When I first moved into my house, I knew I wanted my bedroom to be my sanctuary. I wanted it to be a place I never wanted to leave. I think I accomplished that feeling but now I am getting antsy.Its been 3 1/2 years and I am ready for a change. I have always wanted an all white room, but I was always quickly reminded that you have a toddler and that would be a dumb move. Well, now my toddler is five and she sleeps in her own room. So, now maybe I can finally have the room of my dreams. I am going to keep my paint color, which is chocolate brown and I will accent in white. All white.... YES, ALL WHITE IT IS... Take a look at my bedroom and bathroom inspiration.
In 2008, I made the decision to separate from my husband. I knew that in order for me to be HAPPY, HAVE PEACE IN MY LIFE AND LIVE A BETTER ME, I had to separate myself from him. Our divorce became final October of 2009. The feeling was bittersweet. I thought I would jump for joy, run around my house naked, or have a WILD PARTY FOR BEING FREE, but it was not like that at all. The feeling I felt was one of loss, failure and defeat. I never dreamed I would become a statistic. I just knew that I would be married until the end but things did not work out as planned. Somewhere, our lives took two different roads. I went one way and he another. Now, I am at a place in my life that I am looking and opening my heart up for love. I miss the friendship, the pillow talk and just having that special someone to call when your day is good, bad or just plain out FAB!!! As I get used to the dating scene, I know that I am a bit rusty. Dating for me, is not something I enjoy. I hate having to give my time to non-deserving men when I could be at home reading a good book or just spending time with my family. But, I do know that in order to meet that special someone I will have to date a few frogs. So, now like many other single women, I have found myself reading many books to help me with the dating game. Steve Harvey wrote a sequel to his first book: Straight Talk, No Chaser and I must admit, I read the book in about 2 hours. I really enjoyed it. It shocked me a little because his first book: Think Like a Man, Act Like A Lady, didn't grab me as much as the sequel. The book opened my eyes to many different things and some things I knew but decided to ignore because, HELL, WE ALL THINK AT TIMES THAT WE CAN CHANGE HIM... NOT!!! So, as I travel down this road looking for love, I open my heart and mind to the possibilities... As I stood outside yesterday in the snow, I opened my arms and welcomed whatever was to come. I know one day, I will have my KING, but until then, I guess I better keep a good tube of lipgloss!
A MUST READ!!!!
Opening my heart and mind to all the possibilities of LOVE!!!
Not to take a detour too much from my Words of Wisdom Monday, a statement from me to YOU!!!
Lately, I have been neglecting what I love to do and that is blog. Blogging has become my outlet and I haven't had that recently because of other extra curriculuar activities. At the beginning of the school year, I volunteered to be one of the cheerleading coaches at my elementary school. The one thing I truly believe in, is giving back, so I thought why not give back to the students I see everyday. Along with cheerleading, I started a mentor program for girls ages 10-16. AND..... on top of that, I am a MOMMY to a 15 year old and 5 year old. My day starts at five'oclock in the morning and most days it doesn't end until I lay my head down at 10'clock that evening or much later depending on whether I have completed my household chores. I have felt so tired lately, that I was sick for two weeks with a nagging cold that just wouldn't go away. It wasn't until I sat down today and realized that for the last 4 months I have been going non-stop... My body shut down on me, literally on Monday and I could not go to work. I layed in bed all day. I soon realized that if I didn't start taking care of me, I wouldn't be any good for my kids. So today, I am taking ME BACK!! Saturday, will be a Pamper Me day for ME... Starting with my hair all the way down to my toes... and hopefully, I can have a dinner date with a friend or two. I am NEVER GOING TO GIVE UP WHAT I ENJOY DOING BUT I WILL LEARN TO PRIORITIZE MY DAILY LIFE... I will continue to wear the Wonder Woman cape but when it comes times for me to do me, I WILL!!!!