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Help Support MS Walk 2015

Every year, my husband and some of his co-workers participate in a charity event.  Last year, they took part in a tough mudder event, that was awesome, but I wasn’t able to take part in it, due to my health issues.  This year,they are doing the MS walk on June 21st in Wakefield Mass, and I’m taking part in it.  Since my health has been improved and I’ve been in a remission of sorts, I have two goals with this walk:

1. to actually finish the walk with my family (which is a huge feat in itself for me) &
2. reach my fundraising goal of $25

I have a small financial goal since so many of us, me included, don’t have the money to put towards this or any cause.  I am asking anyone who is able or willing to donate $1 to help me reach my goal, would consider doing so.  Then it will only take me 25 people to reach my goal,which I feel is completely doable.  If you live close enough and want to join, please feel free to join our team, the more the merrier.  I would love a chance to connect with some of my subscribers out there.  What a great way to do so.
Here’s the link that will bring you to the page for donating, joining our team, or both MS WALK.  I know times are tough, but any donations on behalf of this great cause is much appreciated by me and others who participate & suffer from this terrible illness.  Thank you for your support 🙂

*If you are able to share this post with others, it would help get the word of mouth out there for me, I would greatly appreciate it.*

**If you are a subscriber to both of my sites, sorry for the double posting, I just wanted to share this with as many people as possible.  Thanks for understanding.**

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New Projects….New Goals….New Year

Happy New Years Eve!  I hope everyone is having an enjoyable time.

With the new year coming up fast, I have been thinking a lot about what I would like to do with my photography & this blog.  As of right now, my photography that I share with everyone is pretty random.  The pics I take are usually for the link ups I take part in, not a part of a photo project or anything.  I tried 2 365 projects but halfway through life would get in the way.  This year will be different because I thought about some interesting (at least to me they are) ideas that I can’t wait to work on.  Below are the 5 ideas I will be working on throughout 2015.

New Projects: ( I won’t be doing all the projects at once, doing one or two at a time.  I’ll go into more detail as I do each project)

*Wickedness
*Simply Sera
*Beautiful Journey
*Once Upon A Time
*Happiness is……..
And as for my goals, both personal & blog related, I did a post on them & my word of the year that you can check out @  www.livingintentionallysimple.wordpress.com

What are some goals you have for your blog,  for the new year?  


Drifting Along

For the last 5 years, I have been drifting along going with the flow, but with each crashing wave, a silver of my essence….my spark, breaks away and drifts further out to sea, getting smaller and smaller till it’s no longer in sight.  How could I lose myself in the comforts of my life?  My life began to be simple, content, comfortable….even during hard times, there was still a level of comfortable, which one would think would be great.  After all, it’s something I was wanted: to be happy and comfortable in my life.  But not at the expense of losing myself.  Where & how do I move to forwards, trying to reconnect with what I’ve lost?

I don’t know if what I wrote makes sense to anyone out there, it’s very hard to explain how I feel.  Can anyone relate or understand what I am trying to express?

 

 

 

 

 


8 Things I Love About Myself

Things have been somewhat quiet here on my blog because I have been dealing with a few things, which have been a little stressful to say the least.  Life is full of rough patches, we all go through them, but this internal battle that I have had to secretly endure seems to have gotten the better of me.  It’s been a long time coming and seems to come to head because I can’t suppress my feelings any longer, it isn’t healthy & it’s changing who I am.

 

Right now, I am at a cross road.  I am concerned that if I continue down this path, that I will turn into someone I won’t like, that I will turn into my mother.  My mother suffers with depression, bipolar or schizophrenia and a few other things.  Because of her history, I am afraid of turning into her, hence why I try to be the opposite of her.   The aliments my mother suffers from are genetic and since I am predisposed to it, I have a heightened awareness of myself & my feelings.  After a friend nicely pointed out, how much I have changed, how my spark (which she absolutely loved about me) is gone, I decided it’s time to looking internally for a way to fix myself before it is to late.

Since our individual happiness comes from within ourselves, not from anyone else, that is where I should begin.  I thought the 1st thing I should do, is to really think about myself and list 8 (since it’s my favorite number) things that I love about myself.  This isn’t as easy as it sounds.  I really took a long time with this and thought about myself back when I was a kid, as a teen, as a young adult, & now.  What are some things that I love about myself, that I have always loved?  What are some things that I love about myself now?   These are just a few questions that I began asking myself.  What about you, what are some things you absolutely love about yourself?

1. My head is always in the clouds….I am & have always been a dreamer….

2. Determined is my middle name….

3. I’m the mother I always wished I had….

4. Traveling is a part of my soul….

5. Proud to be a nerd….cause nerds have all the fun….

6. I’m a list girl….always making list in numerous notebooks around my house….

7. Music has always been a huge part of my life….plus it helps that I’m a pretty good singer….

8. I love my crazy side, which few have seen….

I know I am not alone, anyone else brave enough to share their journey of reconnecting with themselves?  It is so important for us to support and encourage one another on this difficult journey.  I am here if anyone needs an understanding ear or a friendly “you are not alone.”   If you aren’t comfortable leaving a comment and want to contact me one on one please email me @ seraireland@yahoo.com.


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