So I am going to finish out the month now… I’ll start where I left off.
17. Wine. Yes this has been very important as of late.
18. A BFF that works nights. When no one else is awake to snapchat, I know she has my back!
19. The opportunity and invitation to help make an inpact. This comes in a variety of ways from little to big.
20. Friends in distant places. Gives me somewhere to go visit.
21. My sense of Humor. LIfe is better with one. Easier too.
22. My home. Thankful I had the ability to own and maintain it.
23. My YMCA memebers. They rock.
24. Herbalife. It has helped me become a healthier person and a better leader.
25. My Co-Workers. Even though sometimes it seems like I spend too much time with them… they have been great to me during my learning burn-in.
26. Animal rescues. I wouldn’t have Frank without them. And they just make the world better.
27. Indoor plumbing. It’s really cold out.
28. My family. I know I mentioned them already. But for real… they deserve two spots on this list. They stand behind me in all the crazy decisions I’ve made and are also the first to give me their honest opinion. I wouldn’t be this awesome without them.
Hope all of you can be thankful as well today. And everyday.
Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble.
That is my thought process today. Little focus. I hope and believe I will begin to find some peace. I have started making some changes that I believe will lead to that.
I know that I am overbearing. stubborn. bossy. selfish. I get all this. I also get that I am not doing a lot to change it. Some might see that as a problem. However… I am up front about it. You know this is me, you know when you deal with Amanda Joy… that is what you are going to get. I haven’t always been as upfront and demading as I am now. Life events have led me to this state. I’m tellin ya, if you don’t take charge of your own life one of two things will happen. Either… you will never get anywhere… or someone else will take charge of it for you. I am not ok with allowing either of those to happen. What I am ok with is… standing up for what you believe in and driving to get there. I understand this is the same with everyone and that is fine. Differences are what make this world go round. I have decided I am taking control of my own life and I am doing whats best for me. Say what you want… You are entitled to your opinions. I can’t take them away and I can’t stop you from voicing them.
These next couple weeks are going to be an adjustment. Changes are happening. They might be good, bad or ugly… doesn’t matter. Changes are needed. Peace within myself is needed. It will come.
I am again thankful for my support system and excited to spend some time with them throughout the holidays. Hopefully everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.
Basically every day of my life.
How does Sunday come so fast every single weekend?!!
This weekend wasn’t overly eventful, but I did get to have a little bit of fun! I was able to meet up with some friends throughout the weekend and getting ready to go to a very important birthday party for my little friend Dane! It was suppose to be last weekend but the poor guy was sick on his birthday so we will celebrate today! I cannot wait to give him his gift! :) Other than that I don’t have a whole lot going on. This morning I went to breakfast with some kind folks that come to my cycling class. It was way nice of them to invite me! We went to Hy-Vee, which is perfect. I enjoy Hy-Vee’s breakfast and its just around the corner from me! I also have to do a little laundy and house cleaning… and a certain Archie dog needs a bath. That should about be the extent of my Sunday. Luckily this is a shorter week at work with having Thanksgiving off, but I do have to go back on Friday. Bummer.
Life has still been a bit of a whirlwind. Not really sure what else to call it. Trying to sort through some stuff and figure out what my best plan of attack should be. Everything is such a catch 22. If I make this choice… then this will happen, but if I make that choice then that will happen. I really just want to have my cake and eat it too. This is America, aren’t I entitled to EVERYTHING?!?? Seems like most everyone else believes that. I feel as if I’ve really hit a roadblock, one that doesn’t have a detour sign to help guide. I guess I just need to get better at expecting the unexpected. I also probably need to get better at understanding and reacting to not being in control all the time. I really like to have the upper hand. Shocking, I know. Lately I feel like I’m just paddling with everything I’ve got to stay afloat. But… I know it can’t stay like this forever. I feel I’ve been down this road before and since history has a way of repeating itself, I can only believe things will improve and life will go on. I’m sure I’ve said it before… I keep all the vauge for a reason. My entire life doesn’t need to be laid out on the interwebs for all to sift through. And I get the whole… don’t start a story if you’re not going to finish it. However, for me, just releasing some of the thoughts in my head is helpful. So I shall continue on my business as I have been. Besides… remember back to the beginning of The Joy Of Being Amanda? where I said I don’t give it all up on the first date…. Make em wanna keep coming back for me. Yeah… Ya just never know when I really might lay a lot more out on the table. So I suppose I’m just throwin the bait out there and let ya nibble for a bit ;)
I believe I’ll work on a little cleaning and get ready to put on my party hat! I’m sure there will be cake. Cake is favorite.
Happy Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving.