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Just Ain’t It

When one journey ends, another one starts…hopefully. And although the thought of a new journey can seem very refreshing and exciting to some, it can seem very scary and intimidating to others. Like me. For years, I have been searching for that one perfect branch. You know that perfect branch that helps you branch out […]


Ever have those kind of days that no matter how great the day is, you can’t get out of your funk? Your anxiety is so high, your depression has you feeling so low, and you can’t make sense of anything? You feel lost, confused, overwhelmed, emotional and alone? Everyone around you seems like they are […]

I’m Not Perfect and I’m Perfectly Happy That Way

Let’s face it…we try WAY too hard to have that perfect face, body and personality. We buy all the “perfect” products and even change our personalities to fit in with the new crowd. All for what? Seriously, for what? Let’s chat about this because I have fallen down that road too many times, just like […]

We’ve Been There…And Still Are

For you all that don’t know, I am in the mortgage lending industry. Being able to help families get a home is a huge blessing. The team that I work for is a rare team. We are a team that is dedicated to helping families with their home dreams. We have heart for this industry, […]

What the Crap?!

-Time to Deal and Heal- Okay…let’s be honest! Despite how much I love myself some lemonade, that whole saying, “When life gives your lemons, make lemonade” is crap sometimes. Why you ask? I’ll tell you. Its because sometimes in life, throwing the lemons sounds a heck of a lot better than making lemonade and that’s […]

Camping, Memory Making and Soul Searching

I don’t know about you guys, but camping is by far my favorite thing to do in the summertime. Every year, my family does a huge family reunion camping trip. There are about 30 of us, if not more and we occupy about 10 camp sites. My kids are always riding their bikes, scooters or […]

Let Go and Let’s Go!

If any of you are like me, you used 2021 to regroup and heal from the mayhem of 2020. That regrouping and healing came to halt for most of us as 2020 lingered into 2021 throughout the whole year. Now that we are halfway through 2022, I find it hard to let go of the […]

Give the best of you. Not the rest of you.

Many things have happened since my last blog over a year ago. Since life decided to toss me into a roller coaster without a seatbelt, I took time away from writing to focus on myself and my family. I lost who I really was though the downward spirals and twist and turns. In order for […]

New Year’s Resolutions starting in February. Is that even allowed?

What is my New Year’s Resolution? To keep a New Year’s Resolution! See, when the New Year hit, I created a long list of New Year Resolutions that I was pretty positive I was going to achieve. This year’s list was probably the longest one that I have ever made. There are many reasons as […]

Follow Through or Falling Out

When life throw us stones, do we reach from them once they have landed on the ground only to throw them back? Do we stare at them while we ache after they’ve hit us? Do we just stand there and take it with out ever fighting back? Or do we take the stone and destroy […]

Girls Trip or Guilt Trip?

My life has been beyond crazy lately. Non-stop camping trips, cleaning after the camping trips, afternoon cocktails to get me through the cleaning after the camping trips, hosting BBQ’s, my kid’s joint birthday party, running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, getting my kids ready for the upcoming school year, more BBQ’s […]

Summer on a Budget

Now that it’s summer in my area, I have been trying to figure out budget friendly summer activities that will keep my kids completely entertained. That concept is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Today is my son’s 8th birthday and all homeboy wants to do is play video games. Talk about […]

Sane Mom or Insane Mom

This morning was a rough one for me because it’s the last day of school today. Watching my son, Noah walk into school for the last time as a 2nd grader was hard. In a matter of a couple months, Noah will be a 3rd grader and my daughter, Ellie will be in kindergarten. It […]

Changes for the Better

Well hello everyone! It has been almost a month since my last blog. Yes, I have been slacking. Only because during this past month, I have been trying to figure out ways to make my site the best for you. Designing and setting up changes to better reach out to everyone reading it. I have […]

Spring Clean or Shop

This blog is long over due and for that, I’m sorry. Having my husband out of town again for the military, I have been super busy being a “single mom”. The fact that I didn’t pull all my hair out is a good sign that the trip with the hubby away wasn’t too bad. It […]

Ripping Off the Band-Aide

Comfort zones can be a tricky thing. We all think that we are gaining strength, confidence and independence until we have to move out of our comfort zone and are forced to make a home in a new zone. It’s then we realize we were the hero in our old comfort zone and now a […]

A Great Day to Find the Real Me

When life throws more downs than ups, having a way to escape it or to numb the pain seems to be much needed. For me, life has been rough. There’s been way too many situations that I haven’t been able to control or fix.  I’ve been able to see the truth in a lot, but […]

Not Perfect and Liking It

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to my figure, I have always been self-conscious. When I was growing up, I was told that I was too tall at 5’10” and I was too thin. I was called Jo-Anorexic. So, I literally couldn’t win with the boys. I was too tall, too thin […]

One Step Forward

Hello Everyone! My name is Joei and welcome to my blog. I have to be honest. Starting a blog and sharing my writing with you all has always been a dream of mine, but also a fear of mine. I am use to watching people live out their dreams and succeed. I’m the girl in […]

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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