I’m single. And I’m complete. Now stop asking.

Earlier this week I ran into someone I haven't seen in years. He and his wife knew me from when I was a teenager. While we weren't particularly close back then, we would always exchange casual hellos and general updates when we'd see each other. But earlier this week, that wasn't the case. He had stopped ...

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5 Simple Steps To Less Stress

Stress. It's a word we are all too comfortable living. How often do you feel stressed? If you're like most of the female population, probably 99% of the time. Our minds are continually buzzing with what tasks we should do next, what errands we need to run, who we need to buy a gift for, what time ...

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Stop Being “Nice”

This was the post I didn't want to write. It's too real, too vulnerable. The things I'm about to share are the things I want to secretly stash away in my own mind. These are the thoughts I want to lie to the world about, pretending they don't affect me, too. And I could do that. ...

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Goals: 3 Major Pitfalls Keeping You From Achieving Them

Goals. Many people have them, but few people attain them. Why? There are a number of reasons people with great goals don't achieve them. Tons of articles talk about how to achieve your goals, but not nearly the same number address the why behind unachieved goals. If we can figure out the pitfalls, we'll all be better equipped ...

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Embracing Different

If there were a subtitle to this post, it would've said, "What almost being blown up at a Starbucks taught me." And while that subtitle wouldn't be totally accurate, it sure was how I felt in this particular moment. A few months back, I was at a Starbucks with a friend. We were chatting and sipping ...

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Presently Missing You

As months and years pass, I'm constantly reminded of the cycle of life. I'm reminded that at any given moment, things can change. Close friends get married. Loved ones pass away. Co-workers change careers. Foster children leave our home to go to their adoptive one. Sometimes I feel as though I'm in a perpetual state of missing. Regardless ...

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Seasons of Change

Change. If you're anything like me, you hate this word. I don't like change, unless I'm the one in control of it. Recently, there has been a lot of change in my life - some good and some not so good. I've had to say goodbye to close people in my life, I've had to let go ...

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It’s not me, it’s you.

This is quickly becoming a new commonly used saying...in my head at least. But real talk - how many of you wish you could say this out loud to many of the people around you? I know someone who went on a date recently. The guy seemed nice enough and they had gotten together a couple ...

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Something To Talk About

Hey Reader, If you've learned anything by now about me, I hope it's the fact I'm pretty raw and honest on this little space I call my blog. Tonight, I'm sharing a piece of my heart I don't think I've ever shared on here, so buckle up. ;) I went to a place I frequently go to, ...

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Made For More

It's been a long day. I'm working on a minimal sleep, I've been in meetings throughout the day for a mix of business, personal, and volunteer work. My right eyebrow is currently twitching from stress and here I am, sitting in a Starbucks with the 30 minutes of personal time I have. Blogging. So much could ...

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