Life on life's terms

Archive for May, 2013

Taking care of myself

I needed to have a goal added to this blogging and my living life on life’s terms. So, I added a new category and titled my first post Taking care of myself. I have been going through a lot. I realized that I have let myself totally go! Several factors played into this and they are facts like going through a separation after 25 years of marriage, my children growing up and making choices of their own, feeling not needed by them anymore, drama that comes with having to make ends meet financially and they don’t, wanting everyone in your entire family to get along at every moment, just plain worrying about everyone and everything else besides myself and my mental and physical health and well-being.

You see, I thought that in my 40’s I would be settled with my husband in 2 recliners watching TV or something silly like that. It’s funny I never saw me smiling in this visualization. But, I visualized contentment. Well, life and a higher power had other things in mind for me.

So, here I sit with a choice to make. Change now that the door is open and I can smell the sense of the many choices I can make on my very own. I have slowly let myself go and waited silently still not ready to dip my toe completely into the great lake of change. Oh, don’t get me wrong I made a couple of pretty major changes. I moved from the pacific coast all the way to southern USA! I became clean and sober. I got the wants! I didn’t know for what. I don’t think I still do exactly. But, I am learning to grown and reinvent yourself. While still living life on life’s terms and everything that comes along with that is a process. It has begun this process I feel the changes. Taking care of myself is my first topic of importance.  I will be resting for a bit because I need to. I have to stay away from social media and people and just be alone.

If you have some suggestions on stuff like meditation for dummies, or eating well on a budget of a poper, letting your grown children make stupid choices they will live to regret and shutting your mouth about it all, menopause oh boy menopause. Keep in mind I am going to become very informed on issues that will make myself better but I can’t understand what I read unless it is in laymen’s terms. I have a high school education that is very old now. I want to know what helped you. If you would like to share.

Bye bye for now just a day maybe two……

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Daily prompt/unconventional love

When I read the daily prompt today I darn near barffed! I have had some horrible days lately and I have let my life be led by emotions. Someone said to me that emotions can take over your rationality. Anyway, my living life on life’s terms is a work in progress for darn sure! But, back to the topic at hand. I didn’t want to write about any kind of love at all period. When my emotions get the best of me I get very stubborn! In spite of myself I did write on each topic. When I read this one I inhaled deeply and thought more love? My next thought was what unconventional love is. I had to look it up just to make sure I had a full understanding of it. Here is what I found.

The definition of unconventional is someone or something that deviates from the norm or accepted standard.

(adjective)

I have a very unconventional love of my life! I love and adore everything and anything the color orange! It can be any and all shades of orange too! I look at orange things and smile. Odd I have been told yes it is. When people use to get me gifts it was something orange. I collected all things orange at one point in time. I am fixing to finally get a place of my own. It goes without saying most of the decor if not all will be orange. Someone once asked me why I liked orange so much. My reply is this it is happy and bright just like I want my life. I own nothing but a iPad and a garbage bag with clothes now. I have lost all material belongings I ever had. Life on life’s terms has hit me hard. As my new begining starts the past is left behind. But, one thing I love and will carry with me forever in some form is orange. One funny family fact about my orange is that my grandmother and my oldest son’s favorite colors are orange.  The two never got to meet but we share an unconventional love for the color orange!

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Update on me

I feel horrible today and I just want to feel better. I have caught a bug of some sorts. I am sure that will be over soon. But, some horrible things have happened to me in this past week. I usually never air my dirty laundry or try not to. I want to talk about it all I want to scream to the world what has happened and I have stressed so bad and cried non stop for 3 days…..fyi worse mother’s day ever. I have changed my life. Eventually, you will learn every dirty detail but I really wanted to talk about only upbeat happy things.  I can’t I am going to have to write about so touchy subjects. I realized that is why I was guided to this blogging thing. I am supposed to heal. I must not live in the past. I must get better or at least get some understanding and tips from others on how to deal with some things.

I am going back to bed…..read more posts later and try to do my daily prompt but I am telling ya that this girl is not feeling this topics of darn ol love this week…..lol

Daily prompt/3 people walk into a bar

Finish this sentence: 3 people walk into a bar………

All three were dressed to kill that night. It was ladies night out! Will they all get free drinks? That is the goal. They are not regulars here. Rocky came here every night of the week and had never seen them. They look like the are in the wrong place. Wow, are they coming over to talk to me? Coming, closer and closer and right pass me they go! Their asses look great in those skirts!

The bartender Billy notices them also. Great, maybe I will get some good tips. He watches as they continue on pass all the empty chairs in the place. Maybe they will start with pool? The round the corner to the bathroom right away. Several minutes later they emerge. Looking even more perfectly kept.

Thank you for letting us use your restroom. Billy smiled as there thank you. They kept walking right out of that bar. But, before they reached the door they turn and ask Rocky. “Which way is the revival for Jesus being held”? Hell, I don’t know ladies this is a bar! With a flip of their hair they turn and leave. It was the bar they needed only to pee!

3 Steps Towards Personal Empowerment

I liked these three steps

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In this post, we take a close look at three ways we can become personally empowered, meaning – we have greater confidence, a better self image, higher standards, more hope and more patience.

Personal development and personal empowerment both start when increased self love. If we want to improve any aspect of our life we must start from the inside. Here are 3 steps for personal empowerment.

1. Increase your self love.The most important step!  Any change we want to make comes from self love. The question is: how do we increase our self love? Are we looking in the mirror saying ‘I love you’ 100 times. Maybe. If that works for you – say it until you believe it. Others might write. Write down all that you love about yourself and all that is good in your life. Others might meditate about what they appreciate in their…

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Building A Better Blogger: Categories and Tags

Anyone need some good tips on how to build a better blog? I found this post good!

Sayings or pictures I like/how does this make you feel?

184462_526380187397365_574518582_nThis provoked me to think about the people in my past I surrounded myself with. I am not saying they made me do the things I did but, the crowds I choose to hang with had many issues that I mimicked into my adulthood.  Today, I am surrounded by few, not many at all! But, the all encourage me on my new path in life and they believe I am and will be better.  I tend to not believe them and continue to wallow in self-pity. That’s when one of them notices and tilts me back in the right direction.

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