And, let's start off with this:
|One does not simply walk into Mordor.|
Hahah. Google nailed it. Amazing!
Next, lets talk about my evening last night.
Although I always appreciate a well painted toe (in fact I don't like bare toe nails, they weird me out!), I have only had 2 "professional" pedicures in my life. Until last night! Now I have had 3! My Sister and I stole away some precious time and had a short but sweet (ending with Frozen Yogurt!) girls night out. It only lasted about an hour but it was SO needed.
I have been in a real funk, you see. January has been kind of a terd month. I was away from home a lot of it and I have been trying to be nicer to my body and don't just shove garbage into it. And this week, I got off of caffeine again for the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000th time. Will it stick this time? I don't know, I sure do love my Coke Slurpees. We'll see but as of right now, I am 4 days without it. I wanted to die Monday-Wednesday because my head hurt so bad. It really had an affect on me. I was lethargic all week and grumpy as ever (so sorry Chad!). But today, I woke up with a pep in my step! (Probably because of my pretty new green, pedicured, toes!)
As we were getting our feet tickled by the scraping of our nasty feet, my sister and I talked about life and all that was happening in it. I explained to her that I have just been struggling this month. Not really with anxiety (which is great!) or anything like that but things are just hard sometimes. I can't even put my finger on it but I had felt like a big baby who was ungrateful and such. And her response was just what I needed to hear she said:
"Hil, don't let anyone tell you that these are the easiest years of your life. Your are home with a toddler all day in a small apartment and your husband has an incredibly busy schedule. It's just a harder phase of life"
but she then went on to say:
"But you make the most of it and stick with it. You will enter a new phase and the things going on now, will get easier". (or something along those lines)
The woman is wise, I tell you. She is a single mother of 4 children and so inspirational. Honestly, she is going to be translated.
Then we began talking about how Happiness is a choice. And this I believe to be profoundly true. Happiness is something that you have to work on and fight for. It's not something that is handed to you once you accomplish something grand like getting married or finishing school or having children. It's a reward that you constantly have to earn. It reminded me of the post I wrote about Fighting for Peace. I think that Peace and Happiness go hand in hand. You can't have one with out the other. So here are a few inspiring quotes that Pinterest provided us today.
So to close, I want to clarify. My life is wonderful. I am blessed beyond my years and truly am happy. But to say that everything was perfect would be a big fat lie. And I know that a lot of blogs provide a perfect illusion of life but you're just not gonna get that here. But I AM happy. And I will fight to continue to be happy until the day I die.