October 15, 2013

Life Happens the Way It’s Supposed to Happen.

Every day things happen. Good things. Shitty things. Sometimes, just things. The combination of these things are what make life beautiful and unpredictable and one giant adventure. I mentioned in my last blog that in one of the 300 times I’ve watched Star Trek: Into Darkness I had this huge epiphany, but I didn’t elaborate. So, I’m about to lay it on you. As I said above, things happen. Beautiful and terrible. They are part of your life, and it’s not your business to judge them, or regret them, but to experience them. They are meant to mold you and […]
October 13, 2013

Guess what… I messed up.

Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been floating. Like I’m not giving anything that I do 100% of my time or attention. Okay, that’s not just a feeling, it’s a fact. I half do relationships. I half do my work. I half do my playtime. I half do my budget. (No…I haven’t been doing that one at all.) With a very few exceptions, I half do life. And that is no way to keep balance. Nor is it anyway to fully live life. I’ve got my toes dipped in too many pools and I can’t fully be present for any of […]
September 1, 2013

Life Is Too Short To Wait.

I’m not a patient person. There I said it. I don’t read directions, and I don’t wait for instructions. I don’t always think before I speak. And I often jump to conclusions. I will admit that I often get into trouble because of this. Not like the I’m-always-in-trouble-with-the-law kind of trouble, but I’ll just say it causes problems now and then. When my husband and I first got married, he forced me to be more patient. While we finished college, we patiently worked 70 hours a week + classes & homework time to pay off our tuition as we went. […]
May 15, 2013

The Climb

Do you watch Game of Thrones? If you don’t, you should. Even if you haven’t read the books, the show is stellar. In the I-can-hardly-wait-a-week-to-watch-the-next-episode kind of way. Two weeks ago, the episode was titled The Climb, which is also the title of the one and only Miley Cyrus song I like. (Not a fan of the singer – just the super awesome song.) In this episode, Tormund Giantsbane (he’s called that because he’s killed so many giants…duh) is about to lead a group of wildlings over a 700+ foot ice wall. Most of them have never made the climb […]
May 7, 2013

I believe in you, whether you believe in yourself or not.

So, I just got back from a trip. A big trip. No, a huge trip. Nine days. Six Countries. Crossed off multiple things on my “places to see before I die” list. And the trip was all thanks to the amazing Gry Sinding. The original point of the trip was to attend Gry’s live event: SDD Live. It was awesome. And it was in Norwegian. So I didn’t understand a lot of it – but Gry’s charisma doesn’t need to be in English for me to get it.  I met a great bunch of amazing women, and it was really […]
March 25, 2013

The Saddest Thing in Life Is Wasted Talent

Natural aptitude or skill. Hmmm. There was a time when I was sure I had none of those. I was not right. I do have talents. And you do too. Whether you are a Bible reader or not, you’ve probably heard Jesus’ parable about the Talents. Short summary (from wikipedia): The parable in Matthew 25:14-30 tells of a master who was leaving his home to travel, and before going entrusted his property to his servants (property worth 8 talents, where a talent was a large unit of money). One servant receives five talents, the second two talents, and the third one talent, according to their […]
March 11, 2013

Yes, I Do Have ADHD…

I didn’t have it when I was a kid. But there is no doubt in my mind I have it now. I used to joke that I have it. And then I read Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit – Oh Look! A Chicken!, and I realized it was a fact. The latest evidence of my ADHD is here, for you to see. Meaning my website redesign. I liked my old design just fine, but it just didn’t feel like me anymore. Too many comments about it being […]
January 21, 2013

No Regrets

The one year anniversary of my debt being paid off is swiftly approaching. Which is both mind-boggling and wonderful all at the same time. I feel like I should have written this a year ago, but maybe it wasn’t time. Maybe I wasn’t ready to say it. Maybe I just needed to decompress. It all started before I had my oldest son. He’s officially a decade old, and it’s strange to me that it started before him – but it did. In January of 2000, I got pregnant for the very first time. I was about 2 weeks late, and […]
September 5, 2012

It’s too late. You’re too old.

As I’m writing this, I’m 35 years old. Which really isn’t that old from where I’m sitting right now. 20 years ago, it seemed pretty ancient. But it really doesn’t seem like I should be able to use the phrase “20 years ago,” and I definitely don’t feel like I’m half-way to 70. I’m betting when I get to 50 it won’t seem that old either. Maybe even not at 70. I was 29 when I started my business. Just on the cusp of 30. I was scared out of my mind, and not entirely sure I shouldn’t just get […]