Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It Feels So Good, So Good to Be ALIVE!!!

A little Temper Trap anyone? No? Okay, moving on.

Have you ever felt so blessed that it felt too good to be true? When there is so much happiness in your heart that you don't know what to do with it all? That has been my life the last few weeks.

Don't get me wrong, I have my share of anxiety and stress just like everyone else. However, I am surrounded by good in my life that is hard not to notice and recognize. That's my key, surround yourself with greatness.

I have had to restructure my life since we have moved to Idaho. Bryson travels for work more than I was expecting; so, I have a lot more free time on my hands than I am used to. By all means, I wasn't in any rush to find a job, but I was going insane without the structure a job gave me. It was tough to adjust to my new circumstances but I decided I needed to change a few things in my life. I haven't been this balanced with life since before I was married. My tips and tricks to a balanced life:

Cherish your time with your loved ones | When I say I have a lot of alone time on my hands, I mean A LOT. It won't be like this forever, but the time apart from Bryson has actually been a huge blessing. I look forward to his return all week. When the night finally comes, I am giddy and full of butterflies when I pick him up from the airport. The couple of days that we have together before his next venture are amazing. We enjoy our time and do simple things together instead of separate like we had before. It feels like we are dating again and I couldn't be happier.

Get your hormones in check | Let me tell you a little something on this. First off, I didn't realize how much I wasn't myself these last few years. I recently got off a medication I had been taking and GOOD HEAVENS, it was the best decision I could have made. I knew there was still the loving and caring Kelsey in me somewhere. Turns out she had been hiding under the medication without knowing it. My hormones were not right and I knew it, I just didn't know how to fix it. Needless to say, if you feel off, trust your instincts. No one knows you better than you do.

Surround yourself with those who lift you up | As I get older, the more I realize that I have the power to only be around those who I choose to be. There are friends that I love who I had to leave back in Washington that mean the world to me. I was nervous that I wasn't going to find that again, but I have. There are so many great people everywhere, you just need to find them. Find those that share the same interests as you, serve, their priorities are the same as yours and you will see a change in you that you won't believe.

Personal scripture study is more important than you realize | The main change I have made in my life has been taking the time to study the Book of Mormon every day. Growing up I have been taught of the blessings that come from reading the Book of Mormon, but it wasn't until recently that I learned it for myself.

I know life is tough and there are hardships coming my way, but I feel that I have made positive changes in my life to be prepared for it. We all make choices with the cards we are dealt, and I choose to be positive.