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…

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…

A Peace of 30: The Turning Point

With every step closer to 30, I felt different.  I knew I had been undergoing transformations, but this felt like more than self-discovery, and it wasn’t like some of the transitions from before.  It was like the quiet whisper of wind right after the storm.  It felt like the slowing of the Merry-Go-Round…just enough exhilaration…

Do it and See What Happens

“This is the year to just ‘Do it and see what happens,’” my best friend, JoJo, declared.  Simply put, he was telling me and every other listening ear that this is the season to throw all caution to the win and try.  I heard him, and I listened.  (Those actions are completely different.)  In that…

Finish.

This will be the final post of a series of three posts called, “Start. Don’t Stop. Finish.”  If you didn’t read Start. or Don’t Stop., I think you should start there and don’t stop until you’ve finished them both.  (Can that corny joke work for two posts in a row?) |Finish. | I will begin…

Don’t Stop.

This will be part two of a series of three posts called, “Start. Don’t Stop. Finish.”  If you didn’t read last week’s post Start., then I think you should start there.  (You see what I did just then?  *smirk*) | Don’t Stop. | I am so ready for this to be over.  I miss my…

Start.

This will be part one of a series of three posts called, “Start. Don’t Stop. Finish.” | Start. | Me: “Hi!  My name is Christen…” Y’all: “Hi, Christen!” Me: “…and I am a procrastinator.” Y’all, it’s TERRIBLE! I have found that I work best in crunch time, and that has now become my crutch.  Truthfully,…

Rock Bottom . Rebuild

Rock Bottom – rock-bot·tom \ ˈräk-ˈbä-təm \  (noun): 1. the lowest possible level What does rock bottom look like? For me, it was the imagine of a drug addicted, homeless gentleman who begged for a few dollars only to shoot up, smoke, or drink what should have been his meal money.  Rock bottom was the…