Living Life to the Fullest

It isn’t easy living life to the fullest, each day a new issue, challenge, thought comes about that can make you question everything you have in your life. I have been reading a lot of articles, late at night, while the kids are asleep. I have found inspiration and strength in prayer as well. I thrive to live life to the fullest, it’s my mission. To me, if I live life to the fullest and take reasonable risks, learn from mistakes and move on, my kids learn how to do this too. While I don’t like making too many drastic mistakes, it is up to me to define what drastic really is. I am the only one who knows myself, knows my children and knows what’s best for us all.

One way to learn to live life to the fullest of our ability is to ensure that you are not allowing others to make you feel negatively. As long as you are honest with your own self and others, then you need to stand firm in that. Life isn’t always easy, people do get hurt, you will get hurt, but you can’t dwell on those emotions for too long or else it will absorb you and in turn you wake up unable to look in the mirror at your own face. Do not let life ever get you to that point of inability to recognize yourself. That’s a bad place to be. It’s no good for you, it’s no good for anyone else around you.

One thing I have learned about life, is that you just have to do what’s best for you. Stop explaining and don’t fear what others may say or not understand. The best people in your life will support you, even if they disagree with you. Those are the type of people to keep yourself around, not people who just support you blindly, but those who are willing to cite their view on things while still supporting you.

Living life to the fullest involves; surrounding yourself with supportive people, never living in a way that makes you feel cowardly, and pushing forward once you realize what direction to go!

 

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You Are Part of a Team, Not a Quitter

When it comes to children playing sports do you require them to stay on the team for the duration of the season and explain that to them from the day they decide to join?

Well when it comes to sports, I am new to having two kids in sports as of last school year, and I always explain my expectations to my kids; once they start a sport and are part of the team they must continue out the season. I feel that unless there is some health reason or major reason as to why they can not participate in the sport they must continue and give their all for the remainder of the season and simply choose not to sign up the following season if they truly decide this is not a sport they like.

The reason I make my kids finish is because I firmly believe in keeping your commitments in life, this means if I committed to do a project for a friend but half way through I realized the project was a total pain in my ass that I would complete the project as stated – not bow out and leave my friend high and dry.¬† Basically you need to finish what you started and with sports it’s vitally important to remember it’s about the “team” not just your own whim to quit.

Last year was the perfect example, my daughter did cheer-leading for the first time and soccer for her fifth year. For some reason my daughter just did not want to do soccer, she isn’t competitive in nature so I can assume that plays a big part of her outgrowing the recent years soccer games, it gets more competitive the older you are. I was fine with her no longer doing soccer, that is if she decided that this upcoming year. The season must be finished and she must try — like it or not.

Thankfully my daughter knew I would say that and respected it, she finished out the season and actually seemed to enjoy herself a bit! Now as my son gets older, being that he will be six years old next month, he will start taking part in sports and since he is a HUGE competitive person who loves sports, I bet he won’t want to quit but rather want to play sports all year long! We shall see, and I will give him the same lecture I give my daughter with every thing she wants to sign up for – once you sign up and are on the team, you are committed until end of season no if, ands or buts!

Rules Of Blogging in 2012 For Myself

I have made a decision with myself to keep some things private, mainly relationship status, issues or similar that are very personal in nature. I will  discuss topics that almost any relationship may have come up here and there, but there will no longer be any personal posts regarding the status of relationships at a personal level.

The reason I came to this decision was because I wasn’t realizing that me being insanely open and outspoken online could potentially hurt people’s feelings and well honestly I don’t want to be on a reality television show so why would I treat my blog like one? Get what I mean?

There are few taboo topics to me, I love to address everything in life that pops into my little head but when it comes to deep personal issues or even relationships I have to lay low on talking too much about it. I do not wish to keep my personal relationship status a secret, but there are many areas in my life I continue to work on, struggle with and accept. I love writing about relationship type topics, whether they are about my own self, things I watched on TV or heard over the social media world, so I will continue discussing topics but no more personal relationship status type of things, unless of course I run off and get married & wish to share pictures, well that is going to be okay to do!

So far, personal relationship status is the only topic I refuse to blog about anymore, what is your number one, or would be your number one do not blog about topic if you have or had a blog?

Cheerleading and Soccer Mama

I am officially a soccer mom and a mom of a cheerleader! Who knew they offered cheer-leading at grade four. I am very excited that Ki wanted to do cheer-leading in addition to soccer this year! This is her fifth year playing soccer and when I saw cheer-leading offered to grades 4,5 & 6 I knew this would be right up her drama queen alley!

I was a cheerleader and it was a fun team sport. It helped me overcome my shy character and learn that people can be nice! I had hoped Ki would love cheer-leading and boy did she ever! On her first day of cheer-leading she came down to the soccer field with her Dad to visit the last half hour of soccer practice for Aj and she was beaming! This girl was so happy, her complexion was amazing and I just know this is going to be a great mood booster for her!

So this year, my plate has become more full with soccer three times a week then attempting to get down to cheer-leading on the fourth day, but it’s so worth it to see how these kids enjoy having extra curricular activities!

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