Category Archives: Keep fighting it

A Time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and a time for peace.

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Boxing Ring

Ding..Ding..Ding.. GET IN THE RING!

All of life is like being in a boxing ring

You are faced with different opponents, situations, circumstances, that you must overcome to win your battle

Be strong

Who are these opponents that are fighting against you?

They are called “life” opponents

These opponents can make us stronger or crumple you down to your knees

You have the option on how hard you want to fight

How hard you want to live

How hard you want to push

How much you love yourself to keep on sweating and fighting that fight

Sometimes your own opponent and worst critic is yourself

Be strong

The person who loves you most in this world is yourself

Love and protect yourself

Put on your boxing gloves and fight

Fight with all the strength you have

Fight with all your soul and heart

Raise your arms up, protect your face

Fix your eyesight sharply and directly at your opponent

Give your opponent that stare

That stare of strength

That stare of not letting this or anything defeat you

Your gaze and senses are heightened to the oomph degree

You will become more agile than before

You know you will win this

You know you are strong

Look at it in the eye..knowing you will win that fight

Be strong

Love and protect yourself

One Year Anniversary

A few days ago marked my 1-year anniversary of when my 4 months of symptoms last year of “anxiety, depression, stress, sickness, lethargy, fatigue, stiffness, etc” AKA lyme disease was finally diagnosed. I did not want to write this post because it reminds me of how long I have been dealing with lyme. Some days I try not to think about all the things it took from me at one point. However, it is my reality and I share this poem with you.

For this one year, I write this poem for you.

1 year of symptoms,

1 year of fear,

1 year of learning, patience & hope.

 

1 year of crying,

1 year of frustration,

1 year of living day by day,

1 year of ups and downs, & acceptance.

 

1 year of explaining,

1 year of expressing,

1 year of explaining over and over again & being an educator about lyme.

 

1 year of faith,

1 year of dreaming,

1 year of questioning, believing & trusting.

 

1 year of changing my habits,

1 year learning about myself, being myself, & stop being perfect.

1 year of eating healthier, cutting out sugar and stress.

 

1 year of family,

1 year of strength,

1 year of relying on others & asking for help when I need it.

 

1 year of struggle,

1 year of taking it easy,

1 year affecting my mind set.

 

1 year of changed goals,

1 year of seeing the lighter side of things, & laughing at myself.

1 year of knowing that after all of this, I will help others. The ones without a voice.

 

1 year of darkness,

1 year of my hair falling out and then having my baby hairs grow back in.

1 year of light & knowing that, the end to all of this is near.

 

1 year of growing,

1 year of yearning,

1 year of figuring out new things that help my body, mind and soul.

1 year, 1 year, 1 year, 1 year….

1 year from now, I will look back at all of this and say….

1 year… I am a survivor.