Yes, you read that right my pity party. I have for the past few days indulged in a terrific pity party, full of negative thoughts, depressing outlooks and just a gloomy bleak disposition. So I am now inviting you to join me.
To be honest I am asking you not because I want someone to jump on the downward spiral with me, in fact quite the opposite…
I need to be reminded to get a grip, we all go through hard times and for me it’s time to pull up my big girl panties and know that a bad spot is not a forever spot to be in. For those who do not know me out of the realm of blogosphere, I am a wee bit OCD, I crave control and I hate when my life goes off the tracks. Over the years I have gotten better but needless to say if life problems could be Windexed away like the water spots I enjoy eradicating I would be one happy camper.
My summer plans of writing, reading and growing lovely green things was replaced with my husband’s loss of his job, uncertainty and feeling inadequate as a wife, mother, friend and writer. I know, this is where we shed some more tears and shake our fist to the sky and scream out,” WHY ME!” Okay maybe not but I am sharing this to keep myself in check.
I have spent the last few days focusing on the bad and not the good. So let’s peek at the good that has come out of my life’s rough patch.
- My friend and soul sister has made me laugh, shared time with me and encouraged me when I didn’t want to be encouraged. (Thank you Angel, you mean the world to me!)
- My husband and I finally started our woodcraft business instead of just talking about actually doing something.
- I published Claudia’s Grave Tales; even though it is a small collection the stories are real and thought provoking. They are not a “ghost” story in the typical sense and I am happy to be sharing them with you.
- Lastly, my family and I are together, healthy and safe in our little house full of love. This one right here should be enough for me to smile and be completely and fully happy.
So today is a new day and I am sorry to say the “party” has ended. Summer is coming to an end. It is the time to begin to harvest the things of life that you have been working on, even with the proverbial “wheat field” of my life is barren there is always hope of next year’s bountiful harvest.
The Universe is wonderful; she hears and knows when we need a little help or acknowledgement that things are going to be okay, Lily Wight owner of The Arcade of Arts & Arcana Blog has presented me on my GraveOlogy writer’s blog the Inner Peace Award for Promoting Peace Throughout The Blogosphere. So later today, over on the Grave I shall spread a little love to some other wonderful bloggers, who for whatever their reasons share with all of us in their own beautiful ways.
On a craftier note, I have begun creating some new wonderful autumn themed woodcraft’s and I will be sharing more on them soon!
So thanks for coming to my party, I am glad no one got up on the table and danced naked with a lampshade on their head, or… Did they 😉
So until next time…
Hold on to your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and live in Love,
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