Reflections on the past month and turning 22 X 2.  This has been the most amazing month.  I don’t even know where to start.  On this year of 44 I embrace who I am. I ponder my life list, my goals, where I have been and where I am going.  I am who I am.  From the grey hair found last month to the extra pounds I carry.  From the forgetfulness of ever losing my keys, purse, sunglasses to my OCD that has everyone in a labeled location.  I embrace the Mom who loses it from time to time but tries to keep it all together for everyone.  I know I cannot live up to everyone else’s expectations but only my own.  I speak from my heart, wear that heart on my sleeve and on occasion put too much of myself out there.  I know at the end of the day the most important relationship I can have is with myself.  First and foremost I should not be too hard on myself.  If I take good care of myself, I can care for those around me.  Sometimes the time I carve out for me is the most important.  I understand that people have come and gone in my life for a reason.  We crossed paths and although I did not always agree with the timing there were lessons learned.  I have big goals and for the first time truly BELIEVE that those are attainable and ever changing.  I know that sometimes a simple girls night out will cure what ails you and the belly laughs from a group text are the things that keep you going.  I am never alone.  I am an Artist and am proud of it.

So 22 X 2 does not sound so better but I am proud to say I am 44.  44 and more to adore!  (I so have to take off the extra pounds LOL).  I am thankful for this month and ALL who I shared it with. I embrace the future and know that in the months/years to come I will try to enjoy every minute of it because time is limited.  


May 2014 in photos click HERE (music I Was Here by Lady Antebellum)

My parents sent his card that says:

Believe…….whatever you dream may this year bring it closer to you.”


I know that my family is my meaning for life and loving them propels me every day.  I love and live deeply.  My birthday is not about the gifts but the gifts of sharing time with family and friends.  There is no greater gift.  Thanks to all who shared this time with me, near and far!  This officially concludes my birthday month!

Know in your heart that there is strength inside you that is greater than the troubles you face.  Stay strong.  Be positive.  We all struggle sometimes.  Life’s about breaking our own limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives.  The more obstacles you overcome, the stronger you become.  The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.  You will honestly never know how strong you truly are until being strong is the only choice you have.  Keep going.  Keep growing.”