Month: November 2016

T3 Styling Wand & Confidence

While checking out at the grocery store today, our sweet cashier began loading some of our bags into our cart. As she was loading the cart, she smashed one bags that was underneath– Not a big deal at all. She immediately noticed that the bag in the bottom of the cart contained more fragile produce and began apologizing. You could see the doubt in her face as she said aloud that she wasn’t good at her job. My husband and I looked at each other with a bit of shock and assured her that she was doing a great job. It may have been a seemingly small experience, but the doubt that she had about herself and her abilities really struck me. She was so kind and absolutely capable of her job and without knowing her, I would say that she is probably far more capable than what her job entails. This experience got me thinking– How many times do we do that to ourselves? How many times do we doubt our capabilities and tear …

The Learning Curve

In college, as an education major, my professors instilled in us the idea of being a life long learner. Be willing to adapt, willing to mold, and willing take on challenges. In education, this seems obvious, but I apply that concept, or I at least try to, in all aspects of life.  Because I am undergoing a new position at work (which I’m suuuper stoked about), I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of becoming a life long learner. I’m learning SO many new things– Fascinating new concepts and ideas that up until this point I haven’t been familiar with, and I’m also able to apply knowledge that I’ve attained from other jobs that I’ve held or experiences that I’ve had. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It not only pushes me to be creative and innovative, but it’s also extremely rewarding. Making progress in something, whether it be school, work, home life, is so gratifying to me and helps me find a purpose.  I know this post is short, but I just wanted to …

Goal Crushing

Yesterday at work, we did a service project where we went and built a playground for a local preschool/after school care center. It was really neat to be able to help put into motion a goal that the center had been working toward for some time, and to hear the stories about the children who had been dreaming of a complete play center. This goal of creating a play place for the children, got me thinking– What are the goals that I have for my career, family, and really life all together? The administration at the care center had been planning, saving, and collaborating to be able to put this playground into place for over a year and it made me think about what I’m doing to both meet my goals, and to help others meet theirs. It’s interesting because Jono and I have actually been talking a lot lately about our goals. The repeated thought has been, what are we doing to actually meet our goals? Are we taking the necessary steps? We recently made a …

A New Kind of Maxi

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN INSANE. Yes, insane. Crazy. Nuts. I cannot believe that Friday is tomorrow. Can’t believe it! Work has been a little bonkers, but good bonkers. Although I do feel like I’m getting sick again… I’ve had a few events this week that were BOMB. Not because of sponsors or anything like that (although the sponsors were great), but honestly because of the people that I was able to hang with. I love catching up with old friends, and cultivating new friendships. It’s so refreshing. Believe me, I LOVE my husband, but it’s nice to have some lady time. You know, when you laugh so hard that you think you might wet yourself? It’s SO needed. I know this post is short (I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I need more time, time time…), but I just wanted to share a tidbit of life right now and this new kind of maxi that I’m diggin’. And by new I mean, not plain old stretchy fabric that clings to you. I mean …