Here and there!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

To put it out there again, last week was like the neverending week...and I'm okay with it...I rolled with the punches. But there were times, the punches felt like I was left huge, black and blue marks all over. Nothing seemed to go quite how I had imagined it...
such as writing a goal list to post on my refrigerator as a reminder and before I know it...Monday quickly melted into Friday and the list is still there.

But then I realized that the expectation bar I set was a bit to high. And I'm okay just getting by, when it comes down to it...reaching that bar isn't what will give me peace when my babies are graduating from school.

I left teaching three years ago to be with my babies...to take care of us all. That when I left, I also left my retirement fund and my career. I remember when I retired I heard questions like, "what about retirement? what about your certifications?" And all I could think of was how my retirement fund and certifications wouldn't give me back the fleeting moments that I missed...that my husband and I figured a way for me to stay home and I wanted it.

And I have it...whether or not I'm sleeping, eating a healthy diet, getting chores done, or buying the things I get googly eyes for. I have it all! I have my babies with me. Babies that my husband and I prayed for...

I HAVE IT ALL! And when it comes down to me getting overwhelmed....I simply remember I am living my dream.

This semi-deep post wasn't provoked by some monumental moment but just a way for me to write down what I'm thinking...to share with those that I just met or have connected with.

For me, it's the simple things that make me smile and there are times my happiness gets distracted by the big ticketed items...and...I think I'm going to stay with the simple things.

And, I especially want to thank you for reading my blog...for reading my ramblings, brag moments, vents, grunts, mushing PDA for all things I love, and coming back for more. It seems like after each personal post I hear questions of how I share so much... but that's me. That's me in person. I'm that person that talks without a filter...when I talk, it's 100% me...you'll see my face and my %$&# at one time. You might get offended or you might ask "did she just say what I think she said?", is she really that chessy or...did she miss a Ritalin dose?

So thank you...thank you for reading. Blogging has become my best friend and the little brother that won't leave me alone. Blogging is my outlet professionally and personally...but it's also very time consuming. I hope to be blogging more peeks from client sessions but for now, I need to bury myself in the editing pit I fell into...


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

As you know I LOVE reading your blog! You always manage to get things back in perspective. I'll be there to help entertain those angels before you know it! Hopefully it will give you some breathing time. LYG, N

Jodie Allen said...

I'm so sorry you had "one of those weeks"... when they hit me it always seems like I'm blindsided, like the second times in my life like that are over I forget about how hard it all cane be. So when it does hit it always feels harder somehow.

Anyway... I'm always here if you need a late night vent session. You see my face and ass at the same time too! :)

Julie said...

Tami....Thank you! Even though we went to school together we didn't really "know" each other. I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. I am in love with the way you write and tell stories. I just wish I would have been friends with you in person when I had the chance! Thank you for being open and honest....sharing your creativity and talent with us. I know I speak for many when I say I truly appreciate it!

velvet brick said...

...and these are all of the reasons why I just love visiting you on your blog...and taking classes from you in person even more!!

Sounds to me as if you have that beautiful head on yours on straight!

Live your dream, sweet woman....live your dream!

Carol

Cheela said...

I love reading your blog, Tami!!! I agree about blogging being such a great outlet. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, words, and ESPECIALLY your incredible way of looking at life through the pictures that you take!!!!

Tami Proffitt said...

okay, i officially love each of you more than before! Thank you for all your kind words.. and yes Julie, I've loved each of your caring words and love that you are the go to person when it comes to questions for helping children battling ASD!