Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sometimes when I have self doubt...

While I'm mostly a happy, positive person, sometimes self doubt and sadness get's a hold of me. I'm blaming it all on hormones and this whole pre-menopausal crap! hee,hee,hee.

Anyway, when I feel bad, sad and like I want to pull the covers over my head and give up, I usually seek out things that make me feel better. This was just such a thing.

Enjoy...
xx, shell

38 comments:

Sewconsult said...

Wonderful post. As someone who has dealt with depression for many years, I would recommend that you be sure and tell your GYN about your sadness, especially if the sad days start outweighing the good ones. I wish I had been on antidepressants long before I was. They made such a difference. I didn't know how much "happier" life could be. There's no shame in needing a little pill to help with the imbalances for whatever reason.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love you, girlfriend. Never, ever doubt that!
xoxo
Donna

Kris said...

Well said!! But don't ever forget how much you are loved - by David, your parents, your assistants, 908 followers and the rest of the world!! I hope that will suffice!! Hey, I made it past menopause - can't be all that bad!! :-))) Kris

Jade said...

Must be something about this time of year, I've been struggling with some "blue" days as well. Between horrormones, crappy weather and my own melodramatic personality, let's just say it's never pretty. Today was a good day, though, so I'm already focusing on that to keep the blues at bay--and once I figure out where my next project lies, I'll be all set. :)

Jo in TAS said...

Love you Shell!!
HUgs
Jo

CHRIS said...

Hey Shell, What's makin you sad. Love your quote. Here's my mantra -
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it." Author Unknown
Hugs Chrisb xx

B L said...

Hi Shell. I've missed "talking" to you. Sorry about the "blues" (that goes for you, too, Jade). But what will follow is a time of absolute wow! and being the best you've ever been. I promise. Of course after that ... you get old, and it all goes to hell. But until then ... it's fabulous!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Shell,
Menopause can rack havoc with your emotions causing a lot of highs and lows. See you Dr. about it.
I do love this quote and may copy it if i may?

Hugs,
Dbebie

Fiona said...

pfffts$#&** hormones.... it's really not fair.. lots of love from here...
Big Hugz

Melody said...

Don't ever have self doubt. You are fabulous.

KaHolly said...

It grabs ahold of the best of us!! But hang in there, it runs its course an passes. Over and over again:).

Miss Holly said...

So so so many of us have been there! When it is you knowing that really doesn't help except we can advise and relate are own stories.... after 17 years of caring for 2 parents one with a terrible stroke and the other with cancer I went to counseling and have been on anti-deppressants for many years and I am the best I have ever been in my life!! I am me!!! If it really starts to get in the way of life.. get some help.....I could never have fixed this myself...sometimes you just need help over the bumps..life is too short to waste a minute!!!! lots of hugs your way...xxxxxxx

Whimsey Creations said...

I blame it on POST-menopause LOLOLOL But we all have it at one time or another. Love your post and really needed it this morning because this week has been one big pity party and I need to get over myself! LOL

StitchinByTheLake said...

I had a day like that yesterday - and it's trying to continue into today. :( I'm far too old to blame it on hormones and far too tired to be having a pity party. Shame on me! Staying busy helps I think so I'll be in the sewing room today if you need me. :) blessings, marlene

Mommarock said...

I think too many of us have days like that. It may help you to know that so many of us feel you are truly a gifted creator. I love everything I see you make, and love stopping by your site every time I see a blog post.

Jan M said...

Beautiful words! I wish you a beautiful day!

Sherri said...

Shell, I love that quote! Yes isn't pre-meno grand-NOT!!!! HUGS to you and the bunnies!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm right there with you with the hormones. It does take the wind out of your sails some days. Just know that we all think you're wonderful and some days it's okay not to do anything. Twyla

Barb said...

I like that...thanks, came at a good time!

Sheila said...

Wonderful quote , I must write that down for those kind of days , we all have them Shell but remember we all love you ! hugs Sheila

JCnNC said...

I loved your Lilly McDaniels quote and wonder if you realize how much of an impact that made on us, your readers. Even while feeling blue, you spread such joy with your sharing. We all need to take time to reflect. I really do feel the weather has a lot to do with it. It became so crisp and cool so quickly that it never let us transistion into it. Today I shall soak up some sun - might help my pneumonia and build up some strength as I am tired of feeling puny. Sit in the sun today and think only happy thoughts, Shell, and know we are all in the same hormone imbalance. Judy C

Lisa said...

Thanks Shell, I think I needed that today. I'm sorry to hear your feeling sad.

bunnits said...

Great quote, Shell. I'm with BL all the way. I never realized life would be so much more pleasant once I got over that hormone thing. Of course, now it's just "old," but that has it's advantages, too. You get senior citizen discounts!!

Michelle said...

That is a great quote! Thank you so much for sharing - I have had a blue weak myself so this was really nice, especially the part about random opinions. I am going to post it on my wall. I agree, the whole menopause thing bites. Big time. But some friends told me about an herbal supplement called Dim plus. It is all natural, my ob/gyn checked it out and okayed it. I was very skeptical at first but it has made a HUGE difference for me, talk to your DR about it. Also, eat chocolate, the good stuff - you deserve it!

Kasia said...

Cuuuute! :)

Hugs,

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Amen, amen, and AMEN, sister.
Thanks for sharing this wisdom, Shell. I had a rather trying day yesterday - this was a good refocus.
Bless your sweet self!!
Jenny
xxxx

Christina said...

Excellent advice. I know where you are too. This perimenopause stuff stinks. I want to try the natural prog cream. Heard it helps. Change of season does it for me also. The move towards winter...shorter days and longer dark time, I think it tweaks something very old and primal in us.

Allie said...

Love, love love this....so true....and Shell, after menopause is THE BEST!!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I could send BL there if you think it would help!!!!

I can run. Not very far, and not very fast, and not every day, but it surely pops up the endorphines!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I sure do depend on the advice of others too much. I get tons of all different advice. UGH!

Clovie Boy said...

Great words to live by...

N. Maria said...

I'm so glad you posted that instead of hiding under the covers. :)
You reached out and that is more than I do. It's something we all need to do....
Thank you, Shell.

Christine M said...

Hugs to you Shell! xx

SixBunnies said...

Bless you, Pre-menopausal Sister! I'm right there with you! Thank YOU for the encouragement, as your strength encourages us all! Those are lovely words to put on our big girl panties and get over it by!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shell,

Sorry you are feeling like this girlfriend.
It is not any fun with the pre-menopausal, but it will pass - buy yourself some flaxseed oil capsules,and Omega 3 fish oil, that may help you.
Sending love & hugs to you and wish for a happy new week for you.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jindi's Cottage said...

OMG Shell you just described my Thursday...it wasn't good...it seriously wasn't good...it was very very bad...your little poem you found is beautiful...hope you are feeling better now...

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Of course even you have those days:D I think we should embrace the 'off' days because without them the lovely ones would perhaps not be quite so lovely:D XXOO.

Annette F Tait said...

these are lovely words Shell - I love inspirational quotes, they are truly necessary in our lives and we do well to heed them :)
good words last forever and should always be repeated - thank you xx