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What it was like getting laid off in my third trimester

      Yep, you read that right, I got laid off. Getting laid off isn't anything I'd wish on anyone. Certainly not a mom to be in her third trimester. I kept racking my brain thinking how could this happen? How could this be? What did I do to deserve this? Why NOW? It felt frustrating. It felt like betrayal. We had a plan. We had our ducks in a row and we were doing such a good job of following our plan, getting ready for baby girl to join us in June. The last thing we expected was for me to get laid off right before having the baby/ maternity leave started.  God has a plan.  I didn't want...

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Thirty, Flirty, and Pregnant!

  Let me just say, it's pretty to wild to think that I'm actually THIRTY years old. How the heck did I get here so fast? There were some years that I just wanted life to pass me by so I could get to the good stuff and past the bad. I mean, who doesn't want to just jump to the good stuff? Wouldn't that be nice? I know I'm not alone in thinking YES. (Please and thanks). It's insane how fast the twenties decade goes by. I remember being a kid, dying to be 16 so I could drive far far away. And then I remember being in high school and just itching to be in college so I...

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The rollercoaster that taught me to love myself.

      "I have given God a million reasons not to love me. None of them changed my mind." -anonymous      Just last year, I was a mess. And by just last year I mean every year before that too, don't get it twisted. I was always fighting with my boyfriend, always fighting with family. I was extremely unhappy in my job. My finances were a mess, I felt like I could never get my bank account out of the red. I was living paycheck to paycheck....with several jobs.  I was overweight, and had no hopes of losing it, either. I had lost hope in myself. Anxiety pretty ruled most of my life. I had hardly any motivation. I was down...

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My 2019 Word of the Year

    Happy 2019 everyone, I know, a tad late but it still counts because it's still January! Is it just me or does January feel like it lasts forever? I swear it's the longest month of the year. Perhaps I'm just anxious because of everything going on in my life right now. In less than a month I turn 30 and in just 20 weeks we'll be welcoming Baby Jones into the world. Man did God really show up last year. Not that He doesn't all the time but last year just felt like a monumental one. Instead of intentions, resolutions, goals, and all that jazz I've decided to just stick to one word for the year and focus...

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Get Back Up and Try Again

        Have you ever been a place where you were working so hard you just didn't know if you could continue? Yeah, that was me. I've worked more than two jobs, sometimes up to five at a time, for years and years. I don't tell you this because it's impressive, I tell you because I did what I had to do. You see, life just isn't easy all the time. And sometimes I think I might have made it a little harder on myself. I didn't finish my degree in college which means I had to work a LOT harder in my 20's to not only figure out what I wanted to do with my life, but...

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