Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am a planner. I have to have a plan for just about everything I do or I feel out of sorts. I adore to-do lists. Sticky notes, legal pads, spiral notebooks, journals, checklists on my phone, and my google calendar keep me sane. I…

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Once upon a time, I was a kid who was strong-willed and bull-headed, two adjectives that were used to describe me frequently. In my parent/teacher conferences, they were told I was talkative and bossy. What can I say? I knew what I and everyone else around me should have been doing and I wasn’t afraid…

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Redundancy. So many books, blogs, songs, poems, etc are written about “empowering women” and “women’s empowerment” and I just think that’s a bunch of bullshit. I wish we would quit using the phrase “empowered woman”. Change that to Powerful Woman. Or Woman with Power. empower: em-pow-er verb. to give (someone) the authority or power to…

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In the last couple weeks of December, I usually start a list of the things I’d like to focus on in the coming year. Not a resolution list, per se, just things to keep in mind as I’m going about my daily life. Health is always on my mind. I am going to focus more…

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Rachel Hollis challenged the world recently to make a Joy List. So I thought I would put into blog format just what my top 10 (and a bonus!) joy list is. It is in no particular order. These are the things that spark TRUE JOY in my life. Catching my husband’s eye across the room…

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I run a digital marketing agency and that involves me being on social media just about all day, every day for multiple clients and my own business. What I have experienced with my own business is enough to drive me insane. Don’t even get me started on the things I see in my personal news…

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Casual Friday! Today, I had planned on meeting with a potential sponsor for my nonprofit so I wore more work-appropriate attire than I typically would for a Friday. Around my office, Fridays are casual. Company tee shirts and jeans with sneakers are usually the go-to. My meeting fell through but I’m still comfortable wearing what…

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I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d ever wear these. They’re too fabulous and out-there for me, or so I thought. My husband bought them for me for Christmas last year and I loved them right away but also thought they brought too much attention to me. I don’t enjoy the limelight, typically. I used to,…

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I’ve often been told I’m too much. Too loud, too overbearing, too mean. I tell it like it is, frequently. I don’t necessarily try to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I am too old to pussyfoot around what’s right and what’s wrong. I’m calling this my #yearoftruth and I’m not afraid to call people out on…

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