Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"FML" is now banned from this blog.

I'm guilty of saying this all the time throughout my day.  In fact, it's become a habit that's been really hard to break.  I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this.

It's so much easier to say "f*ck my life" or "just shoot me already" when something goes wrong than to suck it up and deal with the problem.  We're already stressed out with the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that when something doesn't go our way we get overwhelmed and suddenly it feels like the end of the world.  But guess what?  It's not.
I know that I personally have been on my last nerve the past couple of weeks due to an extremely chaotic (and extremely hot & humid) summer.  The hubby's been home a lot while getting his business set up, the girls have been getting ready to go back to school, we've been renovating the house little by little, and the temperatures have been making Trace's nose bleed constantly.  All of these things have been stressing me out so much that I've been freaking out over the little things.  Crying over spilled milk?  More like screaming "F*CK MY LIFE!!" and having a meltdown over it.

But I'm putting all that behind me now.  I don't want to be the crazy frantic mother who freaks out over every little thing.  That's my mother...sometimes.  My sister and I jokingly call her "Manic Mary" or "Panicky  Patty" sometimes when she's in her freak-out mood.

My friend Mae wrote a post the other day that inspired me.  Her last lines were "Life is amazing. Just open your eyes a little. And if it’s not… change it."

Instead of sitting on my ass and complaining about everything that sucks, I'm going to get up and do something to change it and make it amazing.  This is part of the reason why I've been M.I.A. lately in my real life - I've been focusing on cleaning, rearranging, and redecorating the house because since this is where I spend most of my time, I want it to be a place that I love to be rather than just a place I have to be.

I've also mentioned in one of my previous posts that I've also started doing a little yoga at home and I really do want to take a real class one day soon.  This has helped me to relax a little more and has also showed me how valuable a little "me" time can be.  I just need to remind myself not to freak out when something goes wrong.

So from now on, "FML" will be a thing of the past.  I am going to to turn "f*ck my life" into "I f*cking love my life".  I hope this post inspires you to do the same.  Stay positive.


  1. YAY! I love this.

    I honestly cringe every time someone says FML because chances are they are really really blessed and just can't see through the mess to enjoy it.

    Is life messy? YES! But it is so beautiful!

    I sometimes throw myself a pity party for all the things I don't have and all the things I can't do. I can usually snap out of it real quick and realize how much I do have.

    I always tell my husband, we may not have everything but we have everything we need =)

    I hope things start to look up, now that you've gained a fresher perspective!

  2. so true. i've been so stressed about little things and annoyed too, but i need to remember the tons of good things in my life for sure!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  3. You're right. saying FML has become almost as common as people filling sentences with "like". I don't say it THAT often, but it's just a negative way to look at and deal with things.

  4. I'm loving your positive attitude in this post. When it comes to being more appreciative of your life, it looks like you're off to a great start. I had never thought about why it's so easy to say FML, but I think you're right--life is so busy and stressful, one little thing going wrong can make everything seem overwhelming!! I said a prayer this morning asking God to help me be grateful, because I definitely forget to say thank you sometimes >_< xo

  5. Girl! I love your attitude on this post! I'm going through some VERY hectic times aswell, but I can't lose my focus. There are definitely times where you want to quit or have a massive breakdown, but it is important that you at least once a day do something that sets you back on track and reminds why you do the things that you're doing.

    Life can be VERY stressful at times, but those hard moments are the ones that we value the most at the end of the journey. So make sure you keep a big smile on your face :) and be grateful for everything you have. Hard times are the ones that make you the amazing woman you are today :)

    Lots of love, hope to read from you soon! xx :)

  6. Love every one of those quotes! Great post!

    I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party TOMORROW (every Friday) on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @


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