Things I Am Afraid to Tell You

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When I started this blog months ago, I really wasn’t sure why. I used to like to write short stories when I was younger, but once high school hit, that was a thing of the past and let’s face it, I was no Stephen King or J.K. Rowling. I think one of the reasons for the blog was to journal. It was a way I could get thoughts out of my head so I could finally fall asleep at night. It is also a good way to release emotions; sometimes all it takes it saying it out loud (or in my case, typing it) to feel lighter, as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders or chest. In any case, I made a vow to myself that no matter what content I wrote about, I would be REAL, and it didn’t matter how many judgements came my way. So today, I am stepping into a place I rarely even visit myself. This puts me in a very vulnerable position but I feel it’s necessary, if nothing else for myself!

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I am not a good housekeeper. I love having a clean, tidy home just as much as the next person but if you were to stop by my humble abode, unannounced on any given day, I would most likely be pretty embarrassed. Let me clarify, we clean the house regularly, but typically within 30 minutes, it can totally look like a tornado went through it. It drives me insane! Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful that I have a home at all but I wish we could just keep it a little more straightened up! Don’t even get me started on the laundry. As a family of six (5 of us being female), you can just imagine the shit show we have going on at my house. I don’t mind doing laundry at all. I don’t even mind folding. My problem is that I don’t like putting said laundry up so we end up with baskets upon baskets of neatly folded clothes that are dug through so much, I tend to wonder why I take the time to fold them to begin with.

I yell. I admit it, I am not the most calm, cool and collected momma out there. I give chances but sometimes my patience runs thin. When I say I yell, it’s not the raise your voice a little bit to get your attention kind of yell. I am talking about the bloody murder, red-faced, vein popping out of my forehead, now I have a freaking headache kind of scream. I am not proud of this and it was really hard for me to even admit. I am constantly working on myself to practice patience and some days I do really well, others I falter. Guess that makes me human, right? I would also like to send a shout out to my neighbors for pretending like they can’t hear me even though I know it’s a lie!

I give up easily. Ugh, another one that is bitter to the taste and hard to swallow. I am the type to get extremely excited about executing a new idea, however, a lot of the time, I either start it and don’t finish or don’t even start it all. I think fear holds me back a lot. There’s already too many people doing it, why would they choose me? They are going to do it better than me, why even bother? I am not an expert so they are going to think I’m a fraud. They are just being nice because they know me are are being polite. Just sharing a few thoughts that run through this melon with every idea I have. If I was giving someone else advice, I would have so much to say to them on why they SHOULD do it anyway. I am working on this too, daily!

I compare. There are days when I am completely happy with who I am. Then there are days that seem like everyone around me is moving forward and living their best life and here I am barely making it. How do they do it? How do they manage it all and look so good doing it when we all have the same 24 hours in a day? I find myself comparing looks, lifestyles, homes, children and success just to name a few. When I start going down this road, I recognize what I am doing fairly quickly and am able to turn my mindset around. We are all on our own paths in life. Some are going to be ahead of us and others are going to be following behind us. I remind myself to be happy with where and who I am and if I can’t find happiness in that, I am the only one that can change it.

My goal for this post was to share with others that we don’t have to have it all together and figured out all the time. We all have things that we feel like if anyone else knew, they would just be appalled! I am here to tell you, I will not judge you for any of that. I would tell you to embrace it because it makes you who you are. I would high five you and say “Girlfriend, I feel ya!” I would let you know that it’s okay to not be perfect based on society’s standards. Most of all, I would let you know that you are not alone!

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I would love to hear some of your “things you are afraid to tell”. Let’s celebrate our normalcy! Feel free to share in the comments!

* The photos used on this post are not mine and I do not claim them as so.

Oops! I Did It…(For the First Time)

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Well, it finally happened. After 14 solid years of parenting and then BOOM!! I have had nightmares about this very incident and vowed to NEVER, EVER let it become a reality. I FORGOT A KID A SCHOOL (enter long sigh). Some who know me may be questioning if it was really intentional and I can vouch for myself and say it was not (this time). On this day life was busy and I lost track of time. The worst part was, my daughter didn’t want to stay after school for archery practice and I convinced her of her duty as part of the team, time would fly by and I would be there right at 4:30 to pick her up. SIKE!!!

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Some mothers out there are probably going to bash me over this one and guess what? There is no way anyone will be as hard on me as I have been on myself!! I kicked my own butt on this one. The question is why? Am I not a human? Am I not deserving of forgiveness? Mistakes happen, every day to EVERYONE!!  There are mothers who choose to hide it from the world or slip it under the rug and no one is the wiser. Not me, I am calling myself out for a number of reasons. One, I know there are other mothers who are WAY TOO HARD on themselves for not meeting the “expectations” society has set and even more so, the “expectations” they have set for themselves. When did we stop being in the moment and enjoying motherhood? What will it take for us to come together and agree that this is not healthy behavior?  We are all freaking amazing parents 98% of the time!

“We fall. We break. We fail. But then, We rise. We heal. We overcome.” ~author unknown

Parenting is by far the hardest job we will ever have. PERIOD. I don’t care if you are the CEO of multi-billion dollar companies, there is no comparison! For you folks that don’t have kids yet and/or may be thinking about having them, I am not trying to deter you. Kids are amazing little balls of energy who bring you more joy than you could ever imagine. They are also assholes at times. Yep, I said it…and I don’t feel bad about it… they KNOW they are!! It’s okay though, you keep pushing through and later you can hopefully look back and laugh at all the times you were ready to literally throat punch them. I would never throat punch a kid but that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about it…kidding (almost).

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June 18, 2018- welcoming the newest addition to the Burton clan (this IS my pic)

My point is, we are all doing the best we can.  It’s time to not base our family lives on the lives of others or even the thoughts of others. We love our kids, we love our families and we take care of them the best way we know how but shit happens. If it didn’t, there wouldn’t be t-shirts and bumper stickers that say so. It’s okay to stumble and falter at times and trust me when I say you will be given a plethora of chances to fall short, it’s how we react when that moment happens, and allowing the opportunity to learn from it and grow into an even more awesome Momma! You’ve got this and you have a tribe behind you even when you think you have lost it!! Stop being so hard on yourself and beating yourself up for being human.  Embrace the good times with the not so good times and remember ladies, no matter how many times you think you have failed, those sweet babies will be okay and will still love you unconditionally.

*Some pictures on this post are not mine and I do not take credit for them.

Aspire To Inspire Our She-Tribe

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Big or small, we shall empower them all

I don’t know about you, but does it seem like girls are becoming meaner and more vengeful these days? I have four children and they are all girls. Some of the things I see on social media feeds from their age groups makes my head spin. The lack of respect for each other and themselves is sickening and it genuinely hurts my heart. Why?! Why do we, as females, feel the need to put each other down? Why do we think it is okay to judge someone else? Why are we not banding together as a beautiful tribe of unique Goddesses to encourage, praise motivate and inspire each other?

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Part of my quest for self-rediscovery has required me to dig deep into my past, figure out where my weaknesses come from, honor them and find a way to overcome and conquer. This has not been the easiest of tasks, especially since my childhood was not all unicorns and rainbows. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great family life growing up. Both sides of my family were close. Some of my happiest childhood memories were spent with family. What I am referring to is my middle school and high school years. What a freaking nightmare!! Girls were so mean! I was pretty timid and that did not do me any favors. Bullies look for that quality. I was picked on about what I wore  and how I looked, where I lived and who my friends were. Once a girl even started a rumor that my mom and dad bought me a new car so that I would have friends… SERIOUSLY?! What the heck?! These girls didn’t know me, most of them I had never even had the first word with. Now, I am not claiming total innocence.  I made some not-so-good choices, however, I never deserved the torment I endured.

“You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down.” ~ Author Unknown

Back in the day, it was not a common occurrence to share the gossip of the day’s drama at the dinner table. Besides, being a teenager, I assumed my parents would not have a clue, they just wouldn’t get it. So I did what any normal teenager would do, I kept it bottled inside. I did share some things with a couple of close friends I had at the time but what could they do?  They couldn’t stop it from happening. At one point, my life seemed so insignificant, I considered choosing my own exit. I felt the world would not have missed me or so I thought at the time. Little did I realize, life had so much more in store for me.

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Eventually, something’s gotta give!

The ironic thing about my situation is that now I am overflowing with gratitude in the monumental life lesson that has molded me into the strong, independent, kind and compassionate woman I am today. I am one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately, so many young women today feel like they just can’t take it any longer. They feel alone and unloved. They feel like no one understands and no one cares. They feel like they don’t matter and there is nothing else to live for. These girls make the choice that is irreversible. A choice that a young mind can not truly fathom and the real life consequences they can not reverse. They choose to end their precious lives. I recently read an article about bullying and suicide and the statistics are alarming:

  • According to the CDC, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among adolescents. Amidst these, about 1 in 100 have attempted suicide. Another case study showed over 14 % of high school students have admitted to considering suicide, and those who have attempted it, just under 7%.
  • According to study by Yale University, victims of bullying are up to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.
  • At least half of suicides among children and adolescents have been found to be connected to bullying, according to a study in Britain
  • In the same study, girls between the ages of 10-14 are possibly at an even higher risk than other adolescents.

What in the ever-loving land is going on? I don’t know about you but I honestly can not stand by any longer while girls continue to criticize and belittle one another to the point of no return and not attempt to do something about it. It’s time to take a stand! It’s time to set the example for these young impressionable minds. It’s time to be the guiding light for these beautiful lost souls and show them there is more to life than worrying about other people’s opinions. As Rachel Hollis stated, “Other people’s opinion of you is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!” It’s time to teach them empathy and compassion. It’s time to motivate and inspire each other. It’s time to educate them about love and support! It’s time to teach them to rise above the ignorance of small-minded people.

“Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let’s inspire and empower these beautiful Goddesses to strive to be the best version of themselves and to push themselves to work a little harder than the day before. Let’s teach them how to be grateful for each day and for every person. Let’s teach them to be humble and kind. Let’s show them how to love and respect one another. The example starts with us, we are here to lead these young ladies in the right direction showing them there is a better way. The real question is, are you ready to play your part?

*The pictures on this post are not mine and I do not take credit for them.

Full Moon Release-Out With the Old

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Pink Full Moon April 19, 2019 at 7:12 am EST

If you follow me, you will come to realize the moon cycles play a really important role in my life. Just as we set intentions during the new moon phase, now is a time to focus on releasing whatever you are holding on to that does not serve you any longer to help make room for the new. Letting go or releasing is such a powerful action. You could want to let go of something that has affected you recently or something you have been holding on to for some time. It can be big or small. No matter what it is or how long you have held on to it, when you feel it’s time to move on from it, this is the perfect time to indulge.

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Just like setting intentions, there is no right or wrong way to do this. It may help to sit down and make a list of things you feel are blocking you from your divine purpose or desired outcome. You may decide to just step outside tonight or tomorrow night in your bare feet (aids in grounding and centering yourself) and release to the Universe all that does not resonate with you any longer. The latter is my favorite, I feel like it is just me and the Moon Man. No, I don’t think there is a little being of a man that fishes off the side of the Moon, like at the beginning of some movies, but I do have respect for every living thing, including that big, magical ball of evening light. It doesn’t matter if it is big things or little things, releasing brings a peace to you that has an incredible after effect. If you have some anger you have been holding onto about a boss or coworker or family member- release it- it does you no good! Maybe you have been holding on to self-guilt or a sadness that has run its course, be like Elsa and LET IT GO!!

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Not allowing ourselves to release these blocks can really hold you back from finding your best self. It affects us mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. What do you want out of life? What do you feel is holding you back from reaching your dreams and goals? Start with these two questions! You don’t have to release and let go of everything all at once, this can be done over many moons. The goal is to start letting go of things that do not allow you to live the kind of life you want to live, to live out your dreams and desires.

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Have fun with this! It doesn’t have to seem like it is another job or duty, like cleaning the bathroom. This is a piece you can incorporate as part of your self-care routine. Below, I have listed some steps, a template that is tweakable to walk you through the Full Moon Releasing process:

  1. Take some time over the next day or so to focus and reflect on where you are and where you want to be. What will help you move forward and what is holding you back from everything you desire?
  2. Write down your holdbacks, anything that you are ready to release or let go.
  3. Take your shoes and socks off and walk outside in the grass. Dance around if you want, this is your time to take a moment and embrace the moonlight. Take a moon bath, soak up the Moon beams. Just like our body needs the vitamins from the sun, we also benefit from the energy the moon shares with us.
  4. Speak what you want to release, either out loud or to yourself with the intention of truly letting go. Imagine whatever is holding you back gently drifting out of you like a fog or a helium balloon floating toward the Moon and into the Universe.
  5. Thank the Moon and the Universe for absorbing what no longer serves you and for turning it back into positive energy that you will get to absorb later. Be grateful for this opportunity.
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Dance in the Moonlight

From here you can either take that paper you wrote on and burn it (inside or outside but keep yourself and your environment safe) or flush it down the toilet- truly releasing it from you.

“Drink in the moon as though you might die of thirst.” 
― Sanober Khan

Note: Don’t expect all your problems to vanish and for your life to be perfect because you did this!! This practice takes consistency and a want to be open to releasing. You will still stumble upon obstacles in your path. This is just a way, an outlet to not let those obstacles take over you and your mindset. It helps to keep you moving forward with a more positive momentum. This is a way of life, just as a diet or exercise is for some people. I am not going to lie, when did this for the first time, it was exciting yet I felt really silly. Fast forward to today, I now feel off if I don’t honor myself with setting intentions and releasing what is no longer in alignment with my current state of living.

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Make this experience your own. You may find a way that works best for you that is nothing like the way I do things- it’s fine, just take it and run with it and reap in the rewarding effects! Even after my first time, I felt lighter. It was like at that very moment, my worries and fears faded away and I was able to focus on my goals with a newfound clarity. That’s just me, it may have a different effect on you but I will say you should feel a little more at ease, refreshed and rejuvenated. You have cleared your path and can now welcome in the new. Enjoy this day and if you aren’t quite yet ready to start, remember you get another chance next month and every month after 🙂

XOXO

*Pictures used in this post are not mine and I do not claim credit for them

Riding the Guilt Train, All Aboard!

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Ladies, I have a serious question for ya- why are we, as awesome, intelligent women, always feeling guilty, even though we tend to put everything and everyone as priority above ourselves? Guilty for working too much or for not working enough, guilty for not spending enough time with the kids, spouse/partner. Guilty for not dressing to the nines on a daily basis or because you spend too much time getting ready. Guilty because time got the best of you and now it’s after 7 pm and no one has eaten.

STOP IT!!!! Stop the guilt! Guilt on this level is a perception that has been created and was continuously pounded into our brains as wee tots. Now, don’t get my words twisted; if you go out and rob a bank or drive under the influence and cause an accident, you are guilty of that crime. I am referring to the things that would not have us locked up and wearing orange jump suits or even stepping foot into a court room, the things we truly should not be feeling guilty for. Here is what guilty means:

guilt·y/ˈɡiltē/adjective

culpable of or responsible for a specified wrongdoing.

Number one, we’re only human, born to make mistakes- my fellow 80’s babies or the parents of said babies should get that one. Life won’t end because you left the load of clothes in the washer again…for the third time. Number two, if you aren’t taking care of you, you are no good to anyone else! Here’s the deal, the world will literally stop rotating if you don’t stop putting yourself 2nd to everything else…well, maybe not on that big of a scale, but self-care is SO important.

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” ~Deborah Day

As I travel on my own journey, I have realized that people who depend on me most also need the best of me and because I feel it is my job, my ultimate goal in life to make sure everything and everyone is always taken care of, I found I was giving all of me away and there was nothing else left at the end of the day. At one point, I was so overwhelmed with working 16 hour days from home, a baby under 12 months with me at home, three other girls to run here and there and everywhere, a husband to spend time with, a dog to take care of, a house to tend to, laundry baskets for days, dinner to make (or pick up because it’s too late to cook), dishes piled up in both sides of the sink, still in yesterday’s clothes that, of course, smelled like week-old formula and consisted of stretched out yoga pants that give you SBS (Saggy Butt Syndrome), again, and that one shirt that has real holes, not the ones that you have to pay for but it’s so comfortable you can’t bare to give it away or worse, toss it- we have ALL been there in some shape or form and there’s no way to put it other than IT SUCKS!!

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Not my picture but dang well could be…my sinks would be a little fuller though!

Where do I squeeze in time for me, you ask? It’s impossible, I have more important things to do and worry about, you say. Want to know what I say? Bull…bull on all of it. If other people can do it, SO CAN YOU. You and your self-care should be at the top of your “importance scale” . You have to make it a priority! We all get the same 24 hours to spend however we choose. So what if one of the daunting tasks mentioned previously doesn’t get accomplished, the day will keep going and the Earth will keep spinning. Let me rephrase, you probably should not include the dinner part in the same category as things that can wait, just saying.

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You have to carve out a little time for you and you have to find a way to not let guilt weasel it’s ugly little face in the picture. You aren’t just doing it for you, you are doing it for the very ones that need you too. There, does that make you feel better? Does that help to put the guilt in the back seat so you can be the driver? Whatever it takes, right?!

“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” ~ Unknown

What is one thing, the one activity you do during your day that you could part ways with? Could you go without watching that episode of Game of Thrones (fact- most of today’s society has DVR, I wanted to add in a work-around, I mean it’s the Game of Thrones)? Could you manage waking up 30-45 minutes earlier or going to bed a little later? Could you incorporate a little “me love” during your lunch break? It really doesn’t matter when it happens, it just needs to be happening and on a consistent basis. This is not a one time deal. You could read a self-help or self-care book, get your nails done, go watch a movie by yourself, meditate, take a hike in woods, sleep, take a milk bath. Whatever level you want to focus on, be it physical, mental, or emotional, make sure it aids in taking care of you and makes you happy. When you incorporate daily, yes- you read me correctly, daily self-care it will help to improve your mood. It can also help with lowering anxiety levels. Your significant other, your children, as well as everyone else you encounter will be able to pick up on the positive vibes you are putting out there. So, hop off that guilt train and catch a ride to your new way of living! Yay, no more Negative Nancy or Dreary Debbie for you- you now possess the qualities of Positive Patty and Sunshine Sam!

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Moral of the story- don’t be so hard on yourself and beat yourself up over petty things, take care of yourself first so you can take care of everything else.

Peace~

*Pictures used in this post are not mine and I do not claim credit for them.

The Gift of Gratitude

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Gratitude is an amazing gift! Whether you are giving or receiving gratitude, it has such a positive presence all around. The definition of gratitude is this: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

It seems that sometimes people confuse being grateful with perceiving it as never being happy where you are and what you have. You should ALWAYS be grateful for your current state of life. Treat each day as a gift because if you are reading this, you were one of the lucky ones that woke up to see another incredible day, a full 24 hours available with endless opportunities and possibilities. With that said, you should still want to strive for more, push yourself to be the very best version of you that you can be. If you choose to stay exactly where you are, you can become stagnant. This doesn’t mean you have to get all dramatic and drastic and change your entire world in one day. You don’t have to move to a bigger house every year or get a newer vehicle because you’ve added a few miles to your current one. I mean, if that is your thing, by all means, do what makes you happy. What I am talking about though is self-betterment ( I can’t promise that is even a word but I didn’t get the red grammar line so I am going with it). Strive to improve yourself on a daily basis. Enjoy your journey, but know the journey doesn’t end just because you feel satisfied with life and where you are. You can always reach a little further and be a little better.

There are five principles that I try to live my life by every single day and one of those is: “Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings”. It is so easy to take our daily lives for granted. If you open yourself up to seeing life in a different perspective you will find that miracles are happening around you all day. Again, you woke up- miracle. You walked to your car to go to work- two miracles (you can walk and you have a job to provide for you and/or your family). You have children or grandchildren- that’s an everyday miracle because life was created. It’s all in how you perceive things.

I can tell you this, when you open yourself up to seeing the good in things, others and life and allow yourself to be truly grateful, you will live a more peaceful, fulfilling life. You will still have bad days and times that things just don’t go your way, so when that happens, step back, take a deep breath and find the lesson in it. Be grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.

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WEEKEND CHALLENGE: Gratitude is free so give it and accept it as much as possible. I challenge you to take a day this weekend to show gratitude the entire day. It can be in the form of shooting a smile at someone, holding the door open, paying for a person’s meal, telling someone thank you or I love you, give a hug….however you want to do it- there is no right or wrong way. After your day is complete, I want you to reflect on the day’s events and see how you feel. Did it make you happy to show gratitude toward others? Did it make others happy that were recipients of your gratitude? Are you willing to incorporate this into your daily life? The choice is yours, my friend, choose wisely and make it count!

Namaste~

*The pictures on this post are not mine and I do not take credit for them.

Setting your New Moon Intentions

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As I light my Pink Moon Candle and prepare to get my intentions in order for this month’s new moon a.k.a. Pink Moon, I wanted to share the importance of honoring yourself and setting positive intentions to keep you on your path or journey. To me, this is one of the most fulfilling times of the month. It allows me to dream big and really tune in on what I want to focus on in my life at this very moment.

There is no right or wrong way to set intentions, just remember to keep your thoughts positive. For some, keeping a journal to record your intentions is the way to go. It’s pretty inspiring and motivating to go back and read your intentions from previous months to see how far you have come or how much you have changed. You may want to go outside in your bare feet, ground yourself in the lush grass and whisper or shout your intentions to the Universe. There is something powerful and profound about setting intentions. It helps to program your mind to focus on your goals and dreams, which in turn, aids in those goals and dreams to become a reality.

Have you ever heard the expression “Fake it ’til you make it”? If we are being honest, I truly loathe this saying, not because of what it represents, but for the sole reason that it is telling you to be fake. Friends- DON’T BE FAKE!! Please always strive to be your true, authentic self. The idea behind the expression is having the mindset of living out your dreams as though they are already a reality. When we condition our minds to believe we can achieve it (or that we already have achieved it) the Universe opens up and works with us to make those thoughts or dreams become a reality. Live your dreams like they have already come true.

I have a friend that wrote himself a check when he first started out on his journey to freedom and abundant wealth. He always talked about wanting a Corvette. That’s a great dream to have, right? He forward-dated the check for 5 years from that day. He put the amount he wanted to have in his bank account and signed it. He then put it in a frame in his home office where he could see it so that it would be a daily reminder of what he was working toward. He looked at that check EVERY SINGLE DAY. A few years later, that same fellow walked into a Corvette dealership, whipped out his checkbook and wrote a check for around $70,000 for his dream car, that yellow Corvette. Just so we are clear, he did not get the car merely because he wrote a check out and put it in a frame. He got the car because he had a dream. He knew he wanted to have enough money one day to be able to achieve that dream and so he set the intention. His intention became his driving force for his higher self, the roadmap for how he wanted his life to be.

If you aren’t setting intentions, whether it’s on the New Moon or daily/weekly, it’s like you’re putting on a blindfold, hopping in car and just taking off. You have no idea what direction you should go. Setting intentions helps to keep you focused on what you want to achieve, what direction you want your life to go. So, what are you waiting for- go get those intentions set!!

And So The Journey Begins

I am a wife, a mom, an entrepreneur, a candy creator, a writer, an energy healer, a baker.  Lover of anything positive, encouraging and motivational. I am also in the business of empowering women and helping them discover their best self.  I am Jenny.

For the past year and a half, I have been on the most amazing quest of self-REdiscovery however, the journey has only just begun.  I invite you to join me as I share my stories, my struggles, my successes and my every day hot messes along the way.

And just for S & G, I will throw in some of my favorite recipes, motivational quotes, the book of the month and a few other odds and ends.

***Warning***

If you are looking for the perfectly put together dame that volunteers for every class activity, is always on time and just has her biz together, then bless your heart, honey!  You have joined the wrong blog!!

I am real, I am Southern, and I can be just as sweet as pie, but I am not perfect, I am not flawless- I mess up at least once a day and that’s a good day.  So, if you are ready to get down into the raw nitty-gritty pulp of Jenny B., well then… Welcome to The Chronicles of a Work At Home Momma: And Then Some.

The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description. –Steve Maraboli

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