What Happens Now?

I have no idea. I never really had a plan to be perfectly honest.  My husband and I had a discussion about what my expectations would be before I even started and I promised myself not to let my hopes get too high.  I am extremely sensitive so it’s VERY easy for me to get…

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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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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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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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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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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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The Fearlessness of Babes

Most can look at this picture for what it is.  A kid jumping – pretending they’re a rocket ship soaring across the pit of fire below.  What a great shot too, right? The sun perfectly hitting her, the wildness of her fly away curls, the way she’s hovering just at the right angle to make…

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I Wanted A Boy

I always did.  I knew I wanted children since I was a young girl.  More than I ever thought about a wedding, I thought about having a family.  And more than that, I thought of having a house full of boys.  I never had a brother and Barbie’s and playing dress up didn’t last much…

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A Worthwhile Pain in the Ass

Family vacations.  People always look back through their photo albums filled with memories of their trips when their children were young and tell the stories of “remember when”.  That’s the stuff we think of when we first start making plans to create a family… the memories we will make along the way. Chris and I…

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