Has life ever hit you like a ton of bricks?  Recently everything had been going as planned and then all of a sudden a major setback happens; a plot twist. Such is life, right? Life can be humorous in retrospect but when all good things come to a screeching halt it leaves you wondering, where did I go wrong? What could I have done differently? The saying goes "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." How Sway? You need sugar or honey to sweeten the lemonade and “life for me ain’t been no crystal stair,” bruh.

One of my favorite Tweeps firmly believes if you change your thinking you will change your life. Sometimes the greatest thing that can happen to us is when there is a mental shift and our perspective changes. Life happens, indeed, but shifting the way you think can be cleansing and healing. So when life gives you lemons take it “straight no chaser” because we all know lemons are a great way to detox. Most of us could use a routine detox anyway. Don’t let the ton of bricks drown you, use it as a foundation and build from the experience. Shift!

I’ve been having an internal battle lately; looking for change without changing, wanting more but not doing more but I know well enough it does not work that way. Disappointed with my body and not achieving some of my #LifeGoals, I began to shift my thinking. I want to be better (physically, spiritually and financially) so I have to do better. I’m choosing to build instead of drown. I’m choosing to take life’s lemons and detoxify my life. So if you see me in these streets just know that I’m a work in progress; shifting to greatness.



TheLadyNPumps is a Chicago-based blogger finding penspiration in everyday living.