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Thank You for the “Ball” of Laughter, Lucille

Thank You for the “Ball” of Laughter, Lucille

It’s about 3 am on a Saturday and the young girl hears the sounds of footsteps above her head in the distant corner of the house. Her mom would be coming down the stairs any minute telling her to go to bed,  “it’s 3 am […]

Secrets to Achieving Your Dreams Instead of Sabotaging Them

Secrets to Achieving Your Dreams Instead of Sabotaging Them

Remember when you were a young carefree, adventurous kid, with the world at their fingertips. There weren’t too many things to worry about, maybe only making sure you didn’t tip the swing set over as you pumped your feet to go higher and higher. Oh, […]

Is What You’re Doing Today Getting You Closer?

Is What You’re Doing Today Getting You Closer?

The birds start chirping while the sun starts to peak out over the trees and shine through your window. You know it’s almost time to get up out of your cozy, warm bed, oh how you wished you had just 5 minutes longer. The alarm screams through the house and while your tempted to hit snooze for maybe the fifth time you tell yourself it’s time to get up. You go through your typical morning routine, the same as yesterday and the day before. Wipe your eyes, brush teeth, figure out what to wear, look for your keys and head out the door.

Now you’re off on our way to work, probably sitting in traffic, leaning on our elbow that’s propped up on the windowsill and listening to music to help us still wake up. After what seems like forever you arrive at your destination, walk into work and immediately count how many hours till you get to go home. Only to most likely sit in traffic, think about what you should make for dinner and countdown how long before you continue this same cycle again the next day and the next day and the next day.

Let me ask you something, is this cycling life routine truly building the foundation or stepping stones to achieving your dreams or are you convincing yourself that it is.i-know-this-isnt-what-i-want-to-do-but-i-have-to-continue-to-do-this-because-insert-excuse-here-which-will-help-me-achieve-my-goals-1.png

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Change Your Life for You, Not Them

Change Your Life for You, Not Them

“When you make a decision to change your life for the better, not everyone’s going to be supportive. A lot of people don’t like change, even if it’s really good. Big changes involve breaking of habits, routines, and often require lots of work. These things […]

To the First Twelve Months

To the First Twelve Months

You pull in the parking lot, send a text “I’m here”, look around aimlessly to get a quick glimpse of them standing outside or wondering which car they will come out of. Bing, a message appears on your phone “I’m here too where are you?”. […]