So Many Thoughts…

Do you ever have those days when there are so many things to do, so many things to think about, your mind is literally swimming from one thought or idea to the next? I know this is typically a food or entertaining blog, but today I’m going to share all (ok, maybe not ALL) that is on my mind; and together we are going to make the connections and move forward from all these individual thoughts. I promise you – stay with me – we will unpack this in a way that will make sense and will hopefully bring you some personal clarity for those thousands of thoughts in your own mind, those same thoughts that may also be preventing you from moving forward. At least I am hoping the process does so for me!

  1. Why does all this matter? Because there is a reason these thoughts are on your mind, but what are you going to do about it?
  2. What is your word for 2021? Mine is DREAM.
  3. They said ‘build it and they will come,’ but what if no one shows up?
  4. What if no one likes me, or likes what I have to offer?
  5. Am I good enough? Do I know enough? What if I make mistakes? (yes, that is three questions rolled into one)
  6. When and how will I meet the RIGHT people who can help me move forward with my goals?
  7. When I fail, who will be there to help me up?
  8. What if I CAN’T do all I WANT to do?

Ok, let’s stop the list there because honestly I could go on for a really long time and I have my suspicions you may be able to, as well.

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A Disclaimer


My beautiful daughter, Lauren and me in New York City (Fall 2018)

A woman I met recently at our housewarming party asked me if I had hired a decorator for our new house. No. She then asked if I made all the food served that evening. Yes. Her response? “I don’t hang out with people like you.” While I don’t think she was being hurtful, I’ve known women like her in the past. Almost 20 years ago, we had some close military friends who cut us off because “I was too perfect.”  Seriously?? I was stumbling through life with two preschoolers who were driving me crazy most of the time, and a husband who was constantly deployed. With family thousands of miles away, what I needed most was a friend who accepted me for who I am and would walk beside me to support my strengths and my challenges. Why are women so hard on themselves? Why can’t we embrace the fact that everyone has unique talents and gifts, everyone has areas of weakness? There is so much we can learn from each other. There are so many ways we can leverage our impact when we join forces and help one another. Read More