90’s Baby; Say hello to your 20’s

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Hey my fellow 90’s baby, this is our TWENTIES! Whatever twenty-something you are, during this decade we fan the flames of liberty, exploration, and discovery. We venture in pursuit all pertaining to SELF: Self-improvement, Self-discovery, Self-awareness, and self-efficacy.   As children we hoped to be in our double digits: 8’s wanting to be 10. Once we were in double digits we could not wait to be in our teens. In our teens, we wished to be 16 or 18 and then, at last, we wished to be 21! Now that you’re twenty-something… what’s next?

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Second chances: Each day you get another one

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UnknownAs the year is coming to an end with only a few weeks left, what better time to discuss second chances. People say you don’t get too many second chances in life. I disagree. Every time you go to bed with the moon and wake up with the sun,  THAT IS YOUR SECOND CHANCE. It’s a new day, which means a fresh start. Continue reading

I can slay my own dragon: The capable Woman

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What are you worried about you’re a girl you can just marry (insert a guy’s name here).

Why is it still so hard for some to believe that a woman can be just as good or even better than a man at doing ANYTHING, not just cooking and cleaning. We should be at a time in our lives where we don’t limit ourselves to the prehistoric idea of “a woman’s place” or “a man’s job”.

Being a feminist to me means being able to achieve any and everything my male counterparts can. It is not at all about male bashing or man-hating, It is about the empowerment of women. It’s about breaking the glass ceiling and going beyond societies idea of what a woman can do or cannot do.

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The best advice you will ever get!!

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You may have heard the famous story of Winston Churchhill. Nearing the end of his career he was asked to address the graduating class at his old school, Harrow (where he almost failed out). On that day he addressed the graduates with the following: “Young men, never give up. Never give up! Never give up!! Never, never, never-never-never-never!!” Continue reading

Hello Fall: Fun Fall Activities for all ages

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My two favorite seasons are Spring and Fall. The colors of Spring and cool refreshing breeze of Fall, whats not to love?  Fall fashion is also another reason I look forward to the season. It might be the only time you can get away with sweater and shorts or shorts and boots.

We spent the day at Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Illinois. This is a beautiful location far from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.  There is something about the peace and quiet of farmland…

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Great men don’t cry, But​ they should!

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Great men don’t cry!

Growing up daddy would often repeat that statement to Sam, my younger brother. As Sam is sobbing, he would repeat it, “greeeeat meeennnn don’t cryyyyy” (lol- that right there was my best impression of talking while crying). It was so funny to me, and to this day I still tease him about it. Sam had to be 3 or 4 and his understanding of what it took to be a great man was definitely not a priority to him at the time. Continue reading