Finding My Joy

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  1. enjoyyourpix

    enjoyyourpix My mama don't like you

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    Four years ago, I hit a low. A deep down low that wedged me far into a crater. With many thanks to supportive friends and a boat load of therapy, I dug my way out. Thank you @ForeverJoy for putting Goal Digger on sale today. I saw the kit and remember the layout I made when it came out.

    Here's my page:
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    This was made near the end of that terrible summer. I was forcing myself to get up and get dressed -- to dig in and find pockets of joy wherever I could.

    Four years later, both my kids are in college. I now have a terrific job. I'm doing well with it. My administration sees my work. They value my work. And importantly, they appreciate my work. That was unheard of in my "former" life. An absolutely mind boggling thing just happened. I signed my contract for next year and they decided that they want to re-do it. Huh? Why? They think they need to pay me MORE!!!

    Anyway, I know I will face difficulties, tragedies, and challenges going forward, but I have faith in myself to know I can and will get through it. If you can't find the joy. Create it yourself! #joycreated

    Shameless plug: If you don't have this kit, grab GOLD DIGGER today while it's 50% off!!!
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  2. Deanna

    Deanna New Member

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    That is awesome Kimberly! Thank you for sharing your amazing story of recovery. ((HUGS))
     
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  3. enjoyyourpix

    enjoyyourpix My mama don't like you

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    Thanks for your prayers and friendship over the years :heartslub
     
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  4. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    I love this thread and hope folks will join me in chat today, for more JOY! cause I believe in NEVER losing your JOY...
    and I am just smiling at this thread! so hard! perfect day
     
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  5. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    This warms my heart! I'm so glad you worked through each and every day, had support and made it further than you thought at the time! Hugs!!!
     
  6. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I'm so happy that you worked your way through your darkest time. Scrapping sure does help!! Hugs coming your way.
     
  7. DigiCheryl

    DigiCheryl New Member

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    You are my hero! I know your story, I know how you struggled and fought to climb out of that crater. And I know how much you deserve every praise and accolade you receive for the work that you do whether you’re paid for it or it’s volunteer. So thrilled with your new salary!!! You deserve it.
    Oh and this page? BEAUTIFUL just like you.
     
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  8. carrie1977

    carrie1977 Tequila and Taco Tuesday

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    Such an inspiring story! Thank you for sharing!
     
  9. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    This is so heart warming! Thank you for sharing! What a feeling it must be to revisit your page taking you back to the moments when you were struggling so hard ... and now to be thriving! This is why this hobby is so amazing ... to be reminded by how far you have come is just awesome. Congrats to you! And {{HUGS}}!
     
  10. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic I like my pillow Rock hard

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    What a wonderful story!! Congrats to you for all you've accomplished. I think one of the greatest things we can learn is how to find joy when there doesn't seem to be much and then watching it grow. I agree with Jenn about how wonderful this hobby is when you are able to look back and see how far you've come! That is for sure the perfect kit as well! Thanks so much for sharing :heartlub:heartlub
     
  11. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing! I love that they are redoing your contract because you are worth more!
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  12. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    This thread brings me JOY! I'm so proud of you for your journey out of a dark place and I LOVE the layout you made with this super kit! Congratulations to you for the bump in salary and for finding a workplace that values and appreciates you! That's just awesome!
     
  13. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Awesome and congratulations Kimberly for overcoming things and getting the raise you deserve! Congrats!!
     
  14. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife Pizza would be my last meal, except ...

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    So happy to hear this from you Kimberly! It took time and work but you did it! I bet you are an inspiration to more people here than you know. :heartslub
     
  15. NancyP

    NancyP All you need is a little bit of pixie dust

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    WOW, what a fabulous story and thanks for sharing!! I purchased her other kit on sale, but now after seeing that awesome layout, am hopping right over there and grabbing this kit also!! You are STRONG, girlfriend!!!
    OOPS, I see this was dated two weeks ago. Well, it is now on my wish list!!!
     
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  16. bbymks5

    bbymks5 Where oh where can it be?!?

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    I'm so happy for you!! It's always an amazing feeling to know we're appreciated and they show it/prove it!! Beautiful layout too!!
     

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