I'm a lover of love who is addicted to Starbucks and goes through weekly phases of favorite foods. I'm a wifey to a firefighter and a dogmom to a grumpy Whippet. I love having lunch dates and dream of traveling the world.


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December 8, 2017

Is This It?- Personal

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Sometimes I think I’ve hit all the milestones I’ll ever hit.


Getting a driver’s license? Check.

Officially becoming an adult? Check.

Buying my first drink? Check.

Falling in love and getting married? Check.

Buying a home? Check.


So what’s next? I used to think it was having kids, but that’s not going to happen. I also thought by the time I was 30 I’d be living at the beach. That’s probably never going to happen either.

I’m very much an “all or nothing” type of person. So thinking that all the exciting parts of my life have come and gone makes me just want to run under my fluffy down comforter and hide forever.

Being all or nothing is hard. It’s a constant battle with my mind to remember life doesn’t have to just be one milestone after another. It can be about simple day to day things.

Like my dog snuggling with me because he loves me. Or an amazing dress/ top/ shoes I scored for an unreal deal. Or going to see a concert I’ve wanted to see for literally 20 years.

Little things. The little things are good. They add up to full years of milestones. They add life to the days. Life isn’t a series of check marks on a piece of paper. And I need to remember that. Life is how you feel when you look back over those check marks. When you think about the fine print in between the check marks.

Start looking at your fine print.

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