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I love victories 

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Stories where you are victorious are some of the best told stories around. Through history people have been passing on the triumphs of life’s victories.

 
Mine had a lot of cursing in it. It was the Sam Jackson version. 

Left Arizona for Nebraska Friday afternoon a little after 3pm. Rode through New Mexico like a champ. Then I got stopped by border police. Go figure. 

 
After shaking in my imaginary boots waiting on that hard green bench with my sons. We got the okay to leave. Thank goodness! 

We take off and head towards my auntie’s house close to Dallas. Seeing her and the family was great. She gave a us a great surprise and put us up in a nice Fairfield Marriott. After we left there we headed to Dallas. 

Let me talk about Dallas’s interstate….whyyyyyyyy!? Why are there so many overpasses? Scary loopy overpasses. After a complete breakdown I refused to drive anymore of them and decided to go the long way around.

 
It turned out to be a great detour. Oklahoma was packed with my native history. Something we missed out on coming through the first time. I’m super excited I got to check it off my bucket list. 

I managed to stay up the full 14 hours and got through the ice. Being a full 5 degrees anything that had any kind of moisture iced right up. Hitting that welcome to Nebraska sign was like seeing a pot of gold. Heavenly.

I’m thankful that we completed the mission. We handled our business. We managed a little turn up and got back safe and sound. Next time I get the big ideal to drive across America…. stop me…. seriously.  I pushed pass my limits. I drove in places I didn’t even believe I could. I slept outside gas stations and barely ate. I did it for myself and for my children, but man. The victory wasn’t just ours. When I couldn’t see myself driving another mile. I prayed. When I couldn’t see myself staying awake. I prayed. When I was so stressed out that I couldn’t think straight. I prayed. The victory isn’t mine alone and I’m loving that. I really do have a universal comforter in my times of need. 

 
It’s Monday! Take time to celebrate your victories big and small. We only have one life to live so live it and enjoy every second while you can.
C. L Cunningham 

Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy it. ❄️

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I love Fridays 

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I love Fridays 

  
The drive here was mentally hard. Yet rewarding. I’m loving my stints with family and friends. It really is great to see everyone.

Much needed time to catch up.

When I get back to Nebraska I’m going to be happy that I made the decision to come. Right now I’m just preparing my for this new day to drive.

It’s Friday everyone and I hope you all have plans to enjoy some of it. It’s too good to go to waste so if you can get in some fun doing the things you love with as many limited restrictions as you can. 

You only have one life and the time clocks don’t stop for plans. Hopefully you’ll get to spend it enjoying life in the moment.

  
C.L Cunningham 

Sending you peace and blessings 

Happy Friday y’all 

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I love it!

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Driving from state to state has to be one of the worst ideas I’ve come up with. I’m sure for other people road trips sound fun. I’m usually one of those people, but baby. Let me tell you when I say I wasn’t ready for what I thought was gonna happen….I’m understating it.

Day one it’s snowing. I mean a whole snow storm. I decide that we’re going anyway. I’m grateful that didn’t stop me right off the back. I go to the rental place and they don’t have a car for us. So they upgraded me to my dream car. Oh yes, it’s a mustang!!!!!

  
I make a promise to stop complaining. 

Til I met the mountain top that almost took out every good nerve that I had left. 

I’m afraid of heights yet I love to be high. Go figure. 

Turns out that you can drive the mountains and survive. I’m independent enough to drive over 1000 miles in 30 hrs. And yes oh yes I am strong enough to succeed when I set goals that test all my boundaries. 

I can make a trip to handle business fun and see the sights. 

  
I love that I pushed through when my anxiety told me to turn back. I’m thankful for the blessings of calm in my journeys. 

It’s Wednesday everyone and I hope yours as beautiful as mine. 

  

C. L Cunningham 

Sending you love and light 

Things have changed 

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Got to go out and see my city again. Went shopping with my pops and seen some of the new buildings and businesses around the area. Then I went with my ex husband (the first one) and got to see friends and family. 

  
The children have gotten older and the adults have gotten elderly. Strange. 

Time is definitely a theft in the night. The weirdest thing for me is the size of everything. It used to feel bigger. Now it feels smaller than it did the first time that I left. 

I’m trying to figure out if there’s more to become here. Or if I want to become more here. I’m alone in the sense of having no one to love. No man to love should be what I mean. No man to spoil with kisses. No man to share new experiences with. My ex husband (the second one) has made the journey back home too. We’re back staying in different places. It’s exciting to think that I’m living the single life. But that also comes with having learning curves and potentially having to become more extroverted. Meh.

  
The past tends to catch up with me and remind me of the tart person I used to be. Pulls me into wanting to go back. I now know to avoid people who rub me the wrong way. Plus my time should be spent enjoying friends. The kind of friends that you haven’t seen or talked to in years and you go right back together like you were never split apart. 

C. L Cunningham 

Reminiscing and finding my way around 🍁🍁

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We’ve arrived

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Home sweet Nebraska.

The time is 6 something am and I’m sitting at the downtown station waiting on my sister to arrive. Yay!

We are officially back.
There’s so much to do.I’m refusing to think about it all,but I’m excited to see a good days worth of sleep. I mean like the whole day. This is wishful thinking considering that my parents probably have a whole Q&A session for me. I’m mentally preparing myself now.
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Traveling has allowed us to see the scenic side of this planet. Our stop in Colorado gave us amazing views.
Nature tends to remind me of the universe’s splendor. Right after an enlightened talk with strangers about energies and spiritual concepts. The bus driver asked if we wanted to see the scenery. Everyone took the opportunity to do so.
A bus full of people basking in the awe of landscape.
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I know that these moments are shaping me. Changing me. Growing me for whatever is next. I’m forever grateful.
At times days are harder than others. Moods aren’t always happy yet if I continue to try and stay positive most things turn out alright. My good days still show me that I can survive the bad. As long as I have love,forgiveness and strength by my side…how can I be anything other than thankful.

C.L Cunningham
I’m back home y’all (for now 😉)

Sending you all love and light.

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Vegas strip

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I ran the Vegas strip. “Zoom” (I can hear the Flintstone footwork👣 in the background of my mind.)
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It’s 2:29 am and we are finally reboarding the Greyhound that is taking us back to Nebraska.

I started the journey off happy which slowly turned into sadness. When I think of the things that I didn’t get to see and do. Who I’m going to miss is probably the hardest.

As Doris Day would say “K Syrah Syrah. What will be will be.” I hope she was right.

My life definitely leads me to the things that I say that I want. Good bad or indifferent. I said that I would make it back to Vegas. To my surprise it’s happening. Not quite the way that I envisioned but hell at this point,nothing has turned out how I fantasized it would.

So much for fantasies.

Today me and the children will be spending our day on the bus. Traveling from the West coast to the Midwest. From hot to cold. I think my story has a sense of humor. At least I get to see family and friends that I haven’t seen in years.

It’s holiday time. So I’m going to stay in a festive persona. I may be in transition and my heart hurts much more than I expected. Still I can say this is only a ride. I’m along for the ride life has seemed to direct me to. There may be some bumps. There may even be some delays,but I’m having faith that things will turn out right.

C.L Cunningham
Happy Thursday 🌺

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Can you feel it?

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Today is Tuesday. Yesterday I woke up thinking it was today. I’m so over this week that I’m mentally pushing it forward.

I mean where do I begin?(warning 🚨 possible rant in process)I did an impromptu exploration over the weekend and thank you universe for the urge to do so,because now I’m packing up to move back to my home town.

Besides being excited once again at the thought of eating some of the comfort foods that I’ve been missing. I’m glad I get to see family and friends.

To my surprise it’s happening before the holidays…yay!

I mean seriously can you feel my excitement through the screen!!!🌼
Now I’m aware that the frigid cold is going to be almost unbearable and I have absolutely no fashion sense for a real blizzard weather winter.I’m hoping Pinterest has my back with some awesome clothing boards.

It’s the little things that give me anxiety.

Maybe it’s nervousness. I don’t know what I’m feeling exactly. Life is coming at me so quickly that I have to make spontaneous decisions and pray that they’re in my best interest.
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I figured if I’m still following my heart,then I can’t go wrong.
Today I’m dropping off books. Running some errands and enjoying my last day in Cal City.

C.L Cunningham
Hoping today is wonderful
Happy Tuesday y’all ❤

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