This is a year of change and growth for me. Personal growth, professional growth. None of it is comfortable, but ALL of it is beneficial. I'm learning more about who I am, and finding my way more and more with each passing day. I've learned to not care what people think about me. I've learned … Continue reading Rebel Without a Cause
I was sitting on my floor, blow-drying my hair for the first time in months. Though optimistic to a fault, I was feeling down about my appearance that day, having just lamented to my husband less than an hour before about how I just feel blah these days. My three-year-old son sauntered into my bedroom … Continue reading Three Little Words
About two months ago, I decided to start a podcast. It has a name. The cover art is designed. I’ve researched the ins and out of editing, promoting, and scheduling. Interviews are lined up. I bought all the equipment I need, and got a great price on all of it. Everything is ready to go…except … Continue reading The High Price of Overwhelm
This morning, I pulled into my part-time gig at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, which shares a runway with the commercial airport. A plane was taking off, and I just stopped and watched it until it was in the air and out of sight. Something struck me about that moment. There were no … Continue reading What If No One Cares?
Did you know it's illegal to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower when it's lit up at night? My nine-year-old daughter told me that yesterday and I thought she was full of it. I looked it up. She was right. As it turns out, the lights are copyrighted by the original artist and it's … Continue reading It’s Illegal to Take This Photo
I've been scrambling, stuck in reaction mode for as long as I can remember. I've never felt like I was 'on top of things', even on my most productive days. It's a terrible feeling, especially as a mom and business woman. It feels like failing every moment of every day. I didn't know how to … Continue reading I Can’t Believe I Put This Off.
I've been busy for the past five years. Nonstop. Always busy. On any given day, ask me what I have to do that day, and I can give you a laundry list of at least twenty items that I need to get done. Being busy has become a source of pride in our society. We're … Continue reading Slow Down
Some days, the thought of dragging myself to the gym is just more than I can bear. I’m exhausted, drained, busy, or just lacking motivation. I just don’t wanna. I came up with my “ten minute rule” a few years ago when I wanted to talk myself out of hitting the gym. Here’s how it … Continue reading Rachel’s Ten Minute Rule
That's what I said for years. I was busy being a mom and building a business. I knew reading was vitally important to my personal and professional growth, but I looked for excuses to avoid it. In some ways, I avoided it because I wanted full credit for anything I accomplished. I didn't want to … Continue reading “I Don’t Have Time to Read!”
The last time I stepped on the scale was last Tuesday, May 15th, a little after midnight. Yep, midnight. I’d just gotten home from a road trip to Colorado with my three kids and I hadn’t weighed myself for about five days. I wanted to see how much damage, if any, I’d done over the … Continue reading Screw the Scale