2017

A year coming to an end

Hello again!

Today is the last day of this year! As it winds down I think of the next coming year.

I would say 2017 was a lot for me. Physically and emotionally.

I went through some changes in my personal life. Reconnected with old friends. Some helped me to see things differently. Some helped me to see that if I can’t be loved for who I am now than you shouldn’t love me when in your eyes I’ve become better.

I still have a lot of growing to do but I think that growth is a never-ending process. Personally, I’ve learned a lot about myself and the direction I want to go in. Some may agree some may not but for once I need to think about MeMe!

The one thing I’m excited about is that I started this blog. It has been an outlet for me. Going into 2018, I have some visions on where I want to take it and things I’d like to work on to make it and me grow. We never really know where things may lead us but one thing that I know is I can no longer live by FEAR.

I found this acronym for fear: (I do not take credit for this I found it through google)

F-Forget                      F-Face

E-Everything             E-Everything

A-And                         A-And

R-Run                         R-Rise

I must admit that I have always been the type to run and sometimes it is easier to do just that. However, by me doing just that I’ve gotten the same results. So however hard it may or will be, I have to choose the latter. I have to rise and face it. I may fall lots of times along the way but I must continue to get up. It is true some things are easier said than done but whether small or big steps the point is to keep taking them.

Some have said, well you don’t live by what you say and to them they are entitled to their opinion. What I do know is that I’ve taken some steps that for me were hard to take. I am a work in progress and I think it is safe to say that as a human race we all are!

Anyway, what are some goals you all would like for the next year? Remember, keep growing, keep learning but above all do it with a smile because after all a smile is the best accessory one can wear!

Tomorrow is the beginning of twelve new chapters, 365 new days. We get to write the story!

Thank you to those that keep pushing me and have supported me along the way!

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Let’s start the book with LOVE and don’t forget your smile!

 

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Beauty Beyond Darkness

Can there really be beauty beyond the darkness?

Hello again!

The other day I was outside talking to a friend. We both looked up at the sky, as the day was coming into night and noticed a beautiful end to the sunset. I took a picture and when I showed her she went on to say how beautiful it was even though it was shining through the darkness of the trees.

We both got to talking and both agreed how even with darkness there will always be beauty.

See my friends sometimes in life, we may go through things/situations that at the time may seem dark. But, will we step back to see the beauty? The answer to that lies within us.

Some may go through a breakup. Maybe it will lead to a divorce. Maybe some are left broken inside. Some may be going through what at times can be an incurable disease. Or maybe it can be cured but you have to get through the darkness in order to fight it. Some may go through some sort of injustice. Some may still be dealing with the loss of a loved one. Some may still be healing from the effects from a natural disaster. Maybe some are at a job that they may not be so happy about. Maybe some are struggling with making ends meet. Maybe some are longing to be loved or to be in love!

All those things and more at some point will seem dark. One thing for sure is that through it the beaty will come. We will learn more about ourselves. We will become stronger. We may gain new friendships. We may make old friendships stronger. All and all we will learn to love ourselves and find the beauty within ourselves in a time that may seem dark.

This is for those who may at this time be going through the darkness. Take a moment and look beyond because just maybe you too will see the beauty beyond the darkness

 

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Beautiful sunset falling beyond the dark trees in Woodbridge