Fitness and Choices

You have the perfect plan in place and the house is full of healthy foods. You are READY to rock this new fitness and weight loss. You get after it. Week one is hard, but you do it. Week two? The kids have practice every day this week. There are two basketball games....

It Can Be Hard To Set Smart Goals

Did you set a big goal this New Years? You were going to get it done in 2018. How many times in the past have you set a huge goal such as to lose 50 pounds or exercise 5 days a week, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or usually days) later? Why did you fail? A...

Mind Over Matter!

Mind over matter!  I find myself clinging to that mantra a lot as a FireWife.  Especially with the history my firefighter husband and I endured.  The past can never truly be buried deep enough.  It always seems to nudge it's way through my thoughts as I go about my...

Wait, you BOTH work shift work?

A little over 2 years ago, I got this crazy idea to apply for a different type of job than I had previously been working.  For years, I worked at the local community hospital as an ED nurse on an "as needed" basis.  As our children got a little older, I started...

Laundry Basket Fortress

It's a never ending cycle. Wash. Dry. Throw it in a basket. Maybe take it upstairs. If you're lucky you have a main floor laundry. Sometimes you have to scramble 2 minutes before needing to leave to find the matching sock for the three year old and oh wait..the baby...

acceptanceOh boy, acceptance is a big one. One that changes constantly.

As life changes we have to either accept it or be miserable. There are some ways we can change and adapt things so we don’t have to accept it as it was first thrown at us. But all in all, we will still have to accept many things life throws at us.

Acceptance of things we can’t change is a big one. First as a vollie wife I had to accept that the pager would go off every time we grilled steaks.

It became a joke in our house. We went longer and longer without grilling steaks because it caused the damn pager to go off. Most any other dinner didn’t cause it to happen lol

Then I had to accept the jump to him being gone at academy and not talking to him. It’s in the middle of the mountains and there isn’t cell service. It was a huge change for us, but it made it easier to accept him being gone for just 24 hours on shift 🙂

Acceptance is a choice. You can accept this firelife or fight it. Either way it’s going to happen.

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