Your Pain is the Path to Your Purpose

😍 Your pain is the path to your purpose.

This year I have gone to more funerals of peopler who suddenly passed away than I care to think about.

Instead of feeling sad when I missed them, I started to think about how I could tell the people who I cared about what they mean to me. ❤

👇Then this happened. 👇

Slowing Down to Move Faster

Slowing Down to Move Faster

Something I’ve worked on getting better at is slowing down so I can get more done in a day. I wake up every day with a million things in my mind that I’d like to accomplish so naturally the minute my eyes open I jolt myself into “Go Mode” and all of a sudden half my day is gone into the abyss of chaos and I get none of it done. 

Confessions of an ex-People Pleaser

Confessions of an ex-People Pleaser

I debated writing this on and off, but I realized this may be a call for freedom to some of you. For a long time I had this horrendous belief that being a good person and doing good meant that I needed to please other people in order to do that. That meant that if someone had a request or a need, I would fill it. I became the go-to girl for everything. 

Disclaimer: pleasing people is okay in moderation. Here’s what’s not okay: losing yourself and your needs in the middle of the chaos of being everything to everyone else. Not cool.

So throughout the process of becoming “perfect” to everyone else, I was missing out on things I enjoyed. I missed being myself and acting like myself without this made up mind game that I played with myself of being perfect all the time and doing and saying the right things. 

Meeting People Online Isn't As Creepy As You Think It Is

Meeting People Online Isn't As Creepy As You Think It Is

Before I start, I need to give you a history of how I used to feel about making friends online. My husband Dan is the kind of person who had online friends for as long as I’ve known him. I actually remember once telling him it was “creepy” that he talked to people that he never met and called them “friends”. I thought there was no such thing as creating real meaningful relationships online because I truly didn’t understand it at all. I’m woman enough to admit that I was wrong.