Motivational Monday!

happy mondayGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and were able to recharge yourself for a new week! I don’t think I can actually say I am completely recharged, but I am still adjusting to my new norm of working full-time so it will get better sooner than later.

The quote I am sharing with y’all today was something a very wise and loving woman posted on Facebook and I fell in love with what this says. I hope you will find as much meaning to this as I do and I look forward to reading your fabulous comments. Be the

I think I have been pretty transparent with how highly I thought of my dear grandfather who has passed on. There were two other amazing people who were in my life that I also thought extremely highly of. The last two I am talking about were my husband’s beloved grandparents. My grandfather and my husband’s grandparents shined bright with love,

dignity and morals, which is highly missed in our world today. I try the best I can to be Monday to shineas wonderful and honorable as these amazing three people were, but I know there is no way at all to replicate them as there isn’t anyone else like them and never will be again.

I hope y’all have a wonderful day and your week starts off with nothing but joy! The new week allows us to forget anything that went wrong the previous week and start fresh. Please know that I am always sending you LOTS of love ❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Relax & Recharge!

fcb9d620299c9c634d6fc9314702aa02.jpgHappy Sunday y’all! I hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful weekend! I think it is possible that today is my first day in the house that I am not busy or battling with a nasty migraine. We have been living in our new/old house for one month now, but our first two weekends were spent driving 2 hours back to our old home to finish up some loose ends. Let me just say that after working the typical  five-day/40 hour work week and having to basically work a 6th day was hell and way too much for my already exhausted and beaten down body.

I always do my best to keep in touch with the positives in my life, which is why I do my best to avoid the news. But let’s be honest avoiding the news is like avoiding the ocean in the middle of an island, it is pretty much impossible. It breaks my heart with all the hate that is breeding not only here in the United States where I live, but it has taken hold world-wide. It seems like hate spreads worse that a wildfire in a rain forest! I do believe the hate here in the states is continuously being ignited by one individual, which is really imagesjust SAD! I might be incorrect, but there has been a mass shooting in the United States at least monthly and sometimes more. What good does it really do to start killing people you do not agree with? I do not know what causes a person to break off from reality enough to start killing innocent people and I doubt I ever will know or understand this.

For the most part I keep all my opinions regarding politics to myself because that is something that is a HOT topic with most people. Some just can’t accept the let’s agree to disagree stance, but continue to fight their beliefs to the bitter end! I had to learn there are some people I can be very open with, but then there are those others I need to walk on pins and needles with because the argument isn’t worth it!

relax-recharge-and-reflect-sometimes-its-ok-to-do-nothing-20756600For so many years I always made Sunday be my “Relaxation Day!”, but in the recent months I decided to make Saturday be my actual relax/recharge day! I guess I thought after working 5 days, I need one day to just do nothing and it has been working rather well. But the funny thing is, I split my household work up over 3 days this weekend, which made things much easier on me! I think changing up what our “norm” are can be a good thing so we do not get totally burnt out from it all! 

I hope your weekend has been great and I hope you are feeling well! Hopefully you used the weekend to take care of yourself and prepare yourself for a new week! It doesn’t matter that I actually like my job, the weekend still went by WAY too fast and I really could use just one more day! Please never forget that no matter how hectic my life might become, I am always sending you LOTS of  ❤love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

 

 

Never Giving Up!

When Life Gets BusyTo simply say that my life has been busy lately and it has very hard to make the necessary time to do what I enjoy is a poor excuse and a HUGE  understatement! Moving to a new city and starting a new job has been exciting, but also VERY overwhelming. I honestly haven’t worked a full-time job in a while because of the constant pain and other issues I struggle with daily, but I have been doing just that for one month now! Yes, the pain has been difficult to deal with, but at the same time I am actually enjoying the job so I just accept the pain for what it is and I don’t dwell over it. I feel that my job helps those that are struggle with making ends means, but they want to improve their lives. In my personal opinion, people who struggle with life but do what is necessary to provide for themselves and their families are pretty amazing and admirable. There are so many that just give up because they feel helpless and feel as there isn’t anything they can do to improve their lives, which this just isn’t true! It may not dc-may18-600seem like it, but I do believe that we can all accomplish ANYTHING we set our minds to!

Like I have said already, I am pushing myself to work a full-time job and lately with the weather change hasn’t been easy at all! Even though my body is on overdrive and going a little haywire, I know things will improve in time it just takes patients, which I tend to lack. It doesn’t matter if the temperature changes from hot to cold or cold to hot, I still react the same way, NOT WELL! It still seems a little crazy to me that I feel horrible when anything goes on with the weather, even just rain. For the first few weeks of every season, I just feel like I was hit by a truck and the mean driver backed over me just for some added fun! You would think that after living with Multiple Sclerosis for almost 19 years I would be immune to these issues or at least be able to tolerate them better, but honestly it is always produces the same troubles!

878da42dde1a95a17c88e6759c5fbcf1I hate that I have been a little MIA for weeks now, but the life changes has been a struggle for me. I still need to find a MS Specialist near me, so when I do have issues, which hopefully I won’t, I will have a doctor to contact. It would be terrible to drive 2 hours back to the doctor I couldn’t care less for, but that might be my only choice for short-term, we will see. We did find a vet for our cats to go to that is really close to our house. Only one of our cats really needs a vet due to his asthma. A lady I work with said she has a great dentist, so I might need to check them out. It isn’t any fun starting all over again with doctors, but maybe it is actually a good thing and I will find better doctors that I mesh well with. I don’t think I am a difficult patient, but I need to feel like the doctor I see, no matter what type they are have required knowledge and the MS Specialist needs to be compassionate. Do you think I am asking too much and I am a little difficult? Of course I want the MS doctor to be honest, but not too harsh like my current one. All doctors should have good side manner, which seems to be hard to find!

daily-fitness-motivation-keep-pushing-your-limits-when-you-accomplish-your-goals-set-new-onesIt feels like it has been WAY too long since I have actually been able to write a post from the ❤ heart ❤ when I wasn’t too exhausted. It is really shocking how difficult it is to work full-time. It seems like there are too many hours away from home relaxing and enjoying life by working, but I guess we all make sacrifices and at least I like what I am doing! I am still continuing to learn and have more responsibilities, which I ❤ LOVE! If I am forced to work, I much prefer to stay busy and be challenged!

I hope y’all are having a great weekend! It is sunny, windy and a little chilly where I am, but it isn’t as bad as yesterday. It really seems that the seasons changed over night. We went from the high 80’s to low 50’s in just a few hours, that might be exaggerating a little, but that is how it seemed! I hope y’all are able to do anything and everything that brings you joy this weekend! Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I will respond to any comments as quickly as I can!! I promise I am working on getting back into blogging again, it is just taking longer than I would have expected. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

friday eve 2Good morning y’all! I hope you are having a wonderful week and I am sure you are ready for the weekend! My week has been pretty decent and VERY busy. I had to deal with making sure my new insurance company had all my information, so on November 1st I would have the coverage that I need. I must say dealing with insurance companies has NEVER been a good experience, but the new company had at least one person that really knew what she was doing and has ensured I will be covered!

With my weeks full with working full-time and still getting adjusted, I am really glad the weekend is almost here! I am still really enjoying my new job and the amazing people I work with, but it is exhausting! I am sure y’all could use a little pick-me-up to make it through today, I know I can. I hope you will find as much meaning as I do in the quote I am going to share with you today. 9706dcc1c64dc6f9c0378f3fe2004a1b--cloud-it-evening-sky

I know we all go through really difficult times in life, but sometimes it does help to turn negatives into positives. The rain is going to fall no matter what we do, whether it be an positive-thoughtsactual rain storm or hardships that feel like they will never end. So I think sometimes looking at the rain clouds overhead and or hard times in a new light may actually be helpful! It isn’t easy, but it really is possible.

Thank y’all so much for stopping by my site today. I really hope this quote will shine new light onto whatever you might be struggling with. I am going to be trying to get into a better schedule with my blog. I do have so much I want to be able to share with y’all and I really miss writing! Always remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love  ❤ and comforting thoughts!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

276405-Good-Morning-Have-A-Lovely-Day-Happy-MondayGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! This was the first weekend in our new home, we didn’t have to make the 2 hour drive one way back to our old home. It was a good thing we didn’t have anything that needed our attention because I felt absolutely terrible ALL weekend! Part of me thinks that the change in weather is effecting me and NOT in a good way! I have been battling with a massive migraine/headache since Saturday and my legs have been completely out of control with pain and burning sensation. The way I explained the leg issue to my husband was, I feel like there are spiders with fire on them just crawling up and down my legs ALL day! It is an annoying and painful feeling that literally nothing helps!

With having a not very pleasant weekend and a new week starting, I definitely need something to get my day and week started off the right way. I really find a lot of real and true meaning to EVERY word in this quote. 

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Maybe I am wrong, but I think way too many people do not STOP to think before they  react to any given situation. Not taking a moment to breathe before reacting in life normally doesn’t lead to anything positive or productive. Our behaviors and reactions can be very powerful, so in my own opinion it is better to have those be more on the positive side than negative.train your mind

Thank you so much for stopping by my site this morning. I hope y’all have a lovely day and you are feeling well. The temperatures changed so quickly where I live, so my poor body is just adjusting to the colder weather. Please always remember that I am sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

friday eve 2Good morning Y’all! I hope you had a nice week and you are looking forward to the weekend! I can tell you I am really looking forward to the first weekend that I do not have anything that has to be done and I can just relax in the new house. It will be nice to not have to work a 6th day as that has been so far beyond exhausting.

I am still adjusting to the new full-time job, but I am also really enjoying my new job. It has been a while since I had to work full-time and thankfully the people I work with are really great and I am red dotlearning so much. It is nice to work for a company that actually cares about others and does it’s best to help those that are struggling. I learn more daily about how much my position is involved with the community, which is giving me a great opportunity to use my compassionate side to assist families with their new homes affordably. 

Even though I do enjoy what I am doing now, I am still extremely fatigued and a little push to get through one last day of the week will be so helpful. I assume a little pick-me-up would be beneficial for y’all as well. This quote I am sharing with y’all today means so much to me as I am adjusting to the new ways of life and I hope it will resonate with you as well. Stress has always been a difficult thing for me to control, but I do feel like I am handling things much better now days. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts about this quote and I do promise to respond as quickly as I can!i-will-breath.jpg

Slowly, I am trying to figure out how to add blogging back into my weeks again while working a full-time job. I do feel because of my pure determination and real true love for writing I will get there, but maybe not as much as I was doing before. I just need to get use to things a little more and I will be back to actually participating. I honestly do miss quote-1-fear.jpgbeing able to read your amazing posts and comment like I did a few weeks ago. The interactions have always been fabulous. I also miss being able to come up with great topics to write about and read your thoughts! Things just take time and learning a new routine, but things will get easier. 

I appreciate y’all visiting my site this morning and I hope you have a wonderful stress-free day! Hopefully your weekend will be filled with lots of happiness and doing what your want to! Please know even though I have not been around much I am still sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

Featured Image -- 7497Good morning y’all! I hope you had a nice restful weekend and you are ready to start a new week with positive thoughts! This is the last weekend that I will have to work all week and then finish up some left over moving, I am looking forward to a weekend that I will be able to just rest and enjoy the new house!

I am sure y’all heard about the devastation Hurricane Michael did last week to a few. The havoc those in Florida experienced is truly heartbreaking to me. Personally, I know several people who live in Florida and even sending hopethough they lost so much, they didn’t lose their lives which is SO important. Houses and personal belongings can be replaced, but lives can’t be replaced. Please, help me with sending hopeful and loving ❤ thoughts/prayers to all those that were affected by Hurricane Michael. I feel like many are in need this and if we join together we can help with our thoughts.❤❤ 

The quote I want to share with y’all today has a lot of meaning to me and I really hope you find some meaning and hope in it. We all go through difficult and dark times in life, which often allows us to forget there is a light out there that will help us through.beautiful butterfly

Thank you for stopping by my site this morning. I always appreciate the support you offer me and I can’t thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers for those in the states affected by Hurricane Michael.

I hope y’all have a great start to a new week that has so much potential. Today allows for us to let go of what happened or didn’t happen last week and just start over again. Please know that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love  ❤and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

Friday EveGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a great week so far! The week is almost over and then we have the weekend to do whatever we could not do during the week. My weekend is going to be spent exactly the same way it was last weekend, finishing up moving the final things from the old house to the new house. What fun, right? So in all honesty it is NOT much fun at all, but I guess you have to do what you have to do in life. At least Saturday will not be as much hard work for me as it was last Saturday, but sleeping in and doing nothing sounds SO much better!!

With the week coming to an end, y’all know I think we need a little pick-me-up to make it one last day. I hope you find meaning in the quote that I am going to share with y’all!jkrowling1-2x

I hope you have a wonderful day and I definitely look forward to reading your thoughts on this quote. I hope any of you that live in Florida have found safer grounds! I wish y’all wellness and safety. Please know that I am sending of you in the path of this hurricane comfort and peace. I do worry about all of you! Please know that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Two weeks has past!

Time-for-an-UpdateGood evening y’all! It is incredibly hard to believe that it has already been two weeks since my husband and I uprooted our lives by moving to a new state and city! Two weeks ago when we made this change I was terrified about the decision we had made, but now I couldn’t be happier we made this fabulous move! I think the new city and my new job have done so much for the sanity I still had left and my massive stress-levels. The new city is a little smaller than where we were living and so far the people are a lot nicer.

My new job has so far been absolutely amazing and the people are SO very kind, which is a huge change for me. I mean don’t get me wrong, there were a few people at the old job that were great, but the bad definitely out-weighed the good there. My new boss is an older man who stays very busy with good things comenumerous meetings and tasks, but when he is in the office he is super kind and willing to answer any questions I might have. So far, my job has been very interesting! I have been learning about what my job entails and how to maintain a schedule for the VP of Finance. There is so much more to this job that I am very excited to learn. I am thrilled that I am going to be traveling with a co-worker for a week of training out of the state. This training will make me become a Certified Housing Counselor. I am looking forward to the chance to build relationships with the home buyers and feel that I will be able to offer a lot of compassion and understanding during a stressful time for them.

I work with so many incredibly nice and understanding people. Of course they only have one name to remember, where I have about 20. Thankfully, everyone is extremely understanding when I have to ask their name again, which has really only happened once or twice. empathy

The moving process was stressful and a lot of hard work, which caused me a great deal of fatigue and pain. I wasn’t the best with resting because I just wanted everything done and organized immediately, which is impossible. It has only been recently I decided that we have plenty of time to get things situated in the new home. There doesn’t need to be a rush on things because thankfully time is on our side with the new house. The only thing that is important  and time sensitive is we MUST get our old home ready to be sold and hopefully sold sooner than later! I look forward to the day we get a phone call saying we have an offer on the house! I am logical enough to understand it will take time before the townhouse actually sells.

As y’all already know, I am trying to find my way to continue blogging because I really do love it, while working a full-time job, which I haven’t done in a long time. This process is afinding-my-way-text-893x1024 trial and error situation, but I am determined to make this happen! I know many people probably will never not fully understand this, but I find writing and blogging a great way to reduce any stress I am feeling. I think most of y’all already know that I battle with stress issues, but I am working to improve this. I think being a walking/talking stress case for 37 years is long enough and now it is time to change my ways.

I do believe that my new job is improving my stress because it is a wonderful place to work. Please know, I am working on getting caught up with reading and commenting on your posts, while also working on my own blogging thoughts. I appreciate all the encouraging words y’all have shared with me over the past weeks and I am looking 6a014e601f2a5b970c014e887a4cfb970d-600wiforward to getting back to a semi-schedule with my site.

I hope y’all have had a great day and I really hope you are feeling well. I am honestly struggling with some pain issues at the moment, but it is possible it is due to the rainy weather☔. I know it is going to be rainy for a few days with the hurricane heading towards Florida and even though I am a few states away from Florida, we are still expecting a lot of rain🌧. My body doesn’t appreciate or tolerate rain very well, but I am going to keep a strong hold on positive thoughts because I think that is important. In a matter of days the rain will pass and hopefully the weather will be calm!

I want to thank you for visiting my site this evening and I do hope you have a lovely evening! I will do my very best to respond to any of your comments as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa ❤

Motivational Monday!

happy-monday-good-morning-wish-image-pics-happy-monday-imageGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely & enjoyable weekend! My weekend was spent finishing up things at our old house. My husband and I were at our old house for 8 hours working very hard on Saturday! Thankfully I was able to spend Sunday just relaxing and preparing for my second week at my new job! I am so happy to report I am still liking the people I am working with and the job continues to get even better. 

A few weeks ago while working at my old job, I needed to read motivational quotes in order to get my mind in the right place for another week in a very hostile work environment. Today when I share a motivational quote with y’all it is because even if we enjoy our job, we need a little motivation to get over the weekend blues. I hope you enjoy and find meaning the quote I am sharing!4b1e4bf6e558e23c71d008a9ad443670

I have many reasons why this quote holds meaning for me, but I would love to read what you think. So many times in life we might become unhappy with where we live or what we do for a living , but so often forget we do have the power and ability to change things in our life. My husband and I just moved about 2 hours from where we started our journey together and I started a completely new job. My point is, we were not completely happy in the city we were living and I was miserable at my job, so we adjusted our sails together in hopes for better times!screen-shot-2013-10-21-at-9-50-28-am

Thank y’all for visiting my site this morning. I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope you are feeling as great as you can. I want y’all to know that I am slowly working to get back to a good blogging place, not because I have to but because I want to. I know many people would say to not stress about blogging and I shouldn’t add anything extra to my plate right now, but writing and blogging are a great way for me  to release pressure and stress! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤