This morning I needed to peruse positivity quotes on Pinterest to re-center myself. Sometimes I need reminders that I am trying to be a better person and let go of bad habits. Something as simple as "expect nothing, appreciate everything" or "no matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have … Continue reading Destroying My Own Worst Enemy with Gratitude
As I was driving my two eldest chickens to school, the tallest one had quite the observation to share. She said that she sits in class sometimes and thinks about how out of all the people in the world who could be placed in her class, that somehow these specific people are in the class … Continue reading A Thousand Different Stories
When I was 17, I got fired from Mailboxes, Etc. I had been working since I was 15 (actually even longer if you count my paper route and babysitting jobs), so by this point I prided myself on being a really good employee. To be fired was devastating. A new owner had taken over and she … Continue reading Game of Thrones Syndrome
For almost 365 days, I have been punishing myself. Don't worry, I deserved it. Let's rewind to January 2017, when my expensive headphones that I used every day for two years, finally died. After a slight mourning period and lots of research, I purchased an even more expensive set of wireless headphones, the little kind, … Continue reading Power to the Music
I'm struggling to keep writing this blog because I get too focused on how many people read it and whether what I am writing resonates. With that said, I also get tired of exposing little parts of myself because most of the time I want to stay behind the curtain and not let anyone really … Continue reading If You Ain’t First, You’re Last
My friend, Lindsay, recommended a TedTalk to me recently, Amy Morin's Becoming Mentally Strong. Lindsay is someone that truly believes she can make a difference in the world. She takes steps to change people's lives every day. She doesn't allow herself excuses, and she inspires others to do the same. So of course, if she tells … Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair. So?
I have a unique talent. I produce more than the average amount of ear wax. Rather than it escaping from my ears, it just keeps burrowing further into my ear canals until the world is muffled. Ever so slowly little noises disappear, erased from my sound atmosphere. Then late one night, all of a sudden, … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry
I did not write a post last week. I have lots of legit excuses, but really I was sort of excited to skip a week because nothing too crazy has happened lately to inspire me with a creative topic. I've been relatively content. I have also been super wrapped up in my final project for … Continue reading A Thank You from the Obsessed
I am a white woman married to a black man with three bi-racial daughters. This does not make me an expert on race. I don't know how to talk about it and I worry that when I do want to talk about it, I may say something wrong and inadvertently offend someone. Unfortunately, no one … Continue reading Race – Why Can’t We Talk About It?
It is always surprising to me when someone doesn't see their flaws. Especially since I spend most of my time focused on mine. It's not just me either. I know some pretty amazing people. AMAZING. (You know who you are.) No joke. I really think if I gathered all of you up, we could pretty … Continue reading Perfect or Perfectly Flawed?