All posts tagged: Words of wisdom

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 268

I had to remind myself of this today and I had to keep reminding myself of this all week really but it’s a good piece of advice.And someone with a disability I can say that I often have challenges that others may not and often have to prove myself just doing “normal” things. often people underestimate me and when they do I have to say I just kind of laughed to myself because I know when I approve them on they are going to be the ones shocked and having to renegotiate what they thought of me while I sit humbly thinking well I knew I could do it. I acknowledge it may take me longer and I may do it in a different way but in the end it gets done and a lot of the time people realize how inefficient they once were or are when they see how another person does something. So underestimate me that’s fine just don’t be shocked when the underestimated rise. This probably sounds arrogant I am not …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 266

this is so perfect for today because I think for the first time in a while I am totally OK with my circle. Big or small I know where everything fits. Not to say that something won’t change, actually I hope it does but that I am completely OK with understanding that some people are only to be in your circle for time while others will be there a lifetime. I am not afraid to let people go – or to truly let things be and follow the path that is put in front of me as I discover it. I think as scary as it is to say I am ready to leave what I know for something different that I feel is going to be more authentic to me. What that is, I have no idea but I am willing to lean into the wind, listen carefully walk with intention and open my eyes to what’s next.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 230

Today was the day I was trying to avoid, the day I was talking about where you push yourself I’m to the point that you find yourself over extended and really paying for it physically and mentally. That was my day today. I did end up feeling more like myself by the end of the day and through the evening which went way too quickly. I don’t really know what I’m doing about tomorrow yet but I’m going to take it as it comes and listen to my body instead of my brain. I really don’t want to end up in the position I was in today. It’s just going to make things worse going forward and injuries harder to heal from. And when I say things in this sense I feel the need to specify that these “things” are physical. I also feel the need to say mentally I was fine, I was just scattered and couldn’t tell you what I was doing, nor remember anything. If my day was any more complicated then …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 227

I have not been sleeping well so I literally spent all day in bed. I could look at this as a day wasted but I don’t because I know I have a lot of things to do to tomorrow which I will need energy for and there is still enough time in my evening that something could happen. I don’t expect it to but you never know. Next week especially my Saturday will be really busy and who knows about the rest of the month so I am going to take today as a day given and not taken from me. Knowing that I still have a few things to do this evening. I did talk to someone who I haven’t spoken to in a long time todaySo that was kind of fun especially because something is happening next week let me turn into something huge for me. I can’t seem more at this moment but next week I definitely will if I can. I could have pushed myself to do a lot of things …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 222

My best friend sent this photo quote to me earlier tonight, and I had to share it with you. It encapsulates everything I have been talking about and just how I want to live my life from now on. Truly and authentically myself. in a world that is so image and media focussed it’s often hard to find a true self and to negotiate what that means in all the images we see and a half to portray in our daily lives. The beautiful thing about an authentic self is, once you find it, and root yourself in it, all the other masks or selves you may have put on for other things people or events, fall away and your true self shines through. When you acknowledge your authentic self things change, and they change for the better. Even if it doesn’t seem like that right away. One thing I have learned today in particular is, Life always puts you exactly where you need to be -we as people just have to learn to be …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 206

I think it is safe to say we all know that I haven’t had the best week. I didn’t have the best Friday either but I made it through and I am going to keep going. There was a time not too long ago when I would have turned it to other coping skills when I had is like the past few. So, Innoway I’m proud of myself. I was able to come out the other side of really dark tunnel. This weekend I’m going to do everything and anything for myself that I can. I am going to sleep. I am going to see a friend. I am going to hang out with my cats. I am going to enjoy every minute of it and I am going to live in the moment. I have spent the last week living in the future and the past. I am no longer my past that story is over. I don’t know what the future may hold those words haven’t been written yet. I can only be …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 199

I can say, today I was a scatter brain check that off the list. That said,I had great conversations with great people,One of these conversations ended like this “Happinesses is a choice not a destination” ~ Alex Fritsch This really helped ground me in the moment and realize things really aren’t that bad. and even what is not so good will eventually work out.So, I can choose to let my time be taken with negative thoughts and should’ve, could’ve would’ve, Or I can choose to be happy about a small victory I had that day. Or the fact that I helped someone, I made it through another day, I had to deal with… you fill in the blank Point being, As a friend of mine would have said, you can ruminate about the past, or worry about the future, but what lives in the past, nothing – depression, and what lives in the future, nothing – anxiety. Where do you need to live? In the now. I have a choice in not only where I …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 193

Reflecting back on this time a year ago I was a totally different person. I wrote this comment on Facebook today and I think it sums it up well:I can’t say I’m 100% better, but I can’t say it’s 100% different. Today I did a photo shoot with a friend of mine and it turned out awesome. Pictures will follow shortly hopefully. Not to undermine any of my previous thoughts. Now looking back, and even now in the present, I can see the place I was in at the time, and how I felt that way. But in the present when this happens, I can now see, the way out, the light, the fact that everything which beginnings must end and I get to choose, in most situations, that ending. I can see the person who was floundering trying to find her purpose. now I know my purpose, and I’m not afraid to stand in it or stand up for it. Where I was when defeated I am no powerful. I now see myself for …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 191

Today was not my favourite day. I had to deal with some stuff that no one likes to deal with. I know I did the right thing and the what happen will happen, I also know that I have great friends who have and will help as much as they can if I need to deal with this again. But that’s not really what today is a boat. I was actually racking my brain over what to post today because I don’t like to talk about negative things and when I was getting back from running errands part of my keychain that laugh. As I pick it up I realized what it said. I can’t help but think that maybe someone was looking out for me. Or my thing is just no went to fall apart and. I just thought it was interesting because though I love this tag I never really think about it. And I kind of forgot that it was even there. It was a great little reminder that people have my …