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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mental Toughness

This weekend T had a soccer tournament. For the last, month T has been sick off and on. He was a preemie baby and always has asthma flair ups when the pollen counts are high. On Thursday and Friday, he had to stay home from school because he wasnt feeling well. He was doing breathing treatments around the clock and resting as much as he could.

Saturday morning, he woke up feeling a little bit better and wanted to try to play in the tournament. This would be their last tournament of the season and his last game with his current coach who he's had since he was 8. Saturday games were tough and he had a hard time playing because he just didnt have the wind and couldnt catch his breath after sprinting. After their two games on Saturday (they tied the first one and lost the second), he decided to forego hanging out with the other boys and he rested and did breathing treatments in the hotel.

Sunday morning, they had a must-win game in order to make it to the championship game. Mental toughness is being able to push yourself even if the odds are stacked against you. It's willing yourself to success. T was a perfect example of that. In that Sunday morning game, he was laser focused and his intensity was off the charts. He was nowhere near 100% health wise but someone watching would never be able to tell. He had mental toughness and pushed through and his team got the win and made it to the championship.

So often we fail to have the mental toughness we need to succeed. When things aren't going our way or things seem too tough, we throw in the towel. Life will never be perfect and we will have curve balls thrown away but if we can remind ourselves of our goals and continue to keep pushing, the end result will always be worth it.

They ended up getting 2nd place (score was 3-2); but they came from behind to make it to the championship and played their hearts out to end the season. We couldnt be more proud of them.


Monday, May 1, 2017

LIFE... Updates

It seems like it has been forever since I have written a blog and I have missed it a lot. I don't really blog for any reason other than it's a creative outlet that I enjoy doing and I love sharing pictures or tips that may help even one person. Sometimes life gets so crazy and I put too much pressure on myself to have a certain amount of blogs done and if I don't get to do it, it discourages me and I feel like I have 'failed'. I am learning (albeit slowly lol) that I blog because I want to and everything wont be perfect all the time. I asked on instagram stories last week if you guy would be interested in seeing some blogs and/or vlogs again and a lot of you all sent me messages telling me that you would. Thank you for all your kind and encouraging words, they mean the world!

Now for some updates, I now have a 3 year old and a 10 year old now. 10 years old, that just sounds crazy!!!! And we also celebrated our 10 year anniversary in March! Needless to say, the beginning of the year is a bit crazy for us, good crazy though. I will probably do a few flashback posts and upload some pics form the boys birthday parties and our anniversary celebrations. A lot of people have been asking for home tours, which is tough for me because I feel like our home is constantly a work in progress and I am constantly adding things here and there. But I'll do my best to show you our home currently. I have so many things I want to change and a lot of mini projects that I want to work on around the summer so hopefully I can bring you a long as I update things and work on all of our updates and DIY projects.

I am just excited to be back and hope you guys are glad to!

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