Rainy weather came our way, so that called for my Hunter boots. It was tough to get dressed yesterday. I am not going to lie, all I wanted to do was stay in my PJs, throw the covers over my head and snuggle with Gus while everyone was at school and work. Well, that didn't happen. Things needed to be done, like last minute voting, grocery gettin', school assembly and blog pictures...since I kind of failed on that Sunday/Monday.
Speaking of staying under the covers, life lately has been great on the home front, but for some reason I can't shake a downpour of emotions. I have battled depression before. It was rough and still creeps up on me from time to time. I am not saying I have slipped back into complete sadness, but there are a few aspects in my life that have been pecking at me for quite some time. I have swept them under every rug in my house for the past couple of years, which is NOT a remedy
I recently decided to focus on things that needed to be focused on and stop letting certain situations get the best of me. In the process, there's been some major healing going on. I have a sensitive heart...one that gets hurt and broken easily. At the end of the day, I know the choices I have made are the best for me and my family, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been some bruising and scrapes.
I realize that I have been "here" before and gotten through it. I will punch it in the face again because I have an amazing support system of family, friends, readers and faith in the Lord. I also have kick box on my side where I can mutter as many curse words as I please under my breath while punching and kicking a bag. Dear God, sweet release! I highly recommend it.
Anyway, this is just a season. We all go through them. It's part of growth, learning and life. I wouldn't have it any other way. These lessons, good or bad, have molded me into the person I am today. Granted, it's a work in progress, but with each obstacle dawns new strength, courage and persistence to not give up...no matter what life throws at us or the choices we personally make.
We are all human. We have faults, struggles, sadness, tears, changes, challenges, BUT we also have happiness, triumphs, memories, support, courage and beating hearts that just want to be happy. At the end of it all, choose happiness...only you can control that. Do not rely on others to do it for you.
Here's a happy outfit for you...it's warm, cozy, cheerful and bright. :)
Old Navy Stripe Turtleneck // Red Puffer Vest (old: option here and here) // Gray Skinny Denim (old: option here and here) // Black Hunter Boots // Sole Society Crossbody c/o // Golden Tote Infinity Scarf c/o // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o 15% off w/ shannasaidso // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o