Life. Smacks. Peace.

Y’all ever get up and the morning and go about your business just to be smacked in the face with a big, fat truth?! Yeah. And the funny thing about that truth is that it was there all along. It isn’t new. It isn’t a surprise. The time for all things to come together, mixContinue reading “Life. Smacks. Peace.”

Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.

Church kicked off yesterday with several super moving, extra heartfelt and encouraging songs. Hands raised. Voices loud. Then…with a wave of the choir director’s hand, a shift in musical key, and a flicker of the graphic displaying all the lyrics… “It is well with my soul.” Y’all. I’m a church cryer, right? I can’t evenContinue reading “Not-So-Personal Church. It is well, though.”

Bad Blogger, Cool Trip

I was a terrible blogger last week at the dance conference. If we weren’t in a seminar, we were moving between ball rooms or trying to find something to eat and get back. We had a tremendous week, though! Here are some highlights… I learned so much more about running my business, being a betterContinue reading “Bad Blogger, Cool Trip”

It’s ok to be messy.

It’s ok to be messy. It really is. You can forget stuff, slack on your responsibilities, be lazy. It’s ok to have been messy. I’m 100% positive about this. It’s ok if you veered off the right path, neglected your health, even made horrible mistakes. It’s ok to think messy thoughts. I know this toContinue reading “It’s ok to be messy.”

Internal Dialog…Try Harder

My internal dialog just this morning… Amanda, take your probiotic. Your gut is a mess. You haven’t been eating right at all. No wonder you feel like crap. Speaking of that, go prep tonight’s food. You’ll be glad you did. Aren’t you glad you bought groceries? Now eat right, and quit wondering why your bodyContinue reading “Internal Dialog…Try Harder”

She’s 14. I’m 46. Both learning.

She’s always nervous about walking into an event. I did the same thing when I was 14. When I watch her get out of the car, gather up her things, and nervously shut the door, I remember what it was like. As she crosses in front of my car, chews at her fingernail, and lookContinue reading “She’s 14. I’m 46. Both learning.”

Go. Live. Life. You only get one.

Thought it was worth sharing that my quest to spend more time with my girl is going well! We had a great time together yesterday afternoon eating good food and exploring. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was a blast, and we ate all the falafel and ganoush at Casablanca cafe. The day before, weContinue reading “Go. Live. Life. You only get one.”

Evolution, Authenticity, Random Thoughts

It’s funny how I’m going through this big life change, this evolution of thought, this reprioritization…all while the world keeps turning. I write about all that here for many reasons: writing practice, journaling, tracking my progress, accountability, to hopefully relate to others, to motivate people, to raise awareness for this and that, to entertain… ThereContinue reading “Evolution, Authenticity, Random Thoughts”