Crossing The Finish Line!

It started as a 10-page assignment for my scriptwriting class and somehow over the course of a year, morphed into a novel.  I had to make adjustments along the way.  I’ve always loved writing but never thought I did anything worth nurturing until that professor encouraged me in a way I’ll never forget.  I did…

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Unsolicited Advice With A Smile

I saw you mama.  I saw your unwashed hair and the dark circles under your eyes that matched the ones I carried just a few days ago.  I watched your toddler screeching, leaning over the side of your shopping cart insisting on a toy that you refused to buy.  Dad probably would have given in,…

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Momma’s Gonna Need A Minute

Every mom needs to laugh at herself from time to time, release those endorphins and feel the tension relax as the caffeine courses though her veins, and it’s much MUCH easier to do that when they know they’re not alone.  You’re not the only one wondering whether the brown stain on your shirt is poo…

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Motivation Monday!

Today wanted to be bright and sunny – it really did.  It’s even, quite literally BRIGHT AND SUNNY!  I opened the window, watched the imaginary birds flit from flower to flower singing tunes similar to the ones in Disney movies – we will be going for a run, but I need it to warm up…

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Journey to Publish

Today I want to talk about my book – shocker, But I thought I would sum up what this process has been, how I came to the decision to self-publish – WHY I’m actually excited about self-publishing now AND a bit about my book so that you know what to look forward to when it’s…

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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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