Living My Best Life

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Alright ladies, have you ever just had one of those days?  You know that day, that one where you just aren’t feeling it.  As soon as you wake up, you just already know it is going to be a long day.  When you are tired before you even get out of bed, even though you had 8 (okay let’s be honest), a solid 6 hours of sleep. When you can feel your patience running thin.  When you constantly eat all day, even though you are not hungry.  When you just want to scream for no reason at all what so ever.  When even though everything in your life seems to be going perfect, you just want the day to end.  Hormones, they can be something tricky.  That being said…  someone told me that the 30’s were going to be some of the best years of my life.  Boy, were they absolutely right.  Granted, I am only a few months in, but this year has been phenomenal and it is only getting better with each day that passes.

 

IMG_2778These past few weeks have been splendid. I’ve met new people and felt like I instantly connected with them. I know that having them in my life is going to be a great thing. I’ve reunited with friends, the ones you have not seen in a while and how you can just pick up where things left off.  God sure does have an exciting plan laid out for me and I am beyond stoked to see what the future holds.  It is amazing how things seem to start falling in place when you thoroughly enjoy life.  It is kind of crazy how one girl at A&M who wore a Texas Aggie CattleWomen t-shirt, pretty much changed my whole life around.  Gretchen, I thank you by the way if you are reading this.  I am so blessed to be able to have so much passion and love for an organization that I can actually participate in.  Another thank you “Shout Out” to my parents for helping make that possible as well.

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The rest of this month is going to be crazy busy.  This coming week The Texas CattleWomen have our brand-new event.  It is our “Women In Ranching” Program that we are hosting in Decatur, Texas.  I am beyond pumped about this event and this opportunity for women in the industry. Shortly after that my baby graduates Kindergarten.  Yes, you read that right, Kindergarten.  Time definitely needs to slow down however, I know that it will only start going faster from here on out.  Make sure to give those loved ones an extra hug and kiss and tell them how much you love them.

As always spread some love, we could all use a little more love!

Oh The Places I Will Go…

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These last few days have been amazing and they have continuously reminded me how wonderful God is.  I got in the truck last week and headed to Burlington, Colorado.  If you have ever had a doubt in your mind about His existence, get in the truck and go for a drive.  Don’t just drive around town, drive somewhere new.  Drive out in the country. Drive all day and see where you end up. Drive somewhere and watch the sun set.  Take the time to see how beautiful the world actually is.  Take some time to go somewhere new, explore, be adventurous. Roll down the windows, let the wind blow through your hair and take some time for yourself.

IMG_5432Burlington, Colorado.  A new place that I had never been before.  I went to the American National CattleWomen Region IV meeting.  While it was a little drive to get there, it was exactly what I needed.  When you are on the road for that long, you get time to clear your head and look at all the spectacular things in life.  Burlington was a different side of Colorado that I had not seen yet.  There were lots of pastures and open spaces and hardly any trees.  The weather could not have been more perfect.  I was a little worried as there was a rain storm forming but it turned out phenomenal.  Being with my CattleWomen is never a disappointment and I continue to look forward to every meeting that I have with them!

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If you have never been to Burlington, you have to check out the town.  It is a pretty small town but they have a historic carousel there.  It was built in 1905 and is a hand carved wooden merry go round.  This thing is definitely special!  It has quite a few oil paintings and when you walk on it, you can tell that it is hung up on suspension.  It also goes around quite a bit faster than the normal carousels that they have now.

Another very interesting thing that you need to visit is the Old Town Museum.  This place is stellar! There are a bunch of old style 1900 buildings and you can walk around checking out all the buildings. It is like a small little town!  They have a saloon and even a huge barn that people can gather in.

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We were also able to visit some feedlots and have some great speakers present to us.  The comradery is my favorite thing in these events.  Each event I meet more people and gain more friendships.  Heck, most of the people to talk to at the meetings live multiple hours away or even states away!

Find something that brings you joy and do it!

As always spread some love, we could all use a little more love.

Friends…More Like Family

IMG_3704Life can be really funny at times. Sometimes you get those curve balls thrown at you and you just expect the worst to happen.  You get ready to put on your brave face and your big girl panties because you can get through this just like you have gotten through everything else. All the sudden, that curve ball you were thrown actually turns into a really great thing.  All that stress and the questioning of things that you thought you needed to do, didn’t really need to happen at all. At times like this, I just like to sit and chuckle. Yes, you read that right, I sit and chuckle to myself.  God has to have an amazing sense of humor.

IMG_1896While I was working myself through this curveball, I took some time to sit and reflect.  You see, I have been told that at times I can have tunnel vision.  I did not believe this at first but then I took some more time to think about it.  I can get so focused on certain people or projects in my life that I forget to stop and smell the roses.  The last four years have been some great ones at A&M, but this year, 2018 has been the best so far.

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If you know me at all, then you know that I have always been “one of the guys”.  I would rather go out in my baseball cap and watch some kind of sports over a few beers than shopping any day.  For some reason it has not always been easy for me to have girlfriends.  This may be because it just takes me a while to let people in.  Well, tonight I took a step back and widened my tunnel vision and some unexpected things came to light.  I have made some amazing friends these last few years, but especially this last year.  I would not even call them friends, I would call them family.  They have not only taken me in as family but the kiddo in as well.  Now that my friends brings me to tears.

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I am so thankful for all the wonderful people that God has put in my life.  Whether it be brand new people that I am still getting to know or people that have been there from the beginning.  You know who you are and I hope you know how much each one of you means to me and I thank you.  Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the roses and look at all the tremendous people you have in your life.  You might be amazed at what you see.

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As always spread some love, we can all use a little more love.