• Lifestyle

    Chance vs. Choice

    As I’m writing this post, Ryan and I are in Vegas at the 10X Growth Conference.  This is a 3-day event and after just this first day, I’m feeling so pumped up.  I’ve learned such an insane amount in just one day from all the speakers.  It has given me a whole new outlook on how I’m viewing my future. I’m more motivated than ever to take charge of and responsibility for my own success. *photo can be found here Anyway, I was telling a friend about my first day and she very innocently said that she’s so glad I get the chance to do things like this. At first I…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Flight Essentials

    Hey there! *This post has been edited from an original version Right now, Ryan and I are in VEGAS!  Eeeek!  I am so stinking excited!  We’re here for Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been waiting for this day to get here for months and now that it’s finally here, we’re really stoked to learn all we can about 10X-ing our careers and our lives. Anyway…getting back on track. I don’t do a ton of air travel.  However, in the past, I have had my fair share of plane rides and I abosolutely LOVE flying.  I totally think I am qualified enough to bring…

  • Lifestyle,  Planning

    An Uncertain Future and Facing New Challenges

    Hello there, friends. Today, I’m mellowing out a little bit and talking about uncertainty.  This is something I know we all deal with.  Personally, I feel like I’ve been dealing with uncertainty a lot lately. Ryan gets out of the Air Force in May and he’s looking for a new job, in a new state.  We’ve got a baby coming in August and we don’t know where we’ll be living yet.  The little boy that I interpret for just got moved to a new school.  Because of that, I’m in the midst of figuring out what I’m doing with work until my next assignment starts in March.  In general, there’s…

  • Lifestyle

    Why I’m Going To Read More In 2018

    *Disclaimer:  Affiliate links are used in this post.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly stand behind.  All opinions are my own. In 2018, I made it my goal to read more books in 2018.  In August, my whole life is going to be changing as I become a mother and I’m sort of on a little road to rediscovery before that happens.  I think I have a pretty good handle on who I am so it’s not an entire personality overhaul but there’s definitely a lot I want to learn before this little one comes.  So, I…

  • Lifestyle,  Pet

    Things I’ve Learned About Myself: Confessions of a Dog Mom

    Hey there! If any of you out there have dogs, you know just what having a dog does to you.  It changes you in all sorts of ways that you probably never thought were possible.  I know it might sound silly to those of you who have actual human children but hear me out. Growing up, I never had a dog.  I never had any pets as a matter of fact.  So trust me when I say that I’ve been in your shoes.  I was the person that, whenever I would hear someone say something super sentimental or sappy about their dog, I’d roll my eyes and say, “it’s just…