Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Perfectly Imperfect



The reflection of a 30 something trying to make a difference, find brilliance, wear heals & look fabulous every single damn day!

Back on October 13, 1992 I was fighting for my life after becoming paralyzed from a car accident, I never would have thought that  this many years later I would be a successful teacher who believes in herself and makes a difference in the lives that she meets everyday!

My situation has led me to discover things about myself that I would not have before. I am proud not only of what my disability has taught me, but also of where it has taken me + whom I have met along the way. People have stayed + people have went about their way and left my journey.

So much in my life is because of this injury. No, life isn't perfect, but it wasn't perfect before I used a wheelchair either! Over time I have come to realize... It wasn't me who changed... It was my perspective! Being a gal that uses a wheelchair has reminded me to appreciate the little things in life such as being able to get out of bed each morning and enjoy the fresh air. I have begun to realize, it is not what I do in life that matters. It is who I am inside that truly defines the real me.

I have met people in my life that are blantenly uncomfortable around.  So be it I say.  Deal with your own feelings, in your own time.  

Recently I came across a man that took me by surprise.  Not because he was uneducated or unaware but because he seemed really sorry for me.  Like I could have never really lived a full life.  True story....If it takes being divorced at a young age to live a life, count me out!  Dude, feel sorry for yourself.

Having said all of this, I didn't get here overnight. It took me a bunch of years to come to grips with the gravity of it all. It took a great support system of family and friends, a belief in myself, an ungodly number of margaritas and a deeply engrained sense of humor. All that I have going for me defuses the all-consuming desire to lash out, to find and affix blame.
You don't need to walk to fall in love, to get married, have kids, get a degree, go to work or be a successful leader. Whatever you want to do, you don't need to walk to write, paint, take in a ballgame, go hunting, scuba diving, whatever. 

Napoleon said, "struggle is a decided advantage, for it awakens within you attributes which would otherwise forever lie dormant."

walking is over-rated

Beauty, Books, & Boxes oh my...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Random Confessions.

I love Jesus- just not religion. 
I love my family so much. 
I eat too much dessert, but have been cutting back.
My favorite shows of the moment "criminal minds","ghost whisper", "The City", and "SNL". 
I stockpile beautiful fabric like it's Y2K. 
I plan on making beautiful cupcakes soon. 
I plan knitting a cute hat for a lovely. 
I plan to crochet a blanket. 
I plan on having a day with no plans. 
I have a thousand business ideas stored up in my head. 
The chocolate bars are my favorite. 
I need to drink more water. 
I don't like crust.
I will not pretend to like Glee to up my cool factor. 
I love teaching kiddos to read.
Kiddos make me smile+happy.
I love my photog business.
The perfect picture can often bring me to tears because I not only see the emotion, but feel it.
I use coupons. 
My family is very tight.  Mess with 1, get all 5 Trei kiddos+the rents!
I love crafting with my favorite friends.
I google everything. 
I think I can do anything (which is probably why I google everything). 
I want it all!

Home Lovin.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fab Fun.

Looking forward to this weekend.  Fun times...also next week I have some exciting new, getting ready for me close up...LOL!  Have a peaceful weekend all!  And like always, post are totally no fun without pics!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

I Am Enough.

HOPE. I feel like the next month and a half will not be exactly how I would have planned for an easy-going May and June to play themselves out - but, the Universe just keeps putting good things in my path and I feel like I'm on the right track. Oh, it's one of those right track SLOW track machines. But, it's a very good track so I'll take it.
And I just love this picture from the park this weekend!  She is so gorg!