Changes

I started this blog as a place to voice my feelings. A place to open up and just spill my guts out and not worry so much about what anyone thinks. Then it changed and I added things to it. I then started sharing my weight loss journey,  which I received encouragement and help. Then I started opening up about my journey to get where I am now. But what I did not expect was to open old wounds when doing so. Or having to deal with other issues outside that made it more difficult. Needless to say I am still here 🙂

I have rediscovered myself in a new way and considering I will be hitting the big 4-0 in a few weeks I am realizing that the things in the past, no matter if they come back into your memories or not, are in the past. We cannot change the things that have happened. We can only work hard not to repeat them. We can either hold grudges toward people or move on. We can either allow all the things that have happened to eat us up inside or accept that they made us the people we are, for better or worse. We are what we choose to be not what things have made us. We try to set an example for our children and hope they don’t make the mistakes we have but in the end they have to make those choices as well. Life is about choices. We make them no one else does.

I also did some soul searching. I know I have preached it that only we are responsible for the choices we make. But I’ll be honest, I did not do as I preached. It’s hard to say that because I don’t like being a hypocrite. I paid the price though. As I said above, I opened a few old wounds because of it. I literally just ripped the scab right off and poured salt on it. Why? Because I started blaming other people for my choices. I blamed them for things that went wrong because I could not face the fact that it was my fault. But you know what…I stopped. I started thinking about everything…and in that moment of clarity I realized I am not perfect. I am human. It is hard to describe the feeling that I felt at that moment. Because right then and there I stopped and realized the past is gone. No matter how much we want to change it we can’t. Anything we did has been done. You can express regret and ask for forgiveness, but in the end you have to let it go. Even if the person or persons that were part of it can’t. This part of my life, I have shut the book on. I may go back occasionally and hit the highlights but I am not going back there again.

I will be making some changes to my blog in the next few weeks. Nothing major, just things for me. Hopefully, I won’t lose any of you. But if you do go hopefully you will make your way back. Until next time…Namaste.

 

 

 

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Quotes 9/15/17

IT’S FRIDAY!!! We Made It!!!!

 

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi
 

Quotes 9/14/17

We are almost there…just a little more!!! Have a great Thursday!!

 

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

Steven Biko
 

Quotes 9/13/17

We are having a great week!! Make it a fun Hump Day!!

 

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. Golda Meir
 

Quotes 9/12/17

Here is to a wonderful peaceful day!! Have a great Tuesday!!

 

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese
 

Quotes 9/11/17

Have peaceful Monday!!

 

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Douglas Adams

Quotes 9/10/17

Have an amazing Sunday!!

 

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Omar Khayyam

Quotes 9/9/17

Hope you have a fun restful Saturday!!

 

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar
 

Hey all…just letting you know

I’m still around!! Sorry I have not been really blogging too much recently. I’ve had somethings I needed to get straight in my head and life. I am still working on a few things because if I don’t straighten them out I will regret it. I have to put things in their places and stop worrying so much what everyone else thinks. But you know what…it’s hard. Especially when it’s people that are a major part of your life. I am lucky this time. I have an amazing husband that helps me realize things that are said disappear with the breeze and things that are done are forgotten about after they do them. He has shown me that I cannot allow everything to get to me.

All that being said, my life is coming back together and I will be posting again. It’ll just be a little bit longer. I will be back 🙂

Quotes 9/8/17

Here’s to a wonderful Friday!! We made it!!

 

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.

Yoko Ono