“Few men during…

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” Richard E. Byrd

It’s a Wordy Wednesday so I think I’ll just do a little poetry. I love the quote above, but in fact it takes great courage to dig into the deep wells of strength that are never used.


To lead the life you call your OWN takes much strength and courage than is ever known

You change your life  you can’t just walk away from the life you created for the end of day

Not everyone can be saved my dear, but then who will make it becomes your fear

The battle isn’t yet won and everyone hasn’t come undone. Eventually it will be lost forever in a time you won’t be able to remember.

Sometimes to save a life doesn’t mean to risk your own-know your situation and if your life is worth letting go.

The strength inside you that resonates you’ll discover soon, there’s more than just the strength and fiery will that’s ignited in you.

But in this lifetime as we know it, your life is more important.

Let it go….Let it go

“You never know…

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

– Unknown

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

– Jim Rohn

HEEELLO! It’s been many moons! Almost feels like years. Readers are you out there? Did I lose you? I almost wouldn’t blame you, but don’t abandon me completely! I just might swing back into my routine, writing, etc.


2013…SO FAR has been a year for the books. Although most I’m not thrilled about….It’s been the biggest year of change. The biggest year of discoveries, challenges, disappointments, beauty, sadness….I’m sure if there is an emotion I’m lacking it’s been experienced. All of this is okay and eventually I’ll probably share these stories that caused such emotions.

Today though, I’ll keep it short and sweet. I have to motivate myself because I have somewhat lost myself. Inside of myself I lost a little girl, a young woman, along with innocence. Again, this is okay because I believe other parts of me were able to be born. Some I haven’t met, others I’m trying to introduce myself to and learn. Not all an easy task.

By the end of this year I hope to be so resplendent it hurts. I have taken too much time from working out, writing, breathing, and being. So today is as good as any to enjoy again.

My words besides the quote for a motivational Monday: If you believe you can do it, or you want to change/have something, go do it. Go achieve/be it. I believe that it’s possible to be as happy as we want, surround ourselves with people that are real/true, and be the happiest imaginable.  If you put things on hold that are important to you–today’s a good day to enjoy again!

Be kind to each other!

When Something …

When Something Bad Happens – You Have Three Choices – You Can Either Let It Define You – Let It Destroy You Or You Can Let It Strengthen You

Sorry for no blog! WordPress?! What’s up?? I write a blog and it would disappear and not save it!! GRRR. But to the story….

 In the last month it’s like I played shoots and ladders and got shot to….I don’t even know where. Maybe my life was already changing before I even realized it.

My mother tells me I’m getting good at compartmentalizing….I’m not sure mom some days it feels like I’m in the funny house of mirrors just trying to make it out on the other side. Don’t get me wrong….I will make it out and when I do I’ll be a little wiser and stronger.

Too many weird things have happened lately. Trying to keep my husband de-stressed has finally stressed me, our old house burning down and dealing with insurance,  trying to maintain myself and be a good/patient mother to my children who are thrown WAY out of their routine, and still just going about my business in a house that isn’t ours.

You know me and people that really know me, know that I get on my soap box about life and dealing with it, by our response, choices and outlook. SO…..

….I only know that I don’t want to get my ass kicked by life….so my saying to myself as of late is go kick some ass, don’t let life kick yours. Because no matter what you’re doing, no matter what life you live, life will happen.

Today go out and try to refocus…do the things you usually do, give your workouts twice the push, don’t put up with anything you don’t have to, do something that makes you smile,  get your determination in place and move forward. Because I don’t know about you….but if something bad is going to happen….you can guarantee it’s going to make me stronger.

Have a happy Monday, be kind…go kick some ass!

Petals by Amy L…

Petals by Amy Lowell

Life is a stream

On which we strew
Petal by petal the flower of our heart;
The end lost in dream,
They float past our view,
We only watch their glad, early start. 

Freighted with hope,
Crimsoned with joy,
We scatter the leaves of our opening rose;
Their widening scope,
Their distant employ,
We never shall know. And the stream as it flows
Sweeps them away,
Each one is gone
Ever beyond into infinite ways.
We alone stay
While years hurry on,
The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.


Happy Freedom Friday

I was Made Erec…

I was Made Erect and Lone……

Henry David Thoreau

I was Made Erect and Lone

I was made erect and lone,
And within me is the bone;
Still my vision will be clear,
Still my life will not be drear,
To the center all is near.
Where I sit there is my throne.
If age choose to sit apart,
If age choose, give me the start,
Take the sap and leave the heart. 

Henry David Thoreau
This is one for me lately……what poem suits you? 
Happy Wordy Wednesday and be kind!

“A good laugh i…


“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” William M. Thackeray
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” Irish Proverb
“Life, love, and laughter – what priceless gifts to give our children.” Phyllis Dryden
“Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.” Orison Swett Marden

Laughter….My favorite friendships are the ones that we laugh and keep laughing because we are laughing at each other laugh. The ones where your sides hurt, water escapes out of your nose and bursts out of your mouth if you’re taking a drink.

Laughing at my daughter who walks into an unknown bathroom, tilts her head back while spinning around and tells me…”This bathroom is amaaaazing!” Or says things like, “That’s the biggest bite if I ever saw.”

The friendships where I can just tilt my head back and let my monstrous laugh out and it just doesn’t matter. I have found myself in times where I didn’t laugh enough and when that becomes my story I start wondering why? I tend to be SO SERIOUS, sometimes even when I am laughing, but I tend to forget to just laugh…the kind where it takes over your body.

I love laughter and as much as it’s taken for granted, I cherish it. It’s a gift…and just like in the quote above a priceless gift we give to our children and our loved ones or really anyone passing by. How often have you heard friends or a couple laughing and it puts a smile on your face? It really is contagious.

I think so often we try not to laugh. I’m TERRIBLE at laughing at someone if they’re being so serious and have a funny expression on their face, or I use to laugh when I got in trouble. I find so many things soooo funny, even people and what they think is so important. There are too many situations that I have to laugh at myself, for thinking something completely different, embarrassing myself….and I also think we should laugh at ourselves or sometimes our situations more.

Laugh today…call the friends you can laugh with and enjoy the Wednesday.

All that is gol…


All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Hasn’t life proven to us over and over that life happens? That to those that look like they haven’t lifted a finger may have suffered more than we can imagine? That the most broken are the strongest of all, that the most kind and intelligent are fighting the line of crazy. People as it’s proven make up this world, inhabit it, create paths for it’s own destination and theirs, and it’s made up of so many. The most beautiful woman may feel the ugliest, the heaviest woman may feel the sexiest, the most confident man may have his dragons battling within, the weakest may be the winner. Don’t forget. I’m always on here trying to get everyone to remember who THEY are and WHERE THEY are going. I’m trying to remind us to be KIND to one another because we each have a story, past, or future that nobody may know about. As I’ve said repeatedly life happens and it often burns us all.

I wonder if someone that has enough “light” can you see it? Those who travel telling wisdom can you hear it? Those who only whisper the truth will you believe? This may or may not matter and these may be random late night-long tiring day thoughts I’m having. Do what’s best for YOU, make YOUR happiness because ultimately that’s all that will matter.

In the same breath I’m not telling those people that have it hard/easy to go on and on about it. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE for OUR lives, PERIOD. You can’t point fingers at the end of it all, you won’t be able to rat someone out or put the blame on anyone. It’s our OWN personal choice how we live and treat people.

I’m rambling….this tends to happen, be thankful you aren’t sitting in front of me at the moment because I seem to be heading towards a rant. But think… of who you are and what you want for yourself….I’m not only the #1 believer that we create our worlds but I’m pretty sure I can be the #1 example of it as well. AND I have to admit that EVERYONE has mostly thought I was lost because I have such a gypsy spirit, but I’m gold baby….pure gold ;). How bout you?! I’m thankful for life and it’s lessons, my journey and the possibility of where it can lead….How bout you?!