“Few men during…

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” Richard E. Byrd

It’s a Wordy Wednesday so I think I’ll just do a little poetry. I love the quote above, but in fact it takes great courage to dig into the deep wells of strength that are never used.


To lead the life you call your OWN takes much strength and courage than is ever known

You change your life  you can’t just walk away from the life you created for the end of day

Not everyone can be saved my dear, but then who will make it becomes your fear

The battle isn’t yet won and everyone hasn’t come undone. Eventually it will be lost forever in a time you won’t be able to remember.

Sometimes to save a life doesn’t mean to risk your own-know your situation and if your life is worth letting go.

The strength inside you that resonates you’ll discover soon, there’s more than just the strength and fiery will that’s ignited in you.

But in this lifetime as we know it, your life is more important.

Let it go….Let it go


Just a little random poetry

The bomb went off, but somehow I’m still moving. My blue eye filled with grey smoke clouds as I watched part of me dying. My body still reeks of gasoline, I hear people crying. I feel the burning of my skin and I can still taste the blood in my mouth.

Like a robot I just keep moving, walking away from something I never had. Watch all the burning and the people going mad.

Two little hands seem to find mine, somehow they live without a scratch. Tears roll down my charred face, just got to get away, get away.

I can see a light at the end where the little hands lead me, with someone holding open the door, maybe I can get my torched body to make it a few steps more.

The bomb went off, but somehow I’m still moving.


A little late on the post today–Enjoy your day and be kind!!

“You never know…

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

– Unknown

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

– Jim Rohn

HEEELLO! It’s been many moons! Almost feels like years. Readers are you out there? Did I lose you? I almost wouldn’t blame you, but don’t abandon me completely! I just might swing back into my routine, writing, etc.


2013…SO FAR has been a year for the books. Although most I’m not thrilled about….It’s been the biggest year of change. The biggest year of discoveries, challenges, disappointments, beauty, sadness….I’m sure if there is an emotion I’m lacking it’s been experienced. All of this is okay and eventually I’ll probably share these stories that caused such emotions.

Today though, I’ll keep it short and sweet. I have to motivate myself because I have somewhat lost myself. Inside of myself I lost a little girl, a young woman, along with innocence. Again, this is okay because I believe other parts of me were able to be born. Some I haven’t met, others I’m trying to introduce myself to and learn. Not all an easy task.

By the end of this year I hope to be so resplendent it hurts. I have taken too much time from working out, writing, breathing, and being. So today is as good as any to enjoy again.

My words besides the quote for a motivational Monday: If you believe you can do it, or you want to change/have something, go do it. Go achieve/be it. I believe that it’s possible to be as happy as we want, surround ourselves with people that are real/true, and be the happiest imaginable.  If you put things on hold that are important to you–today’s a good day to enjoy again!

Be kind to each other!

I love my white shoes–Thankful Thursday

I love my white shoes--Thankful Thursday

I know, I know…I continuously say I haven’t blogged in forever. True Story.

I think it’s good to keep a schedule or routine especially in the middle of chaos. It’s good to find the peace when everything else seems to be twisting. So, I will try HARDER to write daily again along with some other things I’ve lagged off of in my personal life.

Now, Pete the Cat and his White Shoes. ..Great book. Poor Pete has some amazing white shoes that he loves and sings about. Then he steps in something that turns his shoes a different color and he sings about that. He steps in “stuff” numerous times, but instead of freaking out or “crying” about it (as it says in the book) he goes about singing his song that he loves his shoes.

The moral of the story?
That in life, no matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song….
because really, it’s all good.

For me I’m pretty good at getting knocked around but I tend to want to control or know the answers as to why something is or isn’t. Maybe I’ve met the people I have in my life lately to help with this need for control. It will either help me or drive me crazy….I’m not too sure which one yet.

However, I love this book and I love that my daughter loves it. Because, even though my life seems to be a bit on the weird end lately, my daughters are healthy and for the most part happy. We have a roof over our heads, good food to nourish us, and another day.

As always…I’m thankful. Thankful for my life and thankful that I can step in various things and still keep singing.

Live today and be kind.

Happy Thursday 😉

Thankful Thursday—Playdough fun

Okay, so this craft isn’t handmade or anything too exciting but it keeps my little ones busy for such a long time! It works their cognitive skills, sensory skills, motor skills,  it’s imaginative and if you get in the fun with them–you can’t help but feel relax and enjoy your creations.

PLAYDOUGH is my friend. There are numerous ways you can make homemade play dough easily (Pinterest is aHmaYzing!), but lately since we have been in between houses etc I just bought some. However, this time when I bought the playdough I bought the “sweet shop” creation kit. This little kit had all the tools (knives, icing piping, cupcake holder, cookie maker) to have hours of fun. Cheap ($11-15) and well worth it for what it provides.

My littlest one has a hard time not wanting to just tear it all to pieces BUT that’s her being part of all the fun and learning just the same.

Ahhh, and as I type this on the front porch….it’s starting to rain…..makes today even better!

Be kind and have a Thankful Thursday!

When Something …

When Something Bad Happens – You Have Three Choices – You Can Either Let It Define You – Let It Destroy You Or You Can Let It Strengthen You

Sorry for no blog! WordPress?! What’s up?? I write a blog and it would disappear and not save it!! GRRR. But to the story….

 In the last month it’s like I played shoots and ladders and got shot to….I don’t even know where. Maybe my life was already changing before I even realized it.

My mother tells me I’m getting good at compartmentalizing….I’m not sure mom some days it feels like I’m in the funny house of mirrors just trying to make it out on the other side. Don’t get me wrong….I will make it out and when I do I’ll be a little wiser and stronger.

Too many weird things have happened lately. Trying to keep my husband de-stressed has finally stressed me, our old house burning down and dealing with insurance,  trying to maintain myself and be a good/patient mother to my children who are thrown WAY out of their routine, and still just going about my business in a house that isn’t ours.

You know me and people that really know me, know that I get on my soap box about life and dealing with it, by our response, choices and outlook. SO…..

….I only know that I don’t want to get my ass kicked by life….so my saying to myself as of late is go kick some ass, don’t let life kick yours. Because no matter what you’re doing, no matter what life you live, life will happen.

Today go out and try to refocus…do the things you usually do, give your workouts twice the push, don’t put up with anything you don’t have to, do something that makes you smile,  get your determination in place and move forward. Because I don’t know about you….but if something bad is going to happen….you can guarantee it’s going to make me stronger.

Have a happy Monday, be kind…go kick some ass!

Motivational Monday–Courage to move forward

Motivational Monday--Courage to move forward

Sometimes it takes the greatest courage of all to become who you are meant to be….E.E Cummings

As I get older and I think that I have life figured out, I hear myself say, “sit back kid, you don’t have a clue.” Maybe I should print a shirt that says that? Even though I feel this way….I’ll continue to move forward but life has become one of the greatest mysteries to me. No matter how I react, live, and approach situations. I have learned that there may be a side step in a dance I didn’t expect. Shoots and ladders…wondering how I got here or how it happened.

Lately, I know that in all things I do weather it’s life, running, modeling, or being a mother….I have to let go of my old ideas and move forward. It’s hard, just like everyone we get comfortable and like the routine of life.

So take your workouts, relationships, yourself, anything that you aren’t quite “you” in…and make the change. Have the courage and faith to move forward and makes those changes….

Be kind today