Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Memories - It's the Simple Things
It's been a while for an update, so here goes. In a nutshell... I'm going crazy! LOL. I'm trying to juggle working both jobs as many hours as I can to save up for my move to Boise, while still having time to pack, figure out dates/times for visiting my family and friends over Memorial Day weekend, get ready for Liam's arrival to Boise, and finally, trying to pay for and plan a small, intimate wedding for just the 3 of us and our parents end of July. UGH!!!
Sometimes it all seems so overwhelming, but in the end, I know everything will go smoothly, and as planned. Right now it just seems like I have so much on my plate, but I do have my moments where I can just "enjoy" myself. Like today. I was able to finally meet up with friends for lunch (picture of my friend Chell's lil gal Piper and me today) and just sit, talk, and enjoy the simple things. Love, laughter and friendship. To me, that's definitely what life is all about. With all that's going on in my life, I really don't have time for the negative energies that may come my way. Luckily, there hasn't been any lately, well, at least not that I'm aware of! Maybe it's just I'm seeing the brighter side of life lately. All the possibilities that await me after my move. Getting back in shape, going to school, getting certified as a trainer and nutritionist, and even possibly taking on some psyche courses. I feel like it's just a fresh new start to the life I've always wanted, and the thought of that drives me daily. (And as far as not finding time for exercise... ask my friends at lunch how many laps around the restaurant I did chasing after a running, giggling, mischievous little Piper! LOL)
(OH!! and thanks again to Sabrena for my surpise early shower gift! hehe!)
Going through my items at home, I'll admit, has been tough. Going through memories sometimes can be. Seeing my son's old pictures when he was little, or even pictures and memories of my brother, Mark. Pictures of friends I've lost touch with, or broken relationships. But, in the end, they are all such precious memories to me. In those moments, in those photos, they were taken during the simplest of life's moments. No big events. No grand vacation spots. Just around the house, or at a small get together. They remind me of who I was at that time as well. Someone who had potential, but such insecurities. Those insecurities have melted away, bit by bit over the years, and with Someone to stand by me and encourage me in my goals and dreams, while I support Them in Their career choice, it's definitely a great feeling.
It's the simple things. A smile. The giggle of a child. An embrace captured via photographs. Memories.
As far as work goes, the first girl I was training got another job offer with more benefits, and left. Gearing up to start all over with another prospect most likely Friday or Monday. I work every day this week, but I DO have Mother's Day off!! (Thank you, Travis) I look forward to spending it with Scott's sister, mom and gram and the rest of his family. The only person missing will be him, and he'll be in Utah on assignment.
On another note, I'm slowly trying to get around to everyone's blogs and journals and catch up! I have about half done, and hopefully will get around to more soon! Can't wait to see what you all have been up to!!
Take care! Love, peace and Reese's!
written by Cheryl Chamberlain at 3:49 PM