The 40's...much better than you think

The 40's...much better than you think 0

April gave me another birthday this year. Yay!!! Remember all those years when you were young, and you just couldn’t wait until you were a little older? All those milestones you wanted to get to. My kids couldn’t wait until they were old enough to ride without a car seat. My son, at twelve is anticipating getting a driver’s license. I remember the wait to get to 18 and 21, to finish high school and to buy alcohol. Oh, the waiting. It’s funny how we are never happy. We are always trying to get somewhere.
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Have you been neglecting this in your life?

Have you been neglecting this in your life? 0

Recently, I had been feeling, blah. I knew the winter weather and lack of sunshine had brought me down. But spring has sprung, and the sunshine isn’t playing peekaboo behind the clouds anymore. It’s out and in full force. I do feel better, but why do I still have some blahs hanging around?

Hum? I looked down and noticed my long sleeve old-beat up shirt and long workout pants that I have been wearing all winter. Blah. That got me thinking about what I was wearing to work.

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The Kickball Gang

The Kickball Gang 0

Wanna know a little secret? I hate to play. I hate to play games. I hated playing nerf, barbies, cowboy, and dress-up when my kids were small. I struggled with lots and lots of guilt around not wanting to play with them. I wanted to be with them, I just didn’t want to play. Through the years, I have learned to accept me for me and all my uniqueness. Apparently, I wasn’t blessed with the gift of play, but I have managed to learn to accept a little play in my life.
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New Goal: Take Less Photos

New Goal: Take Less Photos 0

Never would have I imagined I would set a new goal to take less pictures. As I was uploading photos, organizing, and getting them backed up, I realized something. I have way too many pictures. Technology these days and our glorious phones with plenty of storage, I tend to hit the picture button a lot. Not only do I take a lot of photos, I take multiples of the same shot. Yes, I am hoping to get the perfect picture and the perfect angle. But really? Do I need 10 pictures of the same thing?
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Struggling on your Health and Wellness Journey?

Struggling on your Health and Wellness Journey? 0

This was my Facebook post this week. It turned out to be much longer than my normal positive quotes or Facebook pics. My heart aches for those struggling with weight loss difficulty. Having been through so much mental torment (all self induced) for years,  I want people to realize it doesn't have to be that way. You don't have to hate yourself or beat yourself up. Change is possible and it begins with your heart.

This is my Facebook post below...I hope to share more of my journey over the next few months......

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When the Sun Comes Out

When the Sun Comes Out 0

We’re only a month and a half into this year and I feel as if I have wasted it. Now, before I go into all the things I could have done, let me remind myself that this year’s mantra is “Slow Down.” That was the number one goal I had for myself this year. We have spent many hours at the football field, baseball field, gymnastics studio, commuting, working, going, and I wanted this season to be different. Why? Because “I AM TIRED!”

When my 12-year-old decided to sit a season out of baseball this spring, I felt a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. It’s still hard to believe my very athletic son decided to take a break, but our family needs it. My husband’s career and my own have new challenges this year and it really is a blessing to have a break in our hectic schedule. So why do I feel like I have wasted time this year?

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