Friday, September 20, 2013
...that moment when you place your 'promise ring' (from when you where 15 years old) on; and it fits loose!!! O_o
Like it's NEVER fit before. Not even when I was a sophomore in high school...
Very blessed and fortunate to have gotten to where I am today. It has not been easy breezy. It has not happened over night. But the key fact is that "I NEVER STOPPED BELIEVING IN MYSELF OR IN WHAT I CAN ACCOMPLISH!!!"
Hear me. Believe me. The strength to be who you want to be and/or do what you want to do exists in ALL of us.
Rich or poor. Young or old. Fat or skinny. Weak or strong. Fast or slow.
It's not about who we are or what we want. It's about your personal desire to grow along with your willingness to fail.
Only thru failure can you succeed!
I am living proof of that in so many more ways than one.
Believe in yourself and find a way to make your future your very own!!!
Have an incredible weekend my beautiful bloggers!
There are so very many days now where I find myself not giving my home the time it needs, or my workouts the efforts or time they need.
I want to beat myself up over it but I can't!
These actions not taken are lacking because I chose to be there for my kids to do homework, watch football games, volunteer at pasta dinners, drive to and from wrestling practices and homework/play dates, see my siblings and my last remaining parent, cook with my boys to instill healthy eating habits to be carried on for future generations, listen to stories about their daily accomplishments, work my 'at home' biz, get some dishes and laundry done, reconnect and stay close with dear friends and spend some quality 'family' time watching tv or a movie here and there...
Now, have I really failed?! I chose to think NOT!
I love my life with all it's down falls and imperfections. And I urge YOU to ease up on YOUR expectations! Prioritize and make what matters to YOU worth your time and efforts... Let no one's opinion of you or your life hold you back from being YOU and doing what you do!
After time, my house chores call to me. Eventually, my workouts creep back into my everyday because they are a part of who and what I am as a woman, a mom, a mentor, an athlete... YES! I am 41 yrs old AND I am as much an athlete now as I was my Freshmen year in High School on the Varsity Volleyball team!!
(DAMN THAT FEELS GOOD TO WRITE BUT MORE GOOD TO TRULY FEEL!)
So, what's next?! Changing more lives, increasing the quality of mine and my family's... Practice my religion more. I LIVE my religion, I instill my Faith and beliefs in my children, but I don't get to mass on a weekly basis to fuel that Faith and passion that I was brought up with. I need more of that!!! My children need more of THAT! Oh the things we come to realize when we can't sleep and blog blog blog. Lol
Here's to wrapping up Sept by getting ready to make the LAST three months of the year the very best that they can be!