Emotions In Check = Less Pain

I did something this week that I often have a hard time with…I kept my emotions in check. Yeah, it’s worthy of celebration, right?! Go, Me! Follow me on this…you KNOW something to be true, but it takes life happening, experiencing hardship, and un-learning and re-learning, before you finally can DECLARE it. Well, here weContinue reading “Emotions In Check = Less Pain”

Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins

Here’s the scoop on mental health problems…they suck. I think we’re now prepared to share some of our experience with mental health challenges and suicidal ideation, but be warned. It’s hard and sad and awful. I am bringing it to my blog, because September is Suicide Prevention Month. We are a few weeks into theContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins”

Identity Crisis?

My hair is purple, right in the front. It’s been blonde, even red, but purple…it’s kind of my thing. It’s fun. I get compliments on it all the time. People ask me questions about it, too. Is it permanent? (Yes.) Do you do it yourself? (Heck no.) Does your husband like it? (Yes.) Is itContinue reading “Identity Crisis?”

RIP to My Sanity

Here’s where the erosion of your sanity will get you… Our company’s vans died literally dead seemingly all at once (ummm, today), and we are now in a pickle. So I found two online, had them brought down from Murfreesboro, TN (which took some doing), and I’ve been scrambling to figure out how in theContinue reading “RIP to My Sanity”

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.”

Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022

I learned today (my favorite thing I learned today!) is that teenagers are listening. When they trust you, they really do listen. They take your advice, your warnings, your words all to heart. I AM leaving a legacy, even when studio life feels burdensome. I really am. I am absolutely living the dream. (Thank you,Continue reading “Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022”

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”

I’m Bad at purging. I’m good at hoarding.

I decided yesterday I was going to boss up and get a handle on all this laundry. I am also ADHD, so in the midst of that, I decided to purge a little. I also stopped to order more hangers, clean behind the night stand, and put all my tennis shoes away properly, but anyway…Continue reading “I’m Bad at purging. I’m good at hoarding.”

For The Women Who Can’t Write

A friend tagged me in this one, and I loved it! What hit the hardest? I have the freedom and opportunity to write for “all the women in history who weren’t allowed to write”. And, Y’all, there are women on earth TODAY who aren’t allowed to write. I’ll do my best, Precious Women, who hadContinue reading “For The Women Who Can’t Write”