Here we go - on to the next adventure!
Happy New Year! Here's to the end of 2016. For some it's saying goodbye to a great year - and to others, it's the hope that this year will outweigh the last. For me, it's both. I'm stepping out of a year that was, most definitely, one of the best years of my life. I … Continue reading Bring on 2017
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: We live in a world of instant gratification. No one wants to work for anything. And if it doesn't happen RIGHT NOW, then it isn't worth having. We see this in every aspect of life: from finances and careers to parenting and relationships. It's a growing … Continue reading The “Trust” Factor
I am 36-years-old. I am a woman. A mother. A daughter. A sister. A cousin. A niece. A grand-daughter. An aunt. A friend. A girlfriend. A co-worker. A paralegal. A student. A writer. I am a fighter. A survivor. A warrior. A beautifully broken soul. It took fourteen years, five months, and eight days to “break” … Continue reading Breaking My Silence: Intro
It seems never-ending - we are constantly bombarded by posts like these: "I've had such a hard life, that's why I'm a bitch" "Men/Women Suck because they keep hurting me" "Oh poor, poor me, my life is so horrible." "My life sucks." Ultimately, I keep thinking to myself how sad it must be to live … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Happier You (AKA: Get your ass off that pity train & stop whining on Facebook!)
We all know that breaking others down to build ourselves up isn’t the ‘right’ thing to do. We understand that doing so puts us in the “mean girl” category. And I’m all for the idea that helping to build others up shows your character, and in the long run, helps us to build ourselves up … Continue reading The “Girls’ Girl” Fad
It is important to be an individual, to think and speak for yourself. It is imperative that you become your own person with your own thoughts and beliefs. Argue. Debate. And stand your ground. Respectfully.
Do not belittle, degrade, or humiliate another. Do not say things you will regret. Do not allow another to sway your beliefs without just cause. Be strong but gentle when you can and firm when you must.
Do not fear what is different, but instead see the beauty in uniqueness. Keep an open mind and do not judge. Never allow another to burden you with their ignorance. And always, always, always, remember the power of words.