Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there. I hope your day is filled with joy and love, you deserve it!
This is my Mama when I was in her belly:
And this is hubby and his Mama hanging out:
Hey all. so, we are finally getting settled back in charlotte. this weekend we did a little decorating, and i a little frequenting of our old habits.
and i painted these little mirrors that i bought from ikea a long time ago:
it’s coming along. the weather has been magical and the pool and i are going to be besties by the end of the summer.
until next time…
So, we have been talking about doing the Warrior Dash since we came to Charlotte, but never really got around to registering for it. But this year we did.
we are “kinda” training. and by “kinda” i mean building some endurance so we A: don’t quit due to exhaustion, and B: don’t make a fool of ourselves oh, and C:don’t hurt ourselves. Maybe that should have been A?
Anywho, there is no method to our madness. Notice it’s in less than 4 weeks, and we just signed up and started training. go us.
I am back from the other world in which I was living: South Carolina. I wish I could say a lot has happened since I last posted in July but nothing really has. Here it is in a nutshell:
We moved to South Carolina.
We are moving back to Charlotte.
Riveting I know. And while we were in SC, a whole lot of nothing went down. Although we did get to go to Vail, CO courtesy of some awesome friends of ours. THAT was awesome, and we are thankful for that.
But other than that. Nothing. Sorry to disappoint.I am not really sure WHY I stopped blogging, but what matters is I’m back, and rambling as usual.
OH! This awesome dude was born:
No he isn’t mine. He’s Jens, that pretty lady in the photo there. He’s darn lucky to have her too! So that’s the newest edition to the circle o’ friends. He’s pretty fun, and apparently Jen thinks it’s funny to teach him to say no when asking if he likes me. I’ll let it slide only because he’s cute.
Anywho, thanks for stayin’ with. Hopefully I’ll stick around a little longer this time around.
You know those days when you feel like stomping your feet and throwing a pity party for yourself? Well I have been in a sea of that for at least a few weeks and its no fun. Not to mention that, but the judging and everything that comes along with it, you know what I’m talkin’ about, yes, that hot mess that sucks so bad. Well, I decided to reach out to Ariana to seek some help since my tools where failing miserably. I’m going to just paste what she said to me because I don’t want to take anything away from it.
It was perfect, powerful and a totally what I needed. She always knows.
“Oh sweet Melissa,
Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but here is my response. And caution because it is a bit spicy:
What is it like to be a victim of your circumstance? How does it feel to allow the place where you live define who you can be in the world? Where are you playing small and shying away from being happy because of what is going on outside of you?
What if you realized your true potential and recognized that you are where you are, exactly where you are, for a reason? And that once you let go of the world being against you and step up to the challenge of playing Melissa full out, that all your dreams will come true (contentment, peace, and circumstances beyond your imagination)? If Nelson Mandela can find peace and power in prison, then Melissa Campbell can surely find it in Charlotte.
Focus on the good. Remember that you are a gift in this circumstance. And if you can’t change a circumstance then release, surrender, and let go!
Big hugs sweet girl.
I haven’t ever met this woman in person, but I imagine she will be overwhelmed with my hugs when I do meet her.
Thanks Ariana, you’re the bomb-diggity.