Passion & Growth

At the end of 2022, I was looking for something to add to my self-care package. I love journaling and that practice has stayed with me, but I wanted something more. I am an avid book reader, so I was already hooked on the Book of the Month Club. By the way, this has been a great opportunity for me to read other genres and learn about some great authors that I would not have read before. If you like to read, I suggest checking it out.

I was putting some thought into what I could do when I came across this Passion & Growth post on Facebook. It immediately caught my attention. As I went to do some more research on it, I saw that it was a subscription box, which I like these concepts. It seemed like this box would be right up my alley. Promoting small businesses, encouragement, growth, passion, everything that I shoot for. It took me a few months, but I finally pulled the trigger, and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision.

I think the thing that I like most about this subscription is that it is a new present every month. I am treating myself to something, and I have no idea what it is, but I know that it is going to be great and right up my alley.

I know that I will most likely be getting a book, which I absolutely love. Avid reader remember. I have gotten journals and sticky notes. I have received lavender in a rolling stick to help you sleep, which at times I need! A protein bar that tasted exactly like a cinnamon roll, and I mean exactly like it.

Seriously, there is something special in each box that touches my soul and I am not just talking about the books! There is nothing better than receiving a package in the mail that you know is going to lift your spirits and you are excited to open! If you are interested in learning more about Passion & Growth, check it out here!

If you are on a journey, find something that helps you along the way, find something that brings you joy, passion, and make sure you keep it around.

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



Today She is Another Year Older

Today She is another year older.

When I wrote those words on this day last year, that girl was full of faith, hope, and trust despite the uneasy feelings she was having.

Little did I know that I was about to enter a season that has been one of the harder ones to get through. Everything that was stable in my life at that time, everything that I leaned in to, started to crumble. Career, finances, business, relationships, hobbies, you name it.

But sometimes, it all has to crumble so you can build up something else that is magical.

Today marks another year. This one I am extra thankful for. I survived. I made it. Things are looking brighter. I would do it all over again just to experience the growth and be where I am today. Present. Truly loving life. Soaking up each moment. Gaining my confidence back. Patience and most of all Gratitude.

Of course it isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. There will always be those times when negative thoughts decide to creep in, but being able to recognize them for what they are is a remarkable change.

I am looking forward to what this year unfolds, looking forward to the unknown, looking forward to the opportunities that may arise. Looking forward to the future but also stepping into each day and truly embracing it.

Make today a great one, I know I will be.
As always share some love, we could all use a little more love

You are Beautiful

The other night I was getting ready for bed and scrolling through social media (terrible idea, I know!) (Side note, I did put my phone down and pick up my book!) As I was scrolling, I ran across this quote and stopped mid-scroll. I saved the picture and my intention was to keep scrolling but I kept thinking about the quote.

“The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.”

What if for once, we did not care what other people thought? What if, like the sun, we just kept shining and being our beautiful self, regardless if people paid attention to us or not? What if people paid attention to how they treated others instead of how others were treating them? What kind of world would we live in? What kind of space would we create, if people were 100% genuine and not just trying to gain a social media presence. Heck, I doubt social media would even be as half as popular as it is now, if this was the case.

Some thoughts as we start this new week.

Keep Shining. There is a beautiful light in you. LET IT SHINE. Even if no one else sees you, keep shining.

Keep knowing your beauty inside and outside, regardless of who else may or may not think you are beautiful. Don’t depend on the words of others to validate yourself. Instead grow in confidence and know that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL inside and out.

Be confident. When you are confident, there is something magnificent that radiates off you.

Above all, keep chasing your dreams.

You never know who is watching you, who is cheering you on, or who’s day you are brightening. So, like the sun, I am choosing to keep on being beautiful and shining my light.

As always, share some love. We could all use a little more love