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Getting My Sh*t Together Challenge – Week 1 Check In – Shi*t Got Done!

So, it’s only been a week. And good habits are not established in just a week. There is still a good possibility that after doing this for a few weeks -- or even a few months to be honest -- I will lose my excitement over planning and organizing and fall off the “get my sh*t together” wagon. I don’t want to create a false sense of accomplishment for completing a week of my challenge, but I’m still pretty optimistic I’ll be able to succeed. It also helps that my daily affirmation for the month is “I believe in myself and my ability to succeed.”

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Finally Getting My Sh*t Together – A Year Long Blog Series

I’m a hot mess. I have been for most of my life. I try to have my sh*t together and I’m good at making it look like I do – most of the time – but in all reality, I am struggling every day to keep up with everything going on in my life and… Continue reading Finally Getting My Sh*t Together – A Year Long Blog Series

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Best Christmas Present for Kids – Kidsport Burst GPS Watch

I struggled coming up with Christmas presents for my 7-year-old son, Landon this year. The ONLY thing he asked for was FIFA18 (a soccer video game) and the jerseys of some of his favorite soccer players. Literally all he cares about is playing soccer, watching soccer, going to soccer games, playing soccer videogames, and maybe… Continue reading Best Christmas Present for Kids – Kidsport Burst GPS Watch

Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Going Gluten and Dairy Free

I recently cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. This may be a very controversial decision and there are a lot of loaded opinions for and against it, but it was a decision I made for myself, based on my own body. I am not a nutritionist or dietician or certified in anything, so… Continue reading Going Gluten and Dairy Free

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Widening My Reach and Expanding My Brand

I have been running this blog for over three years now. I absolutely love more and more every day. Writing is my form of expression. For quite a long time my posts and ability to write were almost non-existent. I worked 70+ hours a week and simply didn't have the time to write and keep… Continue reading Widening My Reach and Expanding My Brand

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Regarding U of L Basketball, The Scandal, The Sanctions and The Real Issue

I assume that just about everyone knows about the scandal and allegations revolving around the University of Louisville basketball team. In case you have been too busy Netflix and chilling, let me catch you up (briefly) before I state some of my opinions on the matter. A self-described "escort" named Katina Powell recently wrote and… Continue reading Regarding U of L Basketball, The Scandal, The Sanctions and The Real Issue

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Learning to Love Lexington

I am a Louisvillian in heart and soul. I was born and raised in Louisville, and while I left for awhile during college, I eventually went back. Growing up, I always thought I would end up somewhere else. In fact, I didn't want to end up in Louisville. But as I got older (and had… Continue reading Learning to Love Lexington

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A Gathering of Women for Peace…And My Realization

Today I attended a Women’s Interfaith Peace Discussion held by the Soka Gakkai International. The SGI is a Nichiren Buddhist organization to which I belong. About 2 years ago I began practicing Buddhism as a part of my daily life. But that is a whole other story! Back to the discussion meeting. A group of… Continue reading A Gathering of Women for Peace…And My Realization

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Sad and Difficult Decisions

I recently made the most difficult decision I have ever had to make. After months of stress, anxiety and feeling as though I was being treated unfairly, I resigned from my position as a kindergarten teacher. This was not a decision I took lightly. I dwelled on it. Dreaded going in for months. I became… Continue reading Sad and Difficult Decisions