I Like The View Of The Path I Am On


I have been having a rough road for the past 8 months, last week being one of the most rough ones, next to the first week or two right after... I had some times tougher than I have ever had.  I lost a great deal which was harder than I ever thought possible. The pain was greater than every other pain combined.

Then I started feeling a shift within myself the last few posts and how I could really feel so many people hoping, wishing, praying that I find happiness... joy... peace.  I realized with that many people wanting this for me, that I would be able to get through the dark tunnel I was in.  Lo and behold I have started coming out of it.

I know it took believing I could get through and honestly I didn't believe it for myself, not until the many, many heart felt comments that have either been emailed to me, placed on my blog, Twittered....  I could really feel that the good energy was out there, I am completely grateful for that ... I needed people to believe in me when I was having a hard time believing in myself.

It all changed on a dime and I can see that light now that alluded me for so long ... along the way though I lost touch with my very best friend. Also, I found out that although I had always been honest and open, that others I have known have not always been as open with me.  I know that I live my life with wild abandon and I have wonderful times... then it also flips to some of the hardest times... Although this last one was very long, almost unbearable, I feel like I might be able to say it was worth it for what I gained.
This last year I gained myself back, I had lost me.... not sure I had ever really known me.   Once I started to lose the weight, it also helped me to see things in a different light... I have written about this before but it needs to be said again, I learned to love myself where I was, I gained a confidence that I had never had before.  I know I still have some work to do with that but at least I am on the way.  If tonight is any indication to what is to come, I have to say I like the view of the path I am on... The light is starting to shine through ♥

(I won't be able to respond to everyone until Saturday, I have an activity planned tomorrow but I cannot wait to catch up with everyone...)
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95 comments :

  1. We are all here for you! The blogging world is so positive and I am glad it has helped you so much! Have a great weekend and take your time getting back to us : )
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  2. I am sorry to hear about your rough patch. I am glad to hear though that you will be doing something fun.

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  3. You are such a strong person Launna and I know you can overcome a lot. I am excited for your new journey.
    Beautetude

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  4. I hope you will find the way to the happiness, ita something that we must do while we live
    The blogger world is always a sweet words and good atmosphere :)
    Kisses

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  5. things will get better L, it means so much for you to share the good and the bad. keep taking time for yourself and living for you :)

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  6. I'm so happy for you, Launna! Life will always be a constant struggle to find yourself because you as a person will always be changing as you experience new things. But knowing that you have a great support system who truly cares about your happiness is a great thing. Keep up the good fight, I'm here for you!

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  7. what a beautiful post!! it reminded me of a cocoon... suffocated.. only to emerge as a butterfly...
    enjoy your activity!!

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  8. It's quite a hard time also for me, Launna, let's keep in touch. I think that we should believe better in ourselves, but it's so easy when days are grey and dull.
    Have a weekend full of light :)

    xoxo
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  9. Hello Launna:

    This post heartens us so very, very much. That you can see light at the end of the tunnel, even if only a glimmer, is so positive and is there, we are certain, because of your determination to overcome all of the difficulties of your past. Doubtless there will be obstacles ahead, but we are sure that with a belief in yourself, and only you can achieve that, the way will over time be much easier for you. That much we do so hope.

    Enjoy your day tomorrow and the coming weekend.

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  10. I'm happy that you are finally feeling better! I am going through a rough time too, but I know that everything passes eventually :) I know how difficult it is to keep it all together and I really admire you for being so strong.

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  11. I love this Launna. It is really a cathartic feeling to finally "find ourselves" isn't it? It is as if our eyes are opened for the very first time and we realize that we had been living with blinders on our entire life before that moment. It's an awesome feeling. I am so glad that you are learning to love yourself. You deserve happiness my friend!

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  12. taking our power back is the best gift we can give ourselves. So glad Launna that you've been doing that and are continuing to do that. Hugs Girl....stay strong and keep trekking.

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  13. happy that you are feeling better Launna !
    have a nice friday
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  14. Hi Launna! I pray for you happiness and joy and harmony! You deserve it! I believe you are a great person and God should get to hear you and give all these to you! I hope it's going to happen.
    Have a lovely weekend and great activity!

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  15. Keep moving, that is the spirit! Amazing writing!
    Hope you are okay!

    xoxo
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  16. Launna, your posts are always so positive. I know it takes strength to write this way (you may notice that I'm not very strong in this task myself). I'm happy for you.

    xx
    LuLu
    Breakfast After 10

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  17. You can not imagine how happy I am to read your words now ...
    I'm really glad you're out of the tunnel, you have found the strength to start again and finally you're thinking positive!
    I have always believed in you: you're a strong woman, a beautiful person, who has so much to offer!!
    I like you the way you are now, here's finally the real Launna!!

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  18. i'm very happy for u Luanna ;)
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    kiss

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  19. So sorry about the rough patch, Launna, but I'm also so glad you've found yourself again. :) You are a positive, kind, and beautiful person..never give up! :)
    Btw, I nominated you for the Sunflower Award, you can read about it here if interested: http://littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com/2014/05/sunflower-awards.html

    MJ
    www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. My heart left for joy when I read that the path you are on is getting better for you, that you are maintaining hope. I am so happy that you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  21. Wow ,love the End of your Letter Launna ,it make me Smile ♡ :)

    Many Kisses!

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  22. I sure hope the new path is filled with happiness! Do you ever wonder if you were hiding YOU behind the weight? Losing the weight you've let the real you shine through. Good Luck tonight!

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  23. I'm glad to hear things have shifted for you, Launna, and that things are looking brighter for you. Positive thoughts and energy coming your way from me. :-)

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  24. I am SO happy for you, Launna! I'm sure good things await for you! <3
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  25. I'm so glad to hear the positivity in your voice!

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  26. I love the headline. Have a great weekend!!

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  27. it's wonderful to hear your positive words and quotes sweety!
    happy weekend!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  28. Isn't it wonderful when we reach that point where something we were struggling so hard with, is no longer that struggle! Woohoo and big high five to you. I'm one of the many wishing the very best for you!

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  29. I'm so happy you're still moving forward dear!:) You're such an inspiring person!♥ lovely post!

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  30. Launna,

    I am glad to hear that you are doing better dear! You are so beautiful and such a great blogging friend, and I know great things will happen for you! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by. I have been busy learning more fashion design by real instructors, so I haven't made anything except for muslins the past 2 weeks. LOL! Talk soon dear!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  31. Hi Launna, first of all, Why in the world, I have not followed your G+, i just did though. am so sorry for that once. Luunna, life isn't easy to everyone of us. the light is already shining in you, as you working so hard and proving yourselves on the right tracks, which is some people aren't even think to try but you. The sense of your human is telling me that, You're so fine, you just have to believe more and realize that, how incredible person you already are. I am inside deeper believe in your and wanna give you a kiss and warm hugs that you're so wonderful and beautiful person. i can give you love easily. Stay passive and beautiful as you always are my wonderful Launna who i have known, since i started blogging.! You're one of the worthy person that I love to care for. Hugs and kissesss Launna!

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  32. I'm so glad to hear you're on your way out of the tunnel, kiddo. Better get your sunglasses ready, because I have a feeling the sunshine's gonna be shining mighty bright for you.

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  33. I'm so glad to see that you're optimistic and ready to welcome happiness with open arms. I hope that you enjoyed the activity yesterday. Sometimes a breath of fresh air outside is all we need.

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  34. I really like this kind of posts - we lack self confidence, we should be more happy. Best wishes from Poland XL-ka plus size fashion

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  35. A beautiful and much needed post, dear Launna. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  36. happy sunday sweety!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  37. Sorry to hear about the rough patch! But glad to hear everything is finally working out for u! Moving to AZ right? I'm happy that your hanging out with someone special, enjoy it and see how things go :) Have a lovely day Launna!! xo

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  38. Amiga tenha uma semana abençoada
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  39. Aquela base é um perigo. Fica marcada rapidinho! Deixa também a pele brilhante.

    Launna! Pode ter certeza de que muitas pessoas torcem por você. Sorri quando li que mesmo em uma situação difícil você enxergou a luz!

    Ótimo domingo!

    Beijo! ^^

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  40. I think if we can survive the dark times, we actually become stronger. It's just almost impossible to see that while you're in the middle of it! Hang in there. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel and keep moving forward!

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  41. your testimony is really important for people that have had a similar experience so go on writting and sharing. thanks a lot.
    kss
    http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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  42. I am pretty sure that I commented on this on Google+, but I just wanted to add a comment here. I am so happy to hear you with such an optimistic tone. You are such a wonderful person and I really want the best for you. I can't wait to hear about the new things that are going on in your life.

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  43. Thanks for all your honesty and your writing. It helps many of us reflect and think about our own lives too. Thank you so much for being here. And thank you for your comments too. Thanks again. Stay strong!

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    1. Thank you so much for the note. Oh, how I need to get inspired to keep moving. We had quite a stormy night here in heartland and I've overslept. Yes, every little message of inspiration we get from you is always help.

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  44. Reading you has become an addiction now Launna. I hope to read your beautiful writings ever :)
    Love
    Charu

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  45. I am sorry to hear about your rough patch. We are all here for you :*

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  46. Oh my sweet Launna...
    I'm so sorry to hear your rough patch, but I know you're a strong person.
    I really hope you'll find the true way of happiness.
    Kisses and have a lovely week
    Maggie D
    The Indian Savage diary

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  47. Hearing you say that you've finally found yourself (again) is so great! I'm really happy that you're in a good place now.

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  48. I hope you feel better now...rough patchs make us stronger! So you will see how that moment will be a experience you forget soon.

    XOXO!

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  49. Dear Launna, this is great post! I'm happy that you feel better :) Be positiv! Have a great week! x

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  50. So happy to are slowly getting out of that dark path. Way to go dear Launna!
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  51. I love your posts, you give one thing ... hope. hope in betters days :) thank you!

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  52. Amiga sucesso e muitas benção para você tenha uma semana abençoada
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  53. .


    O que pode acontecer se uma
    garota educada, de bons modos,
    assoprar a brasa que as cinzas
    do pecado encobrem na batina?

    Só no meu blog você fica
    sabendo.


    Beijos,

    silvioafonso




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  54. Launna, what a wonderful, wonderful post! I am so happy that you can see light at the end of the tunnel. And once again it amazes me what an incredibly caring blogging community we have - a family where we all care for one another and that care plants little seeds of love in our hearts, constantly and then it grows into a wonderful flower. Blogging can make such a huge difference, never did I expect that when I entered blogland.
    You are such a sweet, wonderful, caring and amazing person. Whatever happened in your past did shape you and form you and taught you a great deal. But by no means is it allowed to haunt you for the rest of your life. You derseve happiness, you deserve joy, you deserve love, endless amounts of all of it. And while you're on your path to light and love, we will always be here, believing in you, Launna! With all our hearts :)
    I hope you had a wonderful activity last Friday and an amazing weekend.
    Big hug for you!

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  55. Have a great start of the week doll!!!
    Kissssss

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  56. I am so sorry to hear you had such a rough patch. You seem to be a very strong person for trying your hardest and pushing forward.

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  57. Yayyyy!! I am sooo happy that you're finally seeing the light Launna!! This is such an amazing post!!! I have been quite busy lately, and havent had much time to blog and interact! But my first goal (literally) was to visit your blog and ask you about how you're doing!! I am sooo glad you're doing great now!! I am always a message away, dear!!

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  58. Hi wonderful Launna. Stopping by to wish you a really really lovely and blessed week:). I'm glad I can makes you smile even just only a little thing like a comment. If I am a great deal and I think you are too. Thank you to you also for every kindest comments as ever since. May the angle protect you and your daughter. :). oxoxo!

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  59. Sometimes when we feel like leaving, it is the time we should hold tightly and stay... because we are being tested!
    Stay positive. All the very best!
    Keep smiling! Have a great week! :) :)

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  60. have a great new week start my dear
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  61. Pretty post Launna :)

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  62. In times like these in waht you are, all we can do is to hold on and keep going, it's the only way to find a way out!
    Stay positive and strong! :)
    xxx
    S
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  63. I love how positive you are through all this. sometimes we are getting over a big speed hump and everything seems impossible. and it's hard to lose a good friend, I lost one a while ago too. but I guess friendship is a two way street so if they won't put in the effort there's nothing we can do

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  64. It's wonderful when you have a virtual support group in the blogging community! I am so glad you're coming out of the dark tunnel.

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  65. Isn't it amazing how our troubles come and go? We get older -- and surely wiser! -- and yet I think what we see most is that our lives are like the ebb and flow of the tide...

    Sending love from Minneapolis,

    Pearl

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  66. Amiga DEUS te abençoe a cada segundo
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  67. this year i gained myself back - i like this part of your post the most. it sounds so optimistic and all the people praying, hoping for you and wishing you a better sight for life, all those people are people you deserve. because you're a wonderful person. sorry for not having written earlier - you know i moved and it was so much work to be done, but now nearly everything is finished and i feel so well there. thank you for all your lovely comments! i always love to read from you. i have missed you, too. thank you for your kind words <3

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  68. I am so happy for you... there are times here one can't believe for life to become good again. But you are on your way, step by step!!! :)
    I am also very, very glad the people in the blog-o-sphere here were able to help you.

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  69. When we take care about us we feel better. Have a great day!! xoxo

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  70. Amiga bom dia DEUS te abençoe ricamente.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  71. Wonderful post! What you say is true! It is so important to love yourself first. Bloom and shine to the world the wonderful, magical, beautiful and strong person that you are. So very happy for you. Our relationship with ourselves is always the one that seems to be the very hardest. Happy for your breakthrough!

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  72. I'm happy you're out of the tunnel, you're a strong woman, Launna! Have a great time!

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  73. So happy you have started feeling better and that social media is bieng used for good. I hope each day brings a little more happiness!
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  74. Launna,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comment my dear! I hope your week has been good so far and talk soon sweetie!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  75. Amiga passando para ti deseja um dia encantador
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  76. Walking toward the light is always the best path.

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  77. That is great news! I too have had a shift. God has given me an entirely different perspective and sense of well-being. I still have periods of fear and anxiety, but His presence sweeps over and uplifts me. I'm so grateful for this answered prayer and how well you're feeling.

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  78. Hello dearest Launna! How've you been? I'm so sorry I've been pretty caught with a lot of things personally to comment back but I really appreciate your support and your comments make my day <3 Have a pleasant evening and a wonderful week!
    Love Nilu Yuleena,
    from
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  79. I think it is only natural to loose oneself at some point in life, in order to grow and find something bigger! I´m glad you´re back on the right path again Launna! xo Caroline

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