AWOL…but with permission.

I’ve been AWOL. I never thought I would go without posting a TILT, but it’s been over a week without one. I was pretty committed and swore I’d never do it. But I had permission…from myself. I think sometimes life surrounds us with a hundred little stacks and piles. Stacks and stacks of responsibilities. PilesContinue reading “AWOL…but with permission.”

Different. Nice.

We can be different if you’re nice. If you’re nice, we can be friends. If we are friends, you can expect my loyalty, grace, and support. We can be different if you’re not nice. If you’re not nice, we can’t be friends. If we are not friends, you can (oddly) still expect my loyalty, grace,Continue reading “Different. Nice.”

Let yourself go?

What do y’all think it means if you’ve “let yourself go”? Are you eating ice cream straight from the carton, curled up on the couch in sweats, most weekends? Girl. Took a shower…maybe yesterday? Sister. Wear your husband’s old, holey softball tournament tshirt and faded leggings…with Uggs… to the grocery store? Sweet Friend. We doContinue reading “Let yourself go?”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3

All week, I’m working to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  So far, I’ve told you about two… >  I turned off my email notifications.>  I set a timer and focus. Today’s effort to create peace, love, and joy is tricky… I’mContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #3”

Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2

I’m working this week to CREATE a little more peace, love, and joy by making some adjustments here and there to my daily habits.  Yesterday, I told you about the first one… I turned off my email notifications. It’s actually working! I feel less inundated with work (it’s still there but it’s not yelling atContinue reading “Creating Peace, Love & Joy #2”

10 Things To Unlearn Now

Y’all, I have had to unlearn some things. I picked all this up along the way as the gospel, the truth, the way it is, what’s right. I thought it was, and if I had not been open to new concepts or applied my own critical thinking, I would still believe these “truths”. Here goes…Continue reading “10 Things To Unlearn Now”

She’s hot. Don’t be ridiculous, and tell her.

Ok, so this might sting. I only apologize in advance just a little, because I don’t really want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but it needs to be said. Sister, if you can’t recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate that another woman is pretty, you need a little self reflection. And to take it a step further, youContinue reading “She’s hot. Don’t be ridiculous, and tell her.”

5 Things I’m Wasting Energy On

My news feeds are filled today with memes, quotes, and blogs directing me not to waste my energy. It’s hitting me in the face…like whoa! Every other scroll this morning was yet another post urging me (not the world, right, but ME!) on how NOT to waste my energy anymore. Here are 5 things IContinue reading “5 Things I’m Wasting Energy On”

I’m not responsible…

Hi, I’m Amanda, and not only am I not responsible for making other people happy, I’m also not responsible when someone gets mad. *BOOM* Now don’t get me wrong. If I screw up and do or say something thoughtless and stupid that hurts someone, I have to own that and take responsibility for it. ApologyContinue reading “I’m not responsible…”

I’m not responsible! OMG!

Hi, I’m Amanda, and I’m not responsible for making other people happy. Oh my gosh, I said it! If you’re a people pleaser, you get it. If you’re busy about entertaining folks, cleaning up so everything is nice, and making 3 different dinners to keep the fam happy, you get it. If you’re reading thisContinue reading “I’m not responsible! OMG!”