Christina Buchek

The inspirational quote that touches my soul the most and is a perfect description of me:

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.”   -Audrey Hepburn.

I have been told many times in my life that I am strong.  I have frequently been the one that people turn to in their times of need. Now that I am in my late 50’s, I have made a promise to start doing things for myself.  Maybe it sounds a bit selfish, but I am finally putting my needs first.  My family supports and loves me unconditionally. I wake up every day and thank God for all of my blessings.

As I have gotten older and my children have gotten older, I have learned to appreciate quiet time because that is when you can clear your head of any chaos that occurred during your day.  I make sure I hide away and have my ‘quiet time’ each day.  When my children were young, I did not have the motivation to put on makeup, do my hair, put on a pretty outfit. I was always on the go with them.  If I could go back and tell my younger self something, it would be to make time for yourself.

My passion is reading.  Give me a good book, a glass of red wine and a comfortable chair – you will find me there for hours.  I am also enjoying being a woman now.  I feel that I am the most beautiful right now because I am finally able to breath and concentrate on me.  My wrinkles and fine lines mean that I have smiled wide and laughed out loud.