Just wanted to say Hi again and glad you're back and posting. One thing you said really caught my eye and my heart. You said.. "I fear what it will do next. I have alot of stress in life at the moment, and I'm sure that won't help.....trying to stay focused on me and keeping myself going." To me those are such words of wisdom that I wish I had learned many years ago.
I still fear what this will do next and I'm much older than you are. But fear only adds pain and gains nothing so I work on trying not to worry. But the wisdom you have to stay focused on 'me' is what really got my attention. I'm 59+++ and am just starting to learn this lesson...and it's come the hard way. Some of us learn a lot of thins the 'hard way' huh...lol But many of us have spent our entire lives taking care of others, raising kids and have never focused or taken care of ourselves first. But if we don't how can we be any good to those we love when we are falling apart, like I am now. My best friend, hubby, told me this recently. It's something I've told others many, many times but when the words were directed at me it was an entire different story. And yes, I listened. I'm so glad you are learning this life lesson much younger than I.
ps...read your profile and we have a lot in common. I had Cocker Spaniels for many years...bred and showed them at one time. Also I always have loved gardening and growing plant so much that I turned it into a part time business...until the fibro took over. But I still do all I can around our home. And your Labrador retriever...we are into Golden Retrievers! How fun is this!??? After over 25 years of owning and being owned by first a male and then a female (all of them we had fixed) we now have a nearly 3 month old female who we're hoping to show and breed. I may not be able to work any more nor run and own a nursery but I can and do love our Golden and will pour every ounce of love and energy into her.
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."
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