The Takeaway

I told you I would share I few things I learned during my time at ALT.  To be honest, I came into the conference with very little expectations and came out with a new outlook on how I am going to approach life and how to find inspiration in the unexpected. And this outlook did not necessarily come from take-aways during the panels but more from the personal relationships that I built over those few short days.  Maybe it was long chats with Jessica or listening to Jasmine Star preach her ways, but it really got me thinking- I need to focus on being ME.   Whether that is the good or the bad, it’s me in the whole.  (sorry if this is getting too deep), but it takes me to my next point.  

I realized that I am the only one that is going to make things happen for myself.  Whether it be relationships, blogging, happiness, business….and the list goes on- I am going to be the one that makes it happen. That being said, I have a lot of exciting things up my sleeve and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure they happen.  I am so inspired right now and I want to stay that way- so hopefully all you lovely readers will help me continue on this journey. Your comments are what keep me going and make this feel “worth it” on days when I am not in the mood- so really I would love to hear from you.  

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(sorry that some of the quotes do not have their author- I was writing quickly during the panels) 


I may not know where I am going, but I know I will be okay today. 

Words from a great man, with great vision. 

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Cha Cha Cha Changes

After reading all of the second wave of Things I Am Afraid to Tell You movement on some of my favorite blogs, I realized I am not alone in the way I have been feeling lately.  This past couple weeks I have been going through somewhat of a “quarter-life crisis”.  It has been mostly good things and new opportunities but I have been feeling overwhelmed and excited all at the same time. I am so thankful to have a wonderful mom, dad, boyfriend and best friend to confide in during this time in my life.  I honestly do not know what I would do without them listening, supporting, and laughing (and crying) with me throughout the way.  My grandma always says, “We all have angels on this earth and they work in mysterious ways.” I think she may be right…

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Bad Day

“I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” 
― Judith ViorstAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Words of Wisdom


Hope you all are having a fabulous Saturday morning.  It’s raining and wet in Kansas City today (hopefully that means sunny, beautiful weather for Easter Sunday) and I am feeling like hanging in bed all day.  I found this quote on pinterest and thought it was very fitting for today, “Do What Makes You Happy”.  

Tonight a group of us are going to see Fun. and I am so excited! Remember when I talked about Middle of the Map Fest here. Well tonight is the night! 

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Little Girl at Heart

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your weekend was filled with lots of laughter, great friends and maybe a little dress-up. 

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Words of Wisdom


With the sun shining into my windows at work, I remind myself that it is almost Friday! 

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Words of Wisdom: Thankful

Today I am thankful for life. I think sometimes we take our health for granted and get wrapped up in the little nuances of daily life.  We always want more and expect things from people-always but I don’t think we will every truly be happy until we are just thankful for what we have- right now.  I am so blessed to have a healthy, happy family and although sometimes I get wrapped up in the little things there are always angels that remind me of how grateful and lucky I am.  Most of the time I blog about things I want or wish I had- the things that people want to see and look at.  But every once and awhile it is important to be okay with what we have and be thankful for all of it. 

I have a special friend that always reminds be to not sweat the small stuff (it’s just life).  And this week I have really been caught up in the little things.  I needed to bring myself back down to earth and just be thankful for what I have and also to know that what I have is more than enough. 

Sorry for all of my ramblings

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Words of Wisdom

Congrats Patrick! All of your hard work has paid off.  I am so proud of you. 

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Spark A Positive Attitude

Words of Wisdom for this Tuesday Morning: Stay Positive, it is contagious! 

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