I’ve mentioned my situation recently in a YouTube video, and I feel like it’s time to let everybody know. My husband and I have separated. We haven’t lived together for over a month now. I’m looking for a new place to live and moving closer to family. Why am I talking about this publicly now? Eh… Who knows. Probably because writing is therapy for me. I also like to think that you might be reading this in a similar situation and might need some encouragement. That helps me get through these difficult times.
I can sit here and say it’s been sunshine and rainbows, and it’s all for the best… But I’d be lying. It’s gotten easier, the longer time has progressed. There are still times when I cry and really miss my family being all together under one roof.
But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about all the things that I do have! I saw this shirt. Here’s a link if you’d like to buy it. No, I’m not affiliated, just trying to be nice since I used their photo for inspiration. I feel like I could’ve written this shirt myself.
I think it’s important when going through difficult situations to remember what you do have. I’m not talking about those glitter, sparkle, rainbow people who can be thankful for breathing, or being alive, or counting your blessings. Count the things you’re good at. Good for. Count the things that let you feel like you are enough, even when others try to convince you that you’re not.
Frankly… My resting bitch face has gotten me a lot of looks lately. I’m naturally a very friendly person, but I just have no expression to give you that information when I’m deep in thought or meandering through a department store. However, it has helped me avoid confrontations before though. I’m really thankful I’m 5’10” with a killer resting bitch face sometimes.
Thick thighs. I go back and forth on this one. I’ve been so self-conscious about my thighs since I was a little kid. I don’t like to show them off. But, recently I’ve realized, this is where my strength is. My legs are my largest muscle group. So yeah… I love my hella thick, hella strong thighs.
Sarcasm. I remember when I was kid being told that sarcasm was a sin… Well isn’t that just grand. I thought I was going to go to hell for sarcasm. You can see that really didn’t work on me and I’ve been letting it flow a little more freely in my writing. It’s part of who I am. I sometimes take things lightly because I’m very prone to being way too serious. It works! Who am I to challenge that?
I refer to what was on the t-shirt as examples but really.. This could be anything! It could be your sense of humor, your creative spirit, or your sassy attitude. Don’t let people hold you back from who you truly are. The person who decides if these things need changed or aren’t appropriate is you my dear friend.
Regardless of what you’re going through, I want you to find ways to help you get through them. So often, we look to food, other people, or down right ignore the problems we’re facing and call it “dealing with it.” We need more than that. I have an upcoming YouTube video that I’ll link to when it’s published about how to keep a positive environment during tough times. I’m also going to make a printable page below so that you can make your own list. What do you have going for you? Think of all those things and remember them daily. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little encouragement/rant of mine. I hope that even if you aren’t in a good place right now, that you’re well on your way to getting to head in the right direction. Stay positive and try out this page. I’m sending you all my good vibes and hugs.