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Overwhelmed

Lately I have been feeling very overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed by how long it has been since I have seen my family.

Overwhelmed with trying to buy tickets to Portugal and when to go.

Overwhelmed by how fast Lily is growing and how big she is. (can’t believe she is almost 10 months old!)

Overwhelmed by how hot it is. (summers in Miami kill me)

Overwhelmed by how unmotivated I am lately. (I think it’s the heat, it makes me lethargic)

Overwhelmed by how long it has been since I have painted. (afraid I don’t even know how to anymore…)

Overwhelmed with trying to make a decision about moving. Do we stay in Miami or do we go somewhere else? (the heat plays a huge factor)

Overwhelmed by the loss of a friend.

Overwhelmed by the birth of another. (isn’t it ironic how that works…)

Overwhelmed by life…

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Woman up!

Yesterday was a bad day but today is a new day and a good day. That’s the way it goes, right?

Will took Lily to the park yesterday afternoon and it gave me almost 2 hours by myself.

It was just what I needed. Some “alone” time. (thank you Will!)

As I sat here feeling sorry for myself, I could hear my mom in my head.

Had she been here yesterday (she’s still alive and well thankfully, just not here), she would have told me to woman up!

So you know what?

I did!

I felt it, verbalized it, got through it and carried on!

P.S.- I want to thank my family, friends and mommy bloggers (you know who you all are) who showed some major support to the way I was feeling yesterday. Thank you!

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Here’s Lily being one of the boys with Kaiden and McCoy at the beach today.

Kaiden, Lily and McCoy

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3 things

I got tagged!!!

Jess from I ROCK SO WHAT tagged me.

I need to list 3 things that I like about myself.

This was a hard challenge. It’s always easier for me to think of things I don’t like about myself. (something to change.)

Ok,

1- I take great pride in being a good friend. I’m loyal, a good listener and my friends know they can always count on me.

2- Throughout the years I have become aware of certain qualities that didn’t do anything for me (such as my temper and holding grudges) and I have worked really hard at changing that and refining myself. (it’s all a growing process, there is still lots of work to be done.)

3- I’m good with languages. Maybe it’s because I like them or maybe because I have an ear for them but I’m good with them.

Thanks Jess!