Let’s Be Honest – My House is a Circus

Most of the time, my house is a circus starring a cat, a dog, a 4-month old, a 9-year-old, a husband who works 1.5 jobs, and my own bag of tricks. I’m too busy. Even as I sit to write this post (and plan on posting it later next week), I’m watching Martin play, eating leftovers from last night and keeping an eye on E as he works through a math speed drill. This is about as peaceful as my day gets. I have laundry going, and I’m racking my brain about what to make for dinner, what to buy
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Let’s Be Honest – We do well to simply wait for it.

I meant to write this post yesterday (or 2 days ago) but one thing led to another and then a German student stayed with us and we had a Christmas party, so I was a busy cleaner and chef. But the words are as true today as they were on December 11. Tyler was not my type when we met. Let’s be honest. We both thought the other was weird and would have never considered dating each other. It was the nose ring vs. the fauxhawk. I was the bohemian girl who wore crazy clothes, didn’t eat meat, and had
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Let’s Be Honest – Adventure Shoes

Adventure Shoes Imagine me, 10-years-old, sitting on the bed at my grandmother’s house, surrounded by all of her old gadgets, books, and nostalgia from many trips abroad. I’m writing, speculating, pretending I’m on an adventure. Of course, in my imagination I’m twenty or twenty-three, independent but not old. I imagine the storyline of some book or two I’ve been reading. I am free to travel whenever, wherever I want. I am intelligent and can solve mysteries and quarries between people. My adventure begins in the woods, in a setting much like the woods in this music video. I spend most of
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Let’s Be Honest – Hard Situations & Pity/Pride

The last nine years of my life haven’t been easy, by any stretch of the imagination. Three months after I graduated from high school, I had E. The day I had E, I started classes at a local college. Four years after I had E, I graduated from Francis Marion University. Then, after a stint as a butcher shop worker, I moved E out of our comfort zone. We moved 3.5 hours away from my parents and lived on our own in a tiny little place in Clemson, South Carolina. Two years later, I graduated from graduate school with a
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Let’s Be Honest – Social Media…Envy and Greed?

Photo by Tyler LaCross Lately I find myself wanting more and more. I’m always thinking of what I need to buy in order to make our house more cozy, what I need to organize and clean (this is not always bad), and what I need to wear or match together to keep my style in line with what I prefer. I don’t think I’ve always been this way or really believed these things matter. I think the root of all these things is 1. Believing I need or deserve more than I have; and 2. Surrounding myself with and being gullible to
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