Succeeding at Life: Change and Courage

So I have recently made several life changes. Cutting out toxic people, started going to the gym, and we are planning our first family vacation in 6 years. 

I am happy to say that I feel like a completely different person. So I am going to be working on a sticking to a schedule to see if I can’t find time for my writing. So many things that I love have fallen by the wayside in the past. But I am here to say that it ends now….I feel so much better, better than I have in a very long time, and it is sad to say but to be honest…..I don’t think I was including enough me time into our busy daily routine. I have been feeling so much better as of late! Not only am I getting quality time with myself to hear my own thoughts, I am losing weight in the process. What woman doesn’t love that? Hahahahaha

I didn’t realize how much I needed a change, but I am glad I finally found the courage to make the leap and move forward. So if you are feeling stuck in a rut, try new things. Get out of your comfort zone! I know I did, and I am loving every second of it. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic, just try something new and different.

I am hoping that these changes I’ve made recently are exactly what I needed to bring about all the changes I envisioned for me and my family…

Have you made any life changes recently? Going well? Or not?


Quotes on Strength

Today I am going to share some quotes on strength. Hope this provides some inspiration for you. All excerpts are from GoodReads.

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”
Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
Sarah Dessen

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Frederick Douglass

“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox

“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.”
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
Paulo Coelho

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring