Lessons I’ve Learned: Always Be There For Family

Lessons I’ve Learned: Always Be There For Family

Another one of the life lessons I learned many years ago was that family should always be a priority. No one can replace your family or take their place. There are people in life that we become so close to that they feel like family, which is wonderful, but still, no one can take the place of your parents, siblings, or extended family. I am becoming closer with some of my family members and I’m also struggling to get along with some others. However, I have decided that I am going to be the type of person who reaches out to her family members. Even if they don’t respond to me or respond to my inquiries, I am still going to be a person works to stay connected with her family members.

I have learned more from my family than I have learned anywhere else in life. A few of the things I have learned include how to love and support others, how not to give up on someone, and how to be a person of honor and integrity. I have learned all of these things by watching my family members live their lives. My parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and even my nieces and nephew have set examples for me on how to get through life. Not one family member gave up on me when I was struggling with my drug and alcohol addiction. Everyone supported me when I went through rehab, despite all of the hurtful things I had done over the years. My mom has taught me many things. The most recent thing she taught me is that there is no reason to let other people decide what decisions we will make or what type of person we will be. That is why I have chosen to continue reaching out to family members no matter what. I want my family to be a huge part of my life; that is my decision.

My brother owns his own business and he takes after my father a lot. By watching him, I have seen how to be a person of honor and integrity. In fact, all of my family members have taught me that. No matter what is going on in life, my family will always be the most important thing. I have not always been like this, but it is the person I’ve decided I want to be. After living so much of my life having my family support me, I decided that I want to always be there for my family. Even though I cannot help anyone financially, I will always be there for them emotionally and mentally. Once you lose a family member, they can never be replaced. It’s extremely important to appreciate what you have while they are still around.

 

Excited About A New Blogging Opportunity

Excited About A New Blogging Opportunity

I have so many things I need to get done today, but I’m having a hard time doing them. I’m not being lazy; I’m just overwhelmed with things to do. I have already gotten my blood work done, went to the gym to workout, went bowling with my husband, played cards with my mother-in-law, and did a bit of blogging (not in that order). However, there’s so much more to do. I still need to shower, cancel my upcoming ECT appointment, meditate, clean/organize the house a bit, and contact a couple of friends. I just don’t know where to start; probably with the shower.

A couple of months ago I applied to be a blogger for the International Bipolar Foundation. Yesterday, I received a response from them. They said I can choose to be either a guest blogger or monthly blogger. I’m so excited. I need to get started on this as well. I feel honored that the IBPF organization wants me to write for them. Getting started on this is more important to me than cleaning and organizing my house. I think I will shower and then meditate. Hopefully, that will relax me enough to keep writing today.