Life Lately

Life Lately

I can't believe it is November already. Where has the year gone? Time has only sped up and there are days I'd love for it to slow down. As I look back on the year this far I can't help but think of how much has changed in the last 10 months. Bar J Trading wasn't even on my mind at the start of this year. Here we are a month or so into this! I never imagined this was how the year would go. But I am thankful for the changes.

This last year has been full of moments that I would like to run away from. I don't mind confrontation. But some days I  don’t want to deal with some of the world's stupidity. There is nothing I despise more than stupid people. But that’s a conversation for another day. In the last year, there have been many days that I am reminded by my dear mother that you can't run away from things. Which often led to a slight eye roll and on my way I would go. I hate to admit it - but she is right. When life gets uncomfortable and especially when I was not where I wanted to be - I wanted to run away. But running will not get anyone where you want to be. Every place has the same problems. So we all might as well pull our big girl panties up and deal with whatever it may be. The best advice I have is some days require good Mexican food and a margarita to solve the day's problems.

Then there have been a lot of days this year that have had me wishing I could live in the absolute middle of nowhere and never see people again. But - the likelihood of that going well is slim to none. I like people more than I want to admit to. I enjoy being around people and getting to know them. Just some days - it would be nice to hide for a while.

The recurring lesson the year has brought is you can't run forever. I sure as heck can't live off the grid for the next twenty years, and learning how to love people for who they are and where they are at. The learning to love people thing doesn’t come all that easy for me. It’s easy to love the people I like and are like me. But the stupid people of the world make me dig deep and test my patience. But I have realized we are all still trying to figure out what we want to be when we grow up. Having grace with people is better than being mean and rude. I still have the urge to occasionally smack someone upside the head and question what they are doing. But that won’t get you anywhere.

We are all here trying to figure out this world around us. I used to think all the adults had this "adulting" thing figured out. Looking at the grown-ups from the lens of a small child - adults seemed to have it together. Now that they consider most of the people around me adults - we do not have anything together. Our ducks aren't in a row and if you're lucky they may be in the same pond. Either way, no one has it all together and no one knows all the secrets to life. Talk about how mind-blown my little self would've been to know that bit of information. We would have pumped the brakes on this growing-up thing.

 As we all enter November and the Holiday season around the corner, don't forget to spend extra time with those you love. Even if it requires an extra adult beverage or two. You will never regret the time spent with your family and friends. And if there is something you’ve been needing to do - just pull up your big girl panties and get it done.

Until next time friends, 



What has this year been for you?

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