7 for SEVEN

Youuu guuuys there are 96 days left in 2016! Can you believe that??

I’ve shared with you all that September has been a roller coaster and that means everything seemed to more down than up. I’m tempted to say that it’s all Mercury’s fault but a lot of it was just me. Long story short, this month has been harder than most and this is my 7 for the last Monday in September 2016.

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and now let’s get into my 7 for this week:

Surviving.  Thriving. I’m still here. I have food to eat, a place to call home and now I’ve added a car to drive. Despite all the shit going down and my general dissatisfaction with where I am at in my life, I’m still here. Still giving this one precious life all that I’ve got. Some days I have a lot to give and some days, I just want to stay in bed and forget the world. I am grateful, so grateful to still have the opportunity to live well. Whatever that looks like.

Writing. One line a day in my journal, because I feel most at home with words.

Accepting that sometimes you don’t just close a chapter…but the whole damn book and start again.

Anticipating the milestone moments of 2017 – with two weddings and a baby on the horizon, the New Year already holds so much promise of new beginnings.

Eating for life. The results from my medical in June were not the best and I had to make some drastic changes. So far, I’m down 15lbs and I’m seeing numbers on the scale I haven’t seen in 6 years. I still have some ways to go and some more tests to run but I’m getting there.

Loving my nephew – the joy of my life. He is seven months old now. The time is really flying with this one. I am loving watching him grow. He has a tooth coming out on the bottom. Such a sweetie pie.

Hoping that my turn will come soon…and that I can be patient with divine timing. I saw Bridget Jones Baby over the weekend and despite the ‘geriatric mom’ digs and the SILF jokes (MILF but the M is replaced with Spinster) it was a story of hope. Hope that you can have the life you want, even at age 43. Gawd I hope I don’t have to wait that long tho…

And now my hope is that by continuing to pay attention to the little things, the mundane details that make up all the blessings in my life and by sowing the seeds of faith and gratitude, I can truly carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you! This is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire. Make those seconds count!

I love hearing from you…what are you grateful today? Feel free to share below!




  1. September 26, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Still here and still cheering for you, Vernette. The glass is half full, remember. 😉

    • Vernette
      September 28, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks for the reminder Ken! Definitely needed it.

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