Monday Motivations

Blooming, Bold, and Beautiful

Humans are like flowers. We need food and water in order to grow successfully, as well as, positive light in our lives, just like a flower needs the sun. When we are nurtured daily we are blooming, bold, and beautiful.

It sounds easy, right? Life is wonderful and can be a delightful experience, but unfortunately, often times we are in a drought, struggling to survive. Ultimately, how do we deal with the daily stress of our every day lives? Balance and consistency is the key.

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Personal Blog

FALLING in Love

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I particularly love it for many reasons; the crisp weather, cool colors, halloween, my hearing being restored after losing it, and I met my husband.

Today, I’m reminancing the day I fell in love with Justin, my husband. I had signed up for online dating a year before, using both Match and eHarmony. I met a handful of unusual men. None of them were right for me. Mostly, not mature enough or had the wrong intentions.

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October 2010

The Park Bench

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Personal Blog

Women & Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Living with cystic fibrosis my whole life hasn’t been an easy road traveled, that’s for sure. Today, I’m here to share a whole other set of issues I struggle with on a daily basis, as a woman living with CF. These are my honest and sincere feelings. This post was definitely challenging and even uncomfortable to write at certain points, but if I can help at least one woman, then its all worth it.

Career & Making a Living

I missed a lot of school, due to being sick for several years; I barely made it to my high school graduation. After such a stressful year, trying to pass several tests, the last thing on my mind was applying for college, which raised an important question; did I really want to go to college? What if I made it through college and couldn’t maintain a job afterwards. I never know when I’m going to have a bad day. My stomach issues could flare up; my blood sugar could be too high or low or I could be just plain tired, which seems to be happening a lot lately. I have a consultation scheduled next month with the sleep study clinic. Just another appointment added to my calendar full of them.

If I attended college, how on earth would I pay back my student loans? Did I want to risk being far into debt, with no way to pay it back? My short answer was, no. I decided college wasn’t the best choice for me. I qualify for disability checks, but it’s barely enough to pay less than half the rent, food and necessities. Not to mention, a cell phone bill that I can’t live without!

Office jobs are best for those living with CF. You get to sit in a nice air conditioned space, you can take your medications and do breathing treatments right at your desk.

I’m thankful for my creative talents that have allowed me make a few bucks over the past few years. I’ve sold several pieces of jewelry and during the holidays, sets of Christmas cards. I enjoy creating projects for others, but I’m always pondering, Is this good enough to sell?

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