Y’all....it’s been an emotional two months. I am constantly reminded of how grateful I need to be of the people, places and things that I am surrounded by. I have amazingly tough kids that keep me on my toes daily. I have people that have been brought into my life by the grace of God. I am in a location where I am afforded so many opportunities. It’s definitely been a wild ride but we are alive. Although I still have some good and bad days, I am still aware of what I have. It
I couldn’t have said it better myself.... On this date one year ago as I was driving my daughter to college, we were involved in one of the most traumatic car accidents of our life. She missed her first semester of college as a freshman. Instead she spent her time going through physical therapy to learn how to walk again. She has a permanent titanium rod in her left leg. I spent 5 weeks in a hospital going through multiple surgeries all on my left side. The whole time I cried
Monday motivation ...today I had the pleasure as a mentor to speak with a mentee who wanted advice on the things she wants to do in life. At first I was not sure how to help. The more I listened to her passion, the more I was excited for her. She asked me how I began my journey and how she should tackle it. I told her to prepare for those who won’t believe in the same things. I also told her to never let anyone’s negativity bring her down. The only one that keep your dream al
I am a Retired Army Combat Veteran, Military Spouse of over 22 years and mom to a high school junior and college sophomore. I am also a service connected disabled veteran. I live with a mental illness that not many knew about until I started sharing my story. I am an advocate, mentor, blogger, coach and speaker. I am a survivor and fighter and help others do the same. You are not alone and you are not like most girls or boys, women and men. You are friggin amazing! Always lis
Hey there. It’s Thursday and you are almost to the weekend. Let me re-introduce myself. My name is Annette and I am the CEO of A Wild Ride Called Life. I am also a Retired Army Combat Veteran, Military Spouse and mom to a college sophomore and a high school junior 🤦🏻♀️ I am also living with PTSD, Anxiety and depression. I share my story to people all over the world to show everyone that it is ok to NOT be ok. I ain’t crazy. I am just a human who has a mental illness and I
When the PA says “welcome back” every time he sees me it means I am here far too often. Today I am getting my new hip checked out. They need to make sure it is working properly. Never did I think I would have had a hip replacement at the age of 43. Even though it hurts when I get up and walk too far, at least I am still here right? I’m not gonna lie. I am a little tired of this crap. The one year anniversary of the accident is coming up and I am not sure how I am going to fee
Today it would have marked 20 years that I would have served. I miss it daily. I miss the Soldiers and the camaraderie. I miss my battles and all the experiences I was given. I will always cherish the memories. Now, God has given me another road to walk on and another journey to follow. I miss my tribe but I have gained long lasting friendships with leaders, mentors, Soldiers and Peers and I will forever be grateful. Here’s to another year and another chapter doing what I sti
You guys. My insides are bursting. These past few weeks have just been tiring yet humbling. I am working so hard at working along side some amazing people who want to hear our story. I am listening to all of you. To us. I want this to be huge. I want us to make a difference. We may be a small little website but we have big hearts and we are being heard. Thank you to all of you for continuing on this journey with me. You help me. Because of God, my family and all of you, I am
Sometimes being strong is the only thing left to do. Some days I just want to throw in the towel. I want to wave the white flag. I just want to be done. I am emotionally draIned. I am then reminded by a song that I need to snap out of it. Yes, sometimes music heals my soul. Sometimes you just need to hear the right beat and the right lyrics to get your groove back. Sometimes I just need to ignore the background noise and focus on something else. I’ll be ok. I have to be. . .
Let me begin with this...the other day I posted with my middle finger in the air. It may have offended some people. I told you that I was gonna be real and honest. I try not to use curse words and try to be clean. Soo, sorry ? I’ll try and done it down 🤷🏻♀️ Now let’s start again 👇🏼 Peace out to the negativity in my life. The one where it starts to make me feel about myself. Those feelings that I am not good enough. Nope. No more. Don’t ever let yourself get to that point
It’s hump day. Where did the time go ? Today I am venturing out for some Antique shopping. I had a hard time figuring out what to wear. I used to hide behind jeans and big shirts. Not today frumpy. I am starting to feel good in my skin again. I’m not model material but I don’t care. Sometimes a pair of stretchy jeans that I now to belt is all I need. I have had these @converse for a while now and I am just now able to stick my swollen foot in it. Huge win. I always say this .