More Than One Way

 Frustrated, I lowered my head and let a few tears stream down my cheeks.  “This isn’t how I planned it,” I whispered as I considered how scrambled my plans had become.  What was once a clear road to success seemed congested detours, and uncertainty made me question if I’d arrive at all… | More Than…

Pep Talk: You’re Doing Just Fine

It’s been a while since I’ve shared something really personal with you.  Today, I will be just a little vulnerable.  Please be gentle. | Pep Talk: You’re Doing Just Fine | Disclaimer: This may not be a “One size fits all” kind of blog today. Today’s post is inspired by yesterday’s appointment with my new…

Keep the Change

This is it.  This is the last part of my three-part series on change.  If you are behind, go read Don’t Ignore the Change and Necessary Change to catch up. Disclaimer: As I mentioned last week and the week before, the introduction may be a bit lengthy, but please read all of it even if…

Necessary Change

Today I am sharing part two of my three-part series on Change.  (I feel like a preacher… “My three-part series.”  Ha!)  If you have not had the opportunity to read part one, “Don’t Ignore the Change,” I strongly encourage you to start there. Disclaimer: As I mentioned last week, the introduction may be a bit…

Don’t Ignore the Change

Two things: Number one, I missed you.  I didn’t write last week, and I didn’t realize how much I’d miss sharing with you guys.  Number two, I believe this will be part one of a possible three-part series on change.  This wasn’t planned; it’s like this literally just dropped in my spirit.  We’ll see what…

Why Not?

I was on a roll typing a completely different blog, then I deleted it for this. | Why Not? | This blog is inspired by the conversation that I just had with my co-worker less than five minutes ago. “I really want to move out of state.  If I don’t move out of state, I…

Grace to Finish

I anxiously stood by the time clock occasionally glancing to check the time.  I was only one minute away from one of my greatest accomplishments.  After a treacherous 60 seconds which felt more like an eternity, I positioned my hand in the holster of the time clock ready to do what I had done four…

Finding the Balance

I’m going to do my level best to get straight to the point today. | Finding the Balance | Today’s post is inspired by the gray clouds that we experienced this morning as well as a post that resurfaced in my Facebook Memories. On this day two  years ago, I posted to my Facebook news…

It’s About the Journey

There it was.  Though I knew the time was approaching, it was so surreal seeing my name on that sheet of paper.  In that moment it really clicked that I was far from my beginning, the end was closer than I accounted for, but most importantly, I had survived everything in the middle… |It’s About…

What Did I Say?

Transparent moment: I’ve had some trepidation about blogging this week. I feel as if I have hit some kind of rough patch or something.  When my life was in shambles, when I was picking myself up off the ground, when I was climbing from the bottom, and when I was encouraging others when I really…