My New Happy: Motivational Monday LVII

Monday, August 29, 2016

Motivational Monday LVII

So many times this past year, I've felt like the "me" in me was gone, finished.

Looking after my mother, and switching roles to that of caregiver.

The deaths of so many important people.  My father, my uncle, my grandmother.  Some expected, some shocking and sudden.

Sending my youngest child to college, and realizing that my role as mom, my very favorite job, was forever changed.

It's been a difficult year, and I'm glad it's over.

But I'm still me, surrounded by family and friends who love and support me, no matter what.

Yes, parts of my life are finished, and there's no going back.  It's time for new beginnings.  I can't wait to get started.


  1. Change isn't always east Lana but I'm sure you will start a new chapter and love it as much.

    I know what you mean though, I've been a mama 35 years, I no sooner had Andrea raised and then I had Valentina... in about 5 years that long chapter in my life will change too xox ♡♡

  2. Oh Lana, I feel your sentiments and let's do just that..start fresh, new beginnings. Love ya!!

  3. I know it's hard but I also know you have an exciting new chapter ahead of you!

    Doused In Pink

  4. For entirely different reasons I've been feeling the same way this year. Bring on that new beginning. I'm ready for it!

  5. It certainly has been a year full of changes for you! I hope the 'you' will be back soon as we finish 2016 and move forward.

  6. Change is so hard, but you'll get there and be ok! Deep breath and focus on all the good, not the what was... Hugs!


  7. having met and spent time with you I still find it so strange to even consider you have kids old enough to be out of the home... ANYWAYS, I know, without a doubt, that despite the challenges of this change, you're going to be more than okay. You have a loving partner, awesome kids who you've raised to be amazing human beings and time to do all the things you've always dreamed. Now is YOUR time!!!!

  8. That's a LOT for a year. That's a lot for ten years. Really thinking of you and I'm excited for your upcoming trip!

  9. You've been through such a difficult year.

    Paris will pump you up.


  10. You have been through so much in the last year. I'm glad it's over too. hoping the next year is all sunshine for you!

  11. To new beginnings friend! You will find the new norm and are going to rock it!

  12. Cheers! So glad to read you are looking forward to new beginnings. With all that this year has been, you are still hopeful for the future. Proud of you, baby girl!


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