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It's 8:43am on a Friday morning and I have been up since about 6am. Normally I would not be so happy about this but I am starting to adjust to this limited sleep schedule as my body gets used to this medication. I actually got a full night of sleep last night which doesn't happen often and I'm going to the movies today for the second time this week :)

Just wanted to put a little blog up today about the importance of appreciating every moment.. the good the bad and the in between. Life knows how to throw some curve balls which can leave us second guessing a lot of things but truth is those are times we usually learn the most. If every moment in life went exactly how we expected it to, how boring would that be? We don't want to live like the Stepford Wives movies so stop wishing for 'perfect' or 'normal' because the crazy is normal and the lessons we learn are perfect, as long as we take the time to pay attention...

I always tell people think outside of your box and for the past year have really tried to follow my own advise. I've hit stages and spoke to crowds I'd never would have dreamed of before, I went on camping retreats, caught my first fish and shrimp ever (and ate some!), started a vlog series, used as many random moments to create memories with my kids and more. Life isn't about fitting some ideal image or standard.. it's about living. It's about doing things to better your life and those lives around you.

So keep a smile on your face, dance to every good beat you hear, sing to every song you know and learn how to hit back those curve balls we get in life because once you master those tricky throws, amazing things can head your way!

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