Adventure awaits…

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal. – Paulo Coelho Hey, it’s been a while…How’s everything going? Me: I’m good. You know with regular life stuff…. Mountains, valleys, streams, deserts, want to lose 50 pounds in two weeks, need a million dollars by tomorrow, calls from annoying bill collectors & sales people  that are now using my area code when they call (tricky rascals!),  my nail fill ins are long overdue and I’m trying to decide what to do with my hair next. Oh, the pressures and joys of life! This weekend, I had the extreme pleasure of taking an overnight trip with six preteens and teenagers to Williamsburg, VA to help celebrate my twelve year old daughter’s birthday. Yes, when I got home…I felt like I needed Jesus to reenact his first miracle immediately and turn my water bottle into something a little stronger, but instead, I just laid my old pretty self in my peaceful bed and reflected on the weekend. Yesterday, we went to the water park and the girls were all excited.  My daughter had this same birthday trip a few years ago and most of the girls were with us on that

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I failed at FIRST!

(Originally posted December 14th, 2016) I just come from grabbing my daily cup of coffee from WaWa and was headed into work. Some thoughts came to my mind and I started asking myself some questions: HOW DO YOU ENVISION YOUR SECOND HALF OF LIFE? What do you want it to look like? Who do you want to spend it with? What will you be doing? Where will you be going? Some of my best thinking and time of pondering is while driving in my car. SECOND HALF, ahhhh….that’s it! Suddenly, I started receiving direction to where my focus and intentions need to be. Using what I have experienced & learned in my first half of life for a better, more worthwhile second half. When you know better, you do better. In this world, the word SECOND is not something someone wants to admit to. We don’t admire second. We don’t strive for second.  Everyone wants to be first, the only one, the main thing, the winner, etc….but the reality is that we are ALL familiar with SECOND. We’ve had our share of seconds, right? You know, second chances, second place, second best, and now for me and maybe you too…..SECOND

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I’m coming out!

(Originally posted January 9th, 2017) First….HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wanted to make sure I get that out quickly since time is running out to say it without it being overkill. (I’m probably too late)……So, can I just tell you how stoked I am about this year!!! I wish you could see my face right now, its gushing with wrinkles from the JOY that I’ve had lately….Nothing major happened (YET), but I must say if you combine the mini moments, it becomes major moments and this year in particular, every moment matters. Period. I didn’t make any New Year Resolutions, I’m not jumping on the “New Year, New Me ” bandwagon and  I didn’t intentionally cut folks off. This year, I simply want to CONTINUE….I want to continue being healthy, wealthy and finishing goals that were already set in the previous years. Last year, was definitely a year of Grace for me. I gave way too much focus on the wrong people and things. This year it’s more focus on the right people and the right things. Timing is everything! I believe 2017 will be some of the greatest days of our lives. There will be many days that our minds

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