Monday, 22 September 2014

Inspire Me- Reasons to Cry, Reasons to Smile

The past couple of weeks have been a struggle for me...I've struggled to keep up, I've struggled to be happy. I've struggled to sleep, I've struggled to be motivated, I struggled to... It's been tough. I'm incredibly lucky to have friends that I can turn to, who will listen to me vent, who will distract me, who will make me laugh. It's going to be awhile before things get better...I know that...but I just have to stay positive and keep moving forward.

I had the most amazing weekend!! I started Friday off by celebrating a friends birthday. He hosts a party every year and the same people show up. This party is sometimes the only time I see these people. It's always great to catch up with them. I look forward to this party every year...it's always a lot of fun. It's also a chance for me to escape and to just laugh. 

Saturday I was at Brock University for Homecoming!! I had a fantastic time! It was great to go back to Brock and connect with Alumni- see old friends and meet new people. I'm hoping to write a more detailed post soon. 

Today, I met two of my closest friends for brunch. The three of us haven't been together since just before Christmas! It was so great to see them and spend time with them. I love those girls...spending time with them is exactly what my soul needed.

I know I have a challenging week ahead of me, a lot of hard work and long days. Here is some inspiration I'm hoping will get me through the week:

 
When I get frustrated, I cry. I've spent a lot of time crying the past couple of weeks and it hasn't been fun. Life has given me reason, after reason, after reason to cry in the past two months. I've really tried to start focusing on the positive. I've started journaling; keep track of my daily high/low, 3 things I'm grateful for and a sentence to sum up my day.

I have so many frustrations in my life right now, but I have so many more reasons to smile and be grateful. I'm blessed beyond words and have millions of reasons to smile. It's ok to cry and get it out of your system. But you need to wipe away those tears, focus on the good and the smile will follow.


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