I recently had the opportunity to meet the most incredible woman. Her name was Jody, and she owned a gourmet Czech kolache bakery in Calvert, Texas. I just happened to walk in because it had a sign that said “real fudge.” Real fudge people! Do you really need another reason to walk into a place? […]Read more "Your Story is Worth Telling"
If money, time, connections, and personality didn’t matter, what would your dream be? I spend a lot of time asking myself this question because I believe it is one of the most important questions in life. Dreams are one of our most valuable commodities we can offer ourselves and our world. They keep us motivated […]Read more "It’s Time to Dream Again"
[Blog photo from here] According to Google, the first official day of summer was June 21st. Summer is officially upon us everyone! If you’re reading this, you made it! From everyone here at Thank God for the Summertime, congratulations! If you don’t know about who we are or what we do, check us out here. Our lead […]Read more "The 5 Shows You Need to Binge Watch this Summer"
Jesus. What the heck. Like, what the heck. What is happening with my life? What am I doing with my life? Why am I messing up my life so royally? I am the king of screwing it up right now. I am terrible at managing my own freedom. I’m a loose canon, exploding at any […]Read more "The One Way to Clean Up the Mess in Your Life"
I want part of my life to be a writer, but, oddly enough, I don’t feel like I write enough. I love the idea of being a writer. Every time I picture it I am in a super hipsterish coffee shop with my MacBook and a Cappuccino. Or, I am in my super hip loft, […]Read more "Coffee Shop Inspiration"
This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I was really excited about the idea, but I felt like I was trying too hard. I was searching for these “metaphorical resonances” (to steal a term from The Fault in our Stars) but was coming up blank. I wanted everything to be really […]Read more "Beautification Challenge Results"
I recently finished reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I would love to write about that soon, but, before I do that, I want to write about something that really captivated me in it. In the midst of the entire book, I have endlessly been thinking about the line, “People always get […]Read more "Beautification Challenge"
I am experiencing incredible amounts of difficulty coming up with a good introduction for this post. To me, there are so many facets involved in crafting an effective introduction. I’ve spent years learning the importance of having an intro that really captures people, but I have come up with three ridiculously average introductions so quickly […]Read more "Introductions and Identity Issues"
Dallas had a beautiful sunset recently. I mean beautiful. It was one of those sunsets you gaze so deeply into you feel as if you will melt at any moment. The color spectrum started out as this sunburst yellow that traveled to this shade of deep, loving purple, with shades of orange and rose pink […]Read more "Today is a New Day"