Another Year Gone, Bye!

When I started this blog, I wanted a name that would be memorable and meaningful.  I wanted something that truly touched on who I am, what I’d like to represent and what is important to me and my brand so to speak.  I landed on JourneyLust and something about that name has been a constant…

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Post-Christmas Post

It’s the day after Christmas and all through the house, all creatures were wailing because none of them want to clean up the toys Santa brought them the day before and mommy and daddy are testing the human body with high amounts of caffeine.  The good thing is, we escaped this holiday with no injuries…

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Classics We Love

People develop a love for reading in their own personal ways.  It can take time to figure out what truly speaks to you and know what will hold your interest long enough to complete something that takes time away from other activities that you also enjoy.  A lot of people desire the stimulation of others…

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Making Friends.

Allow me to tell you a little story. Once there was a little girl who was incredibly shy and a mother who always found new ways to make an ass of herself.  Fortunately, the mother had managed to make, and keep some pretty solid friends over the years and despite herself, started feeling more confident…

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Another Sweet Holiday Post

The holidays are always a fun way to ruin your diet, and luckily I got to squeeze in an extra gym day today since my husband is off.  But, I am a sucker for sweets and my self control is particularly weak this time of year.  I am always working to find that happy balance…

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You’re More Enough Than You Think

If you’re reading this, you’re an adult now.  Hopefully a well-rounded, happy, successful and kind adult.  One that still comes back to mom and dad’s because something about my pot roast and chocolate chip cookies just comforts you during those especially adulty days.  Maybe you have kids of your own, maybe not.  Maybe you want…

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A Novel November

“So, how’s the book coming?”  Asks someone, looking at me, covered in children. It’s a very polite, engaging question that I know every writer must be asked about 3,469 times during the process of writing their manuscript.  We appreciate this question.  We adore the people who ask this question.  NOT because we want to brag…

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Blog It Forward

I am coming up on the 1 year birthday of this lovely blog, so today I wanted to “blog it forward” to three of my dear friends who have jumped into this wordy world with me to share their own story!  Starting a blog is a difficult thing because you have to open yourself up…

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Surviving the Holidays

So many of us start counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds until it’s socially appropriate to blast Christmas music and light our fireplaces even though we know full well that living in the South means the temp will NEVER drop below 40 for more than 24 hours. BUT We ignore that, because living…

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The F Word.

This may be in the top 5 of things I dreaded when it came to having kids.  Can you take a guess? Nope… not broken bones!  Not asshole biter kids in school.  Not even watching the same Disney movies on repeat day after day… which are all pretty damn high on the list by the…

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