Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekly Words To Inspire

May is here! Where did time go?! Seems like just yesterday I was in Vegas! All I can wish for is some more spring like weather! Bon Jovi is just a few SHORT weeks away. I cannot wait!!!!!!

Take it easy. 

Remember that lost time does not return.
- Thomas a Kempis

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

You can never be overdressed or over educated.
- Oscar Wilde

How people treat you is their karma.
How you react is yours.
- Wayne Dryer

My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing.
- Jessica Alba

Monday, April 23, 2012

Words To Inspire

It's back! It's been a crazy month, but finally, I got them back.

Enjoy :)

Knowledge is going to make you stronger.  Knowledge is going to let you control your life. Knowledge is going to give you the wisdom to teach their children. Knowledge is the thing that makes you smile in the face of disaster.
-Avery Brooks

Every man and woman is born into the world to something unique and something distinctive and if or she does not do it, it will never be done.
-Benjamin E. Mays

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.  If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
-Sam Walton

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life... as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
-Booker T. Washington

When you approach a problem, strip yourself of preconceived opinions and prejudice, assemble and learn the facts of the situation, make the decision which seems to you to be the most honest, and then stick to it.
-Chester Bowles

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.  If something is wrong, fix it if you can.  But train yourself not to worry.  Worry never fixes anything.
-Mary Hemingway.

Have a great week!

Take it easy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

.. and in this moment...

... ahhh..... so the last few weeks have been an absolute whirl wind... and I've loved every minute of it!

So I had quit my previous job... and I had two weeks off....
I was able to do what I wanted, when I wanted, and however I wanted. I spent a lot of time working out and hanging out with friends... and just enjoying the peace.  I got really good at going and running and trail near me. There was just something so relaxing about taking a 3 or 4 mile run during the morning.  I was able to have a sleep over with my niece and nephew. It was so amazing to spend the time with them. Taking them to the Natural History museum and be a witness to their eyes lighting up with they saw the big dinosaurs. I even introduced them to Woody Woodpecker! It was such an enjoyable time. I realize how lucky I am to be able to spend the time with them.

Also during my "unemployment" I went to Vegas! I enjoyed Vegas! I know I'm an odd ball, but I LOVED old Vegas! My friend and I zip lined over Freemont Street and it was AWESOME! I had such a great time! All in all, Vegas was fun. I got a great tan, I won some money (Whoop!), and made some amazing memories.

Last week I finally started my new job. So far so good. I honestly cannot complain about anything that has happened up to this point.  I received my schedule last week and it looks like I'm going to be a very lucky girl with two awesome AWESOME trips... (more when the details are finalized.)

In the last few weeks, I've had a lot of time to unwind... to settle down and release the stress from my last job and to finally enjoy life. As I was on the phone with one of my college friends tonight, I said to her, 'Life is finally right.' I feel that I have finally gotten to the point where life is good.. and the crap that I went through, I went through to get me to this point.  Now that I am here, I couldn't ask for anything better.

One of the greatest things that I did at the beginning of the month, was......... to pay off my car. I did it 2 years faster than I should have and I did it 4 months earlier than I planned.  I cannot even begin to describe the weight that was lifted.  I have paid off all the debts that I accumulated from my marriage.  This month, when I get my paycheck, that money will go towards me and decisions that I will make for myself. Not past decisions, not someone else.. but here and now and for me.  I cannot even begin to express how awesome that feels.  I made a decision 2 years ago that I wanted to be debt free.... here I stand.  Nothing has given me more pride.

This really is the start of the next chapter in my life... and in this moment... I am happy.

Take it easy.