Life is rough

Hi Readers,

Just coming at you with some thoughts. Life has been really tough for a lot of us, lately and I have not been immune. My anxiety was doing much better for a while there and I was able to whittle down the medication I was taking since my dad passed away in February to only 1/4 of a tablet but, sadly, I was never able to truly come off the medication.

Since then, I have felt my anxiety come back with all the additional stresses of my day job, pressures of added duties and responsibilities and additional trainings that I don’t want to participate in and that seem redundant since I’ve already completed this type of training years previous.

It has been rough not having parents at my young age but I have tried to cope and now I find myself increasing my medication and taking a sedative at times all so I can sleep at night. If I don’t get my rest, I can’t work, can’t make the money to keep going.

However, it is at times like this, that I try to focus on what I am thankful for. They say to list 5 things that I am thankful for when life gets to be a bit too much. I am listing 3 so this blog post doesn’t get too long.

Here’s my list. I would love to see yours.

1.A husband that seems perfectly matched for me in every way.

In a world where finding someone of quality can be difficult if not impossible, I hit the jackpot when I met Jim. You know you met the right person when people meet you both for the first time and say to you how great you are as a couple. Yup, that’s my Jim. He’s not perfect but neither am I. Our personalities compliment each other, amazingly well. I know I am very fortunate to have found the right man.

2.The best dog in the world, for our lifestyle.

After my beautiful German shepherd/ Golden retriever mix, Kaley died on September 11, 1995, I tried fostering dogs in the hopes to make them my forever friend yet each one had issues that Jim and I couldn’t handle. I finally gave up after our 5ht or 6th try and decided having another dog was not for me. It was a sad decision for me as I love animals and a life without one seems so empty but after all the behavioral issues we encountered with the ones we invited into our home and our busy lifestyle that kept us from not only affording assistance but having that extra time they needed, I was done searching. Yet, it was months later that I sent up the wish for a dog that complimented our lifestyle and placed it in His hands for I had no idea what I was doing, apparently and was horrible at making decisions. I said “if it’s meant to be it will happen” and left it at that not expecting anything to happen.

That fateful day when I followed Jim into a large brand name pet store, not wanting to see dogs and not interested, I met my Molly. I was actually looking at the dog next to her. Not interested in adopting the dog, I was instead enamored with the German shepherd puppy because, well, it reminded me of my Kaley. I took a look at the dog next to his cage- a white and brown dog but wasn’t interested until Jim, who was crouched in front of her cage said to me “I keep trying to get her attention but she keeps looking at you.” That’s when I formally met Molly- a previous stray that was adopted and then returned to the rescue group in a matter of days. She had been on Prozac for her anxiety issues. I am happy to say she has never taken that medication with me. She is the most amazing dog! And she even has her own hashtag on Instagram. Check out her pictures. #mollylawyerrocks

3.A roof over our heads when prices are skyrocketing

We bought our home six years ago and even though I’m not sure if it’ll be our permanent home, I know there is no way we could afford buying a home now. Since we bought the house, homes in our area have increased by at least 100K. We bought our home at a high price back then but now- thank goodness- we have equity and were able to re-finance the home, as well. I am happy for our house and the relatively nice neighborhood we live in. Most of our neighbors are nice and quiet and it is a safe neighborhood, for the most part. I am very fortunate.

I would love to hear what your top three are, if you’d like to share. Some days can sure be a struggle but try to keep a grateful heart. There is a lot to be thankful for.

Take care, my friends.

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