Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Holy I Wanna Be Me - I Find Out I Might Just Have A Life of My Own

So...this past weekend, I went on a retreat.

It was an organized retreat, but I went by myself.

ThatManILove was on another retreat, put on by the same people.

We didn’t see each other for three days.

I did see...myself.  Well, a glimpse of myself.  A little glimmer of who I might want to be…and that would be ME.

I found out that I was kinda living my life...maybe, mostly, for everyone else.  And just a little bit for me.  My husband had been telling me…"Babe.  We need to take time for us."  "Babe…let's make a deal - no Salvation Army this week, okay?" (Which means no charity work, no giving it all for my friends, etc.)

Though in my knower, I KNEW that...because I’m exhausted all the time, and really take no time just for me, it also came as a shocker in a way.

Does that make any sense at all?

So.  Without even realizing it, I’ve just completed one of my goals, as it were, for the new year 2013.

And that goal was to open up a bit more about myself ON THIS BLOG, and not always be The Entertainer.

To walk in the truth as much as I can, and be a little more transparent to you, my gentle, funny readers.

In this weekend retreat, I also had a lot of fun.  I laughed so hard.  I cried, even harder. I danced.  I shouted.  I made a ton of friends, maybe even some new family.

Oh, don’t worry, all the stories I tell daily are ARE truly walking down the trail of Mi Vida Loca with ThatManILove and myself.  I mean, I couldn't make this shit up.  No way, no how.  I'm not that creative!!

But...I don’t often get down deep.  You see me, but maybe, you don't see all of me.

Who knows?  You might see a little more of that deep stuff, healthily mixed in with the “It’s Never Boring Around Here!” posts.

Allrighty, then.  I’ve got some homework to do for the next portion of this retreat, so I'd best get to it.

Have a good day today, y’all...and thanks for sticking with me while I was AWOL for the last 5 days!

xoxoxoxoxoxo and Happy Trails to you, until we meet again.  Yeah.  Like tomorrow.  You poor thing!  


  1. Good for you! And I think it's those deep things that define us, that show who we really are. It's going to be great getting to know you, my friend!

    1. Aw, thanks, Shelly! I'm enjoying getting to know you, too, La Tejana! ;)

  2. Homework? Haven't had homework in years that didn't involve the home.

    1. Well, you've been doing a little homework, haven't ya? ;)

  3. I've often wondered about the tell all blogs. People 'opening up' and telling all the stuff in their life and I wonder, are they just writing what the feel, wish or think deep down or is this true? I have met IRL a few, and they are totally different than they are on the blog. That is one of the things I like about this is real. Or feels real. Can ya tell I don't trust a lot of people? :-)

    1. Yes. I don't mean a tell-all. Oh, you'd be SOOOO bored. ZZZZZZZZ. Believe me, my stuff is real. Don't fret, my faithful friend. Don't fret. All is well in ThatJanieGirl-ville. xoxoxo


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