It doesn’t make any sense

It doesn’t make any sense

I think it's safe to say that most people would agree with me that this winter has been a helluva trial. It's been ridiculously cold. We've had a stupid amount of snow. And for my entire life I've lived in Ohio or Michigan, so it's not like I don't know what winter is...

We Gonna Do What They Say Can’t Be Done.

We Gonna Do What They Say Can’t Be Done.

You know, it never occurs to you quite how impactful the things you watch as a child are - until you watch them as an adult. The first instance of this was when I was watching Alf with my kids last year. I did not realize how many fashion/hair choices I made based on...

Less is More

Less is More

  Today is my very last day to be this age. Tomorrow I go up a year. And while the last year has had some rough spots, it was probably, the single most amazing year I've had yet. I did not realize this until I compiled an album of highlights of the year. When I...

God Will Not Have His Work Made Manifest By Cowards.

God Will Not Have His Work Made Manifest By Cowards.

If there is one thing I believe with every fiber in my being, it's that each and every one of us is on this earth for a reason. The point of life is figuring out what that purpose is. And obviously we each have more than one - since I am sure that part of the reason I...

Life Happens the Way It’s Supposed to Happen.

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...

Guess what… I messed up.

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...

Life Is Too Short To Wait.

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...

The Climb

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...

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

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...

The Saddest Thing in Life Is Wasted Talent

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):...

Yes, I Do Have ADHD…

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...

No Regrets

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...

It’s too late. You’re too old.

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...

My chains are gone…I’ve been set free.

My chains are gone…I’ve been set free.

My chains are gone...I've been set free - those words are part of the chorus of a newer version of the song Amazing Grace. And technically, it's referring to the way Jesus' death set all believers free from their sin (which is super meaningful to me too). But you know...

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

If you haven't realized by now, I'm a huge advocate of doing what you love. I'm doing it, and thank the good Lord, my husband is now too. It's amazing what a difference it makes in your life. The thing about doing what you love is that you will inevitably have to...

Quitting vs. Giving Up

Quitting vs. Giving Up

I'll admit it - I'm a quitter. If I pour my heart and soul into something, and it still isn't working, I quit. I do not, however give up. And I think there is a big difference between the two. Giving up is what you do when something gets hard. You still want it, but...

It’s not personal, it’s just business.

It’s not personal, it’s just business.

It's not personal, it's just business. I'm sure you've heard that phrase.  They say it like 500 million times in The Godfather.  But that's a movie about the mafia, and I'm pretty sure we can all agree their ethics are questionable at best.  Besides, I don't think...

I’m Thankful For My Debt.

I’m Thankful For My Debt.

I bet you NEVER thought you'd hear anyone say that.  But, you know what, it's the God's honest truth. Four years ago I found myself with a mountain of credit card debt. At it's highest point, I was hovering around $60k (no joke).  And I didn't even have a Lexus...