Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Taking some time off

The holidays are here and this year I have decided to do something different. This year, I believe I am going to stay in to relax. The year of 2009 was pretty busy for me. I spent pretty much all of the year job hunting, then halfway through it, I had to deal with the loss of my mother. During the Spring, Summer and even Fall, I did not have the time to stop and take a break. There were too many things to handle. Even with all the things that came up, I remained positive and focused on getting better. As the end of the year comes near, I plan to reward myself with rest and relaxation. It is starting to be quite important to do that so I can be ready for the new year and all that it brings.

Come to think of it, maybe it won't all be all about relaxing. Perhaps I will balance it. I do have a few household projects and paperwork to handle. if I plan it correctly, I can just work at my own pace and rest when needed. Yeah, that's it. The quiet of the holidays will be a great time to take care of myself and for the the first time in a long time, I look forward to it. Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Lillie “Lily” Walker - Songwriter, Singer, Superstar

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The First Holiday Without My Mom

As we get older, it is inevitable for things to change. Nothing in life remains the same and being able to adapt is necessary to grow. Thanksgiving just passed and there was a lot to be thankful for. I am alive, prosperous, sane and very healthy, but even with all those blessings, I have to say that I miss my mom. My father passed away 11 years ago. Wow, has it been that long? Yes it has, but I had finally gotten to a point where I was okay with it. I had learned to live without him being around and wouldn't you know it just as I was at peace about my father passing, I now have to deal with my mom passing in the Spring of 2009.

This was the first major holiday without her. It is very different, but somehow my siblings and I endured. Even though it is hard right now and it is all still new to me, I know one day I will be able to live with it just as I did with my father. I know they would both want me to be happy and enjoy life. That is the part that makes me smile. Lastly, I am thankful for being able to get through the first major holiday without her. Each day, I know it will get better.