Exhausting All Possibilities

The below picture was actually taken as a joke a few weeks ago while exploring an old resort site in the Elkmont area of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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What you don’t see are my two friends hiding behind the stairs…waiting to photo bomb my picture. Continue reading

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me. Continue reading

From Contender to Champion

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

Wow, Teddy, thank you so much for calling me out.

If there is one thing I am absolutly AWESOME at, it is finding an excuse for things that happen to me.  Seriously, it is NEVER my fault.  I mean, look at this innocent face….. Continue reading

Astounding Ourselves

Lazy and Unmotivated.

Those were two words that up until 8 months ago described me.

However, on Sunday, those words were forever removed from my permanent file. The final check was placed on my goals I set back in February, and I  finished feeling tired and beaten up, but OH so wonderful.

It took me a while to Realize it, but there is a fierce warrior that resides in me, and I think I like her.  She came out when I stopped saying, “I wish I could do that”, and I started DOING IT. No longer did I live on the Border of something wonderful.. I was there. Continue reading

Shout Out To 1975

If you have been anything like me the past two weeks your Eyes have been glued to the television watching the Olympics in Rio. Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED the Olympics. I will stay up way past my bedtime to cheer on my country. I love them so much in fact, that if cow tipping was an Olympic sport, I would stay up to the wee hours of the morning cheering on team USA.

Of course I have cheered on the favorites of Phelps, Ledecky, Biles, Felix, and Bolt. Each one an inspiration and a pride to their country. However, on Sunday, during the ladies vault final in gymnastics, I found myself inspired by someone I had never even heard of before. Continue reading