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Amberlie123 in Mesa is doing 28 things including…

be happy

7 cheers


Amberlie123 has written 10 entries about this goal

This week

has been so good. I am excited about my job, I actually look forward to going. I get paid tomorrow!!! Found a good daycare for Emma, and working at Bank of America I get a lot of benifits for childcare.
There have been so many changes, but all of them good. I have been happy all week long…. The weekend is right aroung the corner and I have lots of things planned, I hope they dont fall through. I am really looking forward to going on a drive and seeing the new Batman movie.
I am so thankful for the many blessings I have:)


Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.

Just the opposite.............

Almost everytime I write about this goal I am at rock bottom. That is something I need to change, but today I just can’t help it.

So I am finally moving out, Jeff has once again told me that he doesn’t want to be with me, that he doesn’t love me and never really wanted this relationship to work out. I hope he figures out what really makes him happy, I also hope that he can stop being such a dick.

I mean don’t get me wrong, at this point hearing his voice and seeing his face makes me sick, but we have a child and a lot of things that need to be discussed in regards to this divorce. The divorce is what he wants, so why can’t he talk about what needs to be done without cussing me out and hanging up on me?

This is not what I need to be subject to right now. I need to stay strong, and next time he comes crying to me (actual tears, which he doesn’t do ever) telling me he wants me to stay and he wants his family and he doesnt know what makes him do the things he does,...........well STAY STRONG and remember that it would only be a few days before that feeling would fade and yet again he would change his mind.


Today is not all that great. As a matter of fact I have not had a really good laugh today. Depression started setting in yesterday afternoon. I have been trying my hardest to keep it from consuming me, think I am doing an allright job. Outwardly I seem like everything is fine, but inside I am falling apart. My mother-in-law got me this book on depression…”Sunbathing in the Rain” is what it is called…and everytime that I feel my world is crashing in on me and my depression is the strongest I open that book up and start reading about the authors experiences with her depression. I think that it is doing wonders. I dont read it unless I am depressed and that way I have something to turn to when I am depressed….so I am only about 1/3 of the way through.

Well I could just go on and on about this subject, but it is about time to get to bed so that is enough for now. Hoping and praying for a better day tomorrow.

The Truth

I feel happier now than I have in a long long long time. Maybe it’s the medication Im on, but I like to think that it is all the support I have. I am meeting with a therapist to talk about my childhood and how it has affected my life and what I can do to come to terms with all that bs. I want to talk a little about this past relationship, but I need to focus more on what causes me to act the way I do and I think it comes from when I was younger.

I am going to speak with my Bishop and start the whole “process”, which I am not looking forward to, I’m ashamed, but I know once I do get that out of the way then I can really move on. Plus it is the bishop who married Jeff and I so I am already comfortable with him.

I cry a lot in the morning, some days more than others, but as my day moves along I get stronger and by the afternoon Im happy again. I think the reason I cry so much in the morning is because of my dreams. They are good dreams, but about things that no longer are. Like last night, had a dream about his mom, such a good feeling I had in the dream, but I woke to reality. I guess this is going to be happening for a while, not much I can do about it, unless I can stop dreaming???

now n then

it will come and go, there is no way to be happy all the time. I should give up on this goal!!!

Too much pain and anger

I have so much anger and hate in my heart there is just no room for anything else. I am lost, feel like I am drowning and no matter how hard I try I cant seem to reach the surface for air. I wish I had something, anything to take my mind of shit.

WHEN?? When does all the pain go away? When will I stop loving him? 5 mother f n years and all of it for nothing!! Maybe I never deserved to be loved…... maybe I dont deserve anything good.

Right now I hate me, and all I really want to do is HATE HIM!!!!!

I am today!

I had a really good day. It was a busy day filled with tons to do. I am so glad my brother went out on the town tonight and I am home alone. Trying to do a little more reading, but I need a break here and there.

I got to talk to my baby girlie tonight. I had to call her, but I got a hold of her none the less. I always want to say goodnight to my Emmas. Maybe that is hard to understand, but who wouldn’t want to her their child’s voice at the end of the day??

Not is so much pain anymore, I figure what ever happens I will make it through it. I have the support and love of many people, I know I will be ok. I’ve been feeling a little sick to my stomach, but I’m sure it’s just me being a little homesick.

I had a smile on my face all day and thats all that really counts. I hate when Im unhappy, this feels so much better.

Still really tough...

Happiness comes and it goes. I have so much pain that it is still hard to be happy. When I think of Jeff it takes all I got to not break into tears. He is the love of my life and I fear the only way to get over him is to turn the love that I have for him into hate….I don’t want to do that. The truth is that I have not been happy for the past 3 years. The last time I was happy was when Emma was just a newborn, before we were spending time with Jeff’s family. I want to find happiness again, I will, It just takes time. When living in sin for so long it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Not always easy

Right now I cant put a smile on my face for the life of me. I know I should be happy and love life, but it will take some time. So my goal is to try to smile no matter how hard. To try to be positive and HAPPY!!

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