I Said It Without Thinking…

I Said It Without Thinking…

Anyone who’s watched The Office knows a pot of chili can be hilarious, but when you’re on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere Ohio with a spilled pot of beans in the back of the car, you’re not laughing. We were on the way to a family potluck on a morning...
Guilty of This Mindset Mistake?

Guilty of This Mindset Mistake?

How many times have you seen an email subject line promise to help you “overcome” your biggest hurdle in life? You can fill in the blank with any problem you like. Overcome your: lack of confidence, fear of flying, poor eating habits, chronic anxiety, etc. As someone...
Why You Should Over-Celebrate the Good

Why You Should Over-Celebrate the Good

When you’re at a wedding straight out of a Pinterest board, you expect excellent food, an open bar, and if you’re lucky, someone to get drunk enough to tell you a family secret. What you don’t expect is life-changing advice, though that’s what I got. It was in the...
Is This Stopping You Before You Even Start?

Is This Stopping You Before You Even Start?

It started with the hallway floors. My boyfriend was helping with some projects at his parents’ house.  First, he sanded the floors. Next, he stained them. Then, his sister offered to paint the walls. And as we were all discussing the plan for painting, we started...
The Instagram Photo That Made Me Stop Mid-Scroll

The Instagram Photo That Made Me Stop Mid-Scroll

The other day, I saw photos from a popular Instagram hiking account that stopped me mid-scroll. Gorgeous mountaintops and lovely valleys. Stunning.  Man, I wanna go. It took me .5 seconds to realize that the photos were of Peru, and uh… I’ve been there.  Yet, my...
Yes, You Should Pick Average Over Perfect

Yes, You Should Pick Average Over Perfect

I learned a WILD fact about bowling scores the other day. Yes, I’m serious.  Not like “Tiger King” wild, but still pretty interesting. My boyfriend, who’s in a bowling league, explained achieving a perfect game of 300 is hard–but not as impossible as you might think....