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Optimism

Lots of optimism lately.  Love that there has been a lot of achievement as well.

What are you feeling good about lately?

Blessings.

 

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Proud

Carmen posted about her feelings about graduation yesterday.  I am super proud Momma today (well, always, but!).

Beginnings Continued...
Carmen – 2 1/2 Years Old
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Carmen and me at the LSU DG House

Can’t wait to see what the future brings for this one!

Blessings.

Blessings.

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Graduating

After 7-ish years, I am FINALLY graduating with my Bachelor’s degree. It hasn’t quite hit me yet that I don’t have to worry about scheduling classes or studying for exams (unless I go to grad school, but that’s not happening for a while).

I’m very torn in how to feel about graduating and going off into “the real world”. I’ve been working since I was a teenager, but now I’ll be a full time employee. I can go home after work and do absolutely nothing. I’ll be making money for bills and student loan payments (ugh) but also to explore some hobbies.

I’ll miss seeing my college friends almost every day, and all of the social events I was able to enjoy. But, that won’t stop after graduation. It just means more effort will have to be exerted to stay in touch and get involved, but it’s worth it, right?

I’m excited and terrified to start this new journey ahead of me. It’s going to be difficult, but also enjoyable.Bring it on.

P.S. by Jerry Ann

I am so incredibly proud of this lady.  She has fought through so much.  I can’t wait to see what the future brings for her.  Blessings.

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Be

Be a best friend. Simple, right? This is hitting home today. I feel as though I don’t have enough time to be the best friend that I should be.

Looks like this will be mindful goal for next year.

Have you been thinking about your goals, and what you need to work on for next year?

Blessings.

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Besties

I spent time with my besties this past weekend. It has become an annual event as we have been attending Market Days in Tallahassee together now for five years.  That seems crazy to me.

This year there was rain, a ton of rain, but we were able to be inside for the major downpours.

It was still a lot of fun, and although none of us was shopping for anything specific, we all found lots of wonderful things.

We went to Hobby Lobby as well (once the shopping was done at Market Days). That place was nuts!! Apparently it was half price on all Christmas…well…Nuts!  We got supplies to make the Christmas Cork Trees.  I am so excited about these trees!  That will be in another post.

We had a ball together, and was able to make the Christmas Soldiers.  But it is the time spent just being able to chat, and encourage one another that is so special to me.  These girl friends are like family to me.  I so cherish our time together.

Who do you choose to be with?  What would you change about the time spent if you could?

Blessings.

 

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Christmas Soldiers

Girl time this weekend…and we make happy’s to give away for friends and co-workers.

It’s the girl time that make me happy!

What do you do for fun?

Blessings.

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Bones

Yesterday.  I had a lot going on at work, and wore the wrong shoes.  So last night, my body hurt.  One of the things to help me with my aches has been an Epsom Salt bath.  I also use a bath bomb, one that is scented with Lavender to help relax me.  Well, and a glass of wine.  With my bones and Lupus, taking time to recoup is important.  Understanding that my body needs to have a bit of help in healing.

What do you do to help you relax?  What do you do to help you with your daily routine?

Blessings.

 

 

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Terrifying & Amazing

Definitely terrifying and amazing…loving life right now.

What are you pursuing…is it terrifying?  Exhilarating?  What small changes can you make to add a spark to your goals?  Can you encourage someone with their goals?

Blessings!