The Answer To My Trials Is 'Try Me'

I was waiting to write a post after my blog makeover was complete, I am just waiting for the new header, I won a make over from Kristina of Kaye Luxe Design by entering a contest through Anett from Bella Pummarola ... to say I was excited to win would not be a good enough word to convey how happy I was about it... I had been thinking how I needed to have an overhaul of my blog, as change can be really good. However; I did not have the money I needed to do this, nor the technical ability... so winning this made me see how blessed I was that the opportunity came about after I had been thinking about how I could make the changes. 
This week was also a difficult one for me, it found me using excuses... so much so that I couldn't even write, each time I sat down to write, I would find something else to do... Writing meant that I would have to admit that I was using excuses and I am not one that likes to admit that I have allowed a trial to win or control me. Some challenges are more difficult to deal with, especially the kind where I can't stand up and defend myself.

I am one of those people who wants to defend myself when I feel attacked, this trial had me frozen though, I kept thinking how unfair it was that I was not able to defend myself but as the week moved on, I knew that no amount of defending myself would change what was said or done to me... Sometimes it is true and that I have to let go, walk away and not look back because defending myself would just be giving it more power. 
Then I remembered the quote above and realized my best answer to this trial was not to say Why me?... it was to say Try me... I am not giving up on myself because of one petty trial or challenge... I am much stronger than that. We are starting another challenge at work to lose weight but really more to get healthy... I am using that to kick start this Spring into the Summer to become the best me. I have my Fit Bit that I am going to be using to keep track of my steps and keep my goals in line. 

Mostly, I am going to find solutions to each excuse that I have used this week and find a good way to deal with the next challenge that will come along... unfortunately that will happen, knowing it and being prepared is half the battle. Pretending it won't come along is burying my head in the sand and setting myself up for failure. I won't be failing, I will be succeeding...

From now on my answer to needing to defend myself against a trial is not going to be Why me?... it is always going to be Try me... 
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98 comments :

  1. Nice. I like "Try Me". Sorry you had a bad week. As Scarlet O'Hara said, "Tomorrow is a new day..." - something like that. I hope you have a much better week. Lovin' the new look so far.

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  2. Trials are not there to break us but to mold us into the best version of ourselves. Another inspiring post, Launna. :)

    Have a blessed week ahead!

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  3. I really love your new look and I always love your attitude! I was down with a terrible cold last week and used it as an excuse to slack on everything -- I am back at it tomorrow! Better get ready to walk my friend!

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  4. Sorry to hear you've had a bit of a bad week ...... hope things improve.

    I love the new look of your blog .......

    Take Care and I like 'Try Me'

    All the best Jan.

    All the best Jan

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  5. E' sempre una gioia venirti a trovare!!! Great post!

    WWW.ANGELICHIC.COM

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  6. Buon inizio settimana e buon lavoro!!!

    WWW.ANGELICHIC.COM

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  7. Trials make us tougher and a great experience for lifetime! Thanks for always being so inspiring love! :)

    Hugs and kisses

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  8. You are just amazing! I like the new blog.

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  9. Launna, I absolutely love your profile pic. You look radiant! :) I agree with Betty in that you are amazing, and I also like the new blog. Sending you a hug and best wishes.

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  10. That's our girl. If somebody knocks you down, get back up, dust off your derriere, and keep on going. And try to do it with a smile. Your "Try me" as opposed to "Why me?" is a good healthy response.

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  11. I love your new header Launna. I think everyone should live by that quote!
    Beautetude

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  12. I like "Try me". When I'm attacked I'm like you - I always want to defend myself and try to make sure the other person understands exactly where I stand. I'm finally learning that it doesn't really matter what they think - as long as I know the truth that's all that counts. I've been working on focusing on each day and trying not to think about the next - otherwise my anxieties get the best of me. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  13. Your new blog looks amazing! Like always your post makes me think...I always want to write posts like yours but I never know how to start it. I have so many struggles and feelings that I want to put into words but don't know how.

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  14. Defending myself is also on my top priority list dear ! Everyday we seek motivation but bad things always come by and we end up telling why me. Your post is something I can relate too :) I am going the 'Try me' way too :)

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  15. Hello my dearest Launna!! First of all, apologies for being so so late when it came to replying back! Just like you, i was also going through the same. The moment I wanted to write something, I would find something better to do!! :/ It sucks, doesn't it? But I need to get my priorities right, and not be lazy, or demotivated anymore. I was kind of on the high and low of my life. As you know, after quitting my job, I was figuring out some business plans to go along with that. And im in the midst of doing that, itself. It's just that I feel so so blessed that we are living in the age where every info is readily available on the net. And so after much googling, I have finally shortlisted a few locations where I might try to open the restaurant. It will take lots of capital. So, I have to really weigh the pros and cons before taking this huge risk, as the investment is going to be high too!! :/ And that's what kept me super busy from everything else :/ And soon, I started finding myself getting low and depressed, you know? And that's why I decided that it's because of me ignoring (and running away) from my past. (see, the last time i blogged was when i was working..and so I was kinda avoiding blogging because then it would remind me of that miserable job, and then again, i would get confused if my decision was right.). You know what I mean? :/

    But thanks to you and your kind words, I have realised that running away is definitely not an option. In fact, this post you've posted is at such a right time. No more "Why me?s"!!! Instead, Try me!!! :p Thank you so much for always inspiring each and everyone of us! <3

    And Launna, tell me, please fill me in as to how you've been? <3 I really missed you!! A LOT!! HEAPS!!!

    http://anshul90.com

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  16. I'm so sorry that you had a bad week, I hope you Have a better New week....
    Btw, I love "Try me"!!!! And thanks so much for another inspiring post Launna!!!!
    xo Paola
    Expressyourself
    My Facebook

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  17. I am loving the blog makeover, Launna :-) I am revamping my blog later today as well, to celebrate the start of spring later this week. As always, another wonderfully inspiring post.

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  18. dear, I wish you a wonderful week with my heart.
    flò

    http://lafloppola.blogspot.it

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  19. So great about the makeover for the blog! Oh, I think the transition of spring and the time change can certainly set us back ..at least a day or two. I know it has me. Talk about a dangerous Monday, etc...oversleeping, almost near fender benders..I so hope this week is a wonderful one for you. All the best to your writing and your blog!

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  20. I hear you. but please, don't be too hard on yourself. you don't need to 'fix' everything. and definitely not at the same time. sometimes it's enough to see what's going on and then let go. like in meditation. some things fix themselves if approached with the right mindset. I don't try to be critical or anything. it's just that I don't want you to be too harsh on yourself. lots of love from Paris xoxo

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  21. Congrats on winning the giveaway, I totally love your makeover :)
    I wish you a lovely week dear!

    See you Launna xx

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  22. Good Luck and I love the way you inspire me to move on~ Thank you maim~

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  23. Today I found out I have been lied to in my relationship throughout the past 6 months....... so I needed to read this and your amazing quotes.. It's helped me to remember my strength. Thank you Launna!

    I hope you're OK. Your amazing and always will be xx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  24. Congrats on the win!! I love this design. I will have to steal this try me attitude instead of beating yourself down. Hope you have a great start of the week.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  25. Hi my adorable Launna,
    I'm so sorry that you'd a bad week, but remember you are a beautiful and stong woman!
    This post is so cute for me, thank you for sharing!
    <3 <3 <3
    Kisses
    Maggie
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  26. A crisp and fine looking template this one. Congratulations on an awesome win. Trials are a norm. They continue a lifetime L.

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  27. I'm so sorry you had a so tough week Luanna, but you are a strong person so I'm sure you'll overcome it!!!
    I think you care too much about everything happens around you, often you just have to let thing go with light heart: remember that you are human, not a robot! ;)

    PS. the new graphic of your blog is very very nice !
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  28. launna, i love your new blog design. it's so clean and stylish! congrats on your win. i'm in awe of your self-reflection. this is pure strength, believe me. and sometimes we all procrastinate. but we have to fight against it, seize the day. but sometimes its also okay to just let things happen. 'it is always going to be Try me' , thats a great motivation. keep up on it. you'll make it.

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  29. i'm glad you like my impressions of vienna. the city is way too beautiful. and it's much more beautiful if you have someone loved by your side to share these impressions. i'm glad i have le boy. thanks for all of your wonderful and warm words.

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  30. Dear launna
    I'm exactly the same trying to defend myself and ever so often I find no one wants to hear the reason.
    Well done on winning the overhaul.
    Mrsinlondon.co.uk

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  31. Launna you're a brave soul and I must say Congratulations and your new blog layout looks absolutely stunning!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  32. YES, TRY ME!!! Thanks for this piece

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  33. Very inspiring post! i just had some difficulties in my life and everything in your post is true

    Very inspiring post! i just had some difficulties in my life and

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  34. Hi lovely Launna. That was I thought so too about you because I usually see you checking on how I was doing. I was about to check on you but I even can't help myself to reach out my own blog. I took a couple day ms off from blogging to finished the boys projects. Congratulations on winning the blog make over :). I know it mean a lot to you:) I'm so happy that you were the winner so you don't have to spen a penny on blogs needed. Just so you know, you're always in my thoughts and I want you all the best as we all do. I love the quote that says "try me". I love how you won't give up it easily:). Facing the problem is the hardest thing to do but as we are strong and that means all in controls we should all okay. You are blessing to be such s a strong one! My heart goes to you:).i believe that everything is going to be so fine with you as long as you keep doing what you doing:).I very really wish you all the best my dear Launna. Oxoxoxoxox.

    I hope your new week is already better than the last week:). Don't worry too much, take a deep breath and lay down to rest yourself for thinking nothing sometimes is best:). Ox

    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  35. Congrats on winning the blog makeover, I really like your new blog. Time is valuable, don't waste time and effort on people who are not worth it instead give it to people who really deserve it. Have a great day Launna! xo

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  36. Well written, Launna. Yes, touch situations makes us strong if we start facing it with positive attitude. Keep going...

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  37. Being prepared ahead of time is the best way to circumvent those excuses. This is so true. Nice post!

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  38. oh my! I totally love your new layout Launna! :)) It feels great to hear that you are positive now. :) I think we all need that positive vibes everyday. It always made us feel confident and feel so much better about life :)

    x
    Rica | www.switbbydoll.com

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  39. What a great post, Launna! I love your attitude. We all get down sometimes and make excuses, but knowing to stop and change our thinking is key. It sounds like you are on the right track and I know you will go far! Best of luck. :)
    ~Jess

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  40. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look on your blog!!! So classy! It really does look fantastic!

    And I am right there with you.. same personality type. I get defensive when I feel attacked, and even when I am being lovingly confronted in all kindness on an unpleasant truth or fact.. but it take a mature heart to be willing to admit that and work on change! *hugs!* - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  41. a wonderful new blog design sweety!
    wish you a great rest of the week!

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

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  42. Amiga o seu blog estar o máximo amei, você merece isso e muito mais
    o seu layout esta maravilhoso sucesso, sucesso e muito sucesso um abraço.
    Curta e siga o meu canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZdo8xMv34

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  43. Love the new Blog Design Launna :)
    Also really love the last Quote ,it is so much Inspiration! Thank you for post this <3

    Have a wonderful Day ,lovely Greetings! Hugs

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  44. Oh Launna love, forever inspiring and always full of love. One thing I lov about you is your resilience and also the way you do stuff not because you expect something in return but because it has to be done..you are the epitome of a good example.
    ps..Trials will always be with us so I agree, try them :)
    Congrats on the winnings!xx

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  45. Lovely post Launna. I lov how with each pot I read, you always inspire me. I truly appreciate you even though we've never met :) xx

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  46. First thing Launna ur blog looks so lovely .. I liked the layout and that profile pic is soo nice :)
    I like the thought u put forth in this post.. its such a fun thing to have an activity which would motivate u to loose weight i wish i had ppl arnd me to motivate me bt then u hv to motivate urself at the end of the day.. Hope u have a fabulous week ahead xoxo

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  47. Hello my dear Launna!! Thank you soo much for your lovely comment on my blog!! Truly deeply and madly appreciated!!<3 I hope you're doing good today, and having a great day so far :)

    And Launna, I would sooo love to go on a trekking trip with you, but sometimes, no matter how much we want to break free, we need to look at other factors too (like Valentina in your case.), and you made the right decision of staying back!! It just shows how much good of a mom you are!! <3 And that's beautiful!! Truly beautiful!! :)

    I've heard that there a lot of places in Canada for trekking and skiing as well, right? Have you done anything crazy in your life before? Like, I dont know, a scary stunt, or something? :D I wouldd soooo love to hear about it!! I bet you've got amazing stories on your experiences!! :D

    http://anshul90.com

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  48. Nice! rials are not there to break us but to mold us into the best version of ourselves :)

    www.thesmallnoble.blogspot.de

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  49. Launna. I'm glad to hear from you again last night. No thank you Launna, all we need is love. I just hoping you will have a good day and that through the week:). I'm doing so far so good only busing with the children stuffs.

    Have a lovely evening Launna. Oxox
    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  50. Oh and I hope you want to check my latest bday photos as well ;)

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  51. Dear Launna. I just wanted to dropping by to say hello and good night to you. Please stay safe and be careful on the way to work:). I'm so sorry that you still having the snow storm over there. Hoping it would stop tomorrow fro you:).

    You're the lovely one and here oxoxoxoxox nighty night Launna.

    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  52. I was so happy to see your name when Rafflecopter gave me my winners, dear Launna! :) Your new layout looks fabulous, I really like how clean and simple it is. Kristina is great at what she does, isn't she? By the way, I'm having another giveaway right now, come try your luck ;)

    €200 value beauty giveaway on my blog Bella Pummarola

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  53. You know what Launna..your words are always so motivating and inspiring! I love how you beautifully give words to all your emotions and whatever you are going through! Penning all this so beautifully is an art!
    xx

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  54. Hi Launna, thank you for your comment, is the sweetest!
    If you ever need to talk to someone you know that I'll be glad to be your listener! I know that I can do the same with you, and I thank you so much for that. You're such a special woman sugar!
    Hope to meet you one day!
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  55. The new look of your site looks great!
    I want to tank you for all the sweet comments I always get from you! :)

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  56. You find the best words to describe everything. I'm doing fine, working a lot in the blog, we will have a giveaway soon. I visited a friend that was ill during the weekend and I didn't spend so much time in the blogs. Have a great day Launna!

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  57. Great post as always!
    Love your inspirational post
    Kisses
    Manasi

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  58. aww I love your new blog Launna.. and this is such a great and inspiring post as usual. I really love reading your post because in way or another it uplifts me =) i'm so grateful I have come to know you and your amazing blog =).. even if we are worlds apart you have helped and inspire in great ways =) keep writing =)..... we just have to remind ourselves that trials come to make us stronger. I always tell myself that God would never give you something that you can't handle and whatever his purpose is it's always for the better =)

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  59. Passando para ti deseja um dia espetacular amei.
    Curta e siga o meu canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZdo8xMv34

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  60. Great post, amazing!!! Che bello incontrarti nel tuo blog!

    WWW.ANGELICHIC.COM

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  61. Buona giornata e buon lavoro!!!

    WWW.ANGELICHIC.COM

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  62. Sorry you had a bad week. I know how you feel when you sit down and can't write though, I get that sometimes, but it does all come together!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  63. Dear Launna, I love the new layout of your blog. You look so lovely in that picture. And congrats for your win. Have a wonderful day!

    Jasmine ♥♥♥

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  64. hi dear Launna,

    I love new look of your blog! I wish you a wonderful evening, bye!
    flò

    http://lafloppola.blogspot.it

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  65. What a wonderful quote. Words can really help get you through trying times. I'm so happy you won the blog overhaul. How exciting! Can't wait to see!

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  66. Hi dear,

    I think that your layout is so pretty! Love it! Some challenges are really difficult! But when you are positive, I think you can always deal with them! Always give it a try.

    Have a great week dear Launna!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  67. Dear Launna,
    you need, as me, the warmth of the sun rays to feel a little better. So I hope spring will come out also around you as in Italy :)))
    We need to rest and sleep...

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  68. So inspirational! Thanks for sharing this motivational post! xo

    ♥ www.thekawaiiplanet.com

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  69. I always get some extra motivation after visiting your blog :) Love that sentence about rising up after falling **

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  70. Launna,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and checking on me. Yes, I am super busy with life. I just started coaching figure skating after being off the ice for 9 years and it's awesome! I missed it so much and now I am of course injured with a neck injury so I am resting and trying to take it easy for a bit. But, I have been just so busy and no time for blogging or fashion design either. I love love love the new blog. It looks so professional! Hopefully, I will blog soon! xoxox

    Pip

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  71. Well written, Launna. Yes, repeated trial and experiences makes us strong. It gives the feel of confident.

    Your blog makeover looks excellent, very professional.

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  72. amazing entry
    follow for follow?

    hope you too visit my Blog <3
    http://miss-amelyrose.blogspot.de/

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  73. Hi Launna, thanks for your recent comment on my blog. I appreciate that you understand my rants about not blogging so much now. Everytime I read your posts I have learned a lot, thanks for sharing your thoughts and your wisdom. Btw, I also love your instagram posts/quotes.

    so much love,
    Cassie Thriftier

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  74. Bom dia querida DEUS te abençoe e te guarde nete lindo dia.
    Curta e siga o meu canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZdo8xMv34

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  75. Amazing post!
    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  76. Well written post Launna! Congrats for winning the header makeover.

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  77. Sending good vibes and smiles. Have a great day Launna! xo

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  78. Launna, I'm sorry your week hadn't been going so well. I hope it gets better--I know it will get better for you <3
    I think that is a very positive way to look at things...it's so easy for me to feel stressed and ask God why, why me....but I want to be able to stand up to and overcome these struggles, in the end it becomes better.
    Have a lovely day, Launna....and your blog design is so beautiful! love it! xx

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  79. Hi Launna! First of all, congratulations on having won that blog makeover! I can't wait to see the header and see the complete result :)
    I'm so sorry to hear that you had a tough week, but once again I admire you so much for turning every difficult situation into a challenge, into a trial. I'm telling you this because I'm that person who thinks "why me". Reading this post made me see the things with a complete different point of view and dared me to face them with a different attitude, so thank you so much.
    I really hope next week gets better and I wish you the best with the healthy loose of weight challenge at work <3
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  80. I love love LOVE the new look of your blog--very professional! And I REALLY love your quote---it basically fits every trial I have faced this week. Thank you for sharing it! XO

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  81. Launna dear I love the new look of your blog and congrats, didn't know that you won it! And yes being honest I too sometimes find excuses to defend me but it feels great when we overcome that phase and things get better.
    I am so happy for your daughter, Charu told me about her pregnancy. April is just round the corner, you must be really excited! Biiiiiigggg hug and lotsa love <3

    Happy Weekend
    Ritcha
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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  82. Love your new header.
    And your inspiring quotes really speak to me.
    Trials can break us or make us strong
    its our attitude to it that makes a difference.
    Love your blog so much.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

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  83. Launna....I'm out of town but had to stop by. You're amazing to me. Strong and brave and a fighter. Hugs.

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  84. Have a lovely day Launna dearest! PS: Loving the new header <3
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  85. I am in love with the perspective you put out here.
    As always, you give me hope that I will be okay.
    take care. With love.
    P.S May you have a beautiful summer this year!

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  86. You've got a great attitude and that is what matters! Thank you

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I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤