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
So this is 44... Fly away hair Wrinkles Not so perfect skin A lot more weight than in high school 😂 A college sophomore and a high school junior. Retired Army Combat Veteran and unemployed. Mental Health Advocate, Mental Health Survivor, Blogger and Life Coach. This is 44 years of hard lessons learned, hard life lived and still here to share all. the things. I’ve been through some shit but am so glad God helped me through it. Here’s to more grey hairs. More squeaking joints.
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
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
How is it May already? My daughter will be finishing her first year of college 😭 My son will be finishing his sophomore year of high school 😭😭 and I’m over here like please Lord “Bless this Mess” of a house, of a life, of a whole school year gone by just. like. that. 😮. It has been quite the year but we made it. She made it. He made. We all made it. Summer is coming and It will be just as busy. Can someone please tell life to slow down? Can anyone else believe that it is
Happy 3rd birthday to my very best furry friend Lulu. I can’t believe that just three years ago your human grandpa gave you to me. I never knew how much I needed you until then. To say that you have saved my life and continue to do so is an understatement. Even though you are spoiled rotten, sassy and independent (just like my own human children 😂), you always know when I need you. God has certainly filled my life with so much love and I am so grateful. Thank you for choosin
Messy hair. Pjs by 630. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day. Sometimes the hair is just hair. The mascara will just run. The zits will just appear out of nowhere even when it’s not that time of the month 🤷🏻♀️. Does your teenage boy want dinner by 4pm? No? Oh, it’s just me? Yeah. It’s Monday and I am already waiting for Friday. Bring it. How do you survive the day? . . . #needmorehoursintheday #momofteens #armyvet #milspouse #armylife #messyhairdontcare #bl
Have I told y’all how lucky I am to have your support in what I want to do? Without God, my family, friends and all of you who follow me I wouldn’t be doing this. You all have helped me overcome so much that it still amazes mw how far I have come. Life has its challenges. Some days just suck but being surrounded by all of you has helped in more ways than you can imagine. Thank you for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. Because of this I’ve got you. I am in