Such Is Life


Friday Five

1. I can officially say I’ve made it through the first week of the work project I’m on until June. Yay, me! The job is fine. I just miss being with my daughters all the time, and my commute is so long. Still, I’m thankful that we have someone reliable and trustworthy to help out with the kids while I try to make a little cash.

2. Sunday is Easter, but for some reason, it doesn’t feel like Easter to me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been too busy to think about it.

3. I’ve had some shoulder, arm, and chest discomfort for the last 2 days. Praying it’s nothing serious brewing, but it does make me a bit nervous, especially since it’s on the same side as my heart. I’m officially old.

4. Speaking of which, I’m still trying to figure out what to do for my 40th birthday in September. I am leaning towards a weekend beach trip right now.

5. Counting down to when I get to finally be in the same room as Bruno Mars. Just a couple of months!


The Good Vibe


The Good Vibe

Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey.

- Daniell Koepke (via psych-facts)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.


(via solacity)

You don’t know me.

(via mrsmillions)

(Source: sempiternale)

Apr 7

Kristin Fortuna- Thank You (Jennifer Nettles Cover)

My latest SoundCloud recording.

Apr 5
Apr 4

Friday Five

1. I was asked to be in a TV commercial for one of our local stations.  I’m pretty excited about it, especially since the anchors suggested me specifically as someone who should be included.  They know me well from social media. We tape next week, and the ad is supposed to start running in May.

2. My 6-year-old has been on Spring Break this week, and it’s been so wonderful to have her with me all day and to not have to do the school routine.  I’m already dreading having to get back into all that next week.

3. The work project I’ve been talking about starts next week too, but I am now sitting out the first part of it because of the commercial. No way I want to miss out on the chance to be in the commercial, and with the sort of project I’m doing, you can’t miss any time or you forfeit the entire job. Thankfully, there’s another project that starts the next week and runs longer, so I’m still signed up for that one.

4. We had our Magic Kingdom visit last weekend. So much fun!  Even though it rained part of the time, it didn’t stop us from doing anything we wanted to do.  We had a great time, as usual. Next, we’ll be going to MGM (Hollywood Studios) in a few weeks. That will be the last day we have on our 3-day deal.

5. My husband and I are having a rare date night tonight.  He’s a big Steve Hackett fan, and a while back, I was able to score 6th row seats for us to see him tonight in Orlando.  A trusted friend who will pretty much be our nanny when I start the work thing will be watching the kids. Should be fun!

Apr 4

How would your life be different if you learned to let go of things that have already let go of you? From relationships long gone, to old grudges, to regrets, to all the ‘could’ve’ and ‘should’ve,’ to the dead friendships you still hang on to… Free yourself from the burden of a past you cannot change.

- Steve Maraboli (via quotes-shape-us)

Apr 3

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.

- Theodore Roosevelt