STEADY

*** Easy girl, steady. One foot in front of the other.  Don’t look around or get distracted.  Keep your blinders on and move forward. Despite of my brain telling me these truisms, I am terrified.  Do I really want to put myself out here for all to see?  Do I really want to win the proverbial race? Winners risk being put in the spotlight and can no longer hide who...

What a Salad Taught Me About Time Management

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to spend a couple days away to recharge at the Pink Impact women’s conference in Fort Worth, Texas.  With nearly 8,000 women in attendance, the local restaurants were doing their best to keep up with the crowds, but waiting in a long line was to be expected.  Because of this, I chose to grab something from Salata, a restaurant where you go through a cafeteria...

The Year of Simple: Style

I have never really considered myself fashionable.  In my teens and early twenties, I tried (and failed miserably) to adopt the latest trends, but I always felt like a child playing dress up.  So, when thinking about areas in my life to tackle during the Year of Simple, style was high on my list.  But first, in order to simplify my style, I had to figure out what my style actually was....

The Year of Simple: Budgeting

When thinking of the areas of my life that could use the most simplifying, personal finances were high up on the list. Early in our marriage, my husband and I concluded that I should manage our day-to-day finances. I was, of course, okay with this since we have already established I am quite the control freak and could not imagine being blind to the ins and outs of our financial life....

Free to Be You

Last year (The Year of Self Discovery), I picked up a little book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I probably couldn’t tell you 80% of what was in that book now (thank you mommy brain), but the first of Gretchen’s Twelve Commandments of Happiness has stuck with me – Be Gretchen. Gretchen discovered that she could enhance her own happiness by accepting her true likes and dislikes instead...