When Creativity Runs Dry

The last few days I have been at a bit of a loss when it comes to my creative juices. And I 100% know why. I have spent all week writing it at work. That may not be a problem for some people, but it is definitely an issue that I run in to. I…

Rewarding Myself

I have seen more articles than I can count talking about how important it is to reward yourself throughout your journey. When I look back at the last time that I worked on my health- I did not really reward myself. At all. I think I thought about doing it, but all of my rewards…

The Power of Doing It Yourself

This table. Yet another thing that I was able to do due to Steven’s School of Learning to Do Things on Your Own. I attended this school every day for 18 years. I still get lessons from it when I’m home on vacation, but those 18 years were super important. They were the foundation. They…

A Letter to Me

Dear Me- There are so many things that you need to stop doing to yourself. There are so many things that you just need to give yourself a break on. And there are so many things that you have done right- that you aren’t willing to give yourself credit for. You need to let go…

5 Letters

I have been working on a variety of different self help books over the last several months. Some of them have great advice. And there are others that I am skeptical about. But one of the books I have been reading through suggested that I sit down and write letters about the various things that…

The Day No Skirts Fit

This morning I got up, got in my workout and then went to get ready for church. I planned on wearing this pink shirt with a black pencil skirt, some black tights and leopard print shoes. Then- I tried to put the skirt on. And it did not fit. The zipper would not budge past…

Other’s Stories: The Little Old Lady at Food Lion

My family always jokes around with my mom that she can just strike up a conversation with anyone. Whether it is a person in the line at Wal-Mart or a person that sits next to her on a bus- she’ll usually wind up hearing their stories. I have inherited that trait. Maybe not quite to…

Don’t Feel Sorry for Being Single

For the better part of three *cough five cough* years- I have struggled with feeling sorry for myself for the fact that I am still single. I have struggled as I watched friends and family start dating, get married and start building their families all in the same time frame. I have ranted and raved…

Being Conservative in Today’s World

Firstly- I love my more liberal friends. I love our differences of opinions. And I love the fact that we are lucky enough to live in a country where we can all express our own opinions. I love that they are passionate about what they believe, just as I am passionate about what I believe….

Writing is Stress Relief

Every person has their own bit of stress relief that they like to keep to themselves. For years, writing was my stress relief. And for years I left it (more about that here). After years of a break, I realized that the amount of de-stressing that I got from writing was important. I also realized…

When the Journey Gets Hard

Allow me to start with a clichĂ©. Life is a journey. And, in my opinion, it is what we do on the journey that truly matters. (And if you’ll allow for another clichĂ©- life is what you do with the dash). And there are days when I am concerned about what I am doing with…

Time With God

Each day I have a little square that simply is called ‘Bible Time’ that I try to fill in. Over the last several years, I have felt a more profound need to seek God and for many of those years I ignored it. Last year, I set out to read my Bible every day and…