A letter to the NFL

It's 2017 which is an era of online opinions, disrespect, do-what-you-want-when-you-want-how-you-want, spoiled rich kids, bullying, online bullying, suicide, hiding behind a computer screen, extreme violence, lack of trust in our surroundings, riots, racism, lack of trust in professionals, and that's just the beginning.

As a Millennial, I am thoroughly embarrassed by the NFL. As a Millennial, I automatically get judged as one of the "disrespectful, do-what-you-want-when-you-want-how-you-want spoiled rich kids." I am educated, wrote a book, open to diversity and opinions,but I have never understood kneeling during the national anthem. I get irritated internally when people talk during the national anthem, are on their phones during the national anthem, or don't take their hats off during the national anthem. I have been to many games - college football, high school football, NFL, NBA, college basketball, hockey games, and right now, I am embarrassed.

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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
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If I could go back in time, back to my teenage years, back to when I only read books in school because I was forced to, I wish I could have forced myself to read this one book - Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey. I read this book at age 32 and, looking back, everything that I put myself through in my dating life is all spelled out in this book. Although maybe my younger self may have not understood the book the way I do now. After experiencing many of the ups and downs, the positive and negative situations, I believe that without these life experiences, I wouldn't be where I am today. I have actually found someone that appreciates and loves me for me and my flaws, who has more confidence in me than I have in myself, who is my support and one of my best friends.

If you don't like truth, especially in dating and relationships, you may find this book very difficult to read. It discusses mature topics - so may…

Freebies in 2018

January 15, 2018 - I won The EatSmart Precision MaxView Bathroom Scale (received)
February 2, 2018 - I won a $50 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods (received)
February 5, 2018 - I won a Valentine's Day Romper (received)
February 14, 2018 - "True to You" book (not received)

That Final Day on the Beach

Two weeks ago tomorrow, I was having one of those days. Those days that are hard to explain because they happen so rarely. Nothing seemed to make me happy and nothing, to be honest, was going my way. I tried to put on a smile as I attended a gorgeous wedding on the beach where words can't describe that perfect sunset. This was the type of wedding that I had always dreamed of when I was younger. Food was being cooked right in the sand as the bride and groom said their vows, the weather was a little chilly but the sunset made up for everything on the exterior. My forced smile popped out here and there but only because I would be focusing in that moment and not of the others that surrounded me. I had dropped my phone somewhere between my parked car and the beach and didn't have the energy or strength to grind through the sand and do a full-on search. It was rather nice at times to not have my phone but the awkardness around me made me wish I had it. All those colors of the sunset…

An Eye for an Eye

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According to the most unreliable website created, Wikipedia, "An eye for an eye, or the law of retaliation, is the principle that a person who has injured another person is to be penalized to a similar degree, or in softer interpretations, the victim receives the (estimated) value of the injury in compensation." At age 31, I have realized that I have based the majority of my life on this motto. I am not a mean person per-say but, when someone is mean to me, instead of taking it as criticism, I usually fire back with something meaner and worse than the original statement.

I am not sure where this retaliation came from, maybe how hurt I have been in the past by people that were close to me, accepting criticism as hatred, not good enough, being someone I'm not. Isn't that what criticism is? You are okay or accepting of something that someone else isn't? You enjoy the lifestyle you are living at the moment but someone else wants to take away t…

The Big Adventure of 2017


For as long as I can remember, New Year's has been a time to set goals - and end up accomplishing very few. It wasn't that I am not motivated or determined to accomplish them, it's just that my goals were so far out there. For years on end my goal was to get engaged. Engaged? We should start off work "Have a boyfriend." Some goals were silly, some were more serious like losing weight. Or saving money. The problem was, I wanted to save $5,000 yet couldn't stop spending money at the casino. I would lose weight by April and reach my goal weight but by December I would be right back up again. Goals should be reasonable actions and possibly within a shorter time frame. This year, I was surprised that I didn't set any concrete goals. Of course I still want to lose weight and others, but this year has mainly been stepping back and analyzing my life. I want to be surrounded by people who are positive, who keep me happy and vice versa. Who truly value and …

Freebies 2017

BYU Shirt + Carwash (Used)
Free Nose Wax (Used)
Five Family Card Games ($41 value)
High Chair Bib(gave away)
A pack of Sour Jacks Wildberry :) (Ate)
$25 T.J. Maxx card and Wooden Chalkboard Sign (Received)
Gift Card to The Sweet Tooth Fairy (Gave to Alexis)
Peds Giveaway (10 3-packs of socks!!)
A puzzle globe (received)
An Easter necklace (received)
A carseat valued at $199 (sold for $120)
Two tickets to an Antique Show in Paso Robles(used and LOVED)
Pink tablet with keyboard
Mini Facial from R&F (received)
Stainless Steel Tea Infuser with Spoon (Gave to Susy)
Vitamins from IdealShape (received)
$25 Fandango Gift Card (received)
Self-Tanner (received)
YETI Rambler from ACE
Small recording device $30 value (received)
Nutrition Giveaway
Tin Snowflake Ornament
Optimus Prime Voice Changer and the new Transformers Movie ($80 value, received)
Phone Carrier as a Bike Mount (received)
A $5 credit on my Macey's account (Pleasant Grove, provide phone number and $5 will be applied)
Two night …