Challenges Can Turn Into Blessings

I started this post a couple of days ago on my phone, originally when I started I had a list of items that I felt were holding me back from progressing but as I wrote, I realized a lot of what I was thinking that was holding me back was actually a blessing. Kind of an a ha moment that helped me see things differently and I started to appreciate it. I am leaving the rest of the post as is, I want to remember how writing this down showed me the answer.

I'm very unsettled because I know the life changes ahead for me cannot even start until some long term ones happen. The first being able to move which won't be happening until next summer before Valentina starts junior high. Unfortunately the longer I stay here, the more I feel stuck. I actually never even made the place homey by decorating or putting pictures up. My next place is where I want to unpack, put pictures up and make the place mine. I'm hoping to bury some memories that way too.
I'm anxious to close the door on my past from where I live, there are too many memories of 'him' and not necessarily things but moments and memories that come from being here. I want to start fresh... being here reminds me too many times of 'him'... they dance behind the scene until a sight or smell reminds me of the past.

Second I want to complete both courses to get my paperwork so I can run payroll anywhere in Canada. However, I'm having challenges with that now, one course is waiting on upper management approval and the second I need to pay for upfront... then get my money back. Unfortunately it looks like I might need to replace my washer... a necessity in this household, so school would be on hold.
I was feeling panicked to complete both courses by the end of the year because if I don't I will then need to work a year in the field to get my papers to have my PCP. I was frustrated with the road blocks placed in my way, when I thought about it I realized I can get a job in the payroll field just with my work experience here and the fact that I completed the courses.

Maybe this is a blessing in disguise, it might actually be better for me to take one course at a time and give it my full attention. That way I will have time for living a bit of a normal life too, maybe even start dating again. I think I have put that on hold long enough, I just wrote about needing balance, I think this is a much better way of attaining that goal. Besides I don't want to add more stress to my life that most likely wouldn't benefit me in the long run.

Challenges can turn into blessings, it is just hard to see sometimes... 
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97 comments :

  1. I love it when a plan comes togegher. Sometimes you have to loosen control and let things happen as they will.
    R

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  2. I think we spend so much time worrying about things...when they actually happen, though, they aren't as bad as we imagine them! Change is tough, but it can also be great when you think of it as a new beginning.

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  3. I love the way you have turned things around with a positive attitude. I'm a firm believer that there is no such thing as "coincidence." EVERYTHING happens for a reason. We can't always see those reasons while we are in turmoil, but it almost ALWAYs works out in our best interests!

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  4. I am happy that you are being blessed and it is always inspiring piece for me~
    ~Sangay
    Bhutan

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  5. I agree, you should focus on one thing only...

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  6. Yes ,one course at a time is a good plan <3 ,sound right :)
    Love the Quotes ,especially the first one!

    Have a great Weekend Launna ,many kisses <3

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  7. writing is my preferred way to think. I often start with something and surprise myself with where I end. problems are opportunities in disguise is one of my mottos. not that this comes easy all the time. thanks for the reminder xo

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  8. Hey Launna, I love the quotes you posted and me too the first one is the best. You're attitude is positive and inch by inch you can do anything. I know it!!!! Hugs.

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  9. Just think of it as limbo - being a place you're supposed to be while the stars are lining up for you where you are going to be ;-)

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  10. Moving to a new place can be truly therapeutic! I think it's possibly the best way to start fresh.

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  11. It's awesome how just putting your thoughts and feelings into words can help you see things clearer, huh? Have a good weekend, Launna!

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  12. Never let anything get to you in life because God only throws the toughest challenges at the people who he thinks can handle them the most. Enjoy your weekend Launna! :)

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  13. The first quote is so beautiful!♥ Sometimes we just need to write things down to be able to see them in a new light:) Have a lovely weekend Launna!♥

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  14. I know ... I've already said this, but you're the most amazing person I know. You're a strong woman and an example for me. In my opinion "one course at a time" is a very good plan
    Have an awesome weekend my adorable Launna
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  15. I'm sure your positive way to understand life and relationships will help you to get all you need to be happy. Enjoy your weekend dear.
    kss
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  16. Take one thing at the time so that you don't get too overwhelmed and burned out.Hope you are having a great weekend.
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  17. Launna,

    I am stopping by for a quick hello. Just got back from a much needed vacation! As for your goals, I hope you will be able to move soon and definitely take things slow. It is so hard to juggle too much at one time because there is no room for fun or having much of a social life. You will finish school no matter what. Take extra time in making your next home cozy and exactly how you want it to make you feel balanced and serene. Talk soon dear! I needed a break big time!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  18. It really is a blessing Launna. Congratulations:). This is a true side of the beauty of our minded. The positive thinking is the most beautiful and the true beauty of our lives. I love this post Launna. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. Hope everything is even more bless for you in these days! (I'm on a little vacation break away from home with my family). I had some of posted that I already scheduled to post:) coming up soon:).

    xx Take care Launna,
    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  19. So happy that you are being blessed!!! You are a positive and stringe woman Launna!!!!
    Lovely post!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  20. Congratulation dear Launna
    have a nice day
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  21. Il tuo blog è ricco di cose interessanti.

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  22. I love your outlook! You will definitely succeed. I remember a time where I need to move -- there were too many ghosts all around, at least that is what I called them. Those old memories that float by.... Hope you can keep them at bay until you are able to move. Have a great week!

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  23. Those are wonderful quotes :) Such words of wisdom instill hope when we become hopeless.
    Words have power !
    Beautiful post, Launna !

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  24. Sometimes our plans change, but that doesn't mean we can't still reach our goals. There is usually more than one way to get where we want to be. I love your positive outlook and attitude, Launna.

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  25. Lau postagem encantadora amei tenha uma semana abençoada.
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  26. I'm glad you are thinking positive about changes to come. It frightens most of us, hopefully everything will sort itself out for you. I myself am having life problems at the moment and it's so difficult gaining the means and ways to escape them!!

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    x

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  27. I totally agree with you, Launna! And I'd even dare to say that the harder the challenges are, the better you feel once you accomplish them. Keep that beautiful positive energy always with you, my friend :)

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  28. moving to a new place will be the best thing . i wish to make the same
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  29. i agree with you! this always happen to me. i think the challenges we face are just ways to reach something great. :") And the feeling we get are priceless. God bless Launna! :"D

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  30. Hello Launna! :) It is so good to see you after ages! Did i tell you I missed you? <3 And I know you're really afraid about the challenges that you're gonna be facing in the next few days/months of your life, but trust me dear, it is for the best!! Take every obstacle that comes in the way as an opportunity to do even better! :)

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  31. hi sweet Launna
    i repass
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    have a nice day

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  32. Definitely agree. I feel like it goes along with the quote, "When life gets that much harder, it makes you that make stronger." Even the bad things can have positive results -- if you find the right way to look at them!
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  33. Hello Launna,

    You certainly do have to be careful not to take on too many challenges at any one time. Otherwise one can build in failure before even giving oneself a chance to succeed. So, perhaps, the financial constraints are good, thereby forcing you into making choices rather than attempting everything at once.

    Studying at an ambitious course will certainly take a lot of energy and effort so far better in our opinion not to add moving house at the same time. You are already making many positive moves forward, try to be patient. You will get there in the end!

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  34. But that time we think that things are really falling apart, its only later that we get to know oww those were falling in place!! It is hard to understand when we have to go through that! You are amazing Launna, I can relate to all of your writes so closely!! Feels good after reading! :)

    Have a lovely week ahead!
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

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  35. Thank you so much for the lovely popping by and the kind words. We just got back from our Vacation. We had a wonderful time with the boys:) since everyone so busy and sick. After the boys were done with their sickness- we decided to take a long weekend vacation with them. And we went to a beautiful Islands for a nice treated to everyone in our family. Still tired but will start fresh tomorrow. Wishing you a beautiful day my lovely Launna. Oxox

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  36. hope you finish your courses, and it sucks having to be on hold for the move and all, I'm sure it will all work out in the end for you. it's def not nice to stay in a place that makes you sad :(

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  37. Passando para ti deseja uma semana abençoada que bela postagem.
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  38. I think you're so smart to recognize that doing something isn't worth it if it's going to add so much stress in your life. It's not worth it. Even when you mention about now wanting to decorate, etc which can be so much work, time and money and like you said, what's the point when you have so many memories there and you're ready to move on. PS love that you write your blogs or at least start them on your phone, I need to start doing that instead of trying to remember sentences and then forgetting them when I'm near my computer. Great post and keep up the positivity!

    xoDale

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  39. Great!!

    http://ladytrendy.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  40. The title is so true, our biggest challenges in life are often blessings in disguise. Have a nice day Launna! :)

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  41. Dear Launna, thanks to your lovely comments on my posts. I think that you will succeed in your courses and that challenges can turn into blessings. It depends on the point of view. We know that it can be very difficult to understand it, because life is sometimes very hard and we feel more the pain than the blessing.
    A big hug :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  42. I can definitely relate... Sometimes I feel like complaining about things that happen in my life, but I just try my best to see the positive. If I can't, I figure what doesn't kill me makes me stronger, and wiser!

    Good luck finding a new washer... We got some of our appliances cheap from the scratch and dent section at the store. You can ask them for their cosmetically damaged appliances and they come at a discount. :)

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  43. Life changes are always scary, but remember, if the past was any good it wouldn't be in the past. Life is a cycle, something are meant to end so the new and better things can enter your life. It's hard to see in certain moments but it's true!

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  44. I like your style in all the pictures of you that I have seen. We are going to have lunch now, I hope to visit you later. xoxo

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  45. Sounds great sweety!
    Stay strong dear!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  46. Great words dear!! You inspire me like always.

    XOXO!

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  47. I really liked this post, especially the caption! I'm sure you'll do great and I just hope the best for you!

    www.nevernotinspired.de

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  48. Launna, you know they say home is where the heart is, I hope when you move, you can finally make it home, a new beginning. Don't stress too much about the courses, nothing happens before its time and I know when you start those courses you will do great xx

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  49. Your next place will be great and you will decorate as you wish, we have to wait patiently, I also want to move. xoxo

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  50. I totally believe they can! But I also know it can be hard to see first...xo caroline

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  51. Passando para ti deseja um belo dia com muito sucesso
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  52. That is so true. Sometime our challenges turn into blessings. Although at times it might take a while to see it but the end result is well worth it.

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  53. oh darling i wish you a great day!
    www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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  54. Good evening dear launna,,, i can only say great your post

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  55. Inspirational quotes!!! loved it.
    btw do check out my new post
    stay in touch
    xoxo

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  56. Mmm... The impediments that are actually blessings... It's so hard to see them as that, isn't it? But as soon as we do, the world opens up and we're able to catch that greater vision. Thank goodness there's a someone up there, watching over us, steering us the right way when we're too stubborn to figure it our for ourselves. =)

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  57. i repass dear Launna
    thanks for your comment darling
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    have a nice day

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  58. Hello Launna! :) It is so good to see you better and better, long time from the last visit.
    Best wishes!

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  59. Lau querida postagem maravilhosa
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  60. One of the greatest blessings in the world is to be able to be happy even when things in life are not going the way we planned. Have a nice day Launna! :)

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  61. You will work hard to finish your courses, I think that you can do it. Hugs and take strength

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  62. Happy Thursday, Launna. Thanks a lot for your lovely comments on my posts. Next autumn will be intense and a bit difficult for me, but I will think of your lovely posts full of great sentences :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  63. have a nice day dear Launna
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  64. have a nice day Launna!
    www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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  65. great post
    would you like follow each other?
    i'll follow back after that

    glad visit here ;)
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  66. My dear Launna!! <3 <3 Thank you so so so much once again for your ever so lovely words!!! You have no idea how much of a day it makes! <3 Thank you sweetheart!! And tell me, how have you been? :) Is everything getting better? Are you still as stressed up about the coming schedule and change in lifestyle? :)

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  67. Change seems to be harder the older we get. I guess that comes with age. I'm sure though, because you do expect this move, you've got a lot of things tidied up that many don't. It is tricky to invest in what you hope will be the healthy thing to do. Wishing you many blessings along this journey. Keep writing!

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  68. I Wish you a wonderful friday!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  69. Aquela máscara é incrível! ;D

    Os desafios fazem parte do nosso cotidiano para nos deixar mais fortes. Lembre-se de que sem luta não tem vitória!

    Ótima sexta, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  70. Good afternoon Friday from Atlanta Launna. I'm so sorry for being late. I didn't mean too:). Thank you also for your lovely ad kind words on mine too. Yes, the kids are grown so fast. I'm so happy the twins are going to school now, so can have some alone time and do more work what I needed to get it done:). I hope you and Valentina are having a great week and have a wonderful weekend to you two:).

    Oxox http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  71. Sometimes it's hard to appreciate, or even find, the hidden goodness in the hardships and hurdles we face, but it's usually there. My favorite example is from the book "The Hiding Place," by Corrie ten Boom. While in a concentration camp during WWII, she prayed in sincere gratitude for the fleas infesting her tent. Doesn't sound like a "good thing," does it? But because her tent was so infested, the German soldiers refused to enter it, which, in turn, enabled her to conduct Bible studies in her tent.

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  72. Passando para ti deseja que tenha bom final de semana.
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  73. Dear Launna, tomorrow we'll go back home from our holidays in Toscana, we were at the sea. We have been lucky, weather has been very sunny in the past days, my kids are happy :)
    I wish you a wonderful and blessed weekend!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  74. It is a blessing, Launna. And please try not to stress or worry too much--hard to do, I know!--because I'm sure you will finish your courses. And the past is in the past..it certainly isn't hard to forget it, but with God's help and faith you will find your way, as I always like to say. Life changes are hard, even frightening, but we have to be able to believe in Him and look past that.

    I just want to say again how I think you're so positive, sweet, and wonderful...I can't say that enough..it really amazes me how with everything going on in your life, you are able to see the good side of things....and you always leave such nice comments on my blog, we are truly blessed to have you in the blogging community...God bless and have a lovely weekend :)

    MJ // www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  75. Check this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs2WbaFMDO4
    Good night!

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  76. I'm glad you found your blessings in your right now. It is hard sometimes, but they're always there (and hurrah for them). :)

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  77. As you go through major life changes, expect the best and your optimism will be rewarded! Have a nice weekend Launna! :)

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  78. Amiga postagem maravilhosa arrasou
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