18 life lessons that I wish I knew before turning 30

Birthdays come and go, but the lessons live on. This past month I celebrated my 32nd birthday.  Each year I dread this day. Another year older, not really all that wiser, and so many things I have yet to accomplish on my bucket list. I’ve had my ups and down: falling in love and heart breaks, trials and tribulations (the list could go on). But Read More

Color Me Happy {March 2017 Edition}

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.** Springs is here and in the South it is already in the 80’s and humid. I miss “winter” already. March has flown by and I’m taking a moment to share what is coloring me happy. inspired by I was inspired by Marie Kondo’s book The Read More

How Being Still Changed Me As A Reader

Books play a huge role in my life. If you have ever read (or seen) In Her Shoes, the way that Rose feels about shoes is how I feel about books. “When I am having a bad day I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, food just makes me fatter, but shoes always fit.” Books always fit. They are my happy place. Read More

Sometimes Things Aren’t Okay…. and That’s Ok {Navigating the Seasons of Life}

Sometimes things aren’t okay…. Seasons of life are a funny thing. Sometimes you don’t realize that you’re going through one until you’re in the middle of it. This season in my life feels like it’s been going on for a LONG time and sometimes I’m not ok. The emotions come and go, but I just can’t see an end to it. Today I saw an article Read More

Being Intentional: Living Your Life On Purpose

A few years ago, while at training, my boss gave a presentation that changed my way of thinking. All it took was two simple words. “Be intentional”, she said. At the time, I thought of it as being intentional about my “work” day. Making sure all assignments are completed by their due dates and within their budgets. That sort of thing. But what about other Read More