I have always had a love-hate relationship with my appearance. I have a distinct memory — I couldn’t have been more than two or three years old — of staring down at my stomach, pushing it out and sucking it in, and asking my mom if I was fat. That can’t be normal, right? I … More Butterfly Confidence
Um, Happy New Year? Only 4 days late. Reflection: My goals for 2016 were the following: Up my fitbit goals and exercise more Make better choices with food Be more patient with the kids Try a new recipe a week Go on a monthly date Attend a social activity once a month Finish decorating the … More 2017 – Maybe?
During the last two elections, I got semi-bloggy-famous with a post about respecting my mother’s wishes that I not talk politics, especially on social media. And until now, I felt completely comfortable in that position. I saw it as my way of meeting two personal philosophies I strive to achieve: being kind instead of right, … More Right to Grieve: Being Butthurt on Behalf of the Least of These
Today’s #LoveBlog prompt is “Fictional love. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? What TV couple is most like you and your significant other?” Have I ever had a crush on a fictional character? Um….YES. In fact, some of my earliest memories involve being in love with Johnny from Dirty Dancing or … More #LoveBlog Day 3: A (real) Love Like Eric and Tami
The #LoveBlog topics for February 1 and 2 are 5 Love Languages and Best Friends in that order. Though they seem pretty different, I’m going to do my best to synthesize the topics into one post (wouldn’t my 10th grade English teacher be proud?) all in the name of being caught up. I first heard … More 5 Love Languages & My Best Friend (and why I can write about them in the same post)
I’ve had a rough couple of days. Things have been just really…..stressful. I literally spent much of my time today wondering how I can chill out. I hate to run, I don’t have time for yoga, retail therapy is not in the budget, it might be frowned upon for me to show up at a … More #LoveBlog February Blogging Challenge
I chose this reflection guide because it seemed a little shorter than last year’s; however, now that there’s a blank screen in front of me, the guide suddenly seems incredibly long. 2015 was kind of an uneventful year- no real estate transactions, no duplexes, no major life events. It was….peaceful. I do think it’s good … More Obligatory New Years Post 2015