Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spring Cleaning!

Well its that time again..time to go through closets and cabinets and clean out the clutter! Time to get organized and get rid of all the things we don't need or use. Time to break out the sewing machine and do all the mending I have been meaning to get around to...time to start refurbishing the old doll house that my grandpa made me...

It feels good to do this, to take the day and just spend it to doing things around the house, making progress, making changes, out with old to make room for the new! Spring time!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Letting Go...


So here it is...I do believe its time to let it go. All of the stuff I have been holding onto, hoping against hope for things to turn out differently. I think that there are just times when we need to be really honest and get to the truth with how we really feel. This is one of those times.

I am letting go of all the past negativity
I am letting go of all the past insecurity
I am letting go of all the past failures
I am letting go of all the past disappointments
I am letting go of all the past hurts
I am letting go of all the past fears

I am ready to move on with my life and embrace the people I have chosen to surround myself with. I am ready to heal from the inside - out! I don't think this will be an easy process by any means, but don't they say that anything worth having is worth fighting for and anything that doesn't kill you only makes you stronger? That pain is weakness leaving the body? I am ready for it, Bring It ON!

This is a NEW day and a NEW attitude and New and Improved ME!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friendships

Friends Come and Go....

But family lasts forever? I don't know if I really like this sentiment. I think that if you are choosing to surround yourself with the right friends, they should become like a second family or even a part of your existing family. I have friends who have come and gone in my life for sure, but if I really am honest about the relationships, they were not healthy to begin with, which is probably why they didn't last longer than a few years at a time. Now there are other friendships that have lasted more than 10 years (so far) that I think have grown and evolved over the years.

These friendships started out in my late teens around high school graduation time and of course there were bumps in the road between then and now, but for the most part all of the problems were just due to each of us growing up and learning more about ourselves and who were becoming than fighting because someone stole another's boyfriend or favorite sweatshirt.

I think that the people I choose to surround myself with at this point in my life are all people who I can learn from (and who I hope can learn from me). I know that the choices I am making today are different than the choices I would have made even 5 years ago, and a huge part of that is the current friends I am surrounded by. I hope that the same can be said of me. I hope that my friends feel their lives are better for having me in them. I hope that I challenge and push them to be better and wiser people and make better decisions for themselves as they do for me.

First Anniversary

We just celebrated our very first wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago... after 4 years of marriage and one 3 year old little girl. Seems a bit odd. We didn't do anything special really, we went and got dinner and then went grocery shopping!

To us it was great, we had a really good family day spending time at the pool and just enjoying the great weather here in Phoenix. We went and got some new snails for the fish tank, went to the park and then just relaxed. I would much rather spend time with Sean and Hannah than any other people I know. I am so grateful to have such an amazing family.