2014 Is Almost Here…

2014 scares me and it’s not even here yet!

It boggles my mind that 2013 is almost done, it seems like we were just ringing in the new year. The phrase “Time waits for no one” is definitely sounding more real to me this year.

It was a big year for me, I turned 30 and finally made the decision to start my own business. I’m not sure what 2014 will hold for my family and I but I’m looking forward to great things. But for now, I’m just really, really nervous and anxious about it all. I’ll revel in that for a bit as I try to finish off my 2013 goals.

Finding The Silver Lining

I always try to be optimistic and positive in almost every situation. I’m constantly trying to find the good or the lesson to be learned in situations that we face on a daily basis. I believe that everything happens for a reason, sometimes we know right away, other times it make take us months or even years to realize what that reason was.

Being the mother of a teenager, it’s not easy to see eye to eye. He’s changing everyday and some days are better than others. Today was a rough day for both of us, thankfully no one lost too much control. We had a very good conversation about what it’s like to be a teenager, and the things he’s going through.

It was a great opportunity for us to talk and see where each of us stood and try to understand the other’s point of view. I consider our silver lining for today. We don’t always understand each other but there’s always room to try.

Just Not My Week…

What a way to start the week…It’s already not my week and it’s only Tuesday!!!

On Sunday, my laptop at home gave out on me (it’s either my battery or charging port), either way, I’m going to have to cough up some money to get it taken care of. Fast forward to today, I’m at work and I accidentally spill on my laptop at work…I’m seriously ready to throw in the towel and go to bed…and wake up next week. I’m so frustrated, it just seems like one thing after another.

I’m going to have to make arrangements to update my blog, I’ll most likely be going to the library until I get it fixed. At least it gets me out of the house a little bit.

I’m really trying not to let this get me down, but it’s a little disheartening.

Learning to live in the moment…

Start Now…

I can’t tell you the number of times that this has happened to me. Whether it’s saving for something, losing weight, taking a class or simply mending a relationship. Now that I’m older and wiser, I’ve learned the importance of time, the minutes, days and weeks that go by without a care in the world, the minutes, days and weeks that you wish you would get back.

I choose not to dwell on those minutes, days and weeks, instead, I choose to act on the ones I do have. Making every effort to make every day count so that a year from now I will be glad that I stated today!

I hope you can start something today, it doesn’t have to be big, it just has to be something, anything…have a productive day!

Learning to live in the moment,
Shar

Dazed and Confused

Do you ever have one of those days that just seems like you’re so out of whack? Well for me, that day is today! Yup! And instead of getting bent out of shape and down in the dumps I think I’m going to just laugh about it…I have two options: Laugh or Cry, I’m choosing to laugh.

My alarm woke me up this morning and for some strange reason I decided it was Saturday. I woke up to turn my alarm off and even got mad at myself for not turning it off last night so I could sleep in. Once I turned my alarm off I went right back to bed. I was in that place of “sweet sleep”, you know that place where you’re just so happy to be getting sleep? Then I get a text message…

It was wrong my co-worker asking me about a report…I thought:Why is she sending me a message about some stupid report on a Saturday?!?!
Wait a minute…is it Saturday???
At this point I go to check the calendar on my phone to see the MIDDLE of the week highlighted!!!
OMG…it’s Wednesday, NOT Saturday and I have slept in when I should be at work! Who does that?!?!

As much as I was in a panic to get to work…I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in and have to admit I feel rested…something I haven’t felt in a long time. Let’s see what the rest of the day has in store for me.

Happy Wednesday!
Shar