Favorite Holiday Memories

I’ve noticed that I’ve become a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas and holiday cheer. All of a sudden Christmas music is annoying, office Christmas parties are a drag and if you offer me a glass of Egg Nog, I’m going to throw up. When I think of the holidays, I immediately begin to feel…

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I Am Grateful For…

Good Health. Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. My Children. Watching them laugh, grow, and dream keeps things in perspective. Family. We have our ups and downs, but they really are my foundation. Friends.  There is no way I could survive without them. Love you guys! The Ability To Travel. “Traveling…

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Loner

Have I been a loner all along?

Why does being a loner feel so good? Am I going through a phase in life? Dining alone and watching people soothes me. Am I the only one who enjoys dining alone? Is this depressive? I’m not sad. Maybe I’m just tired of wearing a mask around people 24/7. Is this truly introversion or is the devil trying to isolate me? Enjoying a quiet evening alone with my thoughts in a bathtub full of bubbles with wine in hand is goals, right? Having circles of friends and loved ones that I adore, but not wanting to be bothered. Is that healthy? In a world where everything is so loud, peace and quiet is welcomed. My son is a lot like me. Am I affecting him negatively? I was sheltered as a kid. Would I have been this way if I wasn’t sheltered? Are you born a loner? Should I work on being a better person? Am I now embracing a part of me that I thought was weird?

Who knows…

What I do know is (as I sit smiling alone at a table in Panera Bread)…

I’m happy at this moment in time.

I feel good…

Relationships: What About Your Friends?

I was raised in a home where the motto was “Do not allow females in your home, because you can not trust them.” My mother had long time girlfriends that she grew up with, but there was never a time where her good gal pals came over to the house when they needed to talk or vent…

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Relationships: Ladies, Are We Paying for Dates Now?

Recently, my coworker sparked a major debate in my office. He asked the ladies, what our thoughts were regarding women offering to pay on dates. He felt that if the guy is dating a woman for a certain period of time, that she, at some point, should offer to pay for dinner or offer to…

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Adulting: My Budget Goals For This Year

Live Like No One Else, So That You Can Live Like No One Else -Dave Ramsey It has taken me 37 years to finally be open and honest with myself when it comes to my finances. I don’t think I have ever known how to effectively handle my money, part of that is because I was…

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The Anti Bucket List: The Things I Hope To Never Do Before I Die….

Everyone has a Bucket List of all of these amazing things they want to do. That’s all fine and well, but I often think of the things I hope to never do. How about an Anti Bucket List. The complete opposite of a Bucket List. Here are the things I hope to NEVER do before I die…

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