18 July 2014

Creating A Life Without Limits

Lately I'm realizing that everything I thought I knew? Well, I've been wrong about a lot. Everything I thought I knew, I didn't know at all. For a long time I never thought I would be a mother, because so many messages from society told me not to dare even daydream about it. I never saw myself graduating college. I can tell you honestly when I was in 5th grade and in end stage renal failure, I was more than slightly terrified of reaching to build the life I have now. Amazing how that all works, right? Sometimes daring to even think about beautiful happenings is our biggest, most terrifying step.

No matter what kind of rules you feel pressured to follow, no matter what boxes others attempt to fit you into, there is always your own path. Forge ahead, don't look back, ask for help when you need it, but don't forget your biggest cheerleader should always be yourself. Build the life you want from scratch.

When we put fences around our dreams we are sending vibes out into the world that we don't want our wildest desires because deep down we don't think we deserve them. We wonder if we are strong enough to handle pushing beyond boundaries. I see wires in many different forms; physical, mental, emotional. Sometimes we imagine the wires ourselves and other times they can be tangible, either way we don't have to be bound or held back by them.

A life without limits, a life without wires, creating a life on your own terms while being able to design a life you love. Isn't that what we all crave?

Jabra sent me a pair of Jabra Rox wireless headphones and instantly it occurred to me that they provide freedom and music; two of my favorite things in this world. There have been several times over the course of my life when I have experienced the healing power of music firsthand; during hospitalizations throughout my life, endless hours in waiting rooms while I was going through the kidney transplant process, and when I was on bed rest during my high risk pregnancy with our daughter. And freedom? Well, right now I'm about one month shy of turning 31 and I've already lived 20 years past my predicted life expectancy. If that isn't freedom, I don't know what is. Beautiful things happen when you challenge predictions for your own story and set yourself free from limits.

Let me gush about the Jabra Rox Wireless Earbuds for a quick second. First of all, Jabra provides three different sizes of ear gels for the ultimate comfort. Plus, a protective bag for keeping the earbuds safe. The charging time is short and sweet; a simple two and a half hours and bam, you are good to go! It is refreshing to be able to have a devise I can use for walks around the neighborhood with Sookie and no wires to worry about! Connecting them to my iPhone with bluetooth is easy as pie. They are also wonderful as a simple solution for tunes while writing to keep the imagination flowing as I work on blog posts or my memoir. I often write on my Macbook late at night in bed. Many times our little princess is sleeping next to me and I want to be able to listen to something without waking her, and without the added clutter and mess of more wires.

I want to hear your stories! I've teamed up with Jabra for a fantastic opportunity not only to share your thoughts, but to win your very own pair of Jabra Rox Wireless Earbuds! Leave a comment on this post detailing your detours and how you have jumped hurdles of living a life without wires. How have you created a life without limits? What advice do you have for others looking to simplify their lives?

Giveaway is open until Friday, July 25th. Winner will be picked at random. Good luck! I can't wait to read your stories!


  1. First and foremost I have to say your life is truly inspirational! Encouraging and so so very STRONG you are officially super women to me :")
    I truly mean that from my heart and the tears that run down my face atm. I've been wanting to write or email to truly tell you how much your story touches me, but haven't had the time with the big move in all. Luckly I'm putting littke mad to nap so I have time to comment! :))
    Here is my story.
    When I was 15 N half (a month before I turned 16.)
    I fell in love with this guy I will call Travis.
    Anyways we both instantly clicked , his cousin was not having it and wouldn't let me see him it was truly heartbreaking, eventually their was no stopping us and we found a way to contact one another.
    Fast forward to 3 months later newly 16 years old, me and Travis ended up being together. On day he said "How would you like to learn to dirtbike?" I was like that would be amazing! (Never did stuff like that, coming from a hard background and parents divorced, this was truly something I wanted to do)
    So we planned it out for the next day.
    But neither of us knew that something unforgettable was going to happen.

    September 18, 2014 was the day it happened...
    We left early in the morning and headed to Beaumont, Ca which from Riverside, Ca it was about an hour, hour n half drive.
    So by the time we hot there it was nice and sunny out, driving through the hills to find a parking spot. Miles and miles away from a road...
    We finally got out and started unpacking everything, I honestly felt nervous but knew it was only because I never rode a dirtbike before.
    But Travis sat behind me while I sat in front and he showed me everything I needed to know, we rose around for hours and soon I was all on my own!
    It was awesome and so much fun, a new experience for me.
    So after houra and hours of riding we finally stooped at the truck checked the time and decided on one more ride BUT..
    I decided I wanted to ride up the ridges on top of the HUGE hills...
    So he agreed , tho he insisted for me not to wear a helmet because my head would jerk and hit him in the face...
    If only he knew...

    So I remember we had got to the part where I would gas it up and stop at the top of the ridge...
    So I was like ok and as I gassed it I remember getting to the top and blackex out after...

    Woke up in the canyon feeling numb crawling to Travis, hes looking at me with a horrid face... I didn't understand, he said I'm going to find help...
    I woke up in the back of a truck with two mexicans looking down at me scared while my husband is talking to 911
    He's pouring water on.my face, I'm drowning..
    He was trying to locate the wound... the temple... all over!
    Next I woke up in thw hospital puking blood up and passing out again..
    Once I was fully awake and could understand. .
    They told me what happened. ..
    All I did was cry and ask for travis (my mom was there)
    She was all mixed emotions..
    I couldn't blame her...
    I ended up breaking my face...
    Broke most of the bones in my face...
    I remember the doctor telling me after surgery that when they went it they said it was like dust...
    They said my eyes almost fell in the back of my head because I barley had bone holding anything up...
    I have 9 plates in my face, my left temple is dented in, I have a thick scar ear to ear on my head from where 47 staples resided, along with my teeth wired *Jaw broke* and a trek in my throat from the surgery...

    1. September 2014 will mark ten years, I have came such a long way and tho I can have my moment I'm truly thankful to be alive and to have a second chance.
      It took a lot for me to get comfortable with my image... my face... everyday Im remided of what happened and tho I live with severe pain, I try to keep a positive out look on life as much as possible, to make this all wild, I've gotten back into modeling perusing a career with it, proving to everyone you don't have to be perdect no matter the issue you are truly beautiful and amazing!
      My life has no limits after my accident I live life to the fullest

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  3. My new motto is "doing what we think is best" for myself & other people/families. We all have so many options! Parenting styles, food we want to eat, people we chose to surround ourselves with.

    remembering that we are all doing our best helps me not to judge myself or others too harshly.
    Life is sweet. We should be sweet too!

  4. I am celebrating 15 years of living without wires in August. August 11, 1999 was my last dialysis treatment after two years of being connected to a machine three times a week. I'm ready to go back at any time if need be, but I'm enjoying my "wireless" life to the fullest!

    Love you, love your story!