How do you keep going forward in times of challenge, one step at a time.


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” ~ Helen Keller

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, thoughts, emails, and Facebook posts yesterday. I don’t feel in a place to talk about our appointment yet as I feel a little like this little guy (he seems like he might be having a rough day).

All this said, I know in my heart, if I just put one foot in front of the other, we can turn our family face toward the change so our spirits can be free to overcome and we can continue to make each day ‘ournewfavoriteday.’

How do you keep your spirit nurtured in times of stress and challenge?

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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10 Comments on “How do you keep going forward in times of challenge, one step at a time.”

  1. y'vonne Says:

    Just focus on those blessings of yours and how hard you fought during the fertility process and be thankful you are a mom 🙂 that’s what I do being I was supposed to have kids. Im sorry your heart is heavy. Grieve, eat chocolate, have some wine and peak at them as they sleep tonight as they are blessings. Love you friend. Call me if you need to talk. Xoxo


  2. Kate Ward Says:

    I find comfort in those who know me, unconditionally love me, and are always have and will always be there.


  3. Deborah the Closet Monster Says:

    I was struggling with what to say here, but I think Kate hit it: knowing I am loved, and that there are loving hands ready to hold me up until I’m able to stand straight and tall again. *big hugs*


  4. audrey marco Says:

    Big hug Shannon. Definately on the wine, chocolate and love from so many around you that love you and support you. And, a long afternoon nap….if you can swing it….does wonders to reinvigorate the spirit.


  5. Julianne Green Says:

    May the love and support of your family and friends be like a thousand hands helping to lift the emotional burdens you have to bear.

    “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” (Mother Teresa)
    Best wishes for you and family


    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Thanks so much Julianne. It’s so special that you use this quote as I have often thought about using it, but perhaps in my mind had not found the perfect occasion. The amazing thing is, that thanks to people like you it’s the perfect occasion and I feel very blessed that you commented here to wish me these beautiful well wishes and to give a voice to this sentiment that I have wanted to use for so long. Thanks for being one of the hands. It does give me comfort and I appreciate your taking the time to comment and be here.


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