Grocery Store, I HATE you

Grocery Store, I HATE you

Have you ever sat in the parking lot of the grocery store and just hoped and prayed that food would magically drop into the back seat of your car? Like, fully packed bags would come flying out those electric doors and in through my rear window? This idea is a weekly...
Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

At this very moment, Craig Barton is on a highway somewhere between Atlanta, GA, and Gulf Breeze, FL, driving home a car that he just purchased for his wife. Ya know, the wife that just left a fabulous position with a top company, gave back the company car and has no...
Know Thyself, say “NOPE”

Know Thyself, say “NOPE”

Personality tests are one of the single most significant inventions in the history of the world. They give you your business strengths, your core needs, your love language, your spiritual gifts. I was just a walking bundle of undefined instincts until a 100 question...
Darn you JEN HATMAKER

Darn you JEN HATMAKER

Writing is hard. Formulating words and sentences in a way that makes sense to the world, and not just in my head, is challenging. To me, things like periods and paragraphs seem entirely unimportant. Throw in grammatical rules and top it off with developing my own...
Make a date with FAILURE and jump in…NAKED!

Make a date with FAILURE and jump in…NAKED!

If there were a crown and sash given for excessive failures VS successes, I would be strutting down that bad boy of a stage waving like a boss to millions of fans with my GREATEST FAILURE crown and sash.   Failure and I go way back, and we know each other well. I...
Gurrrllll, You So Fine!

Gurrrllll, You So Fine!

(It would be silly of me to compare myself to my daughter in this photo. She is a trained pole fitness instructor, and I am…well, not. BUT I think we can agree they look just alike) They say “comparison is the thief of joy”…and it is…SOMETIMES. Other times...
I’m Not a Reader…

I’m Not a Reader…

I can count on one hand the books I have read from cover to cover. Reading has never been my strength, my pastime or my gift. Give me a book on tape, the outline, the 1st two chapters and I’m good to go. Never could I make it through a good story because I always...
My REAL Favorite Things

My REAL Favorite Things

In all new relationships, you want to get to know the other person. You ask what they love, what they are passionate about, what makes them tick…here are a few of mine! I chose things that REALLY are ME. Who I am, what I wear, things I really, really, really,...
Joy From a Times Square Billboard…Not So Much.

Joy From a Times Square Billboard…Not So Much.

Having your face on a billboard in Times Square does not suck. Nope, not even a little. A once in a lifetime gift that came bundled with some surprising lessons.   As part of a company promotion, I had the privilege of having my photo on a billboard in Times Square...
Coo Coo Ka Choo…

Coo Coo Ka Choo…

Deciding to write a book is a massive leap of faith. Like choosing to jump off of a mile high cliff…naked. It looks a lot like excitement and confidence dancing with waves of fear filled nausea every 5 minutes. A rollercoaster of, “I’m killing...