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  • Back to Basics: Starting Fresh

    Blogging is hard work. Trying to build up a successful blog is almost like having a second job and if you’re not careful it will start to consume you. That’s the reason I decided to step away for a minute (almost a month and a half) and collect myself. Blogging started to take over everything and it wasn’t fun anymore. I got so caught up in stats, social media followers, sharing to social media and then freaking out when I couldn’t think of anything worthy enough to share here on my blog.

    Life, Random
    / October 13, 2017
  • 25 Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

    Inspiration can come from many different places, but one of my favorite sources are inspirational quotes. The only thing you truly have control over in life is the way you think and positive thinking can really make a difference in the way you feel about yourself and your life. Here are some of my favorite inspiration quotes that help me when I need a little pick me up.

    Life, Random
    / August 16, 2017
  • 30 Fun & Creative Date Ideas for Married Couples

    The best piece of marriage advice I’ve ever heard is “never stop dating your spouse.” Having a successful and loving marriage takes work! Regular dating creates lasting memories, improves communication and helps you both grow together. Keeping the romance alive is important and by dating each other on a regular basis you fuel the fire that brought you together in the first place. Keep reading for “30 Fun and Creative Date Ideas”.

    Life, Marriage
    / August 4, 2017
  • Mental Health: Fighting the Stigma

    There needs to be more open dialogue regarding mental health. More education is needed to bring awareness to the effects of mental health conditions and less shaming to those who are suffering. It is serious and it is real. In my post today I’m sharing a little bit of my story and giving encouragement to those who may be suffering from mental health issues.

    Life
    / July 22, 2017
  • 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years

    Today is my 40th birthday (holy cow I’m old!), so I thought I’d share with you some of the important life lessons I’ve learned thus far. Some are funny, some are serious, but they’re all valuable lessons and now that I’m 40 I feel qualified to impart a little bit of wisdom to you, my faithful readers.

    Geekery, Life
    / July 17, 2017
  • One Year Ago Today I Married My Best Friend

    One year ago today I married my best friend. It’s often said that the first year of marriage is the hardest. I haven’t found that to be true at all. That’s not to say that marriage isn’t work, because it is. Take a journey with me as I reminisce a little and share some things I’ve learned during our first year of marriage.

    Life, Love, Wedding
    / July 2, 2017
  • Is 40 the new “F Word”? And I don’t mean fabulous.

    My 40th birthday is in less than a month. July 17th to be exact and I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster ride. I fight with anxiety on a regular basis, as well as occasional bouts of depression and the thought of turning 40 is amplifying them both. I’m finding myself contemplating the meaning of life and at the same time wondering what is so fabulous about turning 40?

    Humor, Life
    / June 20, 2017
  • 10 Ways to Live in the Moment

    Living in the moment isn’t always easy. It takes serious effort and commitment. I’m feeling like I need to slow down and find the joy in the simplest things and make every single moment count.

    Life
    / June 10, 2017