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5 Realizations When You Begin Wedding Planning

Since we looked at rings last spring, I had been pinning anything wedding-related and I started googling venues. I figured that planning a wedding would be no big deal once we were engaged because I would pretty much already know what I wanted. We wanted something casual, small, boho/hippie, and we wanted bbq. I figured our families would be so thrilled about our simple ideas. Then it happened…we got engaged and my head has been spinning since January 1st, 2017. Here are 5 things I  ...

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Mistakes I’ve Made (a post about shame)

Day in and day out, we hear about accomplishments and we see “perfect” lives through social media. I’ve seen posts shared months – even years – later where someone will disclose a failure or mistake that they went through. A lot of us hide behind shame and refuse to be vulnerable. We fear being judged, even by those closest to us. Shame is something I have struggled with greatly, especially recently. Over last 5 years, I have slowly let go of all of my  ...

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 10

This week ended with feeling a lot of gratitude. Saturday afternoon I lost my grandmother and while it has been difficult emotionally, I am so grateful she is no longer suffering. I’ve been dealing with a lot of “what if’s”, “should have’s”, and “could have’s” in the last 24 hours, but I also know that everything happens the way it is supposed to. This week I am grateful for… A chance for one last goodbye When I got the news  ...

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52 Weeks of Gratitude

52 Weeks of Gratitude: Week 8

It was another slow week for me with a couple of bad days, but I made it to Friday and constantly thought about what I’m grateful for. When I started feeling stressed and negative thoughts were going through my mind, I stopped and thought about what I’m grateful for in that moment. It’s a difficult habit to get into, because it’s so easy to focus on the things going wrong at that time. One of my favorite parts about this past week was the start of actual warm Spring  ...

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