Oct. 10, 2014

October... (Originally posted 9/25/14)

October is quickly approaching & it's: 1) When my "slippery slope" of the end of the year quickly approaches (I work retail); 2) Domestic Violence Awareness Month; 3) Breast Cancer Awareness Month; 4) My birthday - ugh!!!; 5) Halloween - double ugh!!!; 6) It's always been a very "dark" time for me, personally. Even amongst the happiness - which I AM learning to embrace; to learn the balance I strive for. Every year there is improvement; as well as some major negatives I cannot ignore. But, again, we persevere - I try to keep as much "negative" as I can in front of me, so it doesn't sneak up on me & bite me in the butt & bring me down. As I've said before, the negative is there; but you can't just "ignore it & it will go away". You've got to work through it, & take away the power it has over you. I very often have people ask me why I'm so happy all the time. I have worked very hard over the last 22 years, & by the grace of God, I survived & lived to tell the tale. That's the purpose of this blog. To encourage people & let them know "you're not alone". Have a good day & be safe...