Happy Thanksgiving (Late)

Hi friends! Nothing beats a post Thanksgiving post to remind you all that I am alive and well. I hate that I don’t find the time to blog more. I’m always wondering… What can I do to make me happy??? And here we are… Back to where my happiness started… Keeping a journal.

How’s Life?

Life is going. Times are tough, but we are making it. My main focus right now is making sure the kids have a good Christmas. This year is the perfect year to teach them that Christmas is more than just material things. Work is going well. I had a great six month evaluation. Kids are doing great. Growing up fast. The marriage is… A marriage. Ups… Downs… Blah Blah Blah, yeah!

How Was My Thanksgiving?

Pretty freakin’ awesome! I ended up doing two impromptu photo shoots with my new 24mm lens. Here are a few faves from the day:
We had a great day for the most part. It started with the 2 hour road trip to my parents and ended with a dinner with friends. I got to meet my grandnephew (the lovely baby in the photos above) for the first time. It was also the first time that we’ve seen our friends since we moved to the city.

Before I Go…

I want to thank the faithful few that check on me every now and then. I miss our blogging community. I’m slowly finding my way back. I have so many thoughts and wants. I need to get back to what makes me happy… Because I realize that I’m starting to lose myself. So, until next time…

Start. Stop. Continue.

The last #30Layers30Days prompt is Start. Stop. Continue.

Have your answers changed since the beginning of the challenge?

START: What do you want to start doing? What do you want more of in your life? What feelings, what activities, what energy? What baby step can you take today?

∙ I want to start living life more. I want to start accepting the fact that I need change. I want my life to be functional and real. I want to be happy. I will start by being myself.

STOP: What have you had enough of? What are you tolerating or feeding into that is not adding value to your life? What area of your life is begging for more boundaries?

∙ I want to stop putting myself down. I want to stop accepting life for what it is right now. I’m too comfortable with living my life based on other people’s opinion. I need to set standards for myself, and not be bound by my fears.

CONTINUE: What habits or trends do you want to continue? What’s been working for you? What can you do to ensure you keep it going?

∙ I want to continue being a good parent. I want to continue being a hard worker to help my husband provide for this family. I can keep going. I can keep having faith in God, my husband, and myself.

Hi, My Name Is

Today’s #30Layers30Days prompt is Hi, My Name Is. “I’ve always led introductions with my status as a student or employee or my role in my family. There’s nothing wrong with those things as long as you are leading with what you want to attract. Opportunities and miracles are everywhere hiding in plain sight, and one way to show that we are open to receiving them is to allow ourselves to be seen.”1

How do you introduce yourself to people? Do you lead with what matters most to you?
Introduce yourself leading with what you want to attract. By doing so, you are telling the universe that you are ready to receive the blessings that will take you to your next level.

Hi, my name is Terin. I’m married, and I have two children. I’m a Christian. I work for TD Bank.

In my free time, I like to design and host websites, and shoot photography.

I think that I do a pretty good job of introducing myself with what I want to attract. My introduction starts with the things that are most important to me: family and my beliefs. I also include what I do currently as well as hobbies. Both are usually great conversation starters.

How do you introduce yourself?

  1. Quoted from GG Renee []

Two Columns

Today’s #30Layers30Days prompt is Two Columns.

Think about the goals you are working toward right now and why you want to accomplish those things. Think about the WHY behind your goals. You can use the two columns method for this or flush it out in your own way.

∙Go back to school

∙Fix my marriage

∙Be a great mother

∙Start my own business

Reasons Why
∙I want to get a degree, not only because everyone thinks I should, but because I need it to move to another level in life.
∙I want to fix my marriage because I’m from a family that doesn’t really believe in divorce.  So that my children can enjoy growing up in a two parent home.
∙I want to be a great mother because every child deserves to have an awesome parent who loves and cares about them unconditionally.
∙I want to start my own business because people think I’ll be great at it.


Today’s #30Layers30Days prompt is Lurking. “When we ignore parts of ourselves, those parts act out in our lives in subtle ways.”1

What is the elephant in the room of your mind? What issue, big or small, are you avoiding because you feel you don’t have the time or energy to deal with it?

Is there only room for one elephant?! Let’s talk about the biggest one: marriage. My marriage is far from perfect. We are merely two people who exist and share a home and children. There’s the smaller issue of communication, which makes up a large part of the big issue. We don’t communicate. When we do, it usually results in an argument. I’m tired of arguing.

It’s easier to avoid talking about it because it’s such a draining topic. It sucks the life out of me, and nothing ever gets accomplished. So why bother, right?

  1. Quoted from GG Renee []