Vulnerability Is Terrifying

“Vulnerability is terrifying.” That was the first line of a meme I saw this morning. So true. To be authentic takes vulnerability, and because it truly is terrifying to put yourself out there, that may explain why people don’t seem very “real” these days. They’re scared. I think people are walking around with their guardsContinue reading “Vulnerability Is Terrifying”

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.”

Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021

Things I learned today… I started to crochet a blanket last night, and I had forgotten how much I loved it. While I was yarning over and hooking and turning, I realized that a crocheted blanket is one continuous string of yarn that is continuously looped and pulled to make stitch after stitch. The stitchesContinue reading “Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021”

“It Must Be Nice” & Other BS

So Keith and I had maybe a thousand dollars to our names (including what was in piggy banks and the couch cushions) when we started our service company in 2010. Keith gave up a steady job with paid insurance, and we had a little boy and a little baby girl at the time. I hadContinue reading ““It Must Be Nice” & Other BS”

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”

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…”