Day #3 My Animals

I am an animal lover thru and thru. I have always had animals for as long as I can remember. The 2 that I currently have are both rescues. My sweet big boy is a 12-year-old german shepherd. He has been beside me for the past 9 years and has been my comfort thru so many trials. He has been thru heck and back with me. He always seems to know when my anxiety is thru the roof. He stays pretty close to me and if it gets too bad he will keep sticking his head underneath my head to calm me down and get me to focus on him. He is not a “therapy dog” but he is certainly my best therapy. I am so very blessed to have him. The sweet little girl is new to me. She is 6 years old and was tortured for 5 1/2 years of that. She is deathly terrified of any kind of rope coming near her.. When I first rescued her to work with her, I could barely get near her.  If you reached toward her she would run and hide. In the past two weeks, she has come so far. I work very patiently with her every day. She now comes when she is called, she will take food from my hand, she will go to her kennel when told to go to bed and has developed an overall sweet spirit. That is unless you are trying to clip her nails…she doesn’t really care for that at all. So these are my current 2 loves…. Meet Buddy (the German Shepherd) and Nolly (the Chihuahua).16523954_242845656125220_1394505868_o

The meaning behind my blog name…

My blog is meant to be a story of my life. The past few years have been pretty rough. Divorce, attempted suicide, starting over and over and over again. I am sincerely CHASING SERENITY in my life. I want the peace and quiet of my soul. I started this blog after my whole life was turned upside down.  The man I thought was supposed to be the absolute love of my life, my forever so to speak, came home one night after disappearing for hours and said that he was still in love with someone else. Coincidentally over the next few months as the truths started coming out he had kept constant contact with her the entire time we were married. I felt like every ounce of my serenity had just been taken. Over the next few months, everything just kind of came crashing and I sincerely felt as if I was chasing any serenity I could find. Any type of peace I could find period. It didn’t matter where I got it from I just needed to feel like I could breathe. This blog was supposed to be an accounting of me seeking that serenity. How I found it (so far I haven’t), but I refuse to give up. I keep starting over. I have been told several times that it is not about how many times you fall it is all about how many times you stand back up. I am choosing to stand on that and keep standing up. I may never truly find serenity in this life, but I will keep chasing it and hoping to find it if not in this life in the next.

About Me….

So I haven’t blogged in a while. Life seems to somehow always get in the way… I have accepted a challenge to 30 days of me. I am hoping that this gives me the want to write again. So without further ado… Challenge Day 1 is to post a picture of me and 15 interesting facts about me….

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Facts about me:

  1. I absolutely love Jesus Christ!
  2. I am finally divorced.
  3. I am blessed beyond measure.
  4. I love to write, even though I am not all that great at it.
  5. I love to read my bible and devotions.
  6. I live in the middle of nowhere. ( I like the quiet)
  7. My favorite verse in the bible is Jeremiah 29:11 (read it)
  8. I have a heart for people even when I should walk away.
  9. I am 5’1
  10. I am a list maker.
  11. I intend to be organized. (one day)
  12. My porch is Turquoise (Thanks, Tracey)
  13. Incidentally, my favorite color is Turquoise.
  14. I love to play cards and board games
  15. I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL THIS YEAR!

so there you have it…. I challenge you to do the same.