Freedom

I recently started to follow her…. The Haunted Wordsmith. Thank you for nominating me. I am coming to the third day and this will be it. (Insert pouty face lol)

The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

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I realized today that I am at peace within myself. I no longer care how people judge me. I no longer care if people think my laugh is too loud. I say inappropriate things at the wrong times because my filter does not always work. And that is okay.

I love me. All of me. With all my heart. And in doing so I have freed myself.

 

3 Day 3 Quote Challenge

I recently started to follow her…. The Haunted Wordsmith and the silly woman nominated me to participate. Not only did she not know that I love these but now I have a pin in her blog and will be stalking her throughout her stories. Go on over and check her out.

The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

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Okay so for those of you just joining in (and as a recap for others) while I was on leave I found 2 peel and stick quotes that hit home for me. I was determined to go back for the others. It took a bit but I did. This is one of them.

We all have goals. But sometimes, we do not know how to make those goals a truth. The way we do things just does not work. As the saying goes, you do not want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. So you do not want to change your goals, just how you get there.

Much like my change your thoughts change your world quote, this one is on the wall across from me. From my left eye I see this quote, from my right I see the change your world. Every day I see them. Every day I read them. And every day I am ready to change.

 

Quote Challenge- Day 3

Today is the final day of the Quote Challenge for me.

Thank you to Angela over at Fuck MS  for nominating me.

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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.

 

Quote Challenge-Day 2

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.

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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.

Quote Challenge-Day 1

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.

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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.

Quote-Day 3

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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.

 

Quote Day 2

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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.