A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ~Bruce Lee


It’s tough to not reach your goal, though, isn’t it? But all that work you put into your goal will still pay off. Just maybe in another way. 

I often get asked how many books I’ve written. And when they hear how many, then look at how many are published, they kind of look at me strangely.

Just because I write a book, doesn’t mean it’ll ever get published. But it wasn’t a waste to write it. I learned from it, grew as a writer. Or maybe it just helped me get through a tough time. It’s all good. Heck, I’d keep on writing even if I never publish another book.

Stay strong, my friends. 


The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. ~Alek Wek


I’m all about celebrating every little thing I can. 

One memory we got to make yesterday was receiving our official Boston Marathon acceptance emails! 


My husband and I both qualified for and were accepted into the 122nd Boston Marathon. So yeah, I celebrated an email.

There can be a lot in the world that’s frustrating and scary, so I choose spend as much time as I can celebrating the fun stuff. 

Have a great day, my friends, and make some memories!!  


One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. ~Bryant H. McGill


During a conversation, have you ever been thinking of your reply while the other person is talking?


It’s hard not to, isn’t it?

Next time I’m tempted to, I’m going to remember this quote and work on being quiet, keeping eye contact and really listening.

Because ultimately, it’s all about respect. 

Stay strong, my friends. 


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. -Soren Kierkegaard


I’ve been known to say, “I can’t wait until I’m on the other side of this to see what I get out of it.”

It’s always after a problem or issue or event that I can look back and see it clearly. See how I learned or grew from it.

It’s hard going through the not so fun things, but looking back on them, I see how I handled it or how maybe it was a good thing it happened a certain way.

So, stay strong, my friends.