Already half way through the year!

half way through 2018Good afternoon y’all! Can you believe tomorrow is already July and we are half way through 2018? I had so many expectations for this year, but unfortunately nothing has really changed since 2017. I kind of feel like I am trapped in the quick sand of life and can not seem to find my way to the better side!

Have you ever felt like you were drowning in the struggles that life throws at you? There are some days that I feel like I am just treading the waters of a painful life and sinking relatively fast! I have heard the saying, “Life does not give you anything you can’t handle”. But I mean come on there does not seem to be an end in the amount of tests I am given daily. I do like to believe that I am a pretty strong person, but everyone has a breaking point and they need some easy days!

How has your year been thus far? Did you set goals for 2018 and have you been able to Goals without a planreach them? I am not saying for even one second that if you have not accomplished your goals by now that you won’t be able to, it is just all a matter of never giving up and believing you can do anything you set your mind to! When we fall down and feel like we have crashed and burned, we just have to stand back up, brush ourselves off and keep moving forward! There are still six more months to go to achieve any goals we had for this year, but it just seems like Keys-to-Setting-Goalstime is flying by and not giving a moment for us to catch up.

Do you remember where you were last year at this time? I do remember where I was and it was not a great time for me at all. I was debating with myself if I should let the medication I had been on for 6 years go and try something new! Through a lot of internal discussions and against my doctor’s advice, I ended up dropping the Gilenya to give Tecfidera a chance. The combination of the stress I put on myself and changing medications, I ended up with the worse relapse I have had since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was a terrible time in life and I am honestly still feeling some of the consequences now. Of course I did end up going back on the Gilenya because it was apparently strong enough to help control the progression of the Multiple Sclerosis. Even though this difficult time in my life has lasted a long time, I still believe that giving up is just not an option for me and never will be! I am still trying my best each an every day and little by little I do believe I livelaughlovewill get back to my “normal” self again, whatever that may be. 

Now honestly do you sometimes feel that for every step forward you take, there are always two steps backwards in return? In situations when you feel like this, it is just always important to pull yourself together and just fight to take more steps in the right direction! Life was never meant to be full of sunshine and rainbows, but it is all just a learning experience that can be down right painful at times. I do believe that each struggle we face in this journey of life is just a building block that enables us to be a lot stronger than we would have been! We seldom get to choose what our difficulties in life are, but we do always get to decide how we are going to handle them!

Thank you so much for visiting my site on this beautiful Saturday! I hope your weekend is starting off lovely and you will be able to enjoy the rest of it! Remember that this is the last Saturday of June, so make it wonderful! I do always encourage your amazing comments and I will respond to you as quickly as I possibly can! I do not have too many plans for the weekend, but I do have 2 award nominations and 2 tags to work on, so hopefully I will get them done by the end of the weekend! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤


37 thoughts on “Already half way through the year!

  1. Such a good idea to take a moment to pause and reflect at the halfway point of the year, thanks. And I love your point about not getting to choose the difficulties we face, we can only choose how we handle them. I say that to my kids all the time. Have a great weekend, I hope your headaches and pain take a flying leap! xo

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    • Thank you so much for reading and making a fantastic comment! It is so important that all the Americans stand up and understand that we can not change what caused our difficult times, but we can change how they are handled. Life can get very messy and all we can do is learn from our past experiences and move forward in a better way! Sounds to me like you are teaching your children the right ways in life and they are so lucky to have you! I hope your weekend goes well also!!

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  2. I can understand your feelings exactly. My emotions are like a bad “Cha-Cha Dance” back and forth. Good mood, bad mood, sobbing mood. And, this could all happen in one day mind you. Yes, there are steps forward and many backward, but I try to maintain a positive attitude no matter what. Thank goodness for mindfulness.
    I had one major goal this year, and that was to work on my memoir. Have I started? Hell no. Like you said, half-way into the year, and still haven’t even started.

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  3. I can’t complain about anything of 2018, but I have been there …when my strength,tenacity and any faith seemed to be tested to the limits. Yes I agree with you …No giving up! These are precious journeys to take and times when we redefine what life is at ‘normal’ The days for me piled into years of relentless willingness to step forward in to the new day, making up perspectives and life that felt raw creation. Yes there were days where I didn’t know how to keep going but here I am living and breathing the miracle of life in ways unimagined. All my poetry came out of that precious time that I survived. I wish you endurance and as much ease and joy as you find your way through.


  4. Time surely is flying by! This time last year I was 5 months pregnant, and now I have a 9 month old 😩 I definitely feel more stress and struggles in my life now that I’m a mother and a lot of them are things I can’t control because they’re just a part of life. I definitely agree that what we struggle through makes us stronger! I’ve been trying to keep up with my personal goals for this year and so far I have been keeping up with making work and trying my hardest to remember to do yoga when I’m not dead tired 😂

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    • Thank you for reading and commenting on this post! I am sure you are a wonderful mother and I am so happy for you! I can imagine having a child creates more stress because you always worry about your precious baby! Most of the stress we feel we really can not control, but at least we can control our reactions. That is wonderful you are able to keep up with your personal goals for this year! I imagine you are a lot more tired lately with a sweet baby in the house, but you are doing great!!!

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  5. This is a very inspiring and encouraging post from someone who is undergoing such difficulties in life! I admire your positivity and I somehow see myself in you. I think my resilience in times of adversity is what keeps me alive & kickin’! 😉 I relate very much with this post and at this time last year, I was on the verge of losing someone important and special in my life. I did eventually lose him a few weeks later and it hurts too much that remembering it now still gives me the same pain I’ve felt at that time. Anyhow, keep on writing as I, and many others, enjoy reading them. Happy Sunday! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for reading and leaving such an amazing comment! I am terribly sorry for the loss you experienced last year. I understand just how much losing someone special is. Sometimes it feels like the wounds of that loss are healing, but then a memory hits hard and it feels like the loss is happening all over again. I am more than certain he would definitely wants for you to be happy as possible. Sorry about that I did not mean to get so deep. I hope you have fantastic Sunday and start to a new month!!!


  6. I agree… time is flying by. Glad to see that you keep pushing on despite the pain. I wish you the best in this second half of the year. My goals this year were simple, and just like you, I am still tackling them. 🌻

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    • Thank you so much Christy for your sweet and caring comment. You are a true delight with every word you write. I do feel it is required to always push on no matter how much pain I feel. Giving up does not ease the pain, but I feel will probably only intensify it. I believe in you and your ability to reach all the goals you have for yourself! I hope you have a great day!

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  7. I think it’s important to remain present but set goals for where we are going and transmit that energy into making it happen. When we propel positive thoughts and visualizations into the universe, it’s incredible what boomerangs back to us!

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  8. I agree the year is flying by. I recently wrote out where I see myself in five years and 5 goals to have accomplished. It is neat in that you breakdown the goals into smaller bite size pieces that you can celebrate along the way. I also think it is okay to adjust our goals. Good luck and you will rock this.

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    • Thank you! It really is wild how fast this year has gone by! I almost do not even remember June!! I always make small achievable goals for myself so I do not stress myself too terribly much! Adjusting goals kind of comes with the territory of life!


  9. Ok, have had this post sitting in my inbox since june, that tells you how far behind on reading blogs I am lol. Anyway, now its august, wow! Cannot believe that! I’ve felt like I am drowning too, feel that way a lot actually! Hoping your summer was good though! xo

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