Tag Archive | finding yourself again

Be More Of A Dog?

tiffany1Tiffany ~ age 5, American Bobtail

Eater of ribbons, warden of goldfish, loyal companion, chatterbox

This is our Tiffany, aka Tiffy, in all her splendor.  Truly she is not this big, but her coat is!  She is a joy in my life and has helped immensely with my sorrow in losing our 17 year old cat Chessie, with whom unfortunately Tiffy never really bonded when she was alive.  But alas, that’s not what my post is about today.

You see, I awoke this morning, knowing I wanted to write, but unable to put into words how I’ve been feeling lately.  I’ve been having some hard knocks recently and just haven’t been able to get my mojo back.  It’s like I’m going through a time warped transition and it’s been very difficult on all fronts in my life and seemingly with everyone in my life.  The common factor is me so I’ve been looking within and trying to work on what it is that is inherently bothering me.  Unfortunately, this is proving to be hard work, but then, I’ve learned that the more valuable something is, the more it’s worth working for in the long run.  I guess it’s all a part of my Inner Hotshot University class!

This morning, Ray, over at A Simple, Village Undertaker, surprised me with a cat video for the first time on his blog and I was smitten!  Because that’s how I feel right now ~ I feel like a dog in a cat’s body if that’s possible!  So perhaps if my words can’t explain what I’m experiencing, this video can!

Thanks to http://presurfer.blogspot.com/ for originally posting it!

Thanks to Ray as well!

Shine On!

xo

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!

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Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt.

Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.” –  Mark Twain

I’ve been having a tough time lately.  You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting ~ or maybe you haven’t!  But I think I’m back again.  I had to take a break and just grieve, transition through the rest of the stages of sadness so that I could find freedom again to be me.  With the help of my family, friends, loved ones and you, my dearest blog village (thank you all!), I think…I’m Baaack!

I found the above quote awhile back, had it in my drafts with the ballerina pic (I used to dance ballet for years!) and because it beckoned to me today, here I am!

I’ve been changing a lot lately ~ finding that ol’ spitfire that lurks deep inside.  You know the one that you were before the responsibilities of life began dragging you down.  Before the hustle and bustle of paying bills, worrying about whatever, balancing work, family, marriage and thinking about everyone but yourself.  Do you know what I mean?  Are you with me?

Well, with the beginning of Inner Hotshot University, inner-hotshot-university I began slowly changing ~ stretching out of my comfort zone, trying to eat the frog everyday today-is-your-day and I thought I was doing well until I had a little setback of grief.  a-full-year-of-sadness

Instead of pushing aside the grief and just forging on which I’ve done a thousand times before, I allowed myself to take some time and feel it, be with it and move through it instead of putting it on the back burner to sizzle for another few weeks.  It’s been one of the best decisions of my life!

I feel freer now to be me if that’s possible.  Not that anyone else but me was limiting my life.  Isn’t that a kicker?  I realized that I LIMIT MY LIFE!

Wowza ~ have you ever had that epiphany?  I feel like I just had a V8 ~ including the smacking my own forehead in disbelief!

So today, I want you to enjoy that feeling of freedom with me! 

Take a moment and turn up the radio/stereo/iPod and…

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!

Doesn’t it feel like freedom?

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  I’m throwing the roses to you!