• INSPIRATION

    To Plan or Not to Plan

    “Jump and grow wings on the way down.” A saying that I’ve heard many times in my day. A tactic that I learned first hand from my father. A way of life, you could say.  To some people it might seem chaotic and stressful. But to me, it’s how I get things done. If I take too much time “prepping & planning”, I get overwhelmed and end up even further behind. Caught up in the minor details all too often. The best thing for me to do is just dive right in head first. It’s probably the enneagram 7 in me, let’s be honest, I thrive on constant change. Keeping…

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    Comparison is the Thief of JOY

    Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by the little troll we call COMPARISON? Yes. I see you…in the back? Don’t be ashamed. I’m right there with you. I could rant on this topic for dayyysss if you let me, but I promise, I’ll get down from my soapbox in a minute. Like I’m sure many of you can relate, those toxic thoughts have tormented my mind countless times. Shutting me down and whispering lies into my ear like that little devil on your shoulder. Causing discontent and pain in our life. Making you want to toss salt and flick him away. (please tell me you’ve seen The…

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    You’re NOT Alone (Mental Health Awareness Month)

    It’s May. M-A-Y. Can you believe it!? I think I blinked twice, and yet here we are, almost half-way through the year… (help. is this what getting old feels like?) As yet another month flies by, another “Month of Awareness” comes along. This time, we’re talking MENTAL HEALTH. A topic that I personally feel very very strongly about, and am very upset at just how taboo our society seems to be with it.   We tend to dance around the subject, and avoid talking about it, even when it matters most. But if you know me, I am not one to do such a thing… So here I am, starting…

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    What Goes Around, Comes Around

    “What goes around, comes around.” A very common saying that I’m sure you’ve heard a time or two…and that’s because it’s TRUE! Whether we are discussing karma itself, or the hit Justin Timberlake song from 2009, the general idea remains the same. It’s like the story in Galatians 6:7. “YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.” If all you do is put out negativity, that’s all you will bring in. But on the flip side, if you live a positive and uplifting lifestyle, that’s what you will get in return!  A very simple strategy if you ask me. I want to share with you, a little experience that happened to me at…

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    Failure is NOT an Option

    “DON’T SIT IN DARKNESS. REACH FOR THE LIGHT.” I read this quote recently and couldn’t seem to get it off my mind! As I drove past a local church, I noticed the sign out front. (It’s well known for their clever phrases & memorable quotes, but this one really stuck with me!) Thought provoking if you must. To me, it means that we shouldn’t ever be afraid to try something new! Great things never came from comfort zones… It wasn’t until after my high school graduation that I suddenly became very aware of how mundane my everyday life was. Sad as it sounds, I was going through that routine, “hamster wheel…

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    Don’t Worry, Be Happy

    “…In every life we have some trouble, But when you worry you make it double. DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY…” This song holds a very special place in my heart. It’s gotten me through many hard times, and it just has that tune that can instantly bring your mood up! I’m sure you have a song like that too. !! Stop what you’re doing, go leave me a comment with your favorite song that always makes you happy !! When you think about it, humans are just so complex! We love, we hate, we laugh, we cry. So many emotions that we go through–EVERY SINGLE DAY. It’s hard to understand, and…

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    A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

    We’ve all heard the stories of Cinderella. Just an average girl, that was dealt a rough hand (and no, I don’t mean in poker). Guys, things were hard…she had struggle after struggle, but did she let that stop her!? Absolutely not. She dreamt of making a life for herself, and being exactly who she wanted to be. And let me tell you, home-girl was wise. She knew that it does no good to sit around WISHING, if you’re not actually DOING. Now of course, not all of us are lucky enough to get a sparkly fairy godmother, and a pumpkin-turned carriage…but that shouldn’t deter you from accomplishing whatever it is…

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    Take the Risk or Lose the Chance

    As humans, I feel as though we tend to get caught up in life as we know it. Many of us being too afraid to go out on that limb and to take that chance…even when it is something we want SO bad. The question is, “Are YOU willing to take that risk before it’s out of your grasp??” I know I probably sound like a broken record just going onnnn and onnnn about the same old thing. But this is truly something that holds a special place in my heart. I want to live my whole life, on MY terms–doing what I love–for ME! Is that too much to…

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    Everything Happens For a Reason

    If you haven’t yet noticed–I am a bit obsessed with quotes. Most of my Instagram captions and blog posts are chalked full of them! (Pinterest is a serious addiction as well) And luckily, we will never run out! As long as people are talking, we will have things to quote. Simple as that. Whether it’s from a children’s book that we all know and love, or a catchy song that we play on repeat, there are words all around us that we can live by. In my opinion, it’s a perfect way to bring people together. Life is confusing enough on it’s own, it’s nice to have something to bring us…

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    Collect Moments NOT Things

    When was the last time you did something for YOU? Solely for the memories. Not for the amount of likes you will receive…not for the amount of followers you will gain…   In this day and age, it is harder than ever to do things without showing them off! Instagram posts, Snapchat stories, Facebook statuses and Tweets… So many outlets, why wouldn’t we want to use them!? Don’t get me wrong–social media is a bad habit of mine too, and I’m positive I have over exposed my fair share of memories! But it’s what we do best! It’s how we’ve grown up!! Can you really blame me? When you sit…