Doing what I love!

Tonight I got to teach someone about Twitter for a school assignment, and I left so pumped! Twitter is not even my favorite social media platform, but I honestly loved every moment! We met for an hour and I was able to ask a lot of questions that made her think, show her examples of others in her industry, and give her a crash course of the ends and outs of Twitter! I also showed her Periscope because I think it could be a useful tool for what she does (and Twitter owns them)  she left excited and had fun! 

After the meeting was over, I could feel the joy rushing through my body and I couldn’t stop smiling, I told William that I need to figure out a way to do what I just did full time because I absolutely loved it! I forgot how good it felt to do something I loved doing! Tonight was definitely a rekindling of a fire that was put out and I’m excited! 

I want to go into organizations and teach them how to use social media for their benefit. 

If I write it out it has to come to pass, right?! 

So consider this my faith goal, and the beginning of something to come! 
Continued Blessings,
Terri 

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Happy First Day of December!

Gosh, I’m so happy and I can’t believe that it’s already December!! Like where did this year go?! I’m filled with so much hope and expectation for this coming year! There are dreams that will come true and goals that will be met and I am already working on them! 

I have a sense of whimsy in my spirit that I haven’t had in many years and I feel almost carefree!! God is showing me some things and I’m ready to follow through and go after what I want for my health, my marriage, my family, my life!! I’m happy and I like the way Happy looks and feels on me!!

 It’s been way overdue and I’m done just trying to survive! It’s time I started living life a little more boldly!! So Happy first day of December and may this be the beginning of something special, real, and extraordinary for you! 

Love, 

Terri

7 Sticky Pounds

That’s all I have left of my baby weight from Kobi… 7 sticky won’t leave pounds! I’m trying not to be so hard on myself but I’m just not happy about how I look… Maybe because all of those seven pounds are in my gut… And there’s not enough time or budget at this moment that would let me compensate my new sillouhette with new clothes. I received some new to me pieces and they have worked wonderfully and then some of them are like what were you thinking… They just aren’t flattering… Like at all, I mean they could be with expensive undergarments on that sucked and tucked but I don’t want to wear those on a daily basis… I mean who does… How do they breath, eat, survive after using the restroom? 

So instead I’m going to start consistently working out again and incorporating more cardio into my workouts… I’m gonna continue drinking water but up my amounts and lay off the sugars during the week accept in my coffee which isn’t every day anyway and I’m going to continue to eat healthier and of course lift weights when I can.

 I know that as I get older shedding pounds gets harder so if I get into a routine now maybe by next summer (my birthday) I’ll be where I want to be weight wise and be living a healthier lifestyle all together!  It’s gonna take some dedication and some early mornings but it’s gonna be worth it in the end when I can wear whatever I want and not worry about any extra anything sticking out anywhere!

What are some of your favorite workouts?

My 2016 Theme

I waited until today to post this for consistency… Plus I really wanted to make sure that I found the right word. My word for 2016 will be FAITH! I came into the new year using it and I know that I’m going to need a continual supply of it throughout this year.

I’m going to need faith in order to 

  • Continue to keep my Bow safely in the womb until it’s time 
  • Have a smooth delivery once that time comes
  • Raise Bow once she’s here
  • Not put extra pressure on myself to be like all the other moms
  • Lose weight in a healthy manner
  • Be more loving towards my husband
  • Be flexible in this new season (parenthood and wifedom combined)
  • Relax and know that I don’t always have to be “on call” or the responsible one
  • Go back to school and finish my degree 
  • Find a job I really love 

All I know is that I am going to need an even bigger measure of faith this year than in years past! I will be clinging to Jesus more and more as each day goes on… 

I hope by now you all have figured out your goals or themes for this year and if not; there’s always time to change something you don’t like about your current situation. 

Many Blessings,

Terri

30 before 30 revisited

So it’s crazy how life happens. Here it is dang near two months after my 30th birthday and I am just now getting a change to update you guys on how I did! There were a ton of things I wasn’t able to do but there were things that I did go on to accomplish.

Here is the remainder of my list from my original post along with the things I did accomplish since then.

I want to partake in a fancy dinner✔️ (we did kind of go to a fancy dinner on vacation but we didn’t have to dress up for it)

  Yeah that’s steak and lobster on my plate but if we would have dressed up we would have been overdressed. 

I want to dress up in fancy clothes for said dinner

I want to have a Girls Night Out where we’re all dressed up (didn’t happen because I had homework)

I want to rock a Body Con dress at some point ( I did buy a few dresses just haven’t worn them)

I want to dye my hair at some point (I did end up dying my hair just not before the deadline)

I want to complete a Pinterest Project that’s not food (I still only did food)

I want to actually print pictures✔️ we printed pictures for our friends anniversary gift (a technicality I know)

I want to play a whole song with melody on the piano✔️ ( I don’t have the whole melody but I do have a song I can play and I even made my own)

I want to hold a conversation in Spanish✔️ I actually prayed in Spanish one night before dinner and held a small conversation with my friend.

I want to pay off debt✔️ my husband and I have been able to pay off a good amount of debt and it’s been great! We are definitely working that Dave Ramsey plan!

I want to recreate an outfit with only thrifted clothes (this just didn’t happen)

I want to finish William’s Blanket (who was I kidding)

I want to paint more and actually learn techniques (I did start to do Zentangle Art)

I want to finish the Dance Ministry SOP I’m working on ( it’s finished but at last unused)

I want to get a job that I like✔️ technically I don’t start until Monday and it’s a Graduate Assitant position so it’s not full time and I don’t know if I’ll even like it but I’m sure I will. 

I want to start a group for women (this is not the season for the group I have in mind)

Book a speaking engagement✔️ I actually have done three since I set this goal!! 

  Here, I taught social media best practices to a group of about 30 people and it was great!
Go to a beach✔️ 

 It’s my new favorite place!

Go to a new city✔️

 I actually went to a few new ones but Quebec was my favorite city by far although I did enjoy Toronto too!! 
Become a thrifter

Go to networking events✔️  

 William and I attended a Networking event in Nashville 

Rent a house or cabin with friends✔️ 

 we were able to rent this place with our friends and we loved it!

Step into what God has for me✔️ there really is no picture that is sufficient for this.

Become a mentor✔️ this was only seasonal but I learned a lot about myself and the women I had the chance to encourage every week.

Go to North Carolina✔️ 

 William took me to the mountains of NC to celebrate my Val’s birthday!

Go to Ohio✔️ 

    
   this is just a few things we did in Ohio!!
Go to Texas (we went to Canada instead)

*My just because is to apply for a job out of country*
So there you have it. My not so completed 30 before 30 list! I hope you all have had a great past 6 months!! Blessings to you always! 

My 2015 Theme

I have only started this “tradition” if you will, last year but I definitely love it and see myself finding my one word theme for years to come.

This years theme is BELIEVE! 

My life was shattered into a million pieces at the end of last year after accomplishing so many great things and now I need to begin to believe again… it’s as simple as that! As I believe my faith will begin to grow and my healing and restoration will come.

So what am I believing for? Everything!

I am believing for

  • babies
  • my marriage (I want to do a better job of putting William first)
  • our finances both for me to have a good job and for us to pay down debt
  • unity within my church as well as the growth of my church
  • the role I play in my church; its time for me to get back in the game
  • health that I can lose this weight
  • continued healthy healing from the lost of Kiwi

But most of all I am going to BELIEVE in God’s sovereignty!! He knows exactly what He is doing and the loss of Kiwi did not catch Him by surprise although I am sure that He is crying right along with me! I am choosing to believe the word that I keep getting: “God makes all things new” and I am continuing to believe that His grace is sufficient!

So here’s to 2015!! Right now may not seem like much but the best is yet to come and I will believe!

30 Before 30

Here it is finally… My 30 Before 30 List!!

I have exactly 6 months to accomplish my goals (my birthday is July 8th)!! I have already accomplished a few and am on my way to accomplishing a couple more within the next few weeks. They are in no particular order and I will try to post a blog with pictures when I have completed my future tasks…

  • Go to a wine tasting  (I did this with Val and Jessica in NC)

    It was just after we took this picture we found the wine tasting!! And it was so awesome!! I learned that I like muscadine wine and Duplin is a good brand as well as Rock of Ages!

    It was just after we took this picture we found the wine tasting!! And it was so awesome!! I learned that I like muscadine wine and Duplin is a good brand as well as Rock of Ages!

  • I want to go see an Indy Film (Saw Dear White People)

    We went to the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville to see this movie and it was so great!! If it comes out on DVD I'm getting it for sure!!

    We went to the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville to see this movie and it was so great!! If it comes out on DVD I’m getting it for sure!!

  • Go to a painting class (Painted Monet’s Water Lilies with Crystal)

    This is our finished product! It was so much fun and inexpensive thanks to a deal I found on Living Social!

    This is our finished product! It was so much fun and inexpensive thanks to a deal I found on Living Social!

  • I want to partake in a fancy dinner
  • I want to dress up in fancy clothes for said dinner
  • I want to have a Girls Night Out where we’re all dressed up
  • I want to rock a Body Con dress at some point
  • I want to dye my hair at some point
  • I want to complete a Pinterest Project that’s not food
  • I want to actually print pictures
  • I want to play a whole song with melody on the piano
  • I want to hold a conversation in Spanish
  • I want to pay off debt
  • I want to recreate an outfit with only thrifted clothes
  • I want to finish William’s Blanket
  • I want to paint more and actually learn techniques
  • I want to finish the Dance Ministry SOP I’m working on
  • I want to get a job that I like
  • I want to start a group for women
  • Book a speaking engagement
  • Go to a beach
  • Go to a new city
  • Become a thrifter
  • Go to networking events
  • Rent a house or cabin with friends
  • Step into what God has for me
  • Become a mentor
  • Go to North Carolina
  • Go to Ohio
  • Go to Texas

*My just because is to apply for a job out of country*