Monday, July 30, 2012


Good news!

I am alive.

So alive.

In fact I'm better than ever.  Sorry I haven't been around much..but absence makes the heart grow fonder, eh?

It's been a rough summer.

But I just want to take a sec to say "thanks" to the people in my life that have made it difficult.


Because I've really learned a lot from each of you.

Thanks for reminding me how important it is to follow my heart and my ambitions. Your attitude about those things hurt for a bit. 

Just a teensy, tiny, little bit.

Your opinions on those things has actually made me realize how important those things are to me.  And I think it's better to be true to myself then try to fit in your mold.

Because I have my own mold.  And you may not like it. But I am happy.

And isn't that the end goal in life? To be happy?

I'm not at the end, but I like where I'm going.

Also, what is happiness good for if we can't help others be happy too?

Either we go through life pretending to be someone we're not, or we embrace who we are (the good and the bad) and we love others for doing the same.

So instead of being sad about some painful rejections, I'm happy to say that I am more motivated then ever to just be myself.

It's such a liberating thing.

And I feel the need to say that it's time we all stop worrying about everyone else. I know it's hard to just love who we really are, because we're afraid of the critics and those that would hurt us.

But I believe God wants us to be happy.  We are unique and different because of Him. That's how we were made and that's how we're supposed to be.  Isn't it awesome?!

The truth is life is different for all of us. So trying to fit into someone elses idea of who we should be can never actually work. Our struggles, our strengths, are individual and personal.

Some of us don't get married.

Some do and it doesn't work out.

Some of us don't realize our dreams until later in life.

Everyone is at a different place on the path.

Stop dreaming someone elses dream. Find your own dream. Don't fear your critics. They just can't see what you see. 

Embrace who you are. Be happy with what you see when you look in the mirror. Challenge others to do the same.

And I think we will all be a little happier.


  1. A-freakin-men! Good post, but I'm curious who these difficult people in your life are?

  2. I'm glad you're not letting her get to you april.. It's way more fun to have a unique, confident cousin than a stuffy, boring one. It also really helped to read that some people don't realize dreams until later in life. I'm hardly at the later-in-life point of my life, but I've been deciding what direction to take in school and hearing that was just what I needed to be confident in the choice i want to make.
    Thanks cuz, love you!

  3. I love you April and I am so thrilled that you are happy with who you are. You are indeed a unique person with wonderful talents and gifts. You are perfect just the way you are and I love you.


  4. Not to mention you are the funnest person. ever. So good to see you even if it was short. I love you!