The Past Is Just That, The Past



I've been thinking a great deal about how my life is going to change drastically in the next six months. This week is going to be a good time to clear my mind of things that are not important... I will have to be organized if I plan to be successful with school, there will be a great deal of study time needed. The accounting course doesn't start until September ... so I will have two courses overlap for about three months.  What I am going to do is work ahead with the first one so that I can have enough time to do other things like walking, writing and reading blogs. Not to mention I am a mama first... I have a lot of juggling and organizing to do to get ready.  

I wanted to let you all know I'm still very determined to give my best and being healthy is very important to me. I think sometimes we lose ourselves while giving so much of ourselves to others.... I got my voice back after Andrey had tried to control my every move, that was when I finally stood up and didn't allow him or others to control me any longer.  I have always been centered when I want something...  this time was different for me, I was even more determined than normal.
A year ago, I took my life back and changed it by 180 degrees, I got into an exercise routine and ate as healthy as possible... I didn't even let my 50th birthday be an excuse to eat how I would have in the past.  I didn't feel deprived, I felt as if I was working on becoming and staying physically healthy ... So, I wondered what had changed that feeling about a month or so ago.. where was the drive I had?  Tonight I came home, dropped my bags and then instantly changed my clothing and left to take a good long walk.  
It felt like old times, I felt great putting forth the energy to walk/jog a 5k again... I am hoping the weather cooperates with me while Valentina is away so that I can get a 5k in everyday.  I really liked walking in the morning ... that has not been so easy to get back to... I know that I have to make the decision and just do it, otherwise I will come up with excuse after excuse.. and the truth is, I am no longer a girl with excuses... I am a girl who is more than willing to change and put forth any effort to never go back to who I was in the past. 

I am not my past and I shouldn't be judged on it... no one should... especially when the work has been put in to make the changes. The past is just that, the past.
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82 comments :

  1. Another inspiring, eleoquent post my dear. You're right, you shouldn't be judged by the past, but sometimes ignoring one's past opens you up to be used. I guess it's a balancing act.

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  2. I love this post! And I'm so proud of you. Look how much you've changed? You are so right--the past is just the past and we shouldn't be judged on it.

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  3. Launna, this is such a great post, and I, too, like menopausal mama, and so proud of you! We all need to look at ourselves and make any necessary changes, as have yourself.

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  4. Too many people live in the past! Living in the present is so important for a happy life. You have left your past behind. You are taking care of the Launna of today and doing a fantastic job of it. You are going to be taking on a lot but I know you can do it. Your daughter is going to have a strong woman to look up to.

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  5. Wow ,great Words! Love your Letter ,the Quotes are also awesome <3

    big Hugs and kisses :)

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  6. You are my muse Sweet Launna
    So strong so lovely so special
    Love love love
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary Fashion blog

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  7. Great targets dear!! I'd like to have time to study, but with my job is impossible!

    XOXO!

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  8. Good morning, Betty Taylor these quotes are what keeps me going strong . Thank you Betty for sharing this with me. Luanna did a superb job. Love

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  9. You "muse" me Launna!!!!! Another great post, so inspiring!!!!
    Totally agree: we shouldn't be judged by the past....changes are always necessary!!!
    Kisses darling!!!
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  10. Great that you are going forward. I hope the weather cooperates and all the rest too. You are very inspiring!

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  11. I'm very happy, Launna, that you'll start this course, I think It can help you feel better :)
    A big hug!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  12. Yay to your college classes! New beginnings are always so exciting. Your journey has begun. You'll meet new people and form lasting friendships. Think of it as an adventure.

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  13. great words dear Launna
    have a magnificent day
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    kiss

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  14. Walking is a great exercise for toning the muscle, I love to walk in the evenings. You are right, one should not be judge by the past.
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  15. I can only repeat this again and again... you are so awesome for what you have done already.
    Even just the realisation of having to change your life is important, but to really do it like you did, is another story. :)
    I can only hope, that the coming months will be as smooth & easy as possible for you. I mean in every way not just school, but as a mum & in the health and sports part of your life.

    Almost no one should be judged for their past, except if they've done something very, very bad. :D

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  16. I love this post! People really shouldn't be judged by their past. We make mistakes, we sometimes choose to move on and change. It isn't good to dwell too much on the past--we live in the present. I have some relatives who still think on of the past--someone had an abortion and since we are Christian...you can imagine. Their lives aren't very happy, as whenever they argue they tend to bring that up (even though the abortion occurred about ten years ago...)
    I believe that the past is just that--the past! We can change ourselves, and no one should be judged.

    So happy about your courses and exercising! :)

    MJ // www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. ;)

    Também vou ter mudanças nos próximos meses. Em outubro concluo minha faculdade de jornalismo. Não vejo a hora! Mas é isso aí, Launna. Se correr está te fazendo bem, faça isso mais vezes. Aliás, só faça o que te faz verdadeiramente feliz!

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

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  18. Wow. That was a very inspiring post. I admire people who are always changing and looking to do better. It is not easy but looks like you are on the right path.
    I agree with you. We have to judge a person by the hear and now.

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  19. great words sweety!
    wish you a wonderful rest of the week!

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  20. So wise and inspiring! You are very strong and you came such a long way. I'm sure there are a lot of happy and positive things waiting for you just around the corner.

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  21. Have a nice Tuesday, Launna :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful writing! I am very proud of you dear Launna! Keep up the good work :-)
    The quote is very inspiring to!

    xoxo
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  23. Keep up the good work, Launna! You have made so much progress over the past few months! I love the quote from the Lion King that says, "The past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it."
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  24. The past is where you learned the lesson, the future is where you apply the lesson, so don't give up, excited what's next for you Launna. :)

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  25. Am encouranged by your confidence dear.You are able to take charge of your life and let no one control you.
    Amazing post.cheers

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  26. Hi Launna:). what an amazing goal of six months that you've had plan. You will do it just fine even two courses in three months, I had an accounting classes before i know wasnt easy for me when i was in a university. I'm a major management wish I could of went to the designer degree but my mom wanted me to take the business one. you can tells, i was an obey child and i always am for my parents:). While me walking with my boys yesterday and saw your commented popped up on my phone:). and since then I just got the chance to login my computer:). I know how you feels about our motherhood is so hard to do something else but unfortunately, we've been trying so hard to get everything done on time:).

    keep walking with me, I do every morning then yoga! so far so good!

    wishing a lovely alone time without Valentina:). oxoxo.

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  27. Hello Launna! How are you doing today? I love the part you say about the past having no control over us once we realise it! Your posts always has a lot of inspiring quotes and it is so refreshing!
    Have a lovely week my dearest friend <3
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  28. Love that last line -- the past is just the past. Keep moving forward!

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  29. Enjoyed reading your post about the changes in you!

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  30. Past should be just a lesson for us for future.

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  31. Amiga você sempre arrasando nos post amei, tenha um belo dia
    DEUS seja contigo por onde andadares
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  32. I hope my first commented gone through Launna :). Just incase I'm writing you a new one:). I just finished up my daily exercise:). I think so too, you probably fine the yoga online! I had the yoga classes for several years right before I got pregnant of my twins - so it has been great benefit for me to do it myself at home when I had no time to drive myself to join the class:).

    hope that the weather is gorgeous for you to go for walk later on the day :). Wishing you an incredible day lovely Launna!

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  33. The past is the past and hurrah for moving forward! :)

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  34. I absolutely agree with you. Past should only be useful to learn not to judge oneself/others.
    kss
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  35. Happy Wednesday, Launna. After a strong autumnal shower in Milan, the sun has started to shine again :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  36. inspiring! :) i think that no matter how hurtful our pasts are, they made us who we are today. we're stronger because of our past experiences :))

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  37. Feel free to tell me, whenever you might need a banner or motivational. We can work around my schedule. :D

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  38. What a lovely post! I so love ane enjoyed this. Have a great day. :)



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  39. i definitely think you are my muse .... Love your words
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  40. Wishing you an adorable day my lovely Launna
    kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  41. Just dropped by to say Hi and hope your having a great week,
    Beautetude

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  42. Another great inspiration quotes
    I totally love your blog, because I always leave thinking
    On positive things, you are amazing
    xoxo
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  43. Exactly..people should not be judged by their past. Everybody has a past..good or bad but the victory lies in the fact that you have the power to change your present. And I am happy for you that you showed this courage to totally overcome your past and working for your health and fitness!!

    Kisses
    Charu
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  44. Greeting ..
    :)

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  45. The past made us the person that we are today. And people shouldn't be judgmental I mean everybody has their share of painful past right?
    Thanks for the visit. new post is up on my blog featuring a really cute shoes =)
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  46. That's good to know about your classes!! And I completely agree with you, make your past your strength and let it be a story. But you know Launna sometimes its nearly impossible to forget your past and that time its really tough to find something or someone which really motivates you. There are time when I am full of positive things and thoughts but sometime I find it tough to cope with my past!
    Well I loved this post and reading about you is always inspiring for me! :)

    Look at you!!!! Outrageously classy and beautiful. Very appealing outfit:)

    Keep in touch
    Ritcha
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  47. It took me a long time to realize the past didn't define me and that I get to chose how I want to live my life. Some people will only see as as we were but it's their problem and loss. Be you Launna. Be strong and brave and the brilliant woman you really are. In your corner cheering you on. :)

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  48. Amiga obriga pela visita amei o post
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  49. I have to admit I tend to think too much about the past, and I regret lots of thing I've done. I know that's not good for me and I'll have to change that "habit" of mine. Your posts always make me think, Launna. Thank you! :)

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  50. Probably my favourite quote in the entire world is- I made a lot of mistakes in my past but I refuse to live there now. Unfortunately I am terrible at moving on. All day every day I'm thinking of another time not actually living now. If it was easy for me to move on, I would have years ago.

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  51. really great writeup dear..live in the present..thats the best thing
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  52. Amiga bom final de semana
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  53. I love you dedication and hard work maim. Keep it up. It inspires me a lot~

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  54. Me encanto, el pasado es solo el pasado.

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  55. Have a great Weekend Launna! big Hugs :)

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  56. I always enjoy reading your post Launna, enjoy the rest of your weekend!! xo

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  57. The first sentence is applicable to almost everyone: Don't judge me by my past, I don't live there anymore. Good sentence.
    Hugs, stay strong!

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  58. Launa you are an inspiration to me, love, as a woman and as a mother. You are soooo dear to me :). And yes the past means nothing to me either, aside fromt he lessons I've learned.

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  59. I love it how you din't let your 50th birthday come in the way of your health routine ! And of course no one SHOULD EVER BE JUDGED BY THEIR PAST ! :)

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  60. Very interessing this post!
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  61. 'I am not my past and I shouldn't be judged on it.' i love this passage. it is so true. keep up the good work. one day you'll be fully arrived at yourself and it will feel wonderful!

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  62. i'm glad that you can do your 5k, this is such a long distance. you can be proud of yourself

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  63. thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog and on instagram - i'm feeling very greatful. the tree in my bedroom is still growing but not yet finished. i guess that it will still take some hours of work. but then everything should be done here. but i'm still feeling very much at home. this is my little kingdom <3

    i guess that decorating is a very important factor for feeling at home. you should also start this. believe me, it will make a difference.

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  64. thank you for your comment to my television cooperation. this was an unbelievably great experience for me and i guess that i'm on the right way ... it's always great to see that someone appreciates your work.

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  65. hey sweetheart!

    such a lovely post! love your style and your outfits!

    i think that are outfits look really similar!

    i would love to stay in touch with you! We can also
    cooperate in the near future!

    love
    Vicky

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  66. I love that you're addressing this Launna because you're so right no one should be judged or held down from their past and I'm so excited to hear about the big changes coming for you in the next 6 months. Every post you seem to be stronger and more determined than ever. :)

    xoDale

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  67. You're off to a great start with your classes just by knowing what your plans are and what your schedule will be. Being organized and working hard is the best way to reach a goal, I think. You've got both of those areas covered just fine. I'll be here cheering you on if that helps any to know that. :)

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  68. Hi Launna, Steph here, been a long time since I was able to stop by your blog (just started another one with friends do come check it out when you have time). Love that you are starting classes soon - wow you are definitely a power woman to handle it all - I know you can do it xx

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  69. Great post here, beautiful. Very motivational!! We can't do anything about the past, but we can change the present/future by adjusting things. Awesome for doing what makes you happy. Keep striving on.
    Happy weekend! :)

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