Life is too short...

...not to go after what you believe in. Recently a friend commented on how she admired how I am able to make my dreams come true and how "lucky" I am. That got me to thinking about my life. I am very blessed by a wonderful family, friends, and a wonderful life partner.  I live in a small home that is my "sanctuary" and is genuinely a loving place to be. I get to do what I love every day and I am very aware that not everyone gets that opportunity. I truly am grateful everyday for all that comes my way, good or bad!

I have always been a very positive person with a good outlook on life. However, it took a great tragedy in my life to understand fully the true meaning of  "life is too short" not to live what you love. In September of 2003 my husband was killed in a car accident. Here I was 32 years old, a widow with an 18 month old baby boy...not how I saw my life! That event was life-changing for me and has absolutely shaped the person I am today. I realized that I had a choice in life. I could walk through life paralyzed by grief and feeling like I had been "wronged" or I could truly live the life I imagined for myself and my son. I chose the latter!

So when people tell me I am "lucky" I smile and say "Thank you". But I don't really believe in luck. I live my life believing that anything is possible. I don't mean this in a cliche, "happy go lucky" way. I am not so naive that I don't understand bad things do happen and that certain circumstances can "slow you down". I know that life can sometimes get in the way of attaining your dreams in the time frame you might like to attain your dreams. BUT, don't give in to the doubts and the fears that will inevitably rear their ugly heads. Just KNOW with every ounce of your being, that your dreams, and hopes, whatever they might be, will come true. Maybe it is a little naive or "happy go lucky" how I go about my life like I have no doubt that what I dream about will come to fruition. Don't get me wrong I work very hard and put a lot of effort, determination and love into all that I do. I may not know when or exactly how all "this" will unfold for me but this I know for sure...

Life is too short to think otherwise...
~create, love, & inspire~
with love,
Tania :)