Fall has always been my favorite time fo the year. Crisp air, warm tea, foliage morphing into the beautiful autumn colors; teaching us how fabulous change can be.God gives us a new beginning and reminds us to stop. Take a breath of the crisp air, smell the pumpkin spice, and take a bite of that fresh picked apple.
Amazing things happen when you stop to appreciate all that life is continuing to give us. It is always this time of the year when I become more aware of my surroundings and take an inventory of me. Where I am in life, how I am doing, and the things I still need to work on.
I have been so blessed the past few years to truly enjoy my work. The businesses I have created, the volunteer work, and the fabulous people I have met along the way. I have been able to merge all the things I love and am passionate about into a career. This hasn't come without it’s set backs, frustration, and long hours. But I wouldn't change it for the world.
I get asked almost daily about the amount of energy I expend. People question how I am still standing while managing my business, cancer, lupus, family, events and life. Some people even get frustrated with me. Because for every night I am out late or multiple longs days; I pay for it the following days. Usually in bed and sometimes sick.But I wouldn't trade those experiences for sleep or a meaningless life. I decided a long time ago, I wanted to live a full and fabulous life. I want to spend the time I have here on earth exploring, meeting new people, forging friendships, and volunteering to share a smile with someone. I will never regret the memories I make because I continue to choose to live my life.
I know it is hard for the people who love me to watch from the sidelines and question why I run myself ragged, why I stay up late working, or volunteer for one more thing. But I hope this gives some insight into my why.
When we get honest with ourselves and start doing what we love, what makes us happy. Life actually slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking for special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. Cancer and Lupus try and steal the human part of you.So I choose to ride the wave of life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. When I chose to do so a veil was lifted, and a whole new perspective was born.Life only comes around once, so whatever you do, make sure it makes you happy and fulfilled.Continue to have that autumn soul, gloriously beautiful to look upon. Don’t be afraid to fall, because anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead have never seen them dance in the wind. Dance proudly Fabulous Fighters for we are the fallen leaves.