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I'm rewriting the Meredith Grey gif - you know the one...she's on the verge of tears, stating "I'm just exhausted." Here's my version: me trying to excel as a wife, mother, teacher, blogger, etc., maintain family/friendships, drink enough water, exercise, message everyone back, stay sane, and be happy. I'm tired, folks. I've been struggling with anxiety this week. This is the point in the journey where I want to quit something. The thing is, there is nothing to pare down except the pressure I put on myself. You read that correctly. I don't want to get rid of anything in my life (well, I can't possibly retire at this point, so that's off the table). I like my life. It's just busy and exhausting and it's been a hard week.
In a world that's obsessed with status and position, may we be servants of purpose.
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We’ve all suffered disappointments via people, circumstances, and the outcome of situations. Anyone who tells you differently is sugarcoating. God does not promise us a life without rain, but His word shows He will carry us through the storm until rainbows appear on the horizon.
Y'all, I did it. I KonMaried my closet just as I said I would wayyyy back in January (see https://this-coffee-life.com/2019/01/20/in-pursuit-of-joy/). I'm on spring break from teaching this week, so it was the perfect time to tackle this task. Believe it or not, after listening to The Life Changing Magic or Tidying Up via audiobook, I've… Continue reading De-stress with KonMarie
I am 42 today, guys. It’s been a full and lovely day; I’ve had dinner with my family, two desserts, as well as many wishes for health and happiness - I deeply appreciate all of the messages. Today we closed on our first house flip - I know, right? 👏🏻👏🏻! My team, UK (#bbnforever), is headed to the Elite 8...
You're going to make it; You're going to be at peace; You're going to create, and love, and laugh, and live; You're going to do great things.” ~ Germany Kent ~
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Self doubt is toxic. In order to build confidence, try this: