I walk into the room and the same feeling of dread washes over me. Taking a seat, I try to appear more relaxed and at ease than I feel. I’m telling myself that I’m part of the team so I belong there. I repeat: I belong. I belong. I belong. But I don’t. Every fiber … More That feeling of Un-belonging
Last week was daylight savings time. Many places in the world set their clocks ahead one hour and countless people look forward to the arrival of spring! Of course, after celebrating the arrival of spring, they complain because they lose an hour of sleep. Yeah, there’s just no making people happy. 🙂 I’ve been thinking … More What’s your complaint communicating?
We’ve been working to pay off all excess debt. It’s been a long and winding journey. We’ve taken many detours — most of which included actual travel so I’m not grieving the the extra time added. However, with the final payments looming just a few paychecks away, I’m getting that urge to splurge! Don’t judge … More My 3 Favorite Money Savers
Change often gets a bad rap. Especially when that change is sudden or not something we’ve been planning for. We like the change that we plan or pray for — a promotion at work, weight loss, a new baby, or marriage. But too often we think of change as something new, scary, and disruptive. Change … More What a Wonderful Word: Change
The very first book I remember falling in love with was Mandy and the Secret Tunnel. I received the book when I was in the 4th grade. It was a birthday present — one that I still have to this day! I often think about the mother that grabbed the book as a quick thought because … More 5 Attention deserving Loves
Today is my birthday. As a blogger, I understand that I’m supposed to talk about all the amazing things I’ve learned in my last 35 years or share my list of goals to accomplish in my 35th year. But the truth is, I don’t want to. Life lessons are talked about all the time! You … More Birthday Thoughts
“Failure is not an option.” You’ve probably heard the phrase somewhere. You probably even understand the sentiment behind it. However, we all know better. Failure is an option. Granted, it’s not a very pleasant option or one that we willingly choose but it is an option. So how did it end up on my wonderful … More What a Wonderful Word: Failure