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This post has been a long time coming. I promise I had not intended to wait this long to post again, but with holiday travel preparations, work, family obligations, et cetera, I simply did not have adequate time to put the words floating around in my head to print.

I have been participating in 30 Days of Thanks on my Facebook page. A few of my friends on there have been, too, and I get a kick out of seeing what everyone’s “thing” is going to be for the day.  The point of it is to be a happier person overall by adopting an attitude of gratefulness. Even though I dutifully followed it every day, I found myself treating it as a daily task to be completed, rather than a cumulative attitude adjustment. Read the rest of this entry »


It has been a little while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been a busy overhauler!

I am happy to report that I am 10 pounds lighter than I was six weeks ago. Exercise has become a regular part of my routine and sometimes I even find myself enjoying it. (Not too much, though. If it’s not a teensy bit unpleasant I know I’m not working hard enough.)  I’ve incorporated eating right into every facet of my day, whether it’s my “cheat” day or I’m eating out or whatever. I check nutritional information whenever it is available on a restaurant’s website and plan ahead, which has done wonders for me in staying on track.
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A common thread in the sermons I remember from childhood is that Satan will go on the attack once he sees you committing to do good.  So it comes as no surprise to me that I’ve been having some difficulty in both my physical and my mental overhaul over the past couple of weeks.

I’ve recently been placed in a position as the head of my church’s social media ministry. It’s a position I’m super-excited about and I felt really blessed to have the opportunity. I started making plans I thought would really grow the ministry and expand the reach of the church.  Because I connect with social media through my smart phone (due to having a lot of down time during the day), most of my plans involved me using my smart phone. 
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Some months ago, I began following a bunch of people on Twitter that I called “The Young and the Ratchet”. They post funny stuff, ratchet stuff, and occasionally stuff that made me think. I wanted to be them. They, to me, epitomized “cool”.

In middle and high school I tended to watch the cool kids from afar. Even if I bought (or had my mom buy) all the brands they wore, hung out at all the places they hung out at, used the lingo they used, ate the food they ate, I knew at my core I would never be them. So I eventually gave up wanting that. I thought I had made peace with that and was happy being nerdy, quiet, socially awkward me. Until Twitter.

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