Wednesday, July 8, 2015


I remember when blogging used to be fun.  
Lately it just hasn't been.  I'm in a handful of Facebook groups that are dedicated to blogging.  Well apparently I'm not active enough in the groups, or I don't post enough, or I don't fit the niches well enough, or maybe they just don't like me.  I know I'm not wearing pink and it's Wednesday but...why can't I sit with you? 

Why?  When did blogging become this club where you needed to be a VIP with a recommendation to get in? Why do I have to write about my boyfriend, my DIY, or the Army for people to read what I have to say or care to comment? 

I completely understand that some topics are more desirable to read about than others.  Personally, I am not much into the mommy-blog genre and I tend to prefer to read blogs where I can relate. However...I feel a sense of camaraderie in blogging.  I feel like we should all work harder to be more accepting of each other and less critical.  Making friends in real life is hard enough...Why does it have to be clique in the online world as well?!

I'm honestly not sure where this rant is coming from.  I suppose I just miss how fun it used to be to blog.  And now I always feel like I'm trying to impress people with my words.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is...I'm done.

I love blogging and I think I'll come back to it.  But today...I quit.  Blog ya later. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Maybe Just a Little

These past few days I've actually been in the mood to blog, so I thought I'd just take advantage of that and write a few things down. As it's the first of the month, I have goals that I'm working on through out the month.  At the beginning of the year I was focusing my energy on different themes for goals.  It was working pretty well, but when I moved I lost some momentum and I decided to just make a few goals that will help improve my my life on a daily basis. 

All of the things on this list are pretty self explanatory, but sometimes you just need to take a step back and take some time to really focus on the little things.  It takes a lot of little changes and improvements to create a constantly wonderful life and making creating a few better habits and focusing on some small tasks could be exactly what I need for right now. 

What do you think about your goals? Now that we're half way through the year and then some, are you sticking to your plans?  Do you care if you have or haven't? 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Milestones and Pebble-Stones

Usually we think of milestones as huge moments in our lives.  Things like graduating high school or college.  Moving away from home.  Buying a car or a home.  Getting married.  Having children.

Sometimes, we don't even know that we're at a milestone until the time has passed and we're looking back on it.  I suppose that is part of why they say hind-sight's 20/20. 

4 years ago today, Jake walked into my life.  Back then, we were both in the delayed entry program ready to join the Marine Corps. On that day, we had no idea what we were in for. It was just another day and to each other we people that we'd interact on the daily as time passed.  We never could have known that we'd end up here.  Even at other points in our relationship or our friendship or when there was a lack of both, we never could have known what changes would come after that day. 

The past five or so years have been the worst, best, most confusing, fun-filled, exciting, and terrifying ones that I've lived yet. I've had adventures I never would have dreamed of.  I've been places I never thought I'd go, and I've felt things I didn't know where possible to feel.  

I've been pretty fortunate to be able to turn a lot of things that seemed pretty terrible into great things.  Personally, I think that's what life is all about.  That's at least what this blog is about.  What is life without a little turbulence?  I think it would be pretty boring.  So I choose to make mile stones from pebble-stones. 

It may not seem like a big deal to most people, but I think it's a pretty big deal that I just got my first queen sized bed.  I bought a bed, a mattress, a comforter, and I even supervised the construction of the bed. For me, having this big old bed in my room is win.  It's something I worked for and saved for.  It's something I'll look back on and be proud of. 
And I'll just keep seeing things that way. 
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