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Where I Have Been and What I’ve Been Doing

Filed in Life Moments by on February 2, 2019 0 Comments
Where I Have Been and What I’ve Been Doing

It’s been a while since I have written a blog post. This blog, I think, will become the journal that I so miss, where I used to track my progress at things that mattered to me (goals, wishes, dreams, etc.). It wasn’t about monetization…it wasn’t about SEO…it was just about me and what is going […]

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I Have Achalasia and Food Gets Stuck in My Throat

Filed in Achalasia, Health by on March 19, 2018 25 Comments
I Have Achalasia and Food Gets Stuck in My Throat

The first time that food got stuck in my throat it was in the middle of the night. But I had no idea that what I was experiencing was a swallowing disorder that I had been suffering with for years–this was simply the first time that the swallowing problem manifested. And it wasn’t even food–it was […]

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I’m Going to Flip a Property in 2018!

Filed in Investing, Money by on December 31, 2017 3 Comments
I’m Going to Flip a Property in 2018!

Several weeks ago I told my husband: “I’m going to flip a property in 2018!” He scoffed at me, as a grouchy husband usually does when a wife proclaims such a lofty statement when a wife has no real estate investing experience (other than the rental property we one which doesn’t really generate any positive […]

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I’ve Lost 10 Pounds and Damn I Feel Great!

Filed in Health, Weight Loss by on December 31, 2017 0 Comments
I’ve Lost 10 Pounds and Damn I Feel Great!

I was certain Halloween would be my downfall. I’d gain the dreaded 5-10 pounds and I would be like everyone else–resolving to lose it come January 1st. But then it didn’t happen. So when December rolled around and we took a family trip to Costa Rica, followed by Christmas, I thought, “This. This is when […]

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When Your Spouse Doesn’t Support Your Success or Career

Filed in Family by on March 13, 2017 37 Comments
When Your Spouse Doesn’t Support Your Success or Career

Sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to be successful in both career and family life. But then I’ll talk to someone who’s leading the example and I know that it can be done. However, it’s never been the case in my household. Last night I mentioned to my husband that I’d definitely like to attend the […]

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“Don’t Get Your Priorities Confused” She Said…

Filed in Balance, Career, Family by on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
“Don’t Get Your Priorities Confused” She Said…

How do you respond when your mother, albeit well-meaning, sends you this text because you’ve just gotten back from your third business trip in less than three weeks? “Don’t get your priorities confused…” I had just returned from what had been the most amazing trip to Jacksonville, Florida where I was a power-house on stage […]

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What Happens When I Don’t Schedule My Life

Filed in Balance, Family by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
What Happens When I Don’t Schedule My Life

Every day it’s clear that I need structure and organization in my life. Since I work from home it’s difficult to keep those lines perfectly drawn. Every time is work time. I get sucked into it. I love what I do! And because I love what I do, I want to work on it all the time. […]

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Filed in Life Moments, Uncategorized by on June 25, 2015 2 Comments
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Sometimes it seems like everyone’s got their crap together but you, doesn’t it? That’s how I felt this week when I had the opportunity to attend a conference called the IAB Small Publishers Fly-In conference (if you live in the Washington, DC area–you must go! Google sponsored it and they fed us food and drink well). The […]

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When Your Checking Goes Into the Red

Filed in Spending, Uncategorized by on October 17, 2014 2 Comments
When Your Checking Goes Into the Red

Recently while going home from work I stopped by McDonld’s to pick up a small fry and a hot fudge sundae. I know–don’t judge me. Not the healthiest thing to eat. But I wasn’t going to be home for dinner, and dammit, I just wanted some junk food. So I pull out my checking debit card […]

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How to Save Money When Shopping for Electronic Devices

Filed in Money, Saving, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on February 4, 2014 7 Comments
How to Save Money When Shopping for Electronic Devices

I’m not really a cheap person. I mean, I did get rid of cable to save nearly $80 a month…..and I shop a ton of thrift stores in order to decorate my house….but I do invest a lot of money into electronic devices–cell phones, tablets, and my huge 27-inch desktop computer (yes, 27-inch!).  I drop […]

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