Category: Motivation

  • Blogmas Day 22: My 2023 Resolutions

    Blogmas Day 22: My 2023 Resolutions

    Hey, hello, ho ho ho! I hope your day has not involved a migraine, lol. We embarked on a whirlwind trip to WV and back in 24 hours, so we could see my parents for Christmas and beat Elliott back to Ohio. Unfortunately, midway through the drive back to Columbus yesterday, the signs of an […]

  • Blogmas Day 15: 22 Learnings of 2022

    Blogmas Day 15: 22 Learnings of 2022

    Another year has nearly come and gone, and it’s been filled with ups and downs and a whole lot of learning. Maybe too much learning. Kidding, sort of. Sharing some of the tidbits that will stick with me beyond 2022, and I hope you’ll have some time to reflect on this T. Swift year as […]

  • My Half Year Resolutions

    My Half Year Resolutions

    Well, well, long time, no type.  Well, some type. I have a lot of drafts saved but they’re whiny and wintery and BLAH. As suspected, the first full quarantine winter was rough, but a few trips to the ER (pets and people), twelve entire weeks of working out, and a month of warm days later, my battery […]

  • Blogmas Day 24: A Grateful Heart in Trying Times

    Blogmas Day 24: A Grateful Heart in Trying Times

    Merry Christmas Eve to you! For me, Christmas Eve is the most magical day of the year, and I wish I could stretch out the magic just a little longer.  I know many of us are anxious to get through these last few days of the year, and finally close the book on 2020. We […]

  • Blogmas Day 14: The Season of Giving (Back to the Planet) Guest Blogger Lauren

    Blogmas Day 14: The Season of Giving (Back to the Planet) Guest Blogger Lauren

    Hey guys! Leigh Ann here real quick! Remember my Shop Small post? I told you to be on the lookout for more from my friend Lauren, founder of humble earth co. She was generous enough to share with us some hard truths about how we’re treating our planet, and small changes that can make a […]

  • Blogmas Day 12: 3 Major Learnings from 2020

    Blogmas Day 12: 3 Major Learnings from 2020

    Are we sick of talking about 2020? Yes and no, right? I think the reason we’re meme milking 2020 for all it’s worth is because it truly is a shared experience. I’m not going to harp on that too much because I have before, but I keep going back to that thing I read that […]

  • Blogmas Day 3: Guest Blogger Simone, Staying Healthy and More Importantly, Happy Over the Holidays

    Blogmas Day 3: Guest Blogger Simone, Staying Healthy and More Importantly, Happy Over the Holidays

    Hey, Leigh Ann here real quick! Huge thank you to Simone for joining in on the holiday fun! Simone is my fitness coach, motivator, and friend (mostly virtual friend because of dang Covid). She’s a brand new mom and a badass girl boss whose dedication to wellness is truly inspiring. I’m looking forward to living […]

  • When Your Mind Isn’t Yours

    When Your Mind Isn’t Yours

    Monday was one of those days. Everyone has them. Things were funky from the start. I was having big reactions in response to situations that wouldn’t have phased me at all the day before. I’d worked all weekend and felt burnt out when I sat down at my desk for the eighth consecutive day. At […]

  • Hey, I’m on a podcast!

    Hey, I’m on a podcast!

    Guys, it’s a very exciting Wednesday! My wildly talented friend Alex (@alexalexchaney) is launching his podcast, Happy Unhappy. A little bit about Alex: He’s actually no stranger to the blog. You’ve heard me talk about bands A Story Told and Kids Amen? Yup, that’s his voice you’re hearing. Humble brag for sure, but you know my […]

  • Perspective Isn’t 2020

    Perspective Isn’t 2020

    See what I did there? Because it’s 2020, and perspective is difficult to– never mind. I’ve learned a lot this year, but one reality smacking me in the face daily is how much people seem to disagree on. I’m hoping one page we’re all on is that 2020 has been hard. Regardless of what side […]