Foggy Mornings, Cherokee Casino, and Downtown Asheville

We left on a cloudy foggy Saturday morning. The weather was perfect for a day at the casino.    We visited the Harrahs Cherokee Casino, and it was my fourth time there. I really enjoy the whole resort experience that you get in a casino. From the restaurant to the shops, to walking along the …

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Turning Social Media Envy into Motivation

I've never been a huge fan of social media. I'll make a post on Facebook and Instagram once every few months. Sometimes I feel like I'm on the outside looking in. Looking in at perfect beautiful life changing moments, endless success, great relationships, and amazing trips. I usually feel genuinely happy, but sometimes envy tries …

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Just Because Roses

There's something so special about receiving "just because" gifts. No matter how small the gift is, I get so excited about it. Just the idea that someone thought of me and wanted to make me smile.  I began last week focusing on gratitude. I guess it's true that when you're grateful, you get blessed with …

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What I learned by taking the Myers Briggs Personality Test 

I randomly found myself taking the Myers Briggs Type Indicator test and surprisingly my results were spot on. This test breaks down  16 different personality types. There are four categories that make up a personality type. Attitude: Introversion(I) or Extraversion(E) Perceiving: Intuition(N) or Sensing(S) Judging: Thinking(T) or Feeling(F) Lifestyle: Judging(J) or Perceiving(P) My personality type …

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Is Gratitude the key to Happiness?

Lately I've been thinking a lot about gratitude. Something's been telling me that I'm lacking it. I've realized that when things are going good I'm happy, but as soon as things go wrong I'm sad. I don't want my emotions to sway with the wind. I don't want my happiness to be determined by external …

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Thoughts on Confidence and Embracing Flaws 

I love reading posts by other women about how they've learned to embrace themselves. Confidence did not come naturally for me. For as long as I can remember, I've been a perfectionist. Analyzing everything with a fine tooth comb and searching for anything negative about myself. It's ugly and I hate to admit it, but …

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Am I too settled to travel? 

Lately I'm staring to wonder if I'm too settled to travel. I've honestly played it safe when it comes to traveling. Mostly less than five hour distance trips. Only for a few days. Maybe a weeklong trip once a year. 7 days out of 365. 2% of my year. That's such a small percentage of …

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