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I Am Like A Pine Tree. 🌲 (the meanings behind my latest tattoo)

I am like a pine tree; standing full and tall. My limbs are not perfect; some large, others small. I am like a pine tree; shedding my needles as time passes by. And the pieces either get engrained in those around me or simply fly. I am like a pine tree with deep and firm… Continue reading I Am Like A Pine Tree. 🌲 (the meanings behind my latest tattoo)

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Growth. (& Happy 4yr Surgiversary to Me.)

Growth. It’s scary, painful and full of the unknown. It’s walking a crossed a stream; sliding forward, feeling your way, stone by stone.. Growth. It’s shedding the layers of skin you’ve wrapped upon yourself. It’s putting yourself first. Your emotional, mental and physical health. Growth. It’s trying, hard and can be a lonely place. It’s… Continue reading Growth. (& Happy 4yr Surgiversary to Me.)

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thank you; for being an important part of my story.

Thank you. Thank you to those who undoubtedly believe in me. To those who push me to beyond all I thought I could achieve. Thank you. Thank you to those who have stood in my corner, time and time again. The ones who are cheering me on no matter how many times I’ve begun. Thank… Continue reading thank you; for being an important part of my story.

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Reaching My Own Personal Goals; UPDATE

Hello; it’s me!!! Again. 🤷‍♀️ My last blog post was about goals; setting them and doing what you can to remain consistent and stick to them. How you can start at ANY point and move forward if you so choose. So today I’m going to follow up on some of my recent goals and the… Continue reading Reaching My Own Personal Goals; UPDATE

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This Girls STILL got goals.

Whether it's a promotion, relationship, writing, weight loss or health I have always been one to set goals. Big ones, small ones, and every single size in between. I love to write them down and make the lists of what I need to do to achieve them. I LOVE the satisfaction of putting a check… Continue reading This Girls STILL got goals.

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my Poppa may have passed but I am certainly NOT fatherless.

He may not be here now but I am anything but fatherless.

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Plus size & Bikinis ; who says they don’t go together?! 🤷‍♀️

It’s summertime in central PA. Which brings hot, humid & sunshiney days. Days spent on the lake & around the pool. & yep, you guessed it; me rocking my two piece suit (I admittedly love me a high wasted bottom, though. 🤷‍♀️) I found on Amazon or at Walmart & all the extra rolls, stretch… Continue reading Plus size & Bikinis ; who says they don’t go together?! 🤷‍♀️

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Dear Little One; A Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Little One; You will conquer your demons and face your fears. You will rise from the ashes and wipe away those tears. Dear Little One; You will heal those wounds and be reminded of your journey by those left behind scars. You will be able to take a deep breathe and enjoy the midnight… Continue reading Dear Little One; A Letter To My Younger Self

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Make up, filters, fake-ness; oh my. 🤭

So if you have Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc. I’m sure you’ve used a filter. A funny one or one to make your skin look flawless or any in between. & Guess what?!? It’s 💯💯💯 percent okay!!!! Or maybe you love getting dolled up 365 days a week and matching your nails to your outfits. Guess… Continue reading Make up, filters, fake-ness; oh my. 🤭

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The War Against Regain. 🙄🙅‍♀️🤬

Let’s get right down to it; regain can and does happen. Just because you had weightloss surgery doesn’t mean you’ll magically keep the weight off! It is truly just a tool. A tool you must use and let guide you for the rest of your life. This is a hard topic for me, as I’m… Continue reading The War Against Regain. 🙄🙅‍♀️🤬