Get Out Of Your Own Way

While scrolling through Instagram today, I happened upon the Explore page and one video, in particular, caught my eye. It was a woman stand on top of a high dive…afraid to jump. It was posted by Will Smith, and he’s giving one of those uplifting do-gooder speeches that I usually watch with rolling eyes and skip. For some reason today I listened.

Get Out Of Your Own Way! The Fear Of Success

“You have to be able to go. The hesitation is the thing that really messes up the chances at having your dream. Get out of the middle. The moment of pushing off is pure friggin’ terror. There’s nothing to hold onto. We’re all trying to hold onto something. Trying to hold onto an idea…a person. You’ve got to get comfortable falling. Life is dangerous, and the only way to really enjoy it is jump and be free.”

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Name 5 Words To Describe Who Your Are

A few weeks ago I was asked if I could name 5 words that describe myself. Every word that came to mind seemed trite. Okay, we have creative…but that one’s obvious. Artsy…but that’s the same as creative. Hmmmm. How could 5 little words escape me? Could I really not describe who I was? Can you?

self care, self help, love yourself, describe yourself, what's your personality

After some consideration, I came to the conclusion that defining who we are is never set in stone. Life is a constant roller coaster of up and downs. Not sure about you, but I’m a completely different person now than I was 10 years ago. Maybe thinking about who I was, would help me describe who I’ve evolved into today.

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Little Boy Bedroom – Dueling Kids’ Rooms

Last week I chatted with you about finally decorating the kids’ bedrooms. Since we always treat them fair, I’ve decided to get a bit nutty and tackle both room makeovers at the same time — which are presently a random mish-mosh of chaos. Pretty much bare bones and literally zero personality. Shame on your momma. The storage doesn’t work for them, metal bed frames, and they have nothing hanging on the walls — although they do have a few pieces I’ll be working with.

This boy's bedroom makeover is perfect for the tween and teen. Black and white keeps the space clean, while pops of orange add playfulness. Mid-Century Modern

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Little Girl Bedroom — Dueling Kids’ Rooms

My children have been neglected…well, I should clarify…their bedrooms have been neglected. What can I say, bedrooms for little kids kind of intimidated me. Colors and patterns can easily turn into a hot mess, and let’s face it, I’m not the type of parent who will sign off on a Disney princess themed room…much to my daughter’s dismay.

Adorable pink little girl's bedroom makeover is perfect for a princess.

About a year ago, I made a Pinterest mood board for Zoe’s bedroom. It’s sat sad and empty until last week. Something lit a fire under me, and I started pinning all things pink like a banshee. I really liked the direction it was going and finished it within a couple hours. Holy moly it actually looked pretty good!

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I Had My First Mammogram

The dreaded mammogram — before I had one, I pretty much grouped that appointment in with getting my teeth drilled. Word on the street was, they are painful and you have a machine squeeze your boobs flat into pancakes. I’m assuming you men would put it right up there with a prostate exam.

The story of my first mammogram. You have questions? I've got answers.

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