Sunday, June 3, 2012

With God (and willpower) all things are possible.

Sometimes I feel Facebook was created for the sole purpose of making me feel completely jealous. I don't know how many times I end up getting frustrated after looking at the wonderful things people are accomplishing: Getting married, having children, going on exciting adventures, getting promoted, falling in love, etc.

I decided I'm too focused on everyone else's accomplishments that I haven't really looked at my own. So, drum roll please, for a list of my accomplishments in the last few months.

* I painted 4 new paintings for a wedding that everyone loved.
* I am training for a triathlon and have managed to stick to my training schedule for a WHOLE WEEK! (A sprint triathlon is NOT an Ironman triathlon. It's 400 yd swim, 12.5 mile bike ride, and a 5K run.)
* I have decided to go off all of my anxiety and anti-everything medication because I want to kick this    thing with my own strength. (The withdrawals are not my favorite but, It's better than taking medication to treat side-effects for another medication.)
* I finished my 10th painting.
* I made a new friend.
* I found an athlete inside of me.
* I have been practicing a new piano piece and I'm getting really good at it (if I do say so myself).
* I have discovered the show The Big Bang Theory and fell in love with it.
* I flirted with a boy (believe you me, it's been a LONG time since I've flirted!)
* I discovered a new hairstyle that I absolutely love.
* I am slightly tanner now than I was in the winter time...slightly.
* I'm finding happiness inside of me and am realizing that I don't always have to be pretending to be happy for people to like me. 
* I'm becoming more confident.
* I was asked to be a "fashion expert" at a "beauty night" put on by my old ward. 
* I started my 11th painting.

Small accomplishments, yes, but they are leading to greater things. 

I also want to thank you for all of your prayers for my happiness and well-being because they are being answered. You have not knelt in vain! 


  1. All accomplishments are great and you have some really great accomplishments listed there! Good luck with your training!

  2. Look at you, you're amazing! We just talked about happiness in Relief Society today about how it is a choice. How it is not the destination, but the way. One thing I really liked from the whole lesson is that we need to find the happiness in our lives through the hard times. Even though we have hard things put in our lives we can still be happy. So I am really impressed with you and your abilities, because I know for me it's HARD! I'm also impressed with your triathlon! Good luck with your training!!
    Sorry super long comment!

  3. You're accomplishing great things, Liz, and I hope you never forget it. I've always admired you as a person who knows who she is and what she wants out of life, and then you go for it. Not everybody can say that. Congrats on the triathlon and congrats on the medicine. You can do it!!