I want to be back where, once upon a time, the previous “me” used to be

Keywords: Stories of my life – some , coping , grief journey , joy , loss

The “me” in this photo is almost the “me” before my parents died. This “me” is the one who almost always had an inner joy. Even on the darkest day, this “me” could talk myself out of despair. The current me is “walking a narrow path through the loss………taking sips of sorrow…..” as Julia Alvarez says in her beautiful novel Afterlife.

https://what-mama-thinks.com/2021/11/20/a-place-where-i-want-to-be

I’m still discovering who I am and what I want from life, but the journey has been rewarding and inspiring

Keywords: lifestyle

It honestly makes all the difference to genuinely enjoy your job. I felt very underutilized at my previous job, and always felt so drained after the work day. Now I feel like I’m reaching my full potential and really getting the opportunity to show what I’m good at––it’s super exhilarating. I have the energy to want to do side projects (hello, new blog post) and explore new hobbies.

https://zanylady.blog/2021/10/31/live-from-new-york

I’m trying to understand how to love the present, even if it’s not entirely where I want to be right now

Keywords: adulthood , blog , comingofage , mentalhealth , mindfullness , yoga

I guess the biggest factor is ensuring you are enjoying your present and actually wanting to be there. This is something I have struggled with since moving home from Australia and being in a bit of a limbo while I am waiting to get back. It’s hard to be fully content with where I am right now, because in truth, it’s not where I want to be. However reliving memories of my life there and trying to plan a future that is so [uncertain] right [now], is going to make me feel worse. All I, and […] any of us can do, is strive to be our very best in the moment we are because who knows where the lessons you learn now might take you.

https://nowwhatblog591581787.wordpress.com/2021/10/19/how-to-be-present-when-youre-not-sure-you-want-to-be

Instead of getting out of bed and going through the motions of class, workouts, and studying I want to enjoy each day

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Having fun with friends and continuing to build the relationships we have formed over the years will create memories that will last a lifetime. I realize this may be the last opportunity to reminisce with my classmates, but there is also excitement in seeing what each plans to do with his or her life.

https://colinblog905686318.wordpress.com/2021/08/13/senior-year-an-end-and-a-beginning

I wanted to make sure that we spent a lot of time together and do something that I knew the girls would enjoy

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I want to be able to tell her that it’s going to be okay and that everyone will be nice, but I know it’s not true. She will be okay, but some of the worst memories I have are from junior high. I remember all the bullies, the boy from church who called me fat at Camp Cashwell, and the feeling of having no place. To this day, I despise girl groups, girl trips, cliques, and anything of the sort, because they make me feel like I did back then.

https://thebsideandotherramblings.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/no-place-like-home

I want to enjoy my writing career again

Keywords: fertility , mental health , reading and writing , spirituality , amwriting , author , faith , fertility , letting go , mental health , moving on , selfpublishing , spirituality , writerscommunity , writerslife , writing

whether it’s simply self-published or self-published-to-traditional, I don’t care. I just know I’m meant to write, and I want the right readers to read my books, as any artist does.

https://lindsaypopolizio.com/2021/07/27/letting-go-and-moving-on