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This Year is a Foundation for My Future Blogging Years

This year has been a tester year for blogging. I’m crossing my fingers I finish out at 365 posts on January 6th and then after I would like to create a plan for where I want to go with things for 2019. I’ve written a lot at this point, but there has been no structure,…
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Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Changed Me as a Parent

  When my oldest was younger he used to do things that made me shake my head and say, “What am I doing wrong?” At around 4 years old, he used to have angry little outbursts and at one point, he was kicked out of childcare. It was a low point for me as a parent.…
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It’s Been a Long Year

Summer is officially over. The past two weeks have been chilly and rainy and I’ve been waiting to lounge outside and work on the porch again but today I realized my favorite season is gone. It’s not all bad though because the chilly weather always helps me get my work done. Two months ago I was…
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Life Will Test You

I had a topic in my mind about an hour ago, but I’ve since forgotten it. So in the 15 minutes, I’ve given myself to write, I’ll guess I’ll say the first thing that comes to my mind. Tests. Life is testing me right now. Every time I’ve committed to better myself or move forward, there’s…
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If Someone Says They’ve Changed, Trust Their Actions Not Their Word

  A few years back I learned I could not change people. I was gifted this lesson while in a relationship. I believed my boyfriend at the time would eventually give up his destructive ways and turn over a new leaf, but it never happened. I repeatedly told him, “I know this is not you, I…
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I Can’t Just Work for Money, There Has to Be a Dream

There are 3 months left in this year, but for the first time, I have a feeling of clarity.  For a large part of this year, I was conflicted about how I wanted to proceed. I had many ideas: freelance writing, a second remote job, starting a business. But none of it was something I…
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The Dream is Worth It

  If there is no dream what is there? I’ve been following a particular family’s traveling journey for the past few years. It’s a husband, wife and their 7 kids. They’ve been to Central and South America, Europe and numerous other places around the globe.  I follow their blog, their facebook and now tonight, I just…
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Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

Writing is so personal for me. Early on I chose to make my posts about me, my life, and the lessons I’ve learned. This method felt less confrontational and more relatable. But it has it’s drawbacks too. Sometimes I don’t want to talk about me. The other day I was tempted to write in a…
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I’m Creating the Story I Want to Tell

I want to travel. That’s not news to anyone who’s been following my posts. So far I’ve only been to 3 countries including the US and something in me wants to see every corner of the world. I don’t know many people who aren’t curious about exploring a different place, but I think for many it…
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One Step at a Time

  Today I caught myself overplanning for the future. I’m taking a trip next year and while happily thinking about that trip, I started stressing what would happen after it in 2020… a year later. All of these questions about the future that I didn’t have the answer to started to bubble up and eventually…
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