Growing up

Growing up

In a few weeks, my age transitions into a new decade. Normally, this isn’t a big issue for me. In the previous years, I haven’t felt an impact in getting older. This year, though, I can feel it. I’m not sure if it’s the changes caused by the pandemic, the life choices I’ve made this past year (I mean owning a small business is no joke!), or just a physical change in my bodily chemistry that is causing it, but…

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Watered with hope

Watered with hope

When we first moved into our current home, I received an orchid plant from my sister-in-law as a house-warming gift. I was touched by the sentiment, but I was a little annoyed. At the time, I had a 2 year old toddler, was pregnant with my second baby, and had just moved into a house in a neighborhood that I knew not a single person. Last thing I wanted was to worry about keeping a plant alive! But I took…

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Returning home

Returning home

This week has been significant to me in many ways. Last week, I took my second annual mom vacation. Even during this pandemic, I was able to sneak away for a week with some girl friends and just relax. Don’t get me wrong, I take vacations with my family every year, too, but this is different. Even when I’m at the beach or in a cabin, I still have take care of my family. “Mom” mode never turns off. Kids…

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Anniversary

Anniversary

This week is a rare occurrence for me. I’m actually on vacation… without my family. I did this for the first time last year and enjoyed it so much that my girlfriend and I planned it again for this year. Don’t get me wrong. I love my family and experiencing adventures. But I can’t relax with them. I still have the responsibility to feed them, keep my children safe, and prepare for whatever comes next. My duties are the same…

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Hard business

Hard business

Alright folks. I haven’t posted since this entire pandemic thing has happened, and there’s many reasons why. First of all, life was hard. “Normal” life came to a crashing halt, and I had to adjust. Kids were homeschooling. Business was closed. All future plans stayed in limbo as everything was so uncertain. But I’m not going to complain about that. Throughout this entire time, I’ve written multiple blogs that I just couldn’t bring myself to finish. Either the content couldn’t…

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The New Norm

The New Norm

How ya been? Week two of quarantine/homeschooling/trapped at home has finally finished, and tomorrow begins round three of who knows how many. So, let me ask that again, and be honest with me. How ya been? 🙂 Are you like me? The first week was “Hey… I got this… this ain’t bad. I get to spend some quality time with the kiddos, my man since he’s not traveling for work, and finally work on those home projects we’ve been neglecting…

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Hard Decisions

Hard Decisions

How is your stash of toilet paper? Do you have enough can goods to last you for awhile? How will you spend the next two weeks at home, with the kids, while school has been shut down? I’m sure these are all questions you’ve asked yourself the past couple of weeks as the world is trying to respond to the spread of COVID-19. I had to fight the crowds to get my weekly supply of salad, milk, and bread, and…

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Selling Me

Selling Me

Time is just zooming by! March is already here, we’re losing an hour sleep tonight with day light savings time, and I’ve been a business owner for two whole months now. I have learned so much, faced and conquered various challenges, and slowly we are seeing the fruit of our labor. One of my personal goals during the transition from instructor to owner was to learn everyone’s name. I have talked to all the clients in some way or another,…

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Appreciation

Appreciation

This past week was probably one of the hardest weeks I’ve endured in a very long time. The closest I think I have felt this tired was after giving birth to my oldest child. With him, I was a week overdue and was induced. Almost a day later with very little sleep and no food, I was rushed into surgery for an emergency cesarean. Even after the surgery, I couldn’t rest as I was constantly being monitored, visited, and feeding…

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Labor of Love

Labor of Love

This has been my third attempt to writing a post this month. The struggle is real. I hadn’t felt the inspiration to write. I felt there was a need to update but there wasn’t enough sustenance to create a worthy post to read. Perhaps I’m too picky, but I hate writing for the sake of writing. There needs to be a purpose! Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, is one of my least favorite holidays. I just find it silly to go all…

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