Hello friends! My name is Patty and yes, this blog has a lot about me in it. I also want to include you in some of my family’s adventures, but more importantly, I want to help you to heal and move forward from trauma or debilitating circumstances in your life. Learning to let go, and have fun, and not dwell on the things that have happened, are one of the biggest reliefs I found. But, it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Our lives are not always easy, and sometimes life seems impossible
Throughout my life I struggled with depression. I new I was different than everyone else but I didn’t think this was a good thing. As I grew older and married, a friend told me she had dealt with depression in her life and everything she described was what I was feeling.
Married life and having children, with all the extra demands it required from me, only made the depression worse, until I was at the point of not being able to think clearly or do the daily tasks the average person does.
I felt immobilized
Also, my adolescent days of partying carried over into my marriage, as I could see that my husband’s drinking was affecting me and my children’s lives. We had many avenues of counseling and encouragement to help us overcome these obstacles and the things I learned is a big part of what I want to share with you here at funfamliving.
These struggles continued and then some traumatic events came along and dramatically stirred things up. Many people deal with something traumatic in their life that has a way of holding a person in a place that they never move forward from.
Let go and move on
I found this phrase more of an annoyance than an answer to my pain.
How do you move on from such a dark place?
Just one of the things I started to find peace in doing was in my garden.
I found that using every little bit of energy I could muster, has
it’s rewards in helping me move on.
Above, I am getting ready to play in the dirt. Not a planned picture!
As you can see I immersed myself into this project and found a sense
of a new start instead of sitting on my couch, which I do still enjoy. I am a little
busier making my life, instead of waiting for my life to happen.
Is everything perfect for me now? No Way!!
I still want some things to change.
I still think about the broken dreams and wasted efforts of the past.
But it’s getting better. The only good time to look back is when you are realizing what you made it through! And so I am thankful I made it to this point. My past experiences are in my e-book.
Even though my life may continue to have disappointments that I can do nothing about, I know that I have plenty of awesome experiences to come, with family and friends, and unknown surprises and gifts that I can’t possibly know about. Join me for a journey to who knows where!
What I do know, the future can be a place where life is new, and then your true beautiful colors will show.
Life Can Be Great Again!
Check out my surviving cancer story to learn what happened when my husband was diagnosed with throat cancer.
See some of my DIY’s here
Gardening is part of my therapy. Check it out
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