Seize the {Extra} Day

Monday, February 29, 2016

Today's leap day, know what that means? It's an extra day to seize opportunities, do something amazing.

I see it as an extra day we are given to do something spectacular, different, out of the norm. It does stink that it's on a Monday but looking past that, how cool is it? Every 4 years we are given a bonus day. I wish it was a day where calories weren't counted either. Now, wouldn't that be amazing?

It would be a shame to let this day go to waste. It's time to stop waiting for the right moment, it's making the moment of today count. And even if we were given the extra day to balance our daylight and the earth and etc...doesn't mean we can't use as our own bonus day!

And a Happy Birthday Sister!


Living with Pain

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Life lately has been through so many ups and downs. And I wish I could say I was exaggerating even the slightest.

Just like everyone else it's hard to have people understand what it's actually like to wake up in pain ever day. What it's like to not be able to chew food normally without pain. What it's like to be on a medicine schedule. What it's like to wake up to another ailment like your knee deciding it wants to not work again.

I wish I was exaggerating. I wish I could make it all go away. I was I could say I was making it all of it up. I wish some days that people understood. 

These are basically all my feelings

Bottom line: I can't help what people think. I can't help what people perceive. 

Do I wish I didn't want to just sit on my couch all the time? Of course. But going out physically hurts me. 

Do I wish I was nit spending my lunch break calling doctor after doctor? Of course. I have businesses to run! 

Do I wish I wasn't the crankier person ever some days? Of course. I want to laugh and eat crunchy food like every one else. 

Through all of this, I've come to realize is that no one can understand what I'm going through, what I'm feeling and that's ok. 

There comes a time when I'm worried about what people think when I cancel plans or what people are saying about me "complaining."

Worrying just makes it worse. I have to make sure I'm ok. Make sure I'm taking care of me. The people that do understand are the ones I want around. The ones that know I want more than anything to be a normal functioning human being. I don't want the ones that get upset because I don't go out or make judgments based on the bits of information of giving them. 

I wake up in pain every day. I've been to the doctor 23 times since November. That's more than I have very been in the last 5 years combined. I know there are people who have worse problems, it's just hard getting people to understand. 

Ok, that's my whiny, woe is me post for the month. Actually, probably not but it felt good.

Super Bowl's 50th

Sunday, February 7, 2016

50 years of the Super Bowl. We have all celebrated this time of year when we gather with copious amounts of pizza, wings, chips, dip, alcohol and commercials.

This is what we all show up for right? I mean, sometimes the halftime show but let's be serious, this year we were less than impressed before it even started. And we were all right in our thinking. I know Beyonce was there in a Michael Jackson outfit, but it just didn't cut it.

This commercial just breaks it down on how dumb you have to be to get in and drive a car drunk.

Ryan Reynolds on a bike. Ryan Reynolds doing anything really. And I would have the Deadpool trailer right behind this but it was hard to find it within all the other Deadpool videos. Now, that's a marketing genius if I ever saw one. 

This fit perfectly with the lyrics. It was such a clever idea to use his song to describe a wireless carrier.

If you don't know that I love superheroes by now, you must just be new. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. It means I obviously was so excited about the Civil War commercial even if did air before the actual Super Bowl. It's impossible to choose #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.

There you have it. My take away from a mediocre game. You can retire now Peyton Manning. Bye!

What were your favorite commercials?


February Goals

Friday, February 5, 2016

Survive a week away from my husband
This is the longest we will be apart since we have been married. I know, people do this all the time for much longer, but it's new to us. To me.

Gain 3 distributors for It Works
Not giving up yet! Slow and steady. Really need to buckle down and get on that $20,000 bonus!!

Schedule 20 posts
I don't want to let this blog go on the back burner. I do have a lot to say. I love writing and want to write about my life. But sometimes life gets a little hectic with a new job and I need to plan in advance for sure.

Make dump chicken recipes
To say dinner has been a hot mess is an understatement. Through my trusty friend Pinterest, I have discovered something called dump chicken and it seems like the perfect solution. Put everything in a Ziploc, freeze it and it's ready to be tossed in a pot at night. No prep!

Weekend getaway
Sadly, we will be separated during our 10 year "anniversary" and Valentine's Day so I am hoping to get in a nice weekend getaway. We sure could use some time to relax.

Please. Please. Please.


Not Being Afraid of the Unknown

Monday, February 1, 2016

Yup, talking about a new year in February. 

The New Year brings hope and excitement to many. Counting down into the new year where you hope to be a better person, have a better job, look better, etc. It's full of hope. It's full of positivity.

That was me New Year's Eve 2008. I saw 2009 as one of my best years yet. I was going to graduate. Get a new job in the corporate world. I had hopes of a bright future, a great future.

12 days later my world came crashing down. I lost my mom in the blink of an eye. That hope was gone. It was replaced with darkness, sadness. I did graduate but went back home to an empty home.

When the clock counted down to enter 2010, I was terrified. Terrified what the new year would bring again. I couldn't have hope when less than a year before I had so much hope that was taken away.

Something I feared every New Year is something that many people struggle with every day. Having hope. Having faith in the unknown.

I focus a lot on what could go wrong instead of having hope it will go right.

I fear the unknown instead of embracing it. It's what fuels my anxiety. And it has to go. 

I have to embrace that whatever happens is exactly what is supposed to happen. That God is in control. 

There is a lot to be hopeful for, have hope and faith in. Even if we are on a shaky start this year doesn't mean great things aren't on their way for the 11 other months. I have to let my worries go. I am not in control. And that's ok.

Here's to embracing the unknown. Here's to me trying to actually do that!

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