Growing up on Long Island, I didn’t know a single person who was Homeschooled, however I had very clear ideas about what it meant. It was weird. Their families were secluded, cut off from society, secretive. Homeschooled children were socially awkward, academically behind, and judgmental. Yet despite all this, as I got older and started thinking about having my own family, my heart was settled that Homeschooling was exactly what I wanted to do. I told my husband, who I was dating at the time, and he agreed. Then we kind of forgot about it. Continue reading →
There’s a scary movie that bears the title of this post. If you stumbled across this blog in search of a review, sorry. You’ve got the wrong place. This is about something much, much scarier. This is about the basement. Continue reading →
I like fast.
I talk fast. I walk fast. I eat fast. I write fast. I take action fast.
Fast is not always the best option, though. There are plenty of life’s pleasures that should be enjoyed slowly; savored and relished within an atmosphere that signifies deep gratitude. Fast is also not the best when it leads to burn out. That was the pattern in my life before I started the 30 in 30 Challenge – massive action followed by colossal inaction. The Challenge helped me break out of that cycle, and the more I experience the fruit of this new way of living, the more I am appreciating slow. Continue reading →
Over the weekend Pierre and I got into a disagreement. He and I are both passionate, stubborn, strong-willed, and opinionated, so it happens. I wouldn’t have it any other way. We compliment each other with different points of views and varying solutions to challenges. Often he makes me see things in a way I hadn’t thought of, and I am able to open my mind to new concepts. Not this time. My beloved business and marketing guru hubinator suggested that I sell my awesome Young Living essential oils retail. He said I should not only concentrate on offering wholesale memberships, but also on getting customers – because those customers can lead me to people who will want wholesale memberships and may one day become wholesale members themselves through exposure to the product. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Not to me. Continue reading →
Today marks the 6 year anniversary of my daddy passing away. He was 68 years young. Last year was the first year that I didn’t wake up sobbing. This is the first year that I’m waking up celebrating. It’s not that I’m praising the day I lost my biggest hero, not at all. This will forever go down in history as one of the most painful days of my life. What I am celebrating is the fact that I still have the opportunity to honor his memory by leaving an imprint on humanity like he did. Continue reading →