Learning To Love Again

Ok… so can I just be incredibly honest right now?  When Downton Abbey ended last year, I was devastated.   Crushed.  Left for dead.

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On the off chance you forgot about my epic meltdown, here is the link to the post where I PLEADED for them to continue.  Please Don’t Go

For 6 years I chose to Immerse my whole being into the Crawley’s and their loyal servants each and every Sunday night.  Continue reading

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

Sailing My Ship

Don’t you love it when you think you have a handle on this whole life thing, only to have the Rhythmic pace totally halted by a road block????  You are moving along at a pretty great pace, when…..

BOOM!

You have a yet ANOTHER hurdle to climb over.

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It honestly just sucks. Continue reading

Taking Back My Consent

Words are powerful things. They can be used to inspire, bless, and encourage, but they can also tear down, destroy, and kill. Even a word as Tiny as the words “NO” can have a significant effect on how we view ourselves.   We can let them take us to the highest of highs or to the lowest of lows. We can embrace them, or dwell on them.

The power all belongs to us. Continue reading

Tomorrow Is Always Fresh

Weak. Weary. Beaten. Worn. Done.

Those are the words that could adequately describe my body and spirit at the end of each day here lately.

Life consumes me and gets me so bogged down. I find myself worrying over the smallest of details and wasting precious time and energy trying to figure things out.

It is exhausting. Continue reading

Doing The Thing

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

I have stared at the above quote for the past 5 days. Eleanor Roosevelt was wise, strong, and incredibly bold. Inspiration was birthed out of every word she spoke back in her day. She was fiercely independent and lived out the advice she gave. Whenever I hear or read one of her quotes, I am instantly inspired to leap into action. Continue reading

What Ya See Is What Ya Get

I hate false advertising.

Something is branded as being the best. When you view the advertisement you just can’t believe it looks that good. You simply must have it. Whatever it is. You go to make your big purchase…giddy with excitement….only to have your dreams dashed as you glance at what you just wasted good money on. Continue reading