Friday Inspiration

Inspiration

Hello friends! Happy Friday. As I stated last week, I will only share on inspirational quote a week for now. Bare with me as I decided the best little image for the series. I’m still working on it. Any suggestions would be great. I thought I was happy with the inspiration title image until I added it and now…eh.

Moving on to this weeks quote!

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Why did I pick this one? Well, here is the explanation. I read it, laughed and moved on. Then I cam back to it. It’s so true. So many of us hold on to poisonous people in our lives ¬†because for some reason we feel like we need them. We don’t even notice how toxic they are in our lives until they leave. It’s kind of like a cloud, you don’t know how bright the sun is until the cloud skitters away.

Of course, we can’t control the clouds, but we can control the people in our lives. We can get rid of the people that bring us down. The ones that constantly lie to us, ignore us, or use us in some way. We are free to pick who we want around us. We don’t have to put up with negativity coming from those around us.

I know the older I get, the more this makes sense to me. I also seem to have fewer and fewer friends the older I get. One way we can take care of ourselves is to be careful of the ones you let into your life. Believe me, some people you are just better with out.

Friday Inspiration

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Happy Friday friends. Miss me yesterday? As usual, I forgot to prep a post for yesterday. I hadn’t had a day off work in a week and tired doesn’t even begin to cover it. Maybe lazy does. ūüôā Any ways, it’s Friday! Let’s move into this inspiration thing to help our day get a little brighter. No lie, I will probably read these while I am at work to help me get through the day.

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Friday Inspiration

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Hello you beautiful nerds!

As you know, I have been struggling with anxiety and depression the past few weeks. Mostly because of my on personal doubts. I have a lot of left over doubt from when I was younger. I always fear that my friends are going to forget about me, not hang out with me, or just have never liked me to begin with.

This past week I have learned a few lessons about me and life. I am on the road to recovery and I am feeling so much lighter. I am not letting things get to me like they used to. I have learned to let go.

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I have stopped worrying about pleasing everyone around me. I have even stopped worrying what people think of my dreams and goals in life. I am slowly getting to the point where I don’t care what you think about me, I think I am awesome.

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I have learned to enjoy the ones that really want to be in my life. I have learned to not sweat the people who don’t want in my life.

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I have learned that while I don’t have everything I want in life, I have what I need. I can build up to the other things over time. It’s not something that has to happen right now, I just have to make sure I stay on the right path.

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I smile right now because I am happy. I have friends, wonderful family, and for the most part, I like who I am. There are things I don’t like about me and those are things that I can change and I am working on changing.

So here is your inspiration for today. Be the best you, you can be. Be a good person, smile, laugh, and don’t let the bad things get you down. In between the bad things, there are a lot of little good things that you may have forgotten about. I know that sometimes it’s easier to see the bad and to let it get you down. It’s easier to be depressed than it is to be happy. But there is a saying…

I hope that you all have a wonderful day! And can find a little peace in your life.

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A Moment to Reflect

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Today marks a year since I lost my “big girl” job. I know it’s funny to call it that, but it was the job that made the big bucks. It was a job that I got just because I had a degree. I still remember the interview I went in to get the job. It was probably the first interview I was excited about and wasn’t really all that nervous. Something told me the moment I scheduled the interview that I had the job. I just knew from the start.

As time went on, things changed. The company I worked with brought in a new boss. Then the company I worked for switched bosses on me. I was working with a staffing company of sorts and working for BMW. It could have turned into a permanent job. One of my coworkers started with the temporary company and was hired on by BMW. So I had hope that I would be so lucky.

Then, I remember this day a year ago. I worked an entire day just to be called into the office as I was leaving. I thought everything was okay because we had talked the Friday before and discussed what needed to be done. I didn’t realize I was going to lose my job that day.

There are a few things that still make me angry about losing my job. One being that one of my coworkers was basically an idiot. He couldn’t remember how to do things and always came to me for help. He slept at his desk. He stayed later than he should have. It took him forever to do his job. And he was bad at his job. I bet he is still there, sitting at a desk doing work that should have been done weeks ago.

I didn’t have a lot of work to do, and when I did I finished it as quickly as possible. I’m not saying I didn’t make mistakes, because I made a few…or a ton. But I always owned up to my mistakes.

Really though, none of that matters. I couldn’t be happier with where I am right now. I am back working with the public, stocking shelves, and working with people that I enjoy being around. People that don’t call me a devil worshiper just because I wear a ring shaped like a coffin.

I may struggle a little bit more to pay my bills, but I know that too will change. I just opened my online business and I know that will grow too. And…if you want to check out my online store just find it on Etsy. You can find it under The Catch All Shop…or you know, just click the link. More items will be coming soon. I am even looking to send some free gifts to bloggers to advertise for me.

And let’s not forget how my muse has opened up since I am no longer over powered by the noise and the sound of a big plant. I hated working there and I am so glad to be out. It has even helped me appreciate my blog and my blog friends so much more. I have time to be me again. It may have taken me a year to start really planning things, but sometimes it takes a little bit of recovery time.

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Cheers to You

Happy for othersThe other day I heard some good news about someone. The first thing I did was roll my eyes and snort. It wasn’t because I wasn’t happy for them, it was because I was jealous of their success. I wanted to be in their shoes. I wanted all the hard work to be done and over with and be in that place where everything has worked out and I can reap the benefits of all my hard work.

In other words, I am a lazy bum and I want to feed off of others hard work instead of doing the work myself.

Which, isn’t true either. I’m not lazy, life just gets in the way. I don’t make time for all the things that I love the most. I let life get in the way. I use the excuse that I am tired. I need to rest. I deserve to rest. But in reality, who actually deserves to rest? Isn’t that what old age is for?

Here is what I purpose. Today, if you hear of someone who has accomplished even the smallest feat, congratulate them and actually mean it. Don’t secretly sneer at them and don’t dis whatever it is they are doing. Maybe it doesn’t seem like much to you, but to them it could be the biggest hurdle they have ever crossed.

To all of my readers, congratulations. For publishing a post, a book, or a story. For starting a business for what ever it is that you love to do. For meeting your writing goals for the week or the day. For turning off the TV and going for a walk. For saying no to that big bowl of chocolate that you know you shouldn’t have. For drinking enough water. For facing your fear of sharing your thoughts. For finally doing what you said you were going to do. For standing up for yourself.

Congratulations for being you!

I know from this day on I will be happy for the success of others, because it’s just not worth being mad that you are where I want to be. It’s not worth belittling myself because you are doing better than me. In the end, that is all it boils down to. If you can’t be happy for someones success you are blinded by jealousy and that is no way to live.

Toodles

Monday Madness: A Little Music Free’s the Soul

I had an idea of what I would share today, just some of my favorite things that I came across last week. ¬†Then this morning while browsing around I found this really awesome video that I decided to add to my collection. ¬†I also forgot a video that I was going to share, I can’t remember what it was. ¬†And just so I don’t turn into one of those bloggers that just slaps up a bunch of videos and expects you to like me, I am limiting this post to two videos.

The first video is the one that I came across this morning. ¬†This kid is hanging out in a guitar store, watching his dad play the guitar. ¬†Then, out of now where this kid starts singing and it’s not something to laugh about. ¬†This kid has got a voice of the angels or something. ¬†But what is funny is the guy behind the counter, he can’t believe what he is hearing. ¬†Seriously, this kid is amazing.

 

The second video is a guy that I have been following on Youtube for a while now. ¬†He does this awesome thing where he takes a song and turns it into a metal song. ¬†Last Monday he did one for Sailor Moon theme song. ¬†Now, I grew up watching Sailor Moon and I am so excited for the new episodes. ¬†In fact, I just watched the first episode Saturday. ¬†It brought back my love for anime. ¬†But this isn’t about Sailor Moon, this is about this amazing guy who kills it with a guitar. ¬†I also might have a little fangirl crush going on…I mean, come on! The dude has long hair! I love a guy with long hair! Or red hair. ¬†I can’t imagine what I would do if I saw a guy with long red hair. ¬†I might faint. ¬†ON TO THE VIDEO!

 

I hope that your Monday goes smoothly. ¬†And if something happens to make you mad, just come back and watch these videos again. ¬†Just be careful if you follow the links onto Youtube, you never know what video will lead you into “that part” of Youtube. ¬†You know, the scary part where the videos are disturbing and creepy and might have some kind of spirit attached to it that will fly through your screen and haunt you for the rest of your days.

But don’t worry, I wouldn’t share any of those videos with you.

Happy Monday Peeps!