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Daydreaming? The One Question You Need To Ask Yourself

Marriage by 25. Network TV by 30. That was always the plan.

It sounded pretty great when I was 15. Of course, God and the universe had a hell of a different idea in store.

Hard lessons. Heartbreak. And a nice little detour to rock bottom with a slow rise to redemption.

25 came and went. I kicked off 30 with marriage vows and a huge promotion at work. I had everything I wanted.

A few short years later I was happy at home but exhausted– and confused– about my career. I asked myself, am I truly where I’m supposed to be right now?

That moment of reflection forced me to take a hard look at what I wanted. I had to get honest with myself and honest with God.

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Trust Your Journey: Your Road Matters

There I was, sitting in my pajamas at a ridiculous afternoon hour, sorting through photos. I decided getting lost in the closet was a better use of my time than laundry.

I take a moment to study my face, my body language. Each snapshot brings back a warm memory, albeit some more hazy than others. My friends and I smile brightly as we celebrate the final days of our innocence. Flash forward through college, multiple out-of-state moves, a couple of bad breakups and an awful decision or two. Sweet Lord time flies.

I take a minute to examine a few particular photographs. I look happy. Silly. Sometimes ridiculous. (Why the hell did I wear that?!) I try to remember what we were doing and how I felt. Some days were amazing and filled with adventure, love, spontaneity and crazy shenanigans. Other days the lines blurred and the light in me would fade.

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Spiritual Warfare: 4 Ways to Throw Satan the Middle Finger

It’s a door slammed. Lights out. Book closed.

Damn!

There are few things more frustrating than when the wind suddenly blows out of your sails.

The big chance you wanted to take? Courage deflated.

That new project you were excited about? Creativity drained.

The gym workout you were dying to start? Energy wiped.

Hitting a wall sucks. It can be scary how quickly your mind can shift like that. Isn’t it crazy how one minute we can feel so passionate, so confident, and then suddenly like lightening we’re shot to the ground again. We feel defeated. We second guess ourselves. If you’re like me, you get ticked off.

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One Moment Changes Everything

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A deep breath. Steady hands. Go.

Give up the steering wheel. Give up the microphone. Give up the noise.

And then suddenly, the light goes on.

It started as a flicker. Those little moments in life that start to steer you in a new direction. For me, it was a gut feeling that I was on the verge of change. Fundamental, core-shaking change.

Then the fear of the unknown creeps in. The light for new ideas and growth turns off… only to be turned on abruptly again a few days later.

Isn’t it funny how life takes us on such a long and twisted journey? One chapter dissolves to the next. Perhaps a problem, a character flaw, or a decision we made seems overwhelming in the moment. But then we turn the page and suddenly a solution or a new path is in front of us.

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3 Reasons Why You’re More Important Than Everyone Else

I love me

It’s the month of looove, my friends.

As a nation we’ll spend $18.9 billion on Valentine’s Day candy, flowers and anything that sparkles, according to this Reuters report.

Not gonna lie, I eat it up. I love it when my husband gets me flowers (or heck, an edible arrangement!) Just a little stuffed bulldog with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups made me one happy chick.

But as fabulous as a new gift sounds, I can’t help but think about how important it is to also spend a little somethin’ somethin’ on ourselves.

I’m not just talking money. But time. Silence. Prayer. Effort.

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in everything and everyone else in our lives. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to love YOU. Always look out for #1 (in a healthy way, of course!) Here’s why you’re more important than everyone else.

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