blocked tear duct and it went FABULOUS!  For the first time since she was born basically, she doesn't wake up with her eye crusted shut every day!  :-)  I'm so glad it's over (way more difficult on me than it was on her I think!) and fixed.

In fun news, for the first time in YEARS, I did a Halloween costume because there was a Halloween Zumbathon at my YMCA and I participated in the Halloween costume contest and won 3rd place for originality.  I was Rosie the Riveter!

Here's the original in case you don't know who Rosie the Riveter is.  ;-)

I am working on getting myself back on track and focusing on the positive things in my life -- my 4 beautiful girls being the main things!  ♥  We all have our struggles, guess this time is mine.  I still, through everything, no matter what happens know I am so blessed beyond measure.  Way more than most!