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A Diamond Handles Stress Well

I never wanted to write this post. Over the past year that I’ve been blogging, I spent a lot of time wording my posts so that I would never have to write this one. But here we are. It’s going to be a bit of a rambling one without saying exactly what is going on, so if you’re not up for that, get out now.

Sometimes life is really, really difficult. And then something happens that makes it so much easier and happier and on the bad days you go, “At least I had that. Without it, this day would have been lost entirely.” And things as a whole are so much better because of it, and everything seems so much easier to deal with.

I’ve been through some pretty tough times in my life. There have been ups and very low downs. There have been days where I wouldn’t have made it through without other people and there have been others where I brought myself through it. I’m a strong person, and I always have been. I’ve had to be.

But this feels different. I’m at a loss right now. I feel like I’m in a dream, and I want to wake up from it.


Sometimes I feel like I’m walking in a daze, and I don’t know what to do. Other times, everything seems fine and just like normal. I don’t know which one is worse.

Life moves on. I put the dress back in my closet and I’m so grateful that I didn’t buy a new one and that I hadn’t taken mine to be altered yet. I removed the emoji from my phone. I’m trying to be grateful that there are all of these financial things I don’t have to worry about now instead of being upset that I won’t be in Florida in 3 weeks. I turn on the radio just to change the station every song and listen to commercials more than music. I’m trying to be happy that I have so many friends who love and support me, which was reinforced this weekend. I’m trying.

I never wanted to write this post. But I also knew that I had to, because writing is how I have always expressed myself and dealt with difficult things. And while I do keep my life private (to a certain extent), I don’t keep it entirely secret.

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  • Reply Faith Golden

    Sorry you are hurting .. 🙁 I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    March 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Katie conkell

    I understand your struggle of what you keep private and what you need to write about. So many times I start a blog post only to remove the super-personal stuff and make it about something else entirely. I'm glad you were able to get it out, anyway you can. Be strong!

    March 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Kate Brown

    If you need ANYTHING, someone to vent to, a virtual hug, or even an encouraging care package, I'm here!

    March 10, 2014 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Shane Prather

    Hugs, keep your head up sweetheart!!!

    Shane, Whispering Sweet Nothings
    Marketing Assistant, Lush to Blush

    March 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Amber Thomas

    I'm sorry. I don't even know and I'm sorry. Sometimes hurt into words is impossible. And that's allows for space -something we all need sometimes. 🙂 I wrote this in a post once and I think you'll like it: "Without added pressure, diamonds are not formed. The same goes for us. Without added pressure, we cannot be a gleaming God diamond in the rough." You're going to be so gleaming because of this.

    March 10, 2014 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Phelps

    I'm so sorry you're going through a hard time! I understand it's tough to be going through something hard and want to express yourself yet keep your life private. I have definitely had times like that. Keep your head up!


    March 11, 2014 at 2:16 am
  • Reply Kristen

    I hate to hear other people going through tough times…I started a post the other day similar to this. There are days I wake up and feel like I'm struggling and then by the next day I have "pulled myself together" and feel better. Life is for sure tough at times, but hang in there! 🙂

    March 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm
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