I know it has been a while since I have posted over here, but I am going back to my roots, and posting where I feel my most comfortable. You see last year, I took some crazy turns in my life, had some ups and downs and am now finding solid ground again. Since the last time I spoke to you all, I have built up my business with my guy, threw myself full force into fitness competitions, placing in most of them, winning overall in one of them and got sponsored by an amazing nutrition company MRM, which I couldn't be more thankful for. Not to mention, I lost 30lbs, rekindled my relationship with my family, got engaged to said guy, adopted another puppy from the shelter, and have found a passion for life that was all but lost a few years ago. Along the way I have had some health issues, and am working on recovering from them naturally. Truly it has been a whirlwind of a year, but I am so grateful of where I am at today, and am ready to share once again my life, recipes, wisdom, and information with you all. Thanks for following along!
I wake up and thank God everyday for all my amazing blessings. Without Faith, Nothing is possible.
If you have hope for the world, Then there will be hope in the world.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me
Always hanging from the glimmer of hope, realize that with every step you take, you have to come closer to yourself.Time and time again, you have to take steps away from what others have set for your life, and step into shoes that only you can fill. At the end of the day, do not ask from others what you want, but live a life for what you need to better yourself. Life is good to people who are good to other people. It takes a hell of a lot more to stand up against the crashing waves of life then it does to be swept off with them.Life is a constant test of morales, strength and ability. As soon as you are on the upswing of things it likes to test you out, knock you down a few pegs, make you feel like you are really living. Take from life what you can when you can but remember that everyday you must bring dedication, everyday you must show humility. everyday you must give your thanks. Money comes and goes, and success sits at the edge of a cliff. Make everything from nothing and give double back. You must enjoy life now, because this my friend is not a rehearsal.
We see what we want to see, but you can't airbrush personality
Finding inspiration in unlikely matters, taking lung fulls of life in, dancing with no music and loving with a passion. That my friends is living. Lift your own spirits up and never let silver and gold take hold. Life comes at you fast. Make no mistake that a blessing is not an accident but a destiny you had the courage to pour your heart into. Its the words you speak with your eyes, the wordplay that gets you through another day. Sometimes its as simple as a soft touch against tired shoulders.THINK about what life gives you, then allow yourself to give double back. We are not born selfish, yet are blinded by greed. Everything is beautiful on the outside looking in, but it is when you get past the first three doors and really see the heart of someone that you realize the potential of true life.Today is not the day to reminisce on past chances, but to live for future opportunity. Be humble in success, be weak in open arms, stand strong in your principles, and never lose yourself to a society of cosmetic fake-up.
The most beautiful thing in the world, is someone true.
Now I'm not saying I regret the choices I have made, but I do want something more. I feel like I just may be on the brink of something great, yet I'm just not there yet.
I am a firm believer that when it is right, you just know it. The moment it feels forced or not like the feeling I envisioned in my head, I get this insatiable urge to bolt. Sometimes it is just like that. What can I say, I know what I want and I know when something is off. However I do believe that this does sometimes keep me perfectly safe in my own little world, when in all honestly talking the risk may just be the better reward.
I could write until the sun comes up everyday open and honestly about how I feel. When it comes to how I live my life though, I have no clue where I'm at half the time and tend to keep myself...well to myself.
Maybe, just maybe, this will be the year I challenge myself. This will be a year for growth and discovery. After all, how many "what ifs" does it take to experience an "I did it?"
The sun will rise tomorrow as it did today, allowing with it another breath to take. Every memory that brought me to where I am will help me to take the chances I let go of before. Everyday is a new opportunity to be an active participant in this life
To stand alone is a very powerful thing in this world. To allow yourself to experience someone else's love, that takes courage.
Last night I was done, tears were filling my eyes, the world was shattering around me and this enormous feeling was sitting so heavily on my shoulders. Not knowing what else to do. I just sat with the feeling and breathed. While everything was crumbling around me, I decided enough was enough. At the beginning of the year I had set a goal to give myself more spiritual time and allow good things into my life without question. So far...well let's just say it wasn't quite happening. For that reason, I decided that it was time for a change; it was time for me to give a little bit of myself to something bigger. So this morning at 8am I found myself sitting in the first row of a beautiful morning mass.
I realized this morning that sometimes when everything has been going so well, we as creatures of entitlement need our lives nudged a bit in a different direction. This is not to break us down, but to remind us that good things in life are not a right yet an earned blessing. As easy as it can be to get caught up in one's own life and well being, true reward comes from a shared happiness with others. Good things happen to good people. This much is true. However once those good things happen, it is up to us to take the time to be grateful, and humble for the blessings we are given. It is when we forget what brought us to where we are, that bad energy surrounds us.
Take pride in who you are, be humble for your blessings, treat those around you with respect, and always give your thanks.
When I decide to plant my roots in something solid, I want to know that I am ready
I want to look at my life thus far, and have a happy moment to match every regret
I want my future daughter to feel more alive with every hug she is given, and know that life is better than what people make it out to be
I will make a difference in someones life
sitting on my porch I will breathe the air around me and let happiness consume me
I will make everything from nothing and give double back
To be loved is great, to be appreciated is rare, and to be content is just about a lost thought in this world. Sometimes it takes an out of character night with a lost soul, and a comforting day with a warm heart to show you the difference between wants and needs. It shows you the difference between reality and fantasy. While life likes to blur the lines between choices and destiny, it is up to us to make up our own minds and stand by our principles. Sometimes this may mean that you wake up with the slightly bitter taste of regret the next morning, but it is nothing that a shower can't wash away. Wrong or right we are who we are and we live to be who we think we ought to. One day whether you like it or not, life might just show you who you truly could be.
I'm finding my way and I'm doing my thing. I get alot of "Oh no she didn'ts" but thats perfectly okay with me. Stopping to think about it only prohibts the growth of all the wonderful seeds I have planted in my dreams. Now don't get me wrong, its not like you can go about life floating on a cloud and think that you will never hear the negatives....this is most definitely not the case, but when it comes down to it, I'm going to do what I want. For life to get good, you must get going on life.
Surround yourself with positive people that will add value to your life, not devalue who you are. It is okay to be happy. It is just fine to forget and move on from people and things that take away from that happiness. It is okay to just GO FOR IT. People tell me everyday that maybe I'm a little ahead of myself, that maybe I should slow down, and that maybe I am reaching a bit much. My answer to that? Compared to what?! Opinion is wasted, money is nothing, and judgement is jealousy. Noone else is in my mind, is living my life, and therefore noone is anyone to question my choices.
Sometimes you have to realize that in order to live your life, you must own your life. No matter the obstacle, all shall be overcome. Everything in its place & everything in it's time.