Reasons, Seasons and Lifetimes

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I’m sure you’ve heard the saying before that people come into your life for a reason, season or a lifetime. If you haven’t, now you have.

Either way, this notion has crossed my mind relentlessly lately in relation to all areas of my life… personal relationships, business relationships, owning material items, you name it.

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If you think you’re alone – think again.

DEPRESSION

My heart is so heavy lately towards those that are suffering.

Everywhere I turn it seems as if people are depressed, anxious, miserable, and just plain discouraged. I think the reason it resonates so much with me is because I’ve been there.

I was watching a show last night as I was falling asleep that I absolutely love (Married to Jonas) and someone was suffering from some real anxiety, I had the news on a bit earlier and they were talking about a girl who was bullied so much that she ended up killing herself, and it goes on and on. Continue reading…

Performance Under Pressure

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Let’s start with a confession: I’ve been paying $6 every morning for a protein shake at the gym since last January. Stupid right? I know.

The problem? Laziness. I broke the last blender I had years ago and never bought a new one. The convenience of simply getting a shake at the gym just seemed easy. The fact that I could just bill it to my account and not even think about the $6 until the end of the month didn’t help either.

Now, to my defense, for over a year I’ve been saying that I need to go buy a blender and start making shakes at home. Not only will it save me money, but if I can make shakes when I’m in a jam and can’t get to lunch or just need a snack, it’d be great. The problem is – I was never in a situation where I really needed one, so I didn’t feel like randomly going to the store and buying a blender, a tub of protein, etc. etc. (see picture above). Continue reading…

Humbled to Join TMCI’s Board of Directors

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As I stated on my Facebook and Twitter Thursday morning, I am humbled and honored to say that I will now be sitting on the Board of Directors for Teen Mother Choices International (TCMInternational).

TMCInternational, from their official website (that will more than likely be redone now that I’m on board *grin*) describes the organization as follows:

Since 1989, churches throughout northern Illinois have been assisting teen mothers to become independent functioning members of society.  Teen Mother Choices International (TMCInternational) is taking the successful model created in those churches and is using it to train other churches and existing organizations around the world to serve teen mothers in their own communities.  TMCInternational is striving to be … THE MINISTRY OF CHOICE FOR THOSE SEEKING TO SERVE TEEN MOTHERS! Continue reading…

The Blog of an Internet Entrepreneur

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The past 8 years have been a journey that doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. I figure if I’m going to start a blog and share this life I enjoy so much, now would be a good time to start.

I’ve been blessed beyond measure with opportunities and experiences that just shouldn’t go unshared. I strongly urge you to read the preface to this blog, and to comment along on the blog posts as I bring you with me through the journey I’m on, sharing with you experiences, thoughts, and stories that inspire(d) me and motivate(d) me, that will hopefully in turn inspire and motivate you. This is my blog. Enjoy.