Monday, June 23, 2014

One Day At A Time

Posted by CheapRunnerRhoda
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Happy Monday friends!! I hope everyone had a fulfilling and relaxing weekend!

Something I have been thinking about a lot lately is life. How can we not think about that right?? I mean it’s something we do everyday! Live life.. My life has certainly not gone anything like I thought it would be and sometimes this upsets me and can bring me down. I am a pretty positive person and really don’t let too many things bring me down, but when I think about being 36 and having no family of my own, it makes me sad… I don’t talk about my personal life often, in fact, I don’t think I ever have on this blog but I thought maybe I should share some things… Maybe other people are struggling and it will make them feel better to know they are not alone in going through these things…

When I say, a family of my own, I mean someone who I can go through life with and if children are meant to be a part of that then yay! I have never been that girl, who just wanted to get married and have children. I love children but have never had that burning desire for my own. Maybe I am not meant to have children, maybe it has something to do with my relationship with my mother (that is very up and down and we are not close at all) I don’t know, but I have always had an open mind about it, not knowing who I would meet and what they would want. One thing I have always wanted though, is to find a partner who I can go through life with and be there for every step of the way and have them beside me for every step of my way. Not too much to ask for right?!?!

I have always been a firm believer that I am right where I am supposed to be and making the best of it…

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I love that and still firmly believe in it! I have had to say that to myself a lot in the past year.

In the last year, my life has completely changed. I have had a lot of minor changes, which everyone does in a year, and a couple pretty major changes.

I had been in a relationship for 5 years, where we shared a house, cottage, home, a life together. That ended May of 2013. I went from never wanting to be in a relationship again, to meeting a man, that so far has made me happier than I have ever been. It scares me to give my heart over to someone again but I realize I need to enjoy the moments and take one day at a time. This has always been my mantra and advice I give people all the time. So I will continue to tell myself that and see where this takes me…

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I had worked at the same company for 15 years and had been in the same department for the last 10 years of that. In April of 2014 I decided to move to another department. I went from knowing exactly how my day would go, when I would take my lunch, knowing most things and being that person that everyone came to because I knew what was going on to knowing basically nothing… Even though it is still the same company, I am in a completely different world. 3 months into this job, I am enjoying it immensely but get scared when I think about the future and how I am going to maintain this job…. Again, I need to remind myself to live one day at a time…

I know we all go through tough times in life and these tough times are what make us stronger, and wiser individuals, so I am thankful for these things.

One day at a time is the best way I can sum up how to live life. We don’t know what tomorrow brings and we don’t know if we have tomorrow. All we know is that we have today! Lets make the best of it!

Have a great day everyone! Whatever your struggle is, whatever your mantra is-Live life!

What is your Life Mantra??

What is the most exiting thing you are looking forward to today??

11 comments:

  1. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comJune 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    LOVE IT! I'm a believer in the idea that we may not be able to control everything in our lives, but it's our jobs to decide how we want to react and feel every day. So glad you're happily with someone right now! Some of the best things in life are scary :)

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  2. I agree - one day at a time is the best way to go through life (even the good times!!). You have had some major changes in the past year - I hope that you are feeling happy and content with where you are right now- sounds like things are going pretty well.
    And, I can relate to the thoughts of no kids because of a poor relationship with my mom. We never got along when I was growing up and now we don't even speak. I just try really hard not to treat my boys the way she treated me and not let history repeat.

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  3. I, as well, always thought that I could've gone through life without children, happy to just form relationships with other people's kids. Having HAD kids, though, I can't imagine ever NOT having had them! It's weird! Also, didn't connect with the love of my life til I was in my early fifties...you just never know when that might happen! Glad to hear you're so happy!

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  4. CheapRunnerRhodaJune 23, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Thanks Chelsea! I have often read your posts and wondered if we were in similar spots on life! You have a great week also :)

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  5. CheapRunnerRhodaJune 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    You are so right Amy! Thanks for the reminders! I need them :)

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  6. CheapRunnerRhodaJune 23, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    That's the best thing to do Kim! It seems like you and your boys have a good thing :)

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  7. CheapRunnerRhodaJune 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Good things come to those who wait. Right Brian?! Happy to hear you did meet the love of your life!

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  8. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathonJune 24, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    I'm so glad you shared some more of yourself with us! I feel like I know you a little better now. :)
    I'm also glad you were able to open your heart to love again. I totally believe in taking it one day at a time too. Sometimes the future can look scary, so we just have to remember to breath and live each day to the fullest!

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  9. You are a true inspiration and 100% right, one day at a time. A good reminder for all I have going on right now as well. Keep your head up, you are fabulous and doing awesome!

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  10. CheapRunnerRhodaJune 25, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Aww That's sweet Katie! You are soo right!!

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  11. CheapRunnerRhodaJune 25, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Thanks Laura. I think of you often and know what you are going through. I hope you are doing better and better each day!

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