Own Your Talent

Yesterday, I talked a lot about recognizing what your talents may be and I shared five questions that I have asked myself along the way to discovering some of my talents. Today- I want to talk about that scary step of actually embracing and utilizing your talents. To simplify- I want to talk about OWNING…

What Are Your Talents?

Over the last several months, I have thought a lot about various people’s talents. I have talked a lot about my own talent and others’ talents. I have gone through moments of doubting what my talents were and ultimately realizing that my gut was right about my talents all along. With all of that said…

Begging God and Burden Bearing

There are many tenants that we are taught in Christianity. This includes how to pray, how to talk to God, how to study the Bible. It does not include begging God to intervene in our lives-but there are just times when that is what we really feel we need to do. And I’ll be honest-…

Just Show Up

There are days when I just don’t want to. Do you ever have those days as well? Generally- I deal with these days after I have had several days of being an extrovert. Or at the very least I have had several days with very little alone time.And a lot of times this overwhelming want…

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…

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….