Some Favorite Amazon Purchases (thus far!)

As much as I love to inspire and share deep thoughts and revelations, I also love a good deal. When I was in high school, I made $60/mo on average & thought that was a pretty great month. This, combined with my mom showing me all the good bargains, made me the frugal gal I…

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life’s a little lukewarm

I’ve just sat with this feeling for a little while… I wasn’t sure how to define it: numb? bored? stagnant?

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I’m no longer letting shame hinder my dreams, and I’m doing it for her

Thinking back now, I was ashamed for a long time…

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Being Single & ‘Dating’ Myself

I felt like it was a ‘waiting season’ while I was in it. Now I see it was still a ‘dating season’ but it just looked a lot different.

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Why I ‘dress up’ on a Monday

Today, I decided to wake up and throw on a lace three-quarter sleeve tunic over a pair of jeans, a scarf, some earrings, and my tan combat boots. As a classmate of mine said earlier this semester, “It takes the same amount of clothes and efforts to look nice as it does to put on…

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my medicine & drug of choice

Today I had a moment that I loved so much that I had to write about it. I probably have a moment like this at least every other day. Maybe that’s what makes it so great: it can reoccur so frequently. The moment that I’m talking about is that moment when you’re in the middle…

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the power of one.

“If I teach you nothing else, let me teach you this. When you find something absolutely intolerable – something that you hate. Like I’m-so-sick-of-this-bullshit in my world hatred. That’s life telling you to step up to the plate and change it. The day you were born in the Western world, you have 250 times the…

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thankfulness.

Today, as we’re gathered around the table before our Thanksgiving meal, my dad smiles and says, “I’m just so thankful that we’re all here together.” Of course, at first, you might just think its because my brothers and I all live a few hours from home, or the fact that last year one of my…

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harsh words & strong foundations

Isn’t it crazy how a few words from someone else can completely shift your perspective on anything – even yourself? A few simple words. I’m always surprised. I’m a pretty confident person; I like to think I’m pretty thick-skinned and not a lot of stuff gets to me. I’m also horrible at knowing what to say…

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