• Not Letting Fear Control My Life Any Longer
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    Not Letting Fear Control My Life Any Longer

    Not letting fear control my life any longer, sounds easy right? When you think about fear you think about watching a scary movie or doing something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Then there’s fear where you feel you’re in danger, but we’re not talking about those types of fear. We’re talking about the fear. First, the good news: “Fear is an illusion,” Williamson writes. “Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety, and trauma are literally all imagined.” The bad news? Although it may not be real, this fear can literally prevent us from seeing possibilities that are right there in front of us. In our minds, it plants crazy, untrue thoughts about ourselves and our…

  • How to Actually Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions : 2019 Goals
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    How to Actually Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions #2019Goals

    It’s that time of year of again where people are making New Year’s Resolutions. Most people start them for the first week, like how it’s the busiest day at the gyms. Then again I’ve had a gym membership for 2 years and haven’t actually used it monthly, but that’s another story. TIP #1:  Keep your new promise for an entire month, without exception There’s some things that we do daily without thinking about it, taking a shower, going to work, how we do our job, etc. Our brain and body go by our habits. So when trying new habits or goals, try them for a whole month. I once heard…

  • A look back on to 2018 year in review with pictures.
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    2018 Year in Review {with pictures}

    It’s December 31, 2018, which means it’s time for the 2018 Year in Review with pictures. A year filled of making memories, making friends and enjoying life to the fullest. Here’s a look back on 2017 recap. January Rang in the New Year with friends, alcohol and games. Which honestly has to be one of the best ways to do it. Turned 32 on January 30th. Febuary Hannah turned 7 on Feb 9th & Mom had her birthday on the 11th. Feb 15 is Galentine’s Day and it was spent with a bunch of lovely ladies. Mom had her breast cancer surgery on Feb 19. She got it removed and…

  • 30 Things To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving | Calm The Fork Down
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    30 Things To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

    Here are 30 Things to be Thankful this Thanksgiving. Some seem to think we should only be thankful for the things in life around Thanksgiving. However we should always be thankful for the things we have in life, even if we don’t feel like we have a lot. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference. The best friend you can call after days apart, and pick up right where you left off. Sweatpants and elastic waistbands aka my Thanksgiving pants. Cozy sheets on chilly mornings. Wendy’s twitter account. last minute road trips. Fall leaves changing colors. Fire stick. mountain lodge candle from Yankee Candle. It…

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    41 Life Lessons You Have To Learn The Hard Way

    I don’t live a perfect life by any means, but I’ve had my share of life lessons to point me in the right direction. Mistakes are a part of being human, no one is perfect. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Yep, we have all been there, sometimes you have to go through the hardships and struggles of life to get to the good parts. We can’t skip the bad parts and just have all happy moments, otherwise we don’t have life lessons. Here are 41 life lessons you have to learn the hard way. While some of these…

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    7 Life Lessons I Learned At A Dining Hall Job

    We’re at the last week of school at the university dining hall job I work at — I honestly didn’t see me still working here this long, but I don’t regret a thing. We’re currently having summer break. Which at that point you can work a second job or enjoy the break. I choose to enjoy the time off. Foolish? maybe, but the kids will be here and I want to spend as much time with them as I possible can. I’ve worked a range of different food service jobs, but this was something different on a bigger scale. On average we fed 800 college kids between breakfast & lunch, the…