17 September 2015

Accepting Our Past, In An Attempt To Grow

And we make it through the days. Hour by hour, minute by minute. Sometimes we ponder what the future might hold. While other times our mind is stuck reliving the past. And we all know that the past isn't always good. There are heartaches that we may not have fully healed from. There are happy moments that we wish would never end. There is loss, sadness, pain, and betrayal. But there is also love, compassion, encouragement, and knowledge. All representing a life well spent, a life well lived. So, in those moments when life feels stagnant, overwhelming, or bleak, try to remember all that you have accomplished. Try to recall all the hands that your own have held, all of the hugs, the kisses, the tears, and the smiles. All of it has been for a reason if we choose to accept our past and grow as a result. All of it has led to who you are now and inevitably create who you will turn into as well.
11 September 2015

Olive: A Furry Little Update

Olive is officially a year old. I can't believe that it was only a few months ago when I was taking her home, her cute bunny self riding in Megan's lap on top of a blue fuzzy blanket for two whole hours. I know this sounds like some blog post about a baby, when Olive is only a bunny, but I guess that's what happens when you become a pet owner. I've watched Olive grow into her environment. The shy and nervous bunny I brought home is now comfortable in her own fur. She loves berries of all kinds, cilantro, spinach, carrots and celery. She can jump from the floor to my bed in a single bound and will sometimes let me cradle her like a baby if she is in the right mood. Oh, and she loves to groom you as if you were a rabbit as well. It's funny to watch her explore her surroundings freely, it's even funnier for her to assume that everything that is around her belongs to her and her alone. It's okay though, because it essentially is!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the aftermath of me giving her a carrot. I've given her carrots before, but for some reason this one carrot in particular turned her whole mouth into a orange mess. It even stained her little paws! She looked as if she had just eaten a whole bag of cheesy poofs. Needless to say it was the most adorable thing ever.

I look forward to many more years with this ball of fur and I cannot wait to see how her personality grows even more. I will always cherish our snuggle times, especially when I think I am done petting her and she shoves her head under my hand for just a few more pets. I really can't picture my life without her in it and I hope she feels the same way about me.
10 September 2015

Life Changes

 I'm in the midst of a gigantic life change right now. I never thought what happened would ever happen, but sometimes you need to know when to walk away in order to keep your sanity intact.
I've been stuck on an emotional roller coaster for the past two months and sometimes I feel as though I can see the end in sight. During the middle of something like this one never knows if they are doing the right thing. Thoughts of the future seem overwhelming, especially when literally everything you've known for the past eight years comes crashing down and changes right before your eyes. The only comfort I have in this moment is the hope that things will be better, and they have to be or I will surely crash & burn.

It's hard to say goodbye, especially when it is a choice.