Thursday, May 26, 2011

Starting to find my smile again

'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.' - Dr. Seuss

'Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.' ~ Harvey Fierstein

Two quotes I have been trying to keep in mind lately, as I feel I have been bullied into silence... and that just isn't right. I don't feel like a victim so much as I feel like a target.

So... getting back up on that horse with some trepidation but more optimism than I've been feeling for the last six months or so. It's been a really rough winter, but like the title says, I'm starting to feel like myself again. I'm still grieving my losses and I miss my mom and my Lucky every hour of every day, but I'm also starting to look forward to the next adventures that Life chooses to throw in front of me.

Transitions abound, life changes direction, some doors close and others open. Life is still good.

Like Jimmy Buffett says, "I've had good days and bad days and going-half-mad days..." Sums up the last half-year for me. So here's to more good days! Cheers.