Good morning! I hope this post finds you happy and ready for the Easter weekend. I’ve really enjoyed this week. I have finished up with my coaching calls and it has freed up my mornings for less hustle and more quiet. I’ve been able to work on the newsletter for work, help a friend out with meal planning, bake delightful things, do yoga, and write. Just writing this makes me feel almost guilty about it too. But then I remembered this excerpt from Shauna Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect” and it helped remind me that life doesn’t have to be about the hustle.  Continue reading “Lately”

Friday things

It’s Friday already and the sun is abundant which makes it even sweeter. How was your week? After getting back from vacation so early on Tuesday morning, it took me a couple of days to re-calibrate. But I feel back into my groove and came back with a fresher perspective on things.

I listened to a number of podcasts while waiting at the airport and sitting on flights and I was also reading “Present over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist. A few themes that I kept noticing were those surrounding choice. We are each active participants in our own lives. We have the choice to quit our jobs. Learn a new language. Start our own business. Travel to a new place. Run a marathon. Ask for help. Practice meditation. We have the freedom to make whatever choice we want to make. With that perspective, all of our “have to’s” turn into “get to’s.” I don’t ever have to workout. I have an able and healthy body so I get to workout. I don’t have to go the grocery store and cook dinner. Eating whole foods is important to me so I get to cook an awesome meal at home. I don’t have to go to work today but I get to go to work today and hopefully make a small impact on someone. This is not a new, groundbreaking thing. But even just having this mindset has made my days feel so much lighter. Continue reading “Friday things”

20 things that make me happy


A very happy Friday to you! March is winding down already and this week in particular went quite fast. How did the week go for you? What are you looking forward to this weekend?

I was sick all week and decided to stay home from work on Monday hoping the extra rest would help kick this awful cold, but it didn’t seem to do the trick. Sleep hasn’t been good, my nose is raw from constant tissue-use, and my chest burns whenever I cough. So I’ve been a treat to live with this week. I haven’t been working out like I usually do during the week which is what I look forward to in my day-to-day so I’ve been missing that as well. But with being sick and feeling sorry for myself, I decided to create a list of twenty things that make me happy, prompted by the “Rock your happy” newsletter. I needed to do something to break me out of my woe-is-me attitude, but also to remind me that gratitude is a best practice that I need to do more of. Here are my twenty things: Continue reading “20 things that make me happy”


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Good morning and happy Friday to you! I know some people are celebrating the beginning of March Madness and some are celebrating St. Patrick’s day. I’m just celebrating the fact that it’s Friday. 🙂

I took a look at my schedule for the weekend and felt a bit robbed. I work on Saturday for a few hours and then we are going to an Escape Room with some of Tom’s friends that afternoon. We are also celebrating my dad’s birthday on Sunday with brunch and then we will be heading to church on Sunday evening for their “Newcomer’s class.” In the midst of these things, we have all of the usual weekend things like laundry, some food prep, cleaning, programming for clients and classes for the upcoming week, and hitting up the sale at Kohl’s to maybe score some sandals for our vacation that is fast approaching. All of these things are good and I’m looking forward to them. But I also realize how much I enjoy when my time isn’t so scheduled out. Continue reading “plans”