Creating A Life

Blog Post created by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 on Mar 10, 2020

~~Create a life you don't need a vacation from.~~  Unknown


My quit journey is really what led me to creating a life I don't need a vacation from.  I stopped thinking of myself as a 'victim'.  I stopped bowing to people who didn't have my best interest at heart.  I stopped thinking "I can't" and I stopped stopping myself from reaching my potential.


Now?  Now I have a family I simply couldn't do without.  Now I have possibilities each and every day.  Now I have the courage to try.  Now I have an understanding of myself that takes me on adventures.


I forgave others and myself.  I set down the burdens I was carrying because they didn't need to come with me.  I reached for the positives.  I allowed myself to grieve over what was gone so I could heal.  I allowed myself anger so I could set boundaries.  I stopped apologizing for making mistakes and started allowing myself to recognize them as growing opportunities.


I stopped trying to control how others saw me and began to understand that those who love me, love me and those who don't, don't.  I started recognizing stress as just a way that I saw a particular situation or event and that stress was self-made.  I started rolling with the punches and allowing life to take me along.


I have my fair share of ups and downs.  I'm not perfect and I hurt sometimes...I am sad sometimes...I get so very tired sometimes.  But my joy is found in life itself and I am always grateful for one more breath, one more opportunity, one more day.


I hope you create a life you can be happy in.  I hope you create a life you can be proud of. And I hope you know that if you aren't, you have an opportunity to change that whenever you decide you want to.