This is 1 of my LOs for the last week of the scraptathlon challenge. I made 8x8 LOs to go into a BOM that I've been meaning to start forever. I tore, I crumpled, I chalked, I inked, I wrote.
31 and Finally Loving Myself
What was it about turning 31? Everyone had warned me about turning 30. Thirty was supposed to be the hard birthday. Youíre no longer in your 20ís. Youíll have a midlife crisis. That was supposed to be the depressing birthday. But 30 came and went with very little difficulty. I never expected a problem at 31. After all, it was just another birthday, right? Unfortunately not. Thirty-one hit me hard and threw me into a funk. I donít know why, but I was really miserable for about a week surrounding my birthday. I felt like my youth was slipping away. I felt out of shape. I felt unattractive. My life seemed unorganized and out of control. What sort of magic power did that birthday have, that is was able to turn my content little existence upside-down?
Thankfully, this funk did not last very long, and I started to once again view all the blessings in my life a little more clearly. In many ways, that little bout of misery helped me to put things into better perspective. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, two amazingly beautiful children, a remarkable extended family, great friends, a beautiful home, a good job, and an immeasurable amount of good fortune. The things that were making me unhappy were all related to my choices and my attitude. I had been given the most amazing life, and all I needed to do was embrace it. I made a decision to be happy again, to count my blessings, and to enjoy everything about my life. It really wasnít hard to do. Of course I still have moments where I am frustrated, or exasperated, but they are fleeting moments, quickly replaced by contentment. I am 31, and I have finally learned to love myself!
What have I learned about myself in 31 years?
~If I want to see proof of Godís love for me, all I have to do is look around.
~The journey is more important than the destination.
~There is nothing in the world more incredible than my children.
~I was blessed with a wonderful husband. I must take the time to appreciate him.
~I am responsible for my happiness. No one can fix my attitude except me
~If I donít like an aspect of my life, it is my responsibility to change it. I am the one who controls my appearance, my organization, my weight, etc. ~Perspective is an amazing thing.
Thanks for looking! And Thanks to Kia for the Scraptathlon challenge! It's been fabulous!