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Its the little things, really.

I love this time of year. With back to back holidays approaching, time with family and friends and lots of traditions to be had—it’s an exciting time! With all the preparation and things to look forward to though, I’ve noticed lately a trend about myself. What I’m learning is that I do a really good job of “holding my breath” in a sense. Making it to the next “big event” in life. Anyone else feel like this? Just make it to vacation next … Continue Reading »


You Only Need a Handful

Here’s something I’ve come to realize lately—you really only need a handful of good friends. As a person who is often a “people pleaser” and one who always seems to care a little too much about what someone thinks—I’m learning that your greatest teammates, encouragers and BFFS only need to be a few. The few who love you when you aren’t your best. Frankly, when you are your worst. Thankfully, most (not all) of my greatest friends have roots or connections to my hometown. … Continue Reading »