Making changes in your life takes TIME!

Making changes in your life takes TIME!
I was that kid who once I knew what I wanted I was quick to make a decision and it was dear near impossible to get me to change my mind.  Hell, I'm still like this... but I've had some growing up to do.  

After all, now I have a husband and kids that I need to factor in to most decisions.

The other thing that I usually did as a child was figure out how to make that decision a reality on my own.  

I was the oldest of 5 kids.  My parents had twins when I was 8.  Things had to change really fast.  I adapted really quickly.  I had to in order to keep the peace and survive in my family.  

Often times, I was making decisions to take care of others around me rather than my own needs, desires, and emotions.

Fast forward to adulthood.
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Grief is just love with no place to go.

Grief is just love with no place to go.
Grief doesn't just mean a loss of life.  Grief is the loss of something once loved.
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Why Gratitude is the Best Attitude Even Through Difficult Emotions

Why Gratitude is the Best Attitude Even Through Difficult Emotions
Grief really is a journey and feeling all of the emotions is the only way to keep on moving forward.
So, I stopped and felt the emotions for a minute sending those tender feelings some kindness. And, I felt loved.  I felt enough in that moment. Grateful for the love that I can still feel from my mom.



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The mixed emotions of leaving my children to go on a trip

The mixed emotions of leaving my children to go on a trip
It took me 9 years of parenthood to plan a trip on my own.  My friends and I hadn't seen each other in 11 years because....well...life!

A mixture of emotions flooded me that week and upon return--relief, gratitude, exhaustion, joy, excitement, sadness, anxiety, worry, and on and on.

I felt alive in all the possible ways.

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How I get past the 'what ifs' to enjoy the moment

How I get past the 'what ifs' to enjoy the moment
With each change in life, it’s become easier to enjoy the pause. I still have to check in with myself and my own needs.  And now that my kids are involved, I have to ask myself if my concern is my own or that of my children.
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