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    I Hope This Helps... (Advice on Life, Love, and Other Things That Matter)



    Your life is also your gift to the world. You matter.

    Nothing happens to you. Everything happens for you.

    Go with the flow. Try, really hard, not to resist.

    Never regret what you’ve grown from.

    Set boundaries. Follow them.

    Only say yes when you mean it.

    Just keep showing up.

    You’ll get there if you don’t give up.

    Love it or leave it. Period.



    Give it away… freely.

    Accept it… often.

    Guard your heart above all else.



    Stick with people who stick with you.

    Surround yourself with people who totally get you.

    Surround yourself with people who aren’t afraid to tell you the truth.

    Someone’s going to hurt you.

    You’re going to hurt someone.

    Forgive as soon as possible.

    Don’t open the door for someone who slammed it on their way out.

    Don’t expect anyone to do for you what they have been unable or unwilling to do for themselves.

    Some people don’t belong in your space.

    People are never too busy for what/who they care about.

    Never give your heart to people who aren’t careful with their own.

    You should be inspired by the people in your life.



    God is…

    Find a sacred place for Him in your life.

    You are who God created you to be and nothing less.

    Talk to Him often.

    Listen to Him more often.



    It’s a gift.

    Try really hard not to mess it up.

    Seek the advice of people who got it right.

    Be the best YOU for them.



    You gotta know you’re worth the effort.

    You are worthy of all good things.

    Don’t ever settle.

    You can, and you will… when you’re ready.

    Get ready now.

    Take care of YOU.



    Until next time, Love...

    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."


    A Word On Mistakes



    You are worth more than every mistake you’ve ever made.

    Your past is only relevant if what you’ve learned from it helps you or someone else.

    You’ve messed up. Made the wrong decision. Hurt someone you loved. Gave up too soon. Held on too long. Came up short.  Said the wrong words. Screwed it all up.

    The truth is: you’re human. You’ve messed up and you’re going to mess up again- and again. But, you'll recover. 

    The way to recover from a mistake is to do the next right thing, and move forward.

    Don’t despise your mistakes. Stop beating yourself up. 

    Get through the guilt, remorse, and shame.  Rise above your mistakes.

    You are worth the effort.


    *Here' s a video to help you move forward.


    Until next time, Love...

    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."


    4 Hard Things You Should Do Anyway


    Hard things still need to get done*.  

    There are character building, life changing, do it so you can move forward and love your life more things that are hard to do, but necessary.

    It's time. You've avoided them long enough. 

    Make the decision.  Decision making can be hard. Am I right? Will this work? Will they be mad at me? …and a bunch of other nagging questions stand in the way. The thing is: you need to make the decision or it will be made for you. Life goes on, whether you decide to participate or not. Start by making decisions that support what matters to you the most.

    Let go. I read this phrase somewhere; let go or get dragged.  When you think about it, that is exactly what it feels like to hold on to something (or someone) that isn’t working for you. You get hurt. You lose control. You are at the mercy of whatever it is you’re holding on to. Let go and get free. Experience better. Let go of what’s holding you back.

    Ask for help. You don’t know what you don’t know. You can do it all, but not at the same time. Everybody needs somebody. And that’s okay. What is not okay, is to be in need of help but too afraid and too prideful to ask for it. Get what you need. There is safety in wise counsel.

    Keep going. It’s hard to keep going when you’re worn out and discouraged, you’re fearful, you feel alone, or when things aren’t going as planned and you can’t see the way. It is especially hard to keep going when you’re sick and tired. But if you’re heart is in it, you feel it in your soul, you know you were made for it, and you can’t imagine life any other way… just keep going. You’ll get there if you don’t give up.


    *So go do the hard stuff. You'll love your life more when you do.


    Until next time, Love...

    "Pursue something you freaking love!

    And the process that it will take you to get it, will be worth it."