Life Has Many Seasons, Choose to Be Happy

My really good friend reminded me that life is full of seasons (aka: ups and downs).  This really hit home as I have a lot going on in my life right now – don’t we all?!  Ironically after she reminded me of this I started to see relatable content regarding this EVERYWHERE (almost like divine intervention)!

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Meal Planning - Tips and Tricks to Get You Started

The idea of meal planning can seem daunting and time consuming when you are not accustomed to it but it does become easier and faster the more you do it.  Setting aside the time to map out a week, two weeks, or (some crazy people can manage) a month’s worth of meals saves you the daily headache of having to come up with something to feed your family each night. 

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The Six Stages of Emotions When Your Spouse Leaves

When your spouse signs up for the military you know you will have to be flexible to an unusual lifestyle but nothing anyone can ever say really prepares you for what is to come.  Early days and late nights are tough.  Finding lost pieces of a uniform while you are half asleep or making a last-minute dish for a barbeque that you just found out about are all manageable (yet frustrating – I mean, why they cannot tell us earlier is beyond me).  Something I will never get used to or comfortable with is the extended absences. 

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How the Feeling of Being "Stuck" Led Me to Find My Purpose.

I spent my days working a desk job, coming home to my loving family, and being able to financially splurge on a Starbucks or a Panera trip without worrying.   I know those are fortunate things to have in life, but I kept feeling like there was more that I should be doing.  I felt “stuck” in the same routine.  I needed to add something to give me PURPOSE. 

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