Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My 2011 Mottos

Disclaimer: Let me start this off by saying this is my blog and I choose to share what I want. The purpose of this blog is not to hurt or upset anyone! If you know me personally you know hurting someone is the last thing I would want to do. I hope to inspire and maybe make someone laugh every now and then!

I recently deleted a post as it caused a few issues in my personal life. Do you remember my post on guilt? Yep that’s the one I decided to delete. The post was read with malice and not an open mind. I wanted to share something I struggle with and something that I am almost certain others struggle with as well. While y’all were sweet and left wonderful engaging comments (which I love) the post was used against me in an discussion with someone in my personal life.

This is my little place to share. I don’t journal, I blog and I hope to continue to share in a fashion that I enjoy. If you begin to read a post that becomes hurtful to you I ask that you reread with an open and understanding mind. This is a place of love, inspiration, and yes lots of randomness!

Ok now that that’s out of the way let’s get on with today’s post!


My 2011 Mottos

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A bit harsh yes, but true! Do you have people like this in your life? I bet we all do.

This was my moto for 2011 and will continue with me throughout my life. Out with the bad, in with the good in. I can’t say that without thinking about that scene from Dum and Dumber…..come on you know which scene I’m talking about!

Last year has been all about surrounding myself with positive people and energy and separating myself from those who do not harbor the same lifestyle that I want for myself and future family. Do I sound like tree hugging hippie? I’m sure I do but you know what……. it’s working!

2011 was amazing and I feel extremely blessed with all the wonderful gifts and life lessons I was given last year. I have to think that creating this positive bubble has something to do with it! 

I lost weight and still am!!! 60 down pounds so far! (THIS makes me happy)

I’m working out and making healthier choices. (THIS makes me happy)

I’m happy! I mean truly and honestly happy! I’m a happy person in general but I’m not only HAPPY but happy with my life. Do you get what I’m saying? You know that saying “Life is good”? I say that to myself alllll the time! (THIS of course……makes me happy)

Kent and I are falling more and more in love as the days go on. Yes this sounds cheesy but it’s true. I never thought I could love him more than I did on our wedding day but you know what, I do! We are not perfect. We fight at times but we are working towards growing and building our life together as husband and wife. He is an amazing man and I feel so blessed to be able to call him my husband. Even when we argue I try to take a step back and think about all the awesome things I love about him and I feel blessed. (THIS makes me happy)



I’ve said good bye to the users in my life. You know, the people that take, take, take weather they are taking your time, materiel things, or striping away at your happiness. Saying goodbye to these people was not easy and still something I struggle with but when I look at my life as a whole I am happier without them. (THIS makes me happy)

I’ve grown positive friendship with loving, good people. People that have kind hearts and good intentions. People that are positive thinkers like myself. (THIS makes me happy)

My photography business is growing leaps and bounds! (THIS makes me happy)

I’m opening my eyes to life lessons that I am being shown on a daily biases and allowing myself to grow from them! There is always a lesson to be learned! (THIS makes me happy)

I’ve said bye-bye to DRAMA….as much as I can. I hate drama especially petty drama. It’s hard to fully say good bye to it as it seems to creep in every now and then but I’m handling it differently when it does. (THIS makes me happy)


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This purpose of this post is to not make you sick at your stomach with all my loving life positive talk. Believe me there are people out there that get annoyed by this. The purpose is to motivate YOU to cultivate a good life. A life that you want for yourself and your family, whatever life that may be.

My life is far from perfect. I still struggle. Uh did you read my post on guilt? Proof of my struggles right there! BUT I’m happy and I’m able to find joy and be thankful. I get lost in my gratitude thinking about all the things I’m grateful for in my life. I’m happy not just on the outside but the inside as well.




Life is good….you just have to be open to finding the good even when you think you can’t!


I would love to hear from you!
-Do you have a motto for 2012 or one that you loved in 2011?
-Do you have people in your life that try to steal your happiness? If so how do you handle them? Hopefully you are not one of happiness stealers….right????
-How has life been good to you? 



I’m ALLLL over the place! You can find me here…….


  1. ‎"Each morning, when I open my eyes, I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to be happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow has not arrived yet. I have just one day and I am going to be happy.". ~ Groucho Marx

    This is my favorite's SO TRUE! I have distanced myself from anyone or anything that doesn't make me happy and have decided to live a life full of positivity.

    Wishing you continued happiness and success in 2012!!

  2. Awesome post.. great motto!
    Keep on doing what you're doing!!

  3. I am so feeling you on this post. I went through this process myself and it is incredible when one finds that they love themselves enough to eliminate those from their life that do not positively add to life's big picture.

    Way to go! (claps hands)

  4. Sorry to hear you had to delete your other post! I totally understood where you were coming from. I don't have mottos but I am SO much more happy now that I am staying home with the boys rather than working. I had my group of friends at work that I really liked, but there is too much drama overall at work and you are stuck with those people. :) I am so much less stressed (I think I even had IBS when I was working and it is completely gone now), more relaxed, and usually very happy with my life (minus the random spurts or mommy guilt of wanting to do something for myself!) So being around people who are also positive and happy makes a significant difference and those negative nelly's really bring you down, even if you don't realize it at the time. Keep up the good work with the weight loss. You look great!

  5. LOVE the "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." poster. I want a print of it for my house! :)

  6. Beautifully spoken! What a nice inspiring post! :)


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