Thursday, May 12, 2016

Riding the waves of life I was a cheater.

Yup. Blogging is doing just that ~ riding the waves of life. It seems like this year has really been one of the busiest of my lives. Between three teenagers, a full time job, keeping a home, cooking most nights a week, time for what most people call hobbies just isn't there. Not if I want enough sleep.

Do you know what?! I probably left out a few things. I gave you blank excuses, that sounded plausible and understandable by most busy moms. See we can find every excuse in the book to not accomplish that to do list, that goal sheet for the week, or even marking things off your bucket list for your lifetime.

Basically I have been allowing myself to ride the waves of life for the last couple of months. I haven't been as productive as I would like to be as far as blogging, writing, and creating YouTube content. The end of the school year is tough for parents and teachers alike. When you are both ~ it is just that much more difficult to keep your head above water. The sun sets later and in our home we find ourselves eating later and later and then bedtime sneaking up on us eventually leading us to a bedtime that is not so favorable to true good rest.

But I am doing a countdown at school and as far as school days we only have 14 left! Wow! 14 school days! Then do you know what happens? We drop for a few days! Literally. Quiet. Doing what we want for a few days, and then find a summer time routine that works for our family the best. For me that means regular content both on the blog, YouTube, and finishing #mydirtylittlesecret and pushing forward to book #2 in the Ladies of Cotton Lake Series.

Last Summer I did not spend much time outside, and I felt it. I am a firm believer of natural Vitamin D and the importance of being outside in nature as much as possible. When we keep to ourselves inside ... and away from what is natural we become something that is ... well not natural. My goal this summer is to spend time daily (several times in fact) outside. I will start my day and end my day outside. Breathing in fresh air, walking in the sun, basking in the moments that are given to me to become refreshed and rejuvenated before the next work year begins. This summer I refuse to allow it to be like last year. I can't. I won't make it if I do. I think I skipped that refreshing part. I skipped the part where I was rejuvenated. In some ways I cheated myself. I cheated those around me. I have been doing videos on letting go of Limiting Beliefs and while I wanted to do another video today ~ it just wasn't in the cards. I am working on those behind the scenes bit by bit but the most important part is me realizing what limiting beliefs I have in my life, in my thinking and sadly have even taught my children. *sigh* NO longer!

So, if you all can just hang in there with me..... know that more content is coming on a regular basis very soon!


Letting Go Of Limiting Beliefs Videos:
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

An Open Letter To My Children: Happy Mother's Day

Dear Kiddos,
I love you so very much! Everyday that I get to look into your eyes, see the amazing person you are growing into, and hear you say you love me is the best day of my life! I cannot imagine what life would have been like without you! Each one of you are so unique, yet a precious reminder of why God did not make any of us to be exactly alike. Kristen you look so much like me yet you are more than I ever could be and that makes me very excited for your future! Charles and Holton as twins people expect you to be so much alike yet you are like night and day and I am so very thankful for that! As we are all growing older I can look back and see how much I have grown up as a person with you in my life. You have helped me become the woman that I am ~ and have taught me that it is okay to not be "perfect" as the world deems that word, but instead to just be me and know with great confidence that it is enough. Thank you for making me be who I am, for loving one another, and for bringing so much JOY to our family! YOU are the reason I dig deeper and become better every day. Thank you for teaching me about courage, confidence, hope, peace, and perseverance! Your life, has brought much life into my own. I love you all very much and I can't wait to see the amazing adults you become! YOU are world changers ~ and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Love Always,


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday: Keep your eye on your goals!

That's right! This post will not be very long but I hope it's long enough to make a lightbulb go off in that brain of yours, or in the least enough to spark that line of passion that is deep within you. You know the one I am talking about ~ writing a book, singing a song in front of a crowd, teaching a class, taking a class, starting your own business, starting your own ministry, or heck even doing stand up at a local comedy club. Do it! What are you waiting on?

Are you hearing negative feedback from those so called "friends"? Well let's face it ~ not every one has the same desire you do, nor do they understand the drive and passion behind yours.

Are you hearing negative feedback from yourself? Well why? Are you trying to do something that wasn't what YOU were called to do but your best friend is doing? Stop it! If the dream and goal you want to reach is authentic, it will not let you stay away from it too long. You will think about it day in and day out. That's okay! But stop just thinking. Do something today to put a step forward and get on the path that will lead you to the end result you desire!

I believe in you! It's time to start believing in yourself!


I also did a video today ~ that has a bit more depth into it. Go check it out! 

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