Believing in Me

I woke up to hubby saying, “quick, look out the patio!”  Apparently we had a visitor in our backyard.

This was zoomed in, through the glass doors so it’s a bit blurry.  But still, pretty cool eh?!  She best stay out of my garden though. 😉


I recently started following someone on Twitter and many of their tweets & RTs are very positive and about believing in yourself. 

“Everything you need is within you.”

“Success means having the courage, determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”

“One who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung

“Are you waiting for happiness? It’s already right here, right now.”

“The only person who is with you your entire life is you. Make peace with yourself.”

“You can be aware of your past without being it” – Geneen Roth

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.”‘ – Eckhart Tolle

They really got me thinking about my happiness and what I want out of life.  I haven’t believed in myself completely in a long time and I didn’t even really notice.  What I have noticed is increased levels of stress, anxiety and a general feeling that I just wish that life could be better.  Over the past few weeks I’ve realized that I am the only one who can change this. I need to stop wishing and make it happen.  Believe in myself, get out there and just go for what I want.    No one is stopping me but me.  It’s sort of a sad realization that my insecurities and lack of faith in myself have stopped me.  But not anymore.

I am a strong, intelligent woman with a great future a head of me and I just need to go out there and live it to the very best of my abilities! 

Change in any aspect of your life is hard.  But it is worth it on so many levels.  I’ve got to start I am trusting and believing in myself and doing what makes me truly happy.   I am also going to start treating myself better.  My general well being is important.  I’m going to do things for myself like booking massages again, getting my hair cut and spending more quality time with the people I love.  I am worth it.

PS.  The lovely lady who tweeted those quotes is launching a blog in September!  Be on the look out.


Okay, that was great to get out… now on to a more light weight subject, Supper – on the menu this evening, burgers, taters & salad.

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Hubby loves my homemade taters, they’ve become my go-to when I can’t think of any other side dish.  So easy to make – dice up potatoes into cube, drizzle with a few teaspoons of olive oil, and sprinkle with your fav herbs & spices.  Bake for 25 mins at 425 degrees.

I grilled up a few of our fav Blue Menu Angus Burgers. Topped mine with onions, spinach, tomato, ketchup & mustard.  Plus melted cheddar on top.


My taters, with Heinz.  There really is no other kindz…. 😉
Same salad combo as last night – lettuce from our garden (!!!) baby spinach, diced tomato and a sprinkle of shredded mozza & herbs.  For dressing I used the best Balsamic Vinegar in the world!

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Alright ladies (and gents?) I’m gonna take off for the evening.  We have a bunch of tv shows to catch up on – True Blood & Drop Dead Diva!!!  Have a great night. 🙂

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