Sunday, April 29, 2012

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger or GO MY LIFE!

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
I didn't believe that for a long time, but now I know it's true. After two years of riding a brutal and unpredictable emotional roller coaster, I can finally say, "I'm happy, free, and stronger than ever." HIP HIP HOORAY! Or as my sister, Laurie, would say, "Go My Life!"
Me (left) w/my sister, Laurie, Cabo, Oct. '10

Life is once again beautiful, fun, exciting, and filled with great possibilities. I'm currently:
  • Pursuing my music. (Again!)
  • Taking yoga classes. (*OM*)
  • Going back to school for Criminal Justice. (Look out, bad guys!)
  • In a healthy and happy relationship. (Thanks, honey!)
  • Taking piano lessons. (Learning how to read music - YIKES!)
  • Doing a Communications Course through Landmark Education. (Transformational work is good for the heart, mind, and soul.)
  • Finishing edits on my latest book!!! (Can't wait to query again!)
My last "live" performance, Oct. '09
Me & Bobby, April '12
My "new" piano!

My advice to anyone going through a difficult time: 
 Me w/some people who love me: Mom, sisters Michelle, Sharon, Laurie, & Dad.
  • DON'T GIVE UP on yourself or on life. (Don't let the bastards get you down!)
  • LEAN ON PEOPLE who love you. (It makes them feel better, too!)
  • LOVE YOURSELF & YOUR LIFE. (There are brighter days ahead!)
  • When you're going through hell, KEEP GOING. (per Winston Churchill)
  • HANG IN THERE long enough to get past the pain. (You'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel.) 
  • You will GET THROUGH IT. (And life will be better than ever!) 
We all experience pain, suffering, loss, anger, jealousy, sadness, and grief. Maintain your dignity and live life with grace. Remember, you are beautiful, precious, loved, and deserve the best life has to offer. If you believe in yourself and follow your heart, you will not be disappointed.

LIFE CAN AND WILL GET BETTER! (I swear, it's true!)


Laurie Lazar said...

Thanks Deb! I'm inspired by you and your process. I'm impressed with all the new things you are taking on as they all seem to be very much aligned with your passions and talents. And, most importantly, I'm jealous of your new piano.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Excellent post! It's a topic I know a little something about, too. In the darkest days, it's hard to imagine that things will get better, but you and I are living proof that they not only get better, they get better than EVER!


Julie said...

Glad you are happy and excited for all of the adventures you are having! :)

Karen Walker said...

Yeah, Debra, you go girl. I, too, am taking piano lessons and learning to read music. I got a piano (wanted one since I'm 8). I am so happy for you. You so deserve it.

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

LLLLL, When you come visit, I promise you can play my "new" piano. ;-)

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Linda, Yes, we are living proof! I'm so happy for you as well. *smooch!*

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Julie, Thank you, my dear. Couldn't have done it without you. ;-)

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Karen, Isn't it amazing that you can be a musician your whole life, but not know how to read music? Still don't know if I'll get there, but I'm giving it the old college try. ;-)

koralee said...

Hi my friend...thank you for visiting me! It is all the way you look at things isn't it?! Hugs. xoxo

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Koralee, Indeed it is. ;-)

Jack said...

Sometimes the only for things to get better is to go through them, but there are rewards for those who do.

At least that is what I tell myself.

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Jack, What is the alternative? Feeling like a victim or worse. Time heals all, but time takes time. All best to you on your journey.

fellow-ette said...

You are a true heroine, Debbie!

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Sarah, Hah! But, thanks for the compliment. xoxo

Robin said...

I think back to when I started reading your blog and now. Wow. You have traveled so far. In every possible way. It is a beautiful thing.

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

Robin, Wow - thank you so much. Life is just a journey, right? The key is to do our best and try to inspire others along the way. ;-)

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