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Sunday, August 2, 2015

SATURDAY SAYINGS: LIFE, DIRECTION, DECISIONS AND FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS


Happy August, Everyone!

As mentioned on my Instagram yesterday, a life blog post and update will be coming soon.

Turns out, my thirties have been a bit of a rollercoaster.  One hopes to have gained direction by then, but as I prepare to enter the latter part of my mid-thirties this month, direction has been lacking more than ever.  I've found myself grasping at straws, to say the least.

Ultimately, a change needs to be made.  One thing this past year has taught me is the importance of transparency, which I'll touch on in my upcoming post.  

The below quote appeared at the top of my Pinterest feed this past week...

"Ask yourself if where you are today
is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow." 

I believe I was meant to see it, and if I ask myself honestly, the long and the short of it is, no.

This notion has caused me to look back.  Truth is, I would have done some key things differently, or rather made different choices.  Something I'm sure we all feel through life.  While at the same time, I am, almost 4 years later, completely confident in one very difficult and life changing decision I did make. 

The reality that life isn't always going to be a pretty picture tied up with a bow, or that things don't often go as planned, provided me true growth as a person.  The lessons this experience taught me, along with the many layers around that time in my life, were so important and offered immeasurable strength.

Even though I wouldn't want to go through it again, today, I'm almost thankful it happened.  Why exactly is a bit more complicated.  However, I almost think something like it needed to happen in order to propel me into fully living.  Most important, living in the moment with the full understanding that life IS short.

Ok, enough deep thoughts for today...hehe.  Let's get to Saturday Sayings, on a Sunday! Yay! :)  I hope they offer a little inspiration, as I always do, and that you are all having a Wonderful Weekend! 

Thank you all for your patience and continued support as I've been a bit MIA in bogland.  I continue to be in awe of the comments, e-mails, letters, cards and more that I get from so many of you! 
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Quote by Unknown via Huffington Post and image created by Liesl Ehardt.
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12 comments :

  1. I would have to give a "no" to that question as well. Le sigh. Looking forward to reading your update. It's always good to hear from someone who might be going through some similar things or having similar life dilemmas! xo

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    1. It was so nice to read your comment, Alex, thank you! I have to say, it is really nice to know that others are finding themselves in a similar pace in life, and together we pull through this and find direction. Thank you so much for your support and keep your head up! BIG hugs! :)

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  2. I can really relate to this post! I made a huge life decision about 4 years ago. And it was the hardest/ but the best thing I did for myself and my happiness. Life can be so crazy sometimes. Whatever life throws at you, you will always get through it. <3 love the quotes!

    Xoxo

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    1. I can relate in so many ways, Krystal! Really glad this was something that rang true for you, too, and what sweet and inspiring words, thank you. Today, as I look back on some difficult times and where I was this time last year compared to today, it shows how you can pull through, life sometimes works in mysterious ways. Sending big hugs your way! :)

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  3. I love the quotes!

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    1. So glad you like these, Tanya! :)

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  4. Thank you Alex for your motivational quotes. I had to make a decision abt 2 years ago, to walk away from a relationship that was not getting me anywhere. Today I am the happiest person that ever lived .i learnt that "I am important", if I can't make the change, nobody will do it for me but me,myself and I. God bless.

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    1. Good for you, Lou! This makes me so happy to hear and I'm happy that the quote I posted helped and brightened your world. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. :)

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  5. All these quotes are inspired but I am in 33 and still I cant find the right path of who I am and how can I find myself..what I want!!

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    1. I can relate in so many ways to what you wrote. I'm 36 and the past couple years have been full of really trying to figure out the right path...it's not an easy journey, but I like to think that you and I both will are on the one that will lead us to it. Sending big hugs your way and remember, always follow your heart! :)

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  6. .. I like your quotes and they are inspired, but I don't know why I can't find my path, my own way until now..!! I am 33 years old and still thinking of what I want and how to do it and when!! I'm fried to die without doing any thing in this whole life..

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    1. Always know that although your journey in life might not always seems certain, it is leading you to places you are meant to be and you are doing things, even if they are small, that you might not realize the impact of along the way. You are here for a reason and I'm sure you've already brightened many lives and are doing some great things! :)

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