Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful, Sad, Happy

This week has been full of emotions. We'll start off with Monday when I dropped off Miley at my parents for a very long vacation. When I got Miley 3 1/2 years ago, my life was so different than where it is now and I didn't think that it would change. It just wasn't fair to Miley to be stuck in her kennel for 10 hours a day while I was at work and then back in her kennel at the end of the day while I socialize or run errands. Mom and dad have been generous enough to take her for an undisclosed amount of time so she can have another dog to play with and people around her to spoil her and more space (with carpet) to run around!

Miley has been my shadow and has been the constant through everything good and bad that has happened in the last couple of years. She has always been there for me to hold, and to cry to and dance around the house with. She helps me eat my dinner when I've made too much, she keeps me company on cold winter nights, she never complains when I pick a bad movie, but will gladly lay on my stomach and stare at the tv with me. I will miss my little girl more than anything, but I know this is the best thing for her right now. Lucky for me she is just a 25 minute drive away so I can go play with her and get her wet kisses whenever I want!

On to the happy...or how I'm going to remain happy. You often hear people saying that the only way you can truly be happy is if you are happy with yourself. That's my new life motto. I often think I am happy, but then wonder why some relationships I have aren't happy - well, it's because I'm not being honest and am not truly happy with myself. I have kicked the smoking habit (VERY happy!), I have been going to the gym and losing weight (friends and family are noticing a change!), I've also been eating healthier, sort of. I'm on a diet I call the 'Cooking for One, Cooking for None' diet. I'm too tired at the end of the day to cook a nice fancy meal for myself so I'll snack on veggies, a salad, or a piece of chicken that George cooked for me, George Foreman that is! I need to start focusing on really putting myself first so I can be happy in all areas of my life and have healthy happy relationships with friends, family and that special someone. I'm not going to wait for 2012, I'm going to start my resolutions today!

Finally thankful! I have the honor of having great family and friends serve our country in the armed forces and for that I am thankful. So many young men and women risk their lives every day so that we may live the life our country has and continues to fight for today. Thank you!

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