You Suck.…. and It’s Ok

Very few peo­ple can try out a new skill and be per­fect from the start. Sad­ly for my inner type A per­fec­tion­ist per­son­al­i­ty, I am not one of those peo­ple. I’ve tried a num­ber of new activ­i­ties late­ly and sucked at the vast major­i­ty of them. But you know what? It’s per­fect­ly ok to suck at some­thing. The impor­tant part … Read more

Blocks and Barriers

Have you ever craft­ed a to-do list for the day in the morn­ing, full of moti­va­tion and inspi­ra­tion that today is the day you are going to get things done! .……and then bed time rolls around and you’ve only done one easy item.… maybe two if you’re lucky. What stops us from being our best selves … Read more

Mid-Year Check In

How time flies! I can’t believe the year is already half over. Seems like just yes­ter­day the weath­er start­ed to warm up. Now it’s almost too hot and humid to func­tion nor­mal­ly out­side! At the begin­ning of the year, I declared 2017 to be the “Year of Car­ing”. Based on the goals I list­ed in that post.….. yeah … Read more

Bugs, Thugs, and Hugs

Y’all, this has been one stress­ful peri­od in my life. I nev­er knew I could enjoy life so much and have so much going on! It seems for every high there is an equal and oppo­site low that occurs. Is that a uni­ver­sal law some­where? If not, I want to coin it. “Gwen’s Law” has a nice ring to … Read more

Monthly Status Report: June 2017

Dis­claimer: some links may be affil­i­ate links. They help off­set the cost of keep­ing this blog run­ning! Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for … Read more