3.23.2011

this is my year.


when i first saw this (the above picture) i thought, ya right- this is NOT my year. But then, i re-thought it. i contemplated, & then i realized that this IS my year. ya, of course it started out rough... but i will be stronger. i will be happier. i will be wiser. i will be rebuilt. i will make my mark. i will be smarter. i will be one step closer to finding who i am. i will become who i am supposed to be. i will be found. this is the year that i will always remember as a defining time in my life. when i was literally in the depths of despair. and then i realized....

my health depends on my happiness. i can't go on without a smile on my face. i choose happiness. i hate change. if anyone knows me at all- they know that. i crave consistency. i crave it. i get anxiety when life takes a different direction. i like knowing whats gonna happen before it happens. i need to loosen up. i need to let go. i choose happiness- because it is good for my health.
I believe in myself. i know that if i can get through this- i can get through anything. i can go back to school. i can find a career path that fits me. i can do it. i can try and try again. i am not a failure. i will be better. i will find the path i am supposed to be on. i believe i can- and i will.

p.s. papers were filed today. 3.23.11. appx 60 days from now...its all final. that will be one of "those" days.  then i will begin life as Mindy Riggs- the end of a hard road, and a new beginning of possibilities.

side note: pinterest.com is great. i searched 'words'. and thats where i get all these fantastic artsy sayings. 

16 comments:

Heather said...

You are amazing Mindy and I'm proud of you.

Bree and Bryce said...

You are inspiring Mindy.
You are a beautiful, sweet, talented woman. Good for you for choosing happiness.

I hope I can be like you some day!

Anonymous said...

hai mindy im from malaysia. u know what, i have been reading your blog last month. i am very touched of what u have wrote. your right when i first saw the picture, i also thought this is not my year. i just got my final high school exam result, and i didn't do well. however thank u for your inspiring and uplifting words

Tahnee said...

you go girl!!!

Suzanne M said...

<3 you!!!!
And I'm so proud to know you. You inspire me to love life more and live it to the fullest, happiest it can be.

Amy said...

great post. and it DEFINITELY is your year. after these 60 days go by mindy lou is back in full force! ;o) i love you. thanks for sharing your thoughts with all of us. looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Lindsay Riggs said...

Keep it up, Mindy! We love you!

Tyler and Kendyl said...

way to be!

Mom said...

That is a great post! I am so proud of you for your upbeat attitude!!! Love you!

kate said...

love you mindy.

Bekah: said...

"I will be rebuilt"

I can't wait to see what you build.

Spencer and Jessica Drew said...

I know you can do it too! I know that you will be still be the awesome, confident, and fun Mindy that you've always been!

Love Cami. said...

such a huge step mindy. i love you and i know that you will come out a stronger woman after all of this. you're amazing, just keep looking forward love.

Cole said...

Hi Mindy! It was nice meeting you today. I just checked out some of your items on your other blog and they are so great! Seriously you are talented. Looking forward to reading more here. :)

Brittany Franco said...

I've been thinking about you dear. It gets better...
It has to right? :)
You'll make it and you'll be so much happier. Sometimes two people just aren't meant to be together. Not that one person was right and one wrong. Good people get divorced too.
Once you find that person you'll understand how much easier being happy can be. The "work" in a marriage isn't "work" anymore.
But.. be patient, have fun, enjoy being Mindy! I love being around you girl, I miss seeing you. You're so much fun. Please let me know if you need anything.

Kelli said...

Love you. you are one strong lady and I know you'll be so happy!