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I Can't Do this Anymore!!


Have you ever felt this way? Maybe you've even said......

'I can't do this anymore!'

You are not alone? In fact there's an ocean of others out there, who feel the very same way. 

The question is....what are you going to do about it? 

It's time to figure it out!! There's never been a better time to take back control...find your own path... live your dreams! So many possiblities are waiting for you!

Why not!!!???

No more excuses....change your story...change you dialogue..... Make things happen.

You just need to BE-gin.

Enough wallowing in the sadness, the ughs...the groans.... You and only YOU can change your path....change your story...change your life.

Your dreams are possible!
What are you waiting for?

Let's talk.... where do you fit in all of this?

I can't do this anymore?...My life rocks! I'm living my dreams! I'm ready to change things!! I can't bare it any longer!! ?

Share your thoughts today. I'd love to hear about it!


you are confined only by the walls you build yourself

Awesome Art by Andrew Murphy.

Thank you for allowing me to share it here, Andrew.

Reader Comments (17)

Oh Kim. This could NOT have come at a better time for me. I posted on my blog today about joining a gym this week because I have got to change the road I am on. I admitted to the world that I am fat, I am disgusted with myself, and I am determined to get it right this time - to take back control and (in your words which are absolutely perfect for me today) to change my story. Thank you for posting this and thank you for speaking to me right now.
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
I definitely can't bear another winter in the Pacific Northwest, having lived in Sunny Southern California for 56 years. I just endured and survived my sixth winter here. It's the end of May and I'm just now recovering from it :~/

Even my best friend who is Miss Positive Attitude and who told me to "Embrace the Gray" before she moved here a year and a half ago, wants to leave. I feel so validated :~) Not to mention that a reflexologist told me a couple of years ago that my aura needs sun :~)

Don't know how or when I'm going to do it, but I am going to get out of here. Does anyone live in Tucson? :~)
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElaine B
There are definitely days when I've felt or said all of those things. Thanks for the reminder that I'm in control and can choose to do something about it.
I have spent a ridiculous amount of time avoiding making a change. After suffering unbearable grief I retreated to a very dark place. Now every day I promise myself "This will be the day that I start"...It's incredibly difficult to get back out there and BE-gin but I'm willing to try.
How wonderful post ...
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercamelia
Well ladies, yes I can relate to all of this too.....Carole, I'm with you, I just joined a gym again also, I'm not going to say F-T, I'm looking at it as getting healthy so I can do the things I want to do, old age has cheeped in and I'm feeling that I want to be able to get out and go, do the things I have put away for so long and travel.

Elaine Yes I have the same problem with this NW weather, I moved away once just for that reason and ended coming back for my current relationship, (it's the one this time).....but I'm lucky he understands and we decided I would go somewhere sunny in the winter and he would come and go. I've tried taking higher doses of vitamin D and that has helped but still when it goes on forever it's very hard.....I started working harder in my studio this winter and that seemed to help, also joined two groups of artists which also helped. But yes you do need to take sunny breaks and go somewhere. Looking to retire someplace sunny!

Rose, boy I have I been where you are I just lost my best friend in the world who took a piece of my heart with her, allow yourself to grieve no matter how long. It is very difficult to come back but I just try and do one little thing a day and acknowledge that, it does take time.

Kathryn Bravo to you and yes I tell myself the same thing.

Best of all thank you Kim for doing this, I look forward to more photos and wonderful quotes.
Cheers all
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca
Oh, this is so needed today. I am looking to start an at-home business while I'm "in between" jobs...and I just found out that a relative that I really care about, was saying nice things to me, but extremely disparaging remarks behind my back. The person doesn't know that I found out, but needless to say I was really hurt and cried..but now I've got perspective, and I am "wallpapering" myself with the truth of God's Word and the ones who truly love me ;) :) Oh, a friend gave this to me the other day, and I'm really clinging to these words, too:

Never allow yourself to take advice from someone you would not trade lives with! They have not earned the credibility to be a trustworthy advisor! Delete delete delete!!"

Thanks for your encouraging post and the great photos, too :) :) I have a composition book just like the one in your photographs. I use it to jot down all my notes and things when I'm working on craft projects.

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather :) :) :)
It's so interesting that you post this today, especially after thinking about "thought become things". I'm not sure what it will be, but I feel like I'm on the verge of something, I feel myself starting to turn a corner. And just tonight before I read this, someone who saw one of my photos gave me some really wonderful compliments on my photography...she is an art and art history teacher at a college and told me to keep developing imy eye. But I think I'm my worst enemy, I think sometimes I hold myself back out of fear, fear of success if that makes any sense?
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim Stevens
This really speaks to where I am right now. Two weeks ago, I left a job that was slowly killing me. No idea what will come next, and I can't afford to not work, but I simply could not continue the way I was going. I'm grateful for a supportive loving husband, and a God who is bigger than my circumstances. I'm very interested to see how the next couple of months turn out.
May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Other Francesca
As I write this, my husband is in a nursing facility under hospice care dying a slow death from metastatic brain cancer, also having had a stroke. For over three months I have been making the pilgrimage to see him, feed him and be there to make sure things are done right. I have graduated to spending 3 hours a day in my studio working on client work to keep my sanity and my quilting business going. I keep saying that I don't know how much longer I can do this, but each day, I am there mostly watching him sleep now. When he does talk, a lot of it makes no sense. Then he will call me by one of his pet names for me and I know he is in there. When I had supper with a friend tonight, we talked about him and my commitment to being there for him. When we had become exhausted emotionally talking about him, we started talking about making our art-making a priority. I no longer feel timid about saying I am an artist. It's time to fully embrace what I have known to be true since childhood. Time to BE and artist.
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMadelin C. Wolf
I love all the posts today. I am deeply thankful for all the comments. I have never posted here. I am stifled with my art. So no submissions but one. early in the beginning. Something happened in my life 3 weeks ago that has put me on a path of new discovery. Kim's comments and all of yours have helped more than you can imagine.
I read something today that I would like to share...,..

This from the Touch Point Bible New Living Translation. HAPPINESS Psalm 16:8-9. Explanation from this translation.... David discovered that joy is far deeper than happiness. Joy can be felt even in the midst of and in spite of one's deepest troubles. Happiness is temporary because it is based on external circumstances, but joy is lasting because it is based on God's presence with us. As we learn to contemplate this presence, not only will we grow in contentment, but we will discover the deeper joy that is connected to our confidence in God's abiding love for us.

Thank you to all who are a part of this journey.
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
OMG! Was this confirmation and an encouragement! I made a huge decision to quit a 'job' this week. And have been pulled in a new direction of experimentation and discovery. Yippie! Now, not to be scared to go for it and see what turns up in the process. Will be fun anyway. thanks Kim!
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoxi
The timing of your life lessons and nudges continues to be uncanny!
May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrace V
I haven't signed in to have coffee talk at the Cafe in a while-but have been going through a lot of 'stuff'.....there are no accidents and I am glad to have the encouragement to pursue my dreams-thanks for the coffee-talk.
May 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiki Finn
Very inspiration. Very much needed. Thanks.
May 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIndigo
Inspirational post!
This is me too, I know I could make a change, but do I?
This post is very inspiring, thank you Kim :)
May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

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