I received this tag from an amazing and very encouraging blogger Wendi from https://simplychronicallyill.com. She writes amazing posts that I find inspiring and she gives some great educational information for those with children. Not only does she battle chronic illnesses, but she is a fantastic mother that is devoted to her family! If you have not already had a chance to view her blog, I definitely encourage you to do so, you will never be disappointed with her posts and I think she will inspire you just as much as she does me every day!
The Fun Rules
° Thank & tag the person that has tagged you
° Attach the tag photo
° Answer the ‘This or That’ questions that I have answered
° Tag 10-20 friends
Here are my answers, I hope you enjoy!
°How do you feel at the moment?
I will be completely honest with y’all, there is a mixture of gratitude for being able to meet so many great people through the blogging community and a tremendous amount of pain!
° What do you need more in my life?
What I need the most in my life is courage to make it through all the trials and tribulations that occurs.
° What would make you happy right now?
What would make me so happy I know will never actually happen, but I would still love for there to be peace among the world. Peace and love are so important in our lives, but also so neglected.
° What is going on in your life right now?
My husband and I are planning to move to a brand new city in a few months!
° What am I most grateful for? List 10 things.
- My husband that is always there for me in more ways than I could ever count!
- My mother that has always supported my dreams since I was a child!
- My mother in-law that has treated me like her own daughter since we first met!
- My 2 loving and precious cats that always greet me at the door and give never ending love!
- Even though my health is not great, I am grateful it isn’t any worse because it always could be.
- I have grateful to have a loving and comfortable home to come return to every day.
- I am grateful for a loving and compassionate family as I know many are not blessed with this!
- In all honesty, I am grateful that even though it is painful right now, I am happy that I am still able to walk. I thought when I was first diagnosed I would loss my walking abilities and be in a wheelchair in the first few years, but almost 18 years later my fears were not correct.
- I am incredibly grateful for all the friends I have made through the blogging community!
- I am grateful to have the opportunity to write about anything and everything I want to write about!!
° When did you experience joy this week?
I was over the moon excited that I received a top 50 MS bloggers recognition. I was so happy that my blog is actually helping others as that is my goal!!!
° List a small victory/success?
This is a rather small victory, but I managed to get some organization in our kitchen cabinets! I like things to be in an order that make it easy to find everything. I even like our can goods to be lined up perfectly and in alphabetical order. I know I sound a little crazy, but it looks nice!
° What is bothering me & Why?
If I am being totally honest what is bothering me right now and continues to bother me is how the government is behaving. I have always found politics very upsetting because I don’t feel the politicians are being honest, ever! It is very upsetting what I feel our president is behaving and harming the country.
° What are my priorities at the moment?
At this moment my priorities are taking the best care I can of my husband and 2 cats, but also trying to reduce my stress levels.
° What do I love about myself?
I think that I am a pretty compassionate and empathic person, so I find that to be something to be proud of.
° Who means the world to me & why?
My family means the world to me because they are the ones that are always there for me and never hold a grudge. They are understanding and extremely supportive. I do not want to single just one person out because family as a whole is important and we do not get a second chance for a family! Of course we do not get to choose our family, but I lucked out and have a fantastic family. My husband, mother, mother in-law, step father, father in-law, sister in-law, niece, aunt and uncle in-law (I think that is the right way to phrase it!) are all amazing!
° If I could share one message with the world, what would it be?
Always treat others with kindness and compassion because you never know what is going on in their lives!
° What advice would I give my younger self?
Never give up and aim for my goals.
Focus on what brings you the most joy and do not worry how others view that!
° What lesson did I learn this week?
I have learned that you can not fix anyone else’s problems, but you can only fix yourself. I always wanted to fix everything for everyone else, but am slowly learning you can not change or control anyone else! This is rather frustrating for me because I try to be the fixer in everyone’s life!
° If I had all the time in the world, what would I do first?
Without a doubt I would travel and definitely write the book I have been dreaming about writing!
° What’s draining my energy?
Negativity of the world is EXTREMELY draining!
° What does my ideal morning look like?
Opening the windows to the beautiful sight of the ocean! Of course this only happens on vacation at the beach, but it would be amazing if I could have this view every day!
° What does my ideal day look like?
I guess if I stay on what my ideal morning would look like, my ideal day would allow me to see the ocean every day. I find the sight and sound of the ocean absolutely amazing and incredibly relaxing. When I am near the ocean is the only time I do not feel any stress at all!
Now if I am being logical, my ideal morning would start off slow and carry onto a job that I really enjoy and am passionate about, not just going to the job for a paycheck! I would love to be able to meet my husband for lunch, as it is always refreshing to have some us time during the day. Then I would envision coming home, being able to relax after a long day at work, then have dinner with my husband and of course have our beautiful cats nearby!!
°What makes me come alive?
I think positivity makes me come alive where negativity destroys my ability to come alive!
° What/Who inspires me the most?
Even though my grandfather is no longer with us, he still inspires me greatly! My grandfather was an amazing man with a heart of gold. He was always offering his help to everyone that needed it. He did not know hate and never judged anyone, which I appreciate. I have never and never will be judgmental of anyone else! I think my grandfather and I think alike on this, we are all human no matter what our color, sexual preference and religious beliefs are!!
° Where does my pain originate?
My pain originates in my back and legs and sometimes with a bad migraine!
° What are my strengths?
My strengths are my ability to be compassionate and understanding of others. I always try to see things from their point of view and try helping from that stand point. I have a tendency to always want to help others in any way I can!
I do my best to hide the pain I am feeling and just enjoy life the best I can and also try to make everyone around me happy!
° What is something I’ve always wanted but too scared to get?
I would love to go rock climbing, but I am a little scared because of the issues with my legs. But, someday I hope to do this!!
° What is something I would love to learn?
I would really love to learn Yoga. I have heard how beneficial Yoga can be, but I just do not seem to have the patience to teach myself by watching a YouTube video. I never know if I am doing it right, then I get frustrated with myself and give up!
° Where would I want to live my ideal life?
I would love to live at the beach! But not just any beach, I would want to live at a beautiful tropic beach with white sand and amazing waves!!
°Where would you like to travel in the next 5 years?
This is a great question! I actually want to travel back to Jamaica, where my husband honeymooned. I would like to do this for our 10 year anniversary which will be in 2021. I have some time to plan this, but I think it would be magical!
° What can I do to take better care of myself?
The most important thing I could do to take better care of myself is learn to reduce my stress. Stress is a killer and causes so many issues for everyone, but especially those with MS.
° What hobbies would I like to try?
I would like to try scuba diving. I love the ocean and ocean life, so I think it would be fascinating! My husband and I tried it briefly on our honeymoon, but I want to do more and be more comfortable with it!! My mask did not fit when we did it, so I would definitely need a smaller mask!
° When have I done something that I thought I couldn’t do?
I would definitely say snowboarding! When my husband first introduced me to snowboarding I never thought I could do it, but it has been about 8 years and I have gotten a little better.
° At the end of my life, what do I want my legacy to be?
I would want my legacy to be that I was a kind and understanding person that people enjoyed being around and felt comfortable sharing with. I would hope people would remember me as always being willing to help and offer great advice, of course advice I never took for myself though!
My Amazing Nominees Are: First let me just say, I nominated you because I think y’all are amazing, but at the same time I know we are all busy in life, so if you do not want to do this, it is okay and I understand. It took me about 2 weeks to finally do this and I want to thank Wendi for being so understanding about that! But please do not feel obligated to do this and it is perfectly okay to just pass on this!!
Thank y’all for visiting my site today. If you have not already visited the sites for those I have nominated, I strongly encourage you to do so, they are pretty amazing! I hope you have a great day and please always remember I am sending y’all LOTS of love and comfort daily!