Motivation Monday – Growing Pains

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As much as I love to try & experience new things, I really seldom like to feel like I’m not in control when it comes to certain areas of my life. I’d like to share my thoughts with you in case some of you can relate. 🙂

 

If something appears too stressful or difficult, I tend to shun or shy away from & avoid it as much as possible.  I suppose this is a natural reaction.  A lot of people don’t like to feel out-of-place or out of sorts when it comes to learning a new skill or meeting new people. I have struggled immensely with this, although I think I have improved a lot over the last few years.

I remember back when I was in high school, I took a drama class & was given a scene to carry out in front of the class.  I said my lines with emotion & conviction & was praised overwhelmingly by my teacher at the time.  She also suggested that I try out for a stage play that was coming up, per she felt I was, “that good”.  I remember my exact thoughts…sure, I performed in front of the class & that was scary enough, but on stage? That would be a nightmare!

I wasn’t very talkative, except around my close friends, so the idea of standing in front of the entire school was just TOO much to handle. I immediately tried to make excuses as to why I didn’t think I would be able to follow through & do it, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer & practically drafted me into doing the play.

 

Long story short, I was great! I received a standing ovation & basically everyone in the school knew my name afterwards.

 

I  often go back to this memory to get out of my own way when faced with a current new challenge that feels “overwhelming” to me.  Although I still try to sometimes “make excuses”, I’m realizing that some of my best experiences happened after I was willing to step out & try something different or look at something differently.

Yes, life can be disappointing at times & very painful, but also during these times, I think our best selves are being shaped & carved during the process & if you allow it…can eventually blossom to something beautiful. 😊

#MotivationMonday -3 Day Quotes Day 3

Hello All.  How was your weekend?  You know what? I just realized that I’ve been posting literally every day for the  last 7 days! Way more than my usual 3 or 4 weekly posts. But hey, you don’t mind right? Ok, awesome 🙂

Today, is the LAST day of the 3 day quote challenge. Wow…it’s gone by so quickly! So, I’ve decided to just combine it with my Motivational Monday post to keep it simple.  Again, I’d like to thank theutopiauniverse.com for nominating me for this challenge, it’s been truly enjoyable. 🙂

So, for today my focus will be on… Life

 

 

 

Yes, life is meant to be lived! Seize every moment. 🙂

Mission accomplished! So, how did I do? I hope you’ve enjoyed last 3 days of wonderful, inspiring quotes. 🙂  Oh…I almost forgot about the nominees.

Ok, so today’s final 3 nominees are…

yellowwolfenlightenment.wordpress.com

jamilamurtaza6.wordpress.com

sprinkleofthoughtssite.wordpress.com

 

Rules For Nominees:  As you know, you are under no obligation to participate in this challenge…If you do,

Thank the person who nominated you,

Post 3 quotes, 3 days,

Nominate 3 blogs each day.  

 

So, congrats to all of the final nominees & enjoy the rest of your Monday, “Toodles!” 🙂

 

 

3 day Quote Challenge Day 2

Happy Sunday everyone.  How are ya?  I hope you’re having an enjoyable, restful weekend 😉 Well, today is day two of the 3 day quote challenge. So for today, I will be focusing on pursuing your goals & dreams. Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

So, what do you think? I hope you were inspired 🙂

 

Ok, so today, my next 3 nominees are…

dragthepen.wordpress.com

askriverbed.wordpress.com

sparkleblossomgoodsblog.wordpress.com

 

Rules For Nominees:  As you know, you are under no obligation to participate in this challenge…If you do,

Thank the person who nominated you,

Post 3 quotes, 3 days,

Nominate 3 blogs each day.  

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂

 

3 Day Quote Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone.  I hope you’re enjoying your day.  I have some fun news…I’ve been chosen  for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. 🙂 I first want to thank theutopiauniverse.com for choosing me to participate.  It’s a wonderful blog, so I strongly encourage you to visit.

So, this is how it works…I will be posting 3 quotes for the next 3 days, & nominating 3 additional blogs, each of the 3 days.

For today’s 3 quotes, the subject matter will be regarding, Rest & reflection. Per sometimes when everything around is going haywire, we just need to slow down to realign our compass.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed that 🙂

 

Now, my 3 blog nominations are…

mixedandmodestchic.wordpress.com

cristenrodgers.net

happinessbetweentails.wordpress.com

 

Rules For Nominees:  As you know, you are under no obligation to participate in this challenge…If you do,

Thank the person who nominated you,

Post 3 quotes, 3 days,

Nominate 3 blogs each day.  

 

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday 🙂

Wishful Wednesday – Good Day

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Hello Everyone.  Today, my wish for you is quite simple….Have a good day!

 

May the kids behave…

May the job be ok

May you have the abililty…

To wash your day blues away! ©J.L. Hunt  Enjoy 🙂

Motivation Monday -True Power

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Hello everyone, Happy Monday.  Hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  Not only are we in a new season, but now a new month…October is already here. Now, I have a question for you…Who would you consider powerful?

 

The other day I was browsing online & I happened to catch an article write-up on women, & the subject of Kim Kardashian came up.  Now, I’m sure most of us have had our fill with the Kardashians…so please bear with me. 🙂  (Actually, after I already posted this, I heard she was just recently robbed, so I’m glad she’s ok.)   Now, in the previous article I read that had posted several mos ago…the author, basically commended her business savvy & ventures, & sense of fashion. They went on to especially make mention of her boldness to openly expose herself & embrace her body image, & praised her for it.  They also referred to her as a “strong, powerful, woman.” I found this topic to be quite interesting & felt compelled to expound on it more.

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