Lessons from the Barn, #1

There are lessons to be learned everywhere. I’ve found that a horse barn is one place where you can learn a lot of lessons, mostly because nothing is ever perfect. Yesterday, I went for my riding lesson, and a lot of things went wrong. But Miss Judy (my teacher) and I made the best of…

Phone Freedom – What It Is and How to Get It

A play off the phrase “financial freedom”? Maybe. But there are parallels between the two. Financial freedom means that you have freedom from debt because you are making more money than you spend. You have enough money to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. I would add that financial…

How I Am Creating Better Eating Habits

I’m reading the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. In the book, Clear explains the three major parts to a habit: cue, craving, response, and reward. To change a habit, we have to make the response to the new, good habit, easy, and the old response to the bad habit, hard. One way to make…

How to Create a Vision Board

What is a vision board? It’s a collage of pictures that you make, creating a visual of the life you want to create for yourself. I have five core values: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Function. I have dreams for where I want to be in each of these areas. The question is, “how do I…

The Image of Perfection

For those of you who don’t know me very well, you probably don’t know this about me. Hey, even if you do know me well, you might not know this. It’s hard for me to talk to anyone about my eating disorder (not clinically diagnosed) – mostly because I feel like a lot of people…

How to Stop Feeling Stuck and Get Work Done

I don’t know about you, but when I have a lot on my to-do list, I get overwhelmed. I can’t possibly get it all done in one day, so I give up even trying. I’ll go shopping, find a new recipe to bake, fix myself a snack, watch YouTube, find someone to talk to, make…

Three Questions to Ask Yourself

I have tried unsuccessfully for years to “get my life together”. I am always trying to get up earlier, get more done, work harder, eat healthier…. and then trying to be more balanced, get more sleep, drink less caffeine, allow myself a “cheat meal”…. and it’s so confusing. I cannot seem to get it right…

My Notifications Rant

I have a problem. Maybe an addiction. And I’m not happy about it. But I think I know how to fix it. My problem is social media notifications. I hate them. Every time I open my phone I have something like 3 new notifications – and I probably open my phone 50 times a day….

19 Things About Me

I love when other bloggers write a post about themselves on their birthday. So I’m going to do exactly the same here! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 PS It’s my 19th birthday, so that’s why it’s 19 things. I became a Christian when I wa around 4 years old (I don’t remember the exact…