Today is the final day of the Quote Challenge for me.
Thank you to Angela over at Fuck MS for nominating me.
Once more this quote is one I found when I was battling my depression.
I have always put the happiness of others first. I believe it was because I never felt that I really was suppose to be happy. A lot of different things that had happened and a really bad tape that played over and over and over again in my head.
Now though, I know that I have every right to be happy. To enjoy the things that I love to do. I will no longer bow down to what others think I need to do to make sure that they are happy. That is not how it works in my world any more.
Each day I make a choice to be happy. To do what I love to do. Write. Be with my friends. Hang out with T and laugh. There is a lot of laughter in my life and no misery.
We all have a right to being happy in our lives.
I would like to thank Angela over at Fuck MS for nominating me for the 3 day Quote Challenge. A fellow Canadian living in Toronto, Ontario the province to the east of me. Birthplace of my wonderful mom.
Again this quote was one that I found while I was fighting my depression.
For so long I always believed that my worth was tied into how well I did my job, how good of a friend I was or how well I solved everyone else’s problems.
In doing so I lost sight of myself. The joyful me. The playful me. The writer me.
With each step forward I leave behind the need to prove myself to anyone but me. I am good enough. When I look in the mirror, I am pleased with who I see looking back at me.
Thank you to angelagagz over at Fuck MS for nominating me for the 3 day Quote Challenge. A fellow Canadian (living right next door in the province east of me) she is strong and changing the path of her life. You really should take the time to pop over and check out her blog.
I found this back in January while I was in the depths of my bout of depression. It spoke to me because even though I could not see the forest for the trees, I knew that I would not be there forever. And it is still true today.
When things get difficult I need to remember that I am not stuck there. That as long as I continue moving forward my destination will change.
Once more I would like to thank Kranti over at Sparklingthoughts for nominating me to do the 3 day Quote challenge.
I again was scrolling through FB looking for something that would hit home for me when I came across this one.
A lot of the people that I use to let into my life, though they said they were friends did not have my best interests at heart. They would rather tear me down and make me feel small about myself and my passions than support me.
I have come to realize that the people who love me/care for me/want the best for me are the ones I need in my life.
I have surrounded myself with friends and family who only want the best for me. Who cheer for me and occasionally kick my butt when I really need it. And I am so grateful for them.
I have saved this quote to my phone along with yesterday’s so I am always reminded that those who love and care for me will always push me to be the best that I absolutely can be.
No drama. No negativity.
Happiness and success. We can all achieve it as we work together.
I would like to thank Kranti over at Sparklingthoughts for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Please head over and check out her blog.
I was scrolling through FB this morning looking for a quote that resonated with me. I am not one of those people who has a ton that speak to her. Every so often though one jumps out and screams ‘Jay I am over here! Right here under your nose and I will mean something if only you look a little closer.’ Just as this one did.
I have/had a real problem with allowing others to influence my life. What I thought and felt about myself. I need/needed to be reassured that I was liked, valued, wanted and good at what I do/did. I imagine that it is a confidence thing. One I am trying to correct. Allowing them to steal not only my fire but my passion as well. Hence the problem with hiding away behind pills and alcohol. (This is not an issue now, I have learned how to stand so firm and that voice in my head has pretty much faded to black.)
I need this to remind me that I am my own power. The only way that I can let anyone steal my fire, my passion is if I allow them to. So I have saved this to my phone so when I begin to feel taken apart, I can look at it and remind myself that no one can take from me anything that I do not want them to.
Thank you to Kranti over at Sparklingthoughts for nominating me for the 3 day quote challenge.
I chose this quote because recently when I had a bad day, I was talking to a friend about it and she reminded me that once the day was done, and I awoke the next morning, it was a totally brand new day. I got to begin all over again. And she was right.
Not only that but Gone with the Wind is absolutely one of my favorite books and I loved the movie. Vivien Leigh though a British actress had an amazing southern accent.
I love when at the end of the movie, bereft of husband and child, Scarlett still is able to see that it is not the end of the world. There is always another chance when the sun rises the next day.
There is always going to be another tomorrow.
Recently I was lucky enough to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award not once, not twice but three times in one day. I am mentioning each one and answering one question from each.
What small thing makes you smile?
When I am able to help my friends. To offer my own experiences not to say do it this way but to say this is what helped me, and leave it at that. I care so much about my friends and family that I always wish that I could wave a magic wand and make all their problems disappear.
What or who is your spirit animal?
Wolves are my spirit animal. They are very family orientated. They are strong and protective. Never mind that I find their howls soothing. My text message notification sound is a wolf howl.
What is a piece of advise that you would give someone who is struggling?
To please reach out and talk to someone. Whether family, friends or even a stranger (such as a help line) reach out. As trite as this sounds, it will get better. I have struggled with depression, I have struggled with life and yet I have always found that if I talk about it I can better put it into perspective. Or write. Writing has saved my life more times than I can count. Pouring out the feelings onto the page seems to purge them allowing me to move forward.
I love all three of these ladies and their writings. If you get a chance please do check them out. I have interacted with all three and they are brilliant young women I have been lucky to find within the blogging community. And I thank them for their nominations.
I chose to answer one question from all three as opposed to 33 questions in total. That would be a lot of reading and I truly am not that interesting. LOL
Again thank you ladies, you have honored me with your nomination. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.