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Monday, June 9, 2014

Last night I decided to take a little trip down memory lane via my blog, so I clicked on the Family link in my menu bar and was instantly transformed to when I first started my blog way back in 2008; I cannot tell you how many laughs (and even a few tears) those posts caused, it was so much fun to look back and really see how much my family and I have grown in the past 6 years!  One of my favorite posts was one that I called my "Allisonisms", which were just basically what I'd consider "Rules to Live By", my rules of course, they don't have to apply to everyone, though I do kinda think they totally could!  So, I thought it would be fun to revisit my "Allisonisms", only this time I want to call them...





1. Learn to depend on yourself! Let's face it even the best of friends may not have your back when things fall apart! Knowing you can look at the world and say, "You know what I've got this on my own." will make you so much stronger than looking to someone else to pick up the pieces!
2. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in! Some people mistake my willingness to stand up for what I believe as my being bitchy, but I don't pay any attention to that. Knowing I have the courage to voice my opinion no matter what the consequence means more to me than ignorant people who judge others for having a backbone!
3. Live everyday like it's your last! I really believe this because nothing is guaranteed, life is short and you never know when your number will be called, but if you live everyday to the fullest then you'll more than likely leave this life with no regrets. (And there's a good chance you won't have to come back and haunt the shit out of someone...lol)
4. Make sure you say "I love you" often. This is another one that I insist on doing! My fiance and kids probably think I'm completely mental because I seriously tell them "I love you" three million times a day. I look at it like this, if I tell them I love them more than I need to then I know that there's absolutely no question in their minds that they are loved by me!
5. Learn from your mistakes. I know this one seems like just plain old fashion common sense, but you'd be surprised at how many people (myself included) seem to repeat the same silly mistakes over and over again. I look at it like this; if I've done something and I know it was a mistake chances are doing it again is going to produce the same results. So try hard to make every mistake a learning experience and once the lesson has been learned the chances of you repeating the mistakes that you've made is a lot less likely!
6. Know that this too shall pass! This one seems a little more difficult for me to believe in than the rest the reason? When things are going horrible it's very hard to believe that things will ever get better, but I've learned that even the worst situations do eventually get better you just have to give it time and believe that there are better things to come in your life. Trust me it will get better.
7. Believe in love even when it seems like your prince will never come. Alright so this is one that I have done extensive research on (and by research I mean I have been in countless failed relationships). I've learned that love does exist, but most of the time it happens when you least expect it! True love is a love that you never have to question, it's a love that feels exactly right from the start, and it's a love that will make even the harshest cynics believe in prince charming!
8. Being a parent will be the hardest job you'll ever have! This one is definitely true! Kids don't come with handbook and there will be times when you have no clue what to do; like when your newborn is up crying for hours on end and nothing seems to calm her down or when your 6 year old asks where babies come from and you'd rather cut off your own foot than try to explain it to her. But in all the chaos and crying comes the realization that parenthood is the most rewarding job you will ever do!
9. Life isn't easy, but it's the struggles that make you stronger! If life were easy then you'd never make mistakes and then learn from them, you'd never be challenged to find out what you're made of, and you'd never appreciate the little things because you know how truly special they are.
10. Having people who love you and truly care about your happiness is one of the greatest gifts in the world. I live with this in mind always, because it's the people in my life that make it so incredible and I am thankful every day that I have such great people in mine!
- See more at: http://misadventuresinbabyraising.blogspot.com/2008/11/so-my-birthday-is-getting-increasingly.html#sthash.jSJ9E99m.dpuf

 #1.  Learn to depend on yourself!  Let's face it, even your best friends may not have your back every time life falls apart!  Being able to look at the world and say, "You know what, I've got this on my own!" will make you so much stronger than looking to someone else to help pick up the pieces!  

#2.  Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in!  Some people mistake my willingness to stand up for what I believe in, as me being bitchy and you know what?  I can deal with that!  Knowing that I have the courage to voice my opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be and no matter the consequences, means more to me personally than being judged by people who have no backbone!

#3.  Live every day like it's your last!  NOTHING in life is guaranteed!!!!  Life is short and you never know when your number (or the number of a loved one) will be called!  If you live every day like it's your last then you'll more than likely leave this life with no regrets and there's a good chance you won't have to come back and haunt the crap out of someone!  I wrote that post 6 years ago and while I believed it then, it didn't really hit home how true it is until last summer when my father died.  I repeat NOTHING in life is guaranteed...make every, single moment count! 

#4.  Make sure that you say "I love you!" often!  This is something that I insist on doing every single day!  My husband and kids probably fully believe that I am mental (I'm convinced they do), because I seriously tell them I love them at least 50 times a day.  I look at it like this, if I tell them that I love them way more than I need to, then there should be absolutely no question in any of their minds that they are always and forever loved by me!  

#5.  Learn from your mistakes!  This one is one of the hardest rules for me to live by because I'm just so dang stubborn!  I fully know that repeating mistakes will only produce the same awful results, but a lot of the time I do it anyway...why?  Well, because I'm human and though I may repeat a mistake (and instantly regret it) I do eventually realize that I probably shouldn't do it again and that's what counts!  The ability to learn from the mistakes that I've made (even if I don't learn the first...or tenth...time) always, eventually, leads to me understanding a whole lot more about myself and about life in general.  So, if you're having a hard time not repeating silly mistakes, just give it time, don't be too hard on yourself and eventually, you'll learn the lesson and never repeat it again!

#6.  Know that "This Too Shall Pass"!  This one is a little harder for me to believe in on a consistent basis, because honestly, when everything that could go wrong does go wrong all at once, who really believes that it's going to get better...but ya know what?  Doesn't it always?  Of course it does and though sometimes it may seem like your life is just one big pot of messy, it WILL get better, just give it time and keep an open mind and a positive outlook on the future and you'll be surprised by how quickly things turn around!

#7.  Believe in love even when it seems like your prince will never come!  This is one that I've done extensive research on (and by extensive research I mean that I have been in countless failed relationships) and what did I learn?   I learned that love, true, real love, does exist and that most of the time it happens when you least expect it!  My husband and I went through hell in our relationship for a lot of years (honestly, at the time I wrote my original post we were probably going through it then) and there were times when I wasn't even sure we'd make it through another day together let alone another year, but then one day everything changed and we both seemed to realize at the same time that we were each others true love.  As mushy as that sounds, it couldn't be more true and while we wasted so many years and so much time not seeing that true love was right in front of our nose, I wouldn't change anything that we've been through, because those things are what led me to my true love!  Keep believing...true love is real!

#8.  Parenting is the hardest job that you'll ever have, but it's also the most rewarding...DO NOT take it for granted!  This one is so true!  Kids do not come with handbooks (it would be most awesome if they did) and there are times when you're going to have absolutely no idea what to do; like when your newborn has been up all night long crying for hours on end and you've had 20 minutes sleep in the past 2 days, or when you're 6 year old asks you where babies come from and you'd rather cut off your foot than have to try to explain it to her.  But I promise you that somewhere in all of the chaos and crying comes the realization that you are shaping someone's life, that it's your job to take that crying newborn and turn her into a productive citizen who can go out into the world and conquer whatever it is she wants to conquer and that my friends is both a pretty friggin' awesome feeling and one that you should never take for granted!

#9.  Life ain't easy and it's the struggles that make you stronger!  If life were easy, no one would ever make mistakes that they needed to learn from in order to grow...makes sense right?  If people never made mistakes and then learned from them, we'd never be challenged, we'd never really know what we're made of or how strong we truly are and we'd never appreciate the little things, because we'd have no idea how truly awesome and special they are! 

#10.  Surrounding yourself with people who truly love you and care about your happiness is the greatest gift there is!  Knowing that you are surrounded by a great group of people (no matter how large or small) kind of makes you feel like you're ten feet tall and bulletproof!  Knowing that there are people in your life who will not judge you or hurt you and who have your back no matter what makes all of the challenges and struggles that life throws your way so much easier to deal with...so, surround yourself with people who bring value to your life and forget the ones who don't...it's much easier to deal with life without all of the dead weight!

And there you have it, 10 rules that I try to live by every single day...not much has changed in 6 years so that must mean that they're a pretty good bunch of guidelines for me and my life!  What are some of your rules to live by?  Do we share any of the same rules?

Until next time...



2. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in! Some people mistake my willingness to stand up for what I believe as my being bitchy, but I don't pay any attention to that. Knowing I have the courage to voice my opinion no matter what the consequence means more to me than ignorant people who judge others for having a backbone! - See more at: http://misadventuresinbabyraising.blogspot.com/2008/11/so-my-birthday-is-getting-increasingly.html#sthash.jSJ9E99m.dpuf
1. Learn to depend on yourself! Let's face it even the best of friends may not have your back when things fall apart! Knowing you can look at the world and say, "You know what I've got this on my own." will make you so much stronger than looking to someone else to pick up the pieces!
2. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in! Some people mistake my willingness to stand up for what I believe as my being bitchy, but I don't pay any attention to that. Knowing I have the courage to voice my opinion no matter what the consequence means more to me than ignorant people who judge others for having a backbone!
3. Live everyday like it's your last! I really believe this because nothing is guaranteed, life is short and you never know when your number will be called, but if you live everyday to the fullest then you'll more than likely leave this life with no regrets. (And there's a good chance you won't have to come back and haunt the shit out of someone...lol)
4. Make sure you say "I love you" often. This is another one that I insist on doing! My fiance and kids probably think I'm completely mental because I seriously tell them "I love you" three million times a day. I look at it like this, if I tell them I love them more than I need to then I know that there's absolutely no question in their minds that they are loved by me!
5. Learn from your mistakes. I know this one seems like just plain old fashion common sense, but you'd be surprised at how many people (myself included) seem to repeat the same silly mistakes over and over again. I look at it like this; if I've done something and I know it was a mistake chances are doing it again is going to produce the same results. So try hard to make every mistake a learning experience and once the lesson has been learned the chances of you repeating the mistakes that you've made is a lot less likely!
6. Know that this too shall pass! This one seems a little more difficult for me to believe in than the rest the reason? When things are going horrible it's very hard to believe that things will ever get better, but I've learned that even the worst situations do eventually get better you just have to give it time and believe that there are better things to come in your life. Trust me it will get better.
7. Believe in love even when it seems like your prince will never come. Alright so this is one that I have done extensive research on (and by research I mean I have been in countless failed relationships). I've learned that love does exist, but most of the time it happens when you least expect it! True love is a love that you never have to question, it's a love that feels exactly right from the start, and it's a love that will make even the harshest cynics believe in prince charming!
8. Being a parent will be the hardest job you'll ever have! This one is definitely true! Kids don't come with handbook and there will be times when you have no clue what to do; like when your newborn is up crying for hours on end and nothing seems to calm her down or when your 6 year old asks where babies come from and you'd rather cut off your own foot than try to explain it to her. But in all the chaos and crying comes the realization that parenthood is the most rewarding job you will ever do!
9. Life isn't easy, but it's the struggles that make you stronger! If life were easy then you'd never make mistakes and then learn from them, you'd never be challenged to find out what you're made of, and you'd never appreciate the little things because you know how truly special they are.
10. Having people who love you and truly care about your happiness is one of the greatest gifts in the world. I live with this in mind always, because it's the people in my life that make it so incredible and I am thankful every day that I have such great people in mine!
- See more at: http://misadventuresinbabyraising.blogspot.com/2008/11/so-my-birthday-is-getting-increasingly.html#sthash.jSJ9E99m.dpuf
1. Learn to depend on yourself! Let's face it even the best of friends may not have your back when things fall apart! Knowing you can look at the world and say, "You know what I've got this on my own." will make you so much stronger than looking to someone else to pick up the pieces!
2. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in! Some people mistake my willingness to stand up for what I believe as my being bitchy, but I don't pay any attention to that. Knowing I have the courage to voice my opinion no matter what the consequence means more to me than ignorant people who judge others for having a backbone!
3. Live everyday like it's your last! I really believe this because nothing is guaranteed, life is short and you never know when your number will be called, but if you live everyday to the fullest then you'll more than likely leave this life with no regrets. (And there's a good chance you won't have to come back and haunt the shit out of someone...lol)
4. Make sure you say "I love you" often. This is another one that I insist on doing! My fiance and kids probably think I'm completely mental because I seriously tell them "I love you" three million times a day. I look at it like this, if I tell them I love them more than I need to then I know that there's absolutely no question in their minds that they are loved by me!
5. Learn from your mistakes. I know this one seems like just plain old fashion common sense, but you'd be surprised at how many people (myself included) seem to repeat the same silly mistakes over and over again. I look at it like this; if I've done something and I know it was a mistake chances are doing it again is going to produce the same results. So try hard to make every mistake a learning experience and once the lesson has been learned the chances of you repeating the mistakes that you've made is a lot less likely!
6. Know that this too shall pass! This one seems a little more difficult for me to believe in than the rest the reason? When things are going horrible it's very hard to believe that things will ever get better, but I've learned that even the worst situations do eventually get better you just have to give it time and believe that there are better things to come in your life. Trust me it will get better.
7. Believe in love even when it seems like your prince will never come. Alright so this is one that I have done extensive research on (and by research I mean I have been in countless failed relationships). I've learned that love does exist, but most of the time it happens when you least expect it! True love is a love that you never have to question, it's a love that feels exactly right from the start, and it's a love that will make even the harshest cynics believe in prince charming!
8. Being a parent will be the hardest job you'll ever have! This one is definitely true! Kids don't come with handbook and there will be times when you have no clue what to do; like when your newborn is up crying for hours on end and nothing seems to calm her down or when your 6 year old asks where babies come from and you'd rather cut off your own foot than try to explain it to her. But in all the chaos and crying comes the realization that parenthood is the most rewarding job you will ever do!
9. Life isn't easy, but it's the struggles that make you stronger! If life were easy then you'd never make mistakes and then learn from them, you'd never be challenged to find out what you're made of, and you'd never appreciate the little things because you know how truly special they are.
10. Having people who love you and truly care about your happiness is one of the greatest gifts in the world. I live with this in mind always, because it's the people in my life that make it so incredible and I am thankful every day that I have such great people in mine!
- See more at: http://misadventuresinbabyraising.blogspot.com/2008/11/so-my-birthday-is-getting-increasingly.html#sthash.jSJ9E99m.dpuf

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