When I figure it out…

Sitting here… feeling frustrated with the direction in which my life is going.  I just can’t figure it (life) out.  How many people have figured it out? We can receive advice but who really has all of the answers? I keep telling myself that one day I will figure it out.  Some days I feel the answers to all the questions in my life are close to being answered.  But suddenly I find myself back at square one.  Just because I haven’t figured it all out does not mean that I don’t have anything to give; my vision is just not as clear as it once was.  I feel out of place but I will not veer off of the path I am on.  I just happen to be going through a rough patch, but things will get better.  So I guess that is my message to you (if it applies).  I don’t think any one person will ever completely figure life out, but maybe things will become clear and work out in the end.  Inhale.  Exhale.  Smile : )

Jump In!

You didn’t get off on the wrong foot.  You are not a failure.  It’s not too late.  Keep the faith.  Don’t give up.  Everything will be alright.  Take a leap of faith.  Follow your heart.  Live your dreams.  Jump in! Even the best of the best make mistakes.  Nobody is perfect.  Everyone has doubted themselves at one time or another.  You can’t give up on yourself.  Please don’t.  Take one day at a time.  This is simple, but I am sure that someone needs to hear this.  Jump in! You don’t realize how great you are now but you have to keep pushing to find out.  You can be as good as the greatest if you jump into your purpose and follow through.  I’m jumping in and following through with my dreams.  I will not quit.  I will not allow temporary discomfort to permanently cancel my destiny and you shouldn’t either.  Jump in!

Begin before the beginning

This is just a short note to tell YOU to begin before the beginning.  The beginning of a new year is coming soon (2014), but the best thing YOU can do for YOURSELF is to BEGIN NOW. I did it and I am a procrastinator! I started working out and I revamped my blog all before 2014. For me that is a HUGE accomplishment! I know you have heard this before so hearing it again from me is only confirmation that it’s time for YOU to move forward NOW! I’ll be here to cheer you on in 2014!!!

Life Picture

Sometimes we give people unlimited access to our lives, our journey and our endeavors.  It may be time to terminate their contract, even if you have to pay a termination fee.  What does that mean?  Sometimes we feel obligated to be in unhealthy relationships and situations.  We have a hard time letting go of people and things for whatever reason.

It is almost like coming to an end of a contract and trying to decide if you want to renew or not.  Once you sign on the dotted line you are stuck for another period of your life.  Of course you have the option of termination but it will cost you what you are not willing to pay, so you remain under contract.

Who or what is in your life picture? Some people stand back, looking at and admiring your life; waiting for an opportunity to slip themselves into your life picture.  If you never pictured them there, don’t let them in.  If you do, later on you will find yourself looking at your life picture and seeing something out of place.  Then you will find yourself trying to weed out all of the things and people that were never meant to be there in the first place.

We will all have our life pictures unknowingly altered at some point.  It is how quickly you notice and work to restore it to its original condition that will make all the difference.  What you get in return, peace of mind, freedom and functionality, is well worth it.

Take a sip!

Pour yourself a cup of joy and take a sip.  Sip on it all day like a cup of fresh-brewed coffee, sun-soaked tea, or a tall glass of lemonade.  Take a minute to slip away from today’s drama and focus on what is really important.  Put a smile on your face that makes those around you uncomfortable frowning.  In the midst of it all find a little bit of peace; it does exist ; )

I had to look back to see what path I was on last year and how I fell off this year. Here’s to dusting my SELF off and trying again! It is not over yet!

Just Me...Yolanda

Yes, here I am again, in yet another attempt to get myself back on track. I am so thankful for determination. I never gave up on myself, and for that I am grateful. It’s not about me, but becoming a better me in order to help others. That’s what it has always been about for me. So, a lot is about to take place; some things I didn’t plan for. I’ve ended up going in a direction I didn’t plan on, but it’s ok…I’m still moving forward. When you hand your life over to a Higher Authority, plans are subject to change; but you know that! I don’t have it all together, but I’m well on my way…mentally, spiritually, and physically. My mode of transportation here on this earth (mind, body, & soul) was in need of some serious maintenance. Not just me, but so many people out there are…

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Your Introduction- The Book of Your Life

This is a new day. This is your new beginning. This is the introduction to the book of your life; but only if you take hold of your desire to start anew. You are ready. You are willing. You are able. Nothing is impossible. Nothing is silly. Nothing is insignificant. If it matters to you, it matters to God, and that’s all that really matters.

The good and not so good…

229 days of sun best describes my life. I’ve come a very long way; from wanting to take my own life, to being so depressed I didn’t want to pull back the curtains to let the sun in. I was in a dark place and I wanted to stay there. Now, my philosophy is- it is not likely that all of my days will be good; and that’s okay. For me, 229 days of sun is a lot better than none at all.

The following is a journal entry that I composed a while ago. Luckily, I bounced back…sadly, many people don’t.

So stressed, so tense. Sometimes I just hold my breath. So sad, so weak. I want to cry, but can’t.

I’m crying so hard on the inside, the tears are pouring down my throat; filling my stomach.

I can’t fix it; even when I think I can. I can never fix it, but I always seem to make things worse. My heart hurts. I’m engulfed in sadness; drowning in my own tears.

Can anybody save me? Or is it best that I drown? Why do I keep fighting to swim?

Just let go and be taken away… let go this time…

How you love me…

I’m doing this. I’m not going to quit this time. If I don’t do this, I will die. When I don’t share my heart with others, I feel like I’m decaying inside. So, I’m going to share this with whoever may find my blog and put my mind at ease.

How you love me…

I know He loves me. He knows that I love the rain; that it calms my nerves and brings me peace. Every drop feels like His love covering me. I know He loves me… He wanted me to be stress-free, so He woke me up before the break of day, to sit in the rain.

When He sends the rain, every drop is a comforting word being spoken over my life by Him. Even when lightning flashes and thunder roars, I still feel the peace in the rain.

No longer do I wonder why it doesn’t rain more often; I just learn to soak in every drop when it comes.

Coming Back…

I’ve been away for a long while, but I’m still working on blog posts; just haven’t posted any. I guess I’m trying to get my life in order. I’m feeling so “ugh” right now, but everything will work out and I’ll be back to my better self! Until then, be encouraged and know that your best days are ahead; just open your eyes ; )