Embrace life, even when it doesn’t seem so great…

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This has been a tough week. Where to begin….

The week started out on a fantastic note. My hubby (best guy on the face of the planet BTW) and I found the home of our dreams before it was even listed on the market. We made an offer, which was accepted, wishthen sold our house that very same day, without even having to list it. How does that even happen, right? So very exciting and so incredibly overwhelming at the same time. The next couple of months will be challenging to say the least. But… it’s our dream home. It’s everything we’ve hoped for and more.

Fast forward a few days to mid-week. My mom was hospitalized. I won’t share all of the details, but it’s been tough. We have a bit of a challenging road to navigate in the upcoming months.

Me and my Mama 

 It’s not going to be easy, but it will be good because we (my mom, my brother, and myself) have decided together that it will be. I’ve learned so much these past few days. I love that every single day is so full of opportunities to learn and grow. Don’t even have to take out student loans to pay for the education. It comes with birth.

As we age, we have the benefit of experiencing and interpreting everything and everyone in our lives from a different perspective. We can read a book for a second or third time at different periods in our lives and get a completely different message. We take a vacation at 14, 24, 34, and 54 years-old to the very same place, but it’s a completely new atmosphere every time. This is a beautiful thing. It’s one of the many gifts life offers. It allows us the option of never being in the same space for more than a minute. It’s our choice though. We’re the driver of our lives. We just have to take the wheel.

When we take charge of our own lives, embrace who we are and where we are, no matter the situation, things change. You may be in a period of your life that’s not super comfortable or enjoyable, but I promise you that will change. As long as you continue to focus on the crappiness, though, it will stay crappy. Focus on the lessons you can take away, be thankful you have the chance to learn them, think about how you can apply them, and by the time you’re done doing all that, you’re on to the next phase of your life. Magic.

In every situation, there will always be someone you have an impact on, someone who needs you in their life whether it be for 30 seconds or the rest of their lifetime.

Nana and Maisie Bee

In every situation, there will always be someone who will impact you, someone you need in your life. They may not even be a pleasant or good person, but they will teach you or you will teach them, or both. Look for those chances. They are invaluable.

My family is currently in one of these transitional periods. It’s tough. But because we are committed to each other, we’re supportive of each other, and we are embracing who we are as individuals and who we are as a family, it will be ok. It will be better than ok.

Be present in your life always.
Be on the lookout for opportunities to learn.
Be ready for things to change.

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