Strolling Through Sites of Budapest

Hello Everyone,

I went to Budapest, Hungary for almost three weeks to see my family. This was my first fall in Hungary in 10 years. I am so thankful for life and my wonderful husband that we were able to make this happen. This was a much needed trip! Can’t believe how many fantastic things have happened to me during this short period of time. But I will tell you all about those later, in another blog post.

[RELATED: Budapest Christmas Markets & Rooftop Baths]

This post is strictly about a day of strolling on the streets of Budapest with my sister (Petra) and her boyfriend (Peti), trying out new bars, doughnut shops, and spending some quality time with each other 🙂 And, since we walked everywhere, it was a pretty good work out as well. (The pictures were taken by all three of us)

At the end of the day my feet were throbbing. It was only then that I realized how much we walked. I took 21,288 steps, walked 9.56 miles, and burnt 3,330 calories. All the stops are linked (just click on the names), so if you are interested in their schedules, buildings or the history, you can read more about those as well. (Can’t include them in this post, because that would make for the longest blog post in history)

Stop # one: Hungarian State Opera

Stop # two: St. Stephen’s Basilica

Stop # three: Deak Ferenc Square

Stop # four: Budapest City Park

Central Park of Budapest 😉

Peti took a picture of Petra…

…taking a picture of me, taking a picture of…

…this.

Stop # five: Vajdahunyad Castle

Seeester ❤

Stop # six: Heroes’ Square

Stop # seven: 360 Bar

Stop # eight: Fánki Donuts

Stop # nine: Gozsdu Udvar

As soon as we sat down, I felt all the miles in my feet. It was very hard to get up and go home. For dinner we had Pad Thai.

Have you ever been to Budapest?

What’s your favorite city?

The Parallel between the movie Brooklyn and my life

Have you ever watched a movie and at the end just sat there and thought: well, shit….that hit way too close to home!!??

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This is how I felt after watching Brooklyn, well…the second half of the movie was a little blurry because I literally could not see clear from all my tears haha how depressing… But let’s go back in time just a little bit to the point where my friend said: Yea, go ahead watch Brooklyn. It is not sad at all! It is just a love triangle…

Just a love triangle my @ss…

I don’t watch sad movies. They just drag me down, drag my energy down, no thank you. Same with scary movies. I don’t need that kind of stress in my life, there is enough scary and sad out there, why on earth would I add one more scoop to it on purpose?

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But back to Brooklyn. Wow. Great movie. So touching! I hate that I liked it. It is like: thanks for rubbing it in my face, thanks for reminding me of how sad it is to be away from family. Oh, hey, aren’t you worried enough already that something could happen back home while you are away? Well, here, let me remind you how much it would suck!

Brooklyn… for those who didn’t see it, it is not just a darn love triangle. It is about an Irish immigrant who comes to the United States in hope for a better and more opportunity filled life. She struggles at the beginning, but then slowly adjusts to her circumstances (which are really not bad at all) and meets people that she gets along with and of course, she falls in love. She takes classes while working and opens up more and more as the movie goes along.

Of course, when everything is all pink and perfect she gets the bad news that her sister passed away back home. Bamm! At this point all hell broke lose for me…I was crying like a baby. Her sister is gone. Her best friend. Her everything. (I even knew it was coming, what the heck?) now of course, her mom is by herself, lonely as she could be, so just when I processed the “losing your sister” story, there was another reason I kept crying about. At least I was crying consistently. Consistency. It is a nice thing.

Eilis, who is our main character, decides to go home for a short period of time to support her mom, leaving her now husband behind. Third reason to cry about, why stop now? Just keep it coming Brooklyn, I can take it. So she gets home and of course after the first couple of days, things start to fall into their place. Because why wouldn’t they? That is her home, those doors will always be open. She hangs out with her mom, best friend, has a really wonderful time, and even gets a job, her sister’s old job.

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Things are going great-ish, but halooooo, you got a husband now lady. You can’t just hang around, chilling by the beach and pretend a little piece of your heart is not thousands of miles away. But she knows that too. I don’t need to remind her. But she has a hard time writing him letters, because she is torn. I am torn. And every single person who is in the same shoes will be torn for the rest of their lives. When you are in America, you are missing your family, having a hard time admitting that you are leaving them behind, and hoping there will be still plenty of time that you can spend with them. When you are home, you are missing your life in the States. The life you created yourself, the life that you actually like a whole lot. The life that you worked so hard for and the people you got to know during these years. The people that love you now and of course, you love them too. You built amazing friendships, you created yourself a new little family and you know there are people that would get your back. And that is awesome. They make you feel loved and you know you are around people that like you…and you like them.

But no matter what, that just sometimes not enough. Not because you don’t appreciate them, you do appreciate them soooo much…but it is just because … You missed your childhood friends’ wedding, you missed when they gave birth, you met their babies like twice, but you want more…you wanna hang out with them, you wanna support them and you want them to eat a jar of Nutella with you on the couch when you get pregnant. You missed your grandpa’s 80th birthday. Everyone was there, but you missed it, you know… the grandpa that raised you when your dad left? You know the grandpa that took you to tournaments and drove you back and forth everyday so you can practice and get better at tennis…

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Now you have a job. A great paying job, fantastic people to work with, amazing environment. But you work 8-5 …by the time you get off of work, everyone back home is asleep…can’t talk to them. What if you wake up at 6 am so you can Skype them? Well, that is the middle of their day, they are working…What about vacation time???? You only have a couple days of vacation time and takes like 2 days to get home!! But then your mind takes it to a whole new level of mean: what if you get pregnant? How is your mom ever gonna be part of this? How is she going to be a grandma to your baby if she can only see her/him once a year for 10 days.

Then you run into something…something that gives you hope. A new business, a business where you get to help others, you are an entrepreneur and you work from home. You look around and you see your friend succeed, your neighbor succeed, you do research and you see others succeed. You see truck drivers who used to make $15,000 a year, make millions of dollars now buying luxury villas left and right. Flying from country to country, smiling, not being tied to an office. Then here you are, proudly standing, holding onto your 3 diplomas! Yes, you got the education everyone told you you needed. And I don’t argue it, I needed it. I wanted it, I am proud of it. But now I am locked in. I am locked in good, making as much money as I was given. Not more, not less…

Then you see a light of hope through that business, you jump in, you wanna do it. You want that freedom. You want the lifestyle where you don’t need to check how much the orange juice cost. You want the lifestyle where you miss your mom and need a hug, so you buy a planeticket on Tuesday and go home for a hug, then come back happily because you know, you can do that anytime and as much as you want it…because you are not on a salary my friend, you are making as much money as you can…with zero effort, you make nothing…with tons of effort, you make a lot.

Then comes someone and tells you it is a scheme…tells you you are in a pyramid…get out of it, you will get screwed over. Then you get scared, your dreams shatter…you look around…I see my friend succeed, I see my neighbor succeed, I see the company succeed. Why would this person say it is a scheme? He didn’t do a research, he just heard it…my friend’s friend tried it and didn’t make money…it is a scheme…don’t do it they say…

Well…how much energy and time did your friend put in it? A month or two…tried and it didn’t work out for him…well no shit it didn’t…at what work or job would you succeed with 2 months of a little to none effort??? Let me tell you…none.

I want this. I want this with the last peace of my body, with all my mind, all my energy. Because this will allow me to be happy here because this will let me fly home when I miss my mom or when my friend is getting married. Because this will let me grab my husband’s hand over the summer and say: hey, let’s take our baby home to Hungary for a month and a half so she/he can meet the grandparents.

Does the guy who told you it is a pyramid scheme will pay your bills??? No! Will he be there when you are crying at night not being able to go home because of budget cuts? No! It will be you and only you with your family! And only you will know if you backed down because of the opinion of others…of others that know not much about network marketing…they just heard it…from a friend of a friend and someone that tried it. Well, try tennis for a week, see if you can beat Roger Federer.

I will fight, I will work hard, harder than anyone can imagine because what my friend did, what the truck driver did, what my neighbor did…I can do that. I want that and I will have that!!! And I will be able to see my family more than once a year for a week or so. I don’t want to chose between my parents and my husband. And no one’s opinion will stop me, scare me away, or back me down! I rather try my best and maybe lose than not try at all and for sure lose!

And this is my advice for anyone out there: do what you believe is the best for you, for your sanity, and for your family! If others disagree, and you give up based on their opinion, see what happens in 5 years when you have a major regret. Don’t back down! Don’t give up! Love life, enjoy what you do, do it with passion, learn from your mistakes and listen to your heart!

 

My Bucket List

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you have always wanted. Do them now.”

– Paulo Coelho

Well…that was a nice and depressing way to start this blog post. You are welcome!

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I guess what I am trying to say is that most people (I really don’t wanna put this on everyone, I am sure there are wonderful exceptions out there) are great at procrastination and putting things off. We dream about going to places, meeting new people, trying out news things but then end up on the couch with a bucket of popcorn (no pun intended) and make ourselves believe that we will do all the things tomorrow…but then a new season of Scandal starts up and now we have to wait until winter break so we don’t miss any episodes…but then winter break approaches and then that couch has never looked so friendly and welcoming before…so we decide to wait until summer time…and there goes the whole year.

So get up from your couch, grab a pen and write down what you would like to see, learn, do in the next couple of months and no matter what…DO IT! Don’t push it to the side, don’t forget about it, just go out there and do it!!!! It will be such a great feeling, you will feel accomplished, you will feel happy and satisfied!

Today is a rainy day, looking out the window it would be hard to go anywhere really so I decided to make coffee, sit down and update my bucket list! 🙂 OH so many places to go to and so many things to do!

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PLACES I WOULD LIKE TO SEE (and/or go back to…)

North America:

  1. Havasu Falls, AZ
  2. Paddle board/kayak Horseshoe Bend, AZ
  3. Times Square, NY
  4. Niagara Falls, NY
  5. Horseshoe Bend, AZ
  6. Lake Powell AZ
  7. Antelope Canyon, AZ
  8. Grand Canyon, AZ
  9. Las Vegas, NV
  10. Hawaii
  11. Washington, D.C.
  12. Miami, FL
  13. Orlando, FL
  14. Flathead Lake, MT
  15. Space Needle, Seattle, WA
  16. Nashville, TN
  17. Chicago, IL
  18. Acadia National Park, Maine
  19. Mount Rushmore, SD
  20. Hollywood Walk of Fame, LA, CA
  21. Golden Gate Bridge, SF,CA
  22. San Diego Zoo and Sea World, CA
  23. New Orleans, LA
  24. Arches National Park, UT
  25. Bryce Canyon, UT
  26. Congaree, South Carolina
  27. Everglades, FL
  28. Great Sand Dunes, CO
  29. Mammoth Cave, KT
  30. Petrified Forest, AZ
  31. Sequoia, CA
  32. U.S. Virgin Islands
  33. Yellowstone National Park
  34. Glacier National Park, MT
  35. Yosemite, CA
  36. Zion, UT
  37. Glacier Bay, AK
  38. Toronto, Canada
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Havasu Falls, AZ

South America:

  1. Angel Falls, Venezuela
  2. Laguna de Guatavita, Colombia
  3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
  5. Rio Carnival, Brazil
  6. Penguin watching in Chile
  7. Track the Inca Trail in Machu Picchu, Peru

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    Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

Europe:

  1. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  2. Attend the Carneval in Venice, Italy
  3. Rome, Italy
  4. Cave Restaurant, Italy
  5. Whale watching at São Miguel Island
  6. Sintra National Palace, Portugal
  7. Algarve, Portugal
  8. Octoberfest, Germany
  9. Salzburg, Germany
  10. Lugano, Switzerland
  11. Stockholm, Sveden
  12. Northern lights, Iceland
  13. Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

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    Algarve, Portugal

Africa:

  1. Cape Town
  2. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
  3. Cairo, Egypt
  4. Alexandria, Egypt
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Great Pyramid of Giza

Asia:

  1. Tiger Temple Tour, Thailand
  2. Singapore
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Great Wall of China
  5. Philippines
  6. Ancient City of Petra, Jordan
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Great Wall of China

Australia and New Zealand:

  1. Sydney Opera House
  2. WWOOF-ing
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Sydney Opera House

SPORTING EVENTS I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND

  1. US Open
  2. Wimbledon
  3. Australian Open
  4. Roland Garros
  5. US Open of Surfing
  6. Chicago Bulls Game
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Wimbledon

THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE

  1. Swim with dolphins
  2. Surf
  3. Water-ski
  4. Paddle Board
  5. Snowboard
  6. Sand-board
  7. Do archery
  8. Cliff jump
  9. Play tennis on grass…well grass tennis court, not just on front yard grass
  10. Grab a surf-board, put on a wetsuit only up to my hips with a bikini-top and walk around, looking like a pro surfer 😀 (We kind of did this last time, but our boards were very heavy and it was a little windy so we struggled carrying them and it was very very obvious for everyone around us that we didn’t belong there :D)
  11. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
  12. Skydiving (yes but no)
  13. Learn a couple tango dance moves in Buenos Aires (la la la la)
  14. Skinny dipping
  15. Float the Dead Sea (I won’t put skinny dipping and floating on one day)

THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN

  1. Karate
  2. Snowboard
  3. Hot to make a REAL GOOD darn carrot cake
  4. Knitting and sewing
  5. Bake a bread from scratch
  6. How to do archery
  7. Play the guitar
  8. Right Brain Drawing (not sure this is what it is called in English)
  9. Be comfortable with public speaking
  10. Learn CPR and first aid for real. Not just the “I need to get my license” CPR.

 

So this would be my little list for now. I will update when it changes but I think I have A WHOLE LOT to see and do before I need to add something new 🙂

Questions for you:

  1. Do you have a bucket list?
  2. If yes, what are the 3 places you would like to visit? If you don’t, why not?
  3. What stops you from checking things off on your bucket list, if there is anything?

 

A little part of my story…

We spent this Christmas in Illinois with Ben’s family. With his extended family they don’t do gift giving, but on the night of the 24th the whole family comes together and they come up with some fun and creative ideas to celebrate Christmas with, after a delicious multi course meal and a large yule log dessert. ( I am not sure that is part of their tradition but this year we had it and if I can make one suggestion, I think it should be a tradition…It was so good) I really enjoy their Christmases, they always learn something new about each other and it is always very memorable. I am trying to shift the tradition over to the Hungarian side of the family too, I am sure everyone would enjoy getting a little creative 😀 They usually close the night with a card game battle which for me at the beginning was very unusual, because I didn’t grow up playing card games with my family, but now I am at the point where I really just want to beat everyone haha  😀 woops, got a little side tracked, but the point is that this Christmas we all had to share a story about our lives, and here are the 3 main categories:

1. Share a story of a time you received something that truly touched your heart
2. Share a story about yourself that changed the direction of your life
3. Share a story about your parents that has influenced your life (I picked this one)

So here is my story:

…..Being away from my parents is always hard, especially around the holidays, so I decided to tell a story about them, faith, and how much they have been helping me, so I can be here today…….

Growing up I always liked sports and enjoyed being outside so I tried many activities but it was a long road until I found tennis:

  • I tried karate from age 4-7, which I loved very much but my coach moved away and the only club in our town got closed down. I loved it so much that if he never moved away, I would have never found tennis and by now I could be the Hungarian female Jackie Chan. But I guess that wasn’t meant to be.
  • Then I tried – because I had to find something else – horseback riding, but during the very first lesson the horse slipped out of the teacher’s hands and ran away with me sitting on the top of him…I held on for about 10 seconds but then fell off and was never brave enough to get back on it…if I was a natural horseback rider (like those famous Hungarian ancestors, i.e. Attila the Hun) I would have probably just stopped the horse myself, walked it back to the trainer while everyone around us would have clapped and celebrated me as the youngest-best horseback rider ever and by now I would be a famous movie star and would have not played tennis…but I guess that wasn’t meant to be either.
  • Then I tried soccer…not too seriously, just for fun but…that just wasn’t meant to be
  • Then one day a tennis coach came into our P.E. class and asked to watch us while we played dodge ball. At the end he asked me if I wanted to play tennis in his summer camp because I look athletic enough…and this is how I knew tennis was meant to be. Because if there is one thing you should know about me then it is the fact that I cannot throw. I can’t throw to save my life. I can barely throw a tennis ball over the net from the base line but he still picked me out from the class…playing dodge-ball, which is all about throwing 😀 I had people tell me to read books like: “Rock throwing for Dummies” or “How to throw an object without looking like an idiot”…nope those are not real books, I just have very nice and polite friends.

But now that we have arrived to tennis…

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At the beginning of that summer my parents got divorced so my mom and I moved to my grandparents’ place. My mom had a job in Croatia so she was gone 4-5 days a week. My grandparents took me to school, practice and tournaments. For the longest time people thought they were my parents and when my mom showed up everyone thought she was my older sister and I was just a late child…or an accident as they framed it. 😀

Growing up I never realized how hard my mom, grandparents and (later on) my stepdad worked in the background so I can get the best of everything. A couple years later when I was a 13-14 year old terrible teenager I realized that I don’t have time to hang out with my so-called friends anymore, I can’t go to the movies with them because I am always at practice or on tournaments and they won’t stay my friends if I am not around. So I wanted to quit tennis and keep my friends. I didn’t realize I would throw away not only all the work that I put into tennis but everything else my family had done for me. I would throw away their effort and hard work too. So again, because I was a terrible teenager I told my mom I was quitting. She looked at me and said: you have been working towards your goals very hard. Your friends would not stay your friends anymore?… then they are not your true friends. Are you sure you want to do this?

And I said “Yup!” and went to the movies. I quit tennis…for about two weeks! Then I quickly realized I don’t even like those people that much or at least not as much as I love my tennis friends, teammates, going to tournaments, traveling and competing.

Later on my mom told me it was very hard for her to not force me to stay with tennis…to not tell me that I have to keep playing. But she said that knowing her stubborn daughter (pff..stubborn?! :D) that would have only made things worse. So she trusted the fact that I would come to my senses, find my way back to tennis and would make a good decision. Now I understand how hard it must have been for her.

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Then she met my step dad, and him, his daughter, my mom and I became a family. A year later my coach said that he can’t help me anymore but there is a great tennis club/academy in Budapest where I will be in the best hands, they will be able to help me improve…but again it is 2.5 hours away from where we lived…(in America it is a commute I get that but back home it is a huge distance haha) So my parents made a big decision, we left everything behind and we moved to Budapest. Well, we moved outside of Budapest. (And now my humorous friends, who always make fun of me for not being as cool as they are because I live outside of the capital would say: well that is a 2 hour commute too why did you even move??)

At the beginning my parents had a hard time affording the tennis club but they worked really hard to always pay the membership fee. They found me a good school – which eventually didn’t work out in the long run so I transferred to another one but it was for the better. I eventually started making friends and now I have lifetime friendships that I adore to the fullest.

Growing up

  • I never realized how hard my parents worked so I can have great tennis racquets, shoes, clothes, tennis bags…tennis is flipping expensive people.
  • I never realized how much my mom was hurting from not being able to drive me to tournaments all the time because she had to work instead.
  • I never realized how much I almost gave up when I wanted to quit tennis for friends who didn’t deserve my attention after all.
  • I never realized how much patience my mom had/has to deal with a smart-@ss daughter like me.
  • I never realized how much my parents were hurt when – after working so hard towards a tennis scholarship in the States – I said I am sick of studying for the English exams and I don’t want to leave my boyfriend behind anyways so I am not leaving anymore.

After graduation I just wanted to work and not think about studying for the exams…luckily I had a full year to get my stuff together. My parents nicely offered that they have a friend who owns a bookstore and since I love books I can help him out there and study on the side. But I was sick of studying, I just wanted to work…The bookstore was under the subway (which they kind of forgot to mention), in a very dark, scary and dusty place. We started every morning un-dusting books and wrapping them in see-through foil so they won’t get harmed by the dirt. I hated my life haha My parents asked me every day with a huge smile on their face: how was your day? And I always said: great, thank you! I couldn’t quit, I wouldn’t quit. But after a month I missed tennis more than anything and I did not enjoy work at all 😀 I picked up the study material again and passed my English exams as fast as I could. My parents totally tricked me into it. Again…they didn’t force me, they showed me the way in a very twisted and tricky way. 😀 I came to the States, eventually my boyfriend broke up with me, which was very hard, but I couldn’t really blame him for it. Couple years later though I met my current husband. We have been through a lot but he has been one of my biggest supporters along the way. I have a lovely family here in the States now and I feel very lucky for getting to know them and for them welcoming me into their lives.

I am so blessed to have such great people in my life. Family is everything and I am more than thankful for them.  I am thankful for my parents and grandparents for raising me the way they did, for guiding me, for lifting me up when I was about to give up and for supporting me. I am who I am because of them and I am very proud to walk around the streets and represent them!

…..Being away from my parents is always hard, especially around the holidays, so I decided to tell a story about them, faith and how much they have been helping me, so I can be here today…..

Never forget to look up

About a month ago I saw a post on dksmithphotography (check out his blog, I love his photos) in which the title said: “…keep looking up…”. It made me think and realize something important. I always look down when I walk. Why is that? I look at my shoes, I look at my phone, on better days I look around at eye-level but never really look up.

So I decided that in the next couple weeks I will walk around with my head up, my mind open and here and there I will stop for a second to look up to the sky and appreciate the beautiful scenery. I decided to take pictures of these magical moments so I can share them with you all 🙂

I encourage everyone to stop for a moment every once in a while and look up to the sky (if you are not already)!!!! Share your pictures on Instagram and tag @howiadult87 with the hashtag #lookuptothesky 🙂 I think it would be a fun little project for everyone and you will be surprised what a wonderful feeling it will give you!

And now it is time for me to share what I saw up there ….

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One big thing I have to work on is to stop looking at my phone all the time. I do make the mistake of scrolling down Facebook while walking around, while eating or sitting in a coffee shop etc…I need to work on paying more attention to others around me, to look up from my phone and give a chance to others to approach me or just simply, I need to give a chance to myself to see the beautiful things that I might be missing out on.

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I worked as a waitress for a little while and sometimes we had families coming into the restaurant…during the average 35-40 minutes they spent in the restaurant, they talked to each other for maximum 10 minutes (to be very generous). Isn’t it a little sad? Growing up dinner and lunch time was one of my favorites because this was the time when we all talked about our days and shared our stories. We all had a great time laughing and making new memories…I see families now where they don’t even look up from their technological devices during the entire course and leave without actually connecting with one another. Kids immediately pull out their iPads, sometimes even plug in their headphones (????!) and do not say a word. I do wish this was different because I know they are missing out on something great.

But unfortunately I have been making similar mistakes lately and I need to start working on them. I will start walking around without my phone in my hand, I will sip on my coffee in the morning technology-free to give myself some time to think and wake up, and I will take some quiet-time throughout the day which will let me focus and rest a little bit.

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Is anyone else making similar mistakes?

Never forget to look up! Go out there and enjoy the view! 😀

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Happy Sunday everyone!

 

 

The random guy who made me realize how lucky I truly am

Coming out of a coffee shop yesterday morning I didn’t even look up from my phone (gotta fix this horrid habit)… I had my coffee and I was finally warm, what else could I ask for? Then all of a sudden a rusty voice coming towards my direction got me out of my zombie zone so I looked up and I saw a guy cozied up at one of the tables, sipping on some dark coffee. He had some luggages by his feet and a big smile on his face…

He approached me to tell me that he makes and sells ‘dream catchers’ for a living and right now he is trying to make it to California from New Mexico. He told me a little bit about his story and while I was standing there listening, I realized something…we always want more and more, dream about the future and forget to live in the present. We dream about better cars, houses, a new iWatch and forget to stop and look around for a second. Sometimes I forget to be thankful for what I have, and how lucky I am for being healthy, having a home, and having loving family and friends around me. Here is this guy, he lost so many things, he has been through a lot but still didn’t give up. He is going somewhere else to create a better life for himself. Here he is with a gigantic smile on his face and loving life…and here I am getting sad about unimportant things, getting down on myself, worrying about the future … instead of realizing how far I have come and how much I have accomplished. We truly are the biggest critics and biggest enemies of ourselves. You have to talk to yourself like you are talking to a friend who is sad and having a bad day…would you say those mean things to him/her that you sometimes tell yourself? Probably not…so start appreciating what you have and who you are and how far you have come!

Now thumbs up and enjoy life!

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I no longer have patience for certain things…

I love everything about this quote!!♥

Very interesting to see how a more mature adult sees the world after going through so many things. If we could only listen to these words and learn from them, we could save ourselves a lot of time, pain, and annoyance by “chasing” people that don’t deserve our attention, people who don’t appreciate what we do or what we have done for them in the past.

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I admit I have wasted precious time of my life worrying about things I shouldn’t have worried about, tried to make peace with people that did not deserve it, and sacrificed a lot for some that were never thankful for it. Letting go of some friendships/relationships can be very hard even if they are toxic and manipulative but it is one of the most free-ing feelings…Spend time only with the ones that truly deserve, love and appreciate you!

♥ Have a good night! ♥