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All Mixed Up
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All Mixed Up

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, I haven’t written a personal piece in a while. So many life changes have been happening and I was struggling to figure out how to continue. Quite frankly, I was trying to figure out whether I would continue this venture, this blog. I haven’t known what to say here...

Cruising to a Life Together | #FTSF | AprilNoelle.com
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Cruising to a Life Together | #FTSF

The Year 2007 was an eventful year for me. Jeff and I got married. We had our second son. We went on our first vacation as a couple. And much, much more. Our first vacation together was a cruise to the Bahamas. I had never been on a cruise and was so excited to go....

Blessings through a Pregnancy Story
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Blessings through a Pregnancy Story

One day, over five years ago, my husband and I made a conscious decision for me to become a stay at home mother with the birth of our next child. This was by no means his push, it was completely mine. Being a mom who did the majority of the cooking, cleaning and child-raising were...

A Long, Long Time Ago
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A Long, Long Time Ago

A long, long time ago, I wrote stories. I wrote stories about finding lost jewels, having tons of friends, and starting my own business. I wrote stories about dreaming and happiness and disappearing into a world far away, in alternative dimensions. I dove into a world that I wrote instead of lived. Now, I don’t...

I’ll Take Confidence for $2000
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I’ll Take Confidence for $2000

My soul yearns to have the confidence that I once had. I used to live by my personal motto: Tweet this It wasn’t until I wrote this post that I realized I had forgotten this.  I felt like a walking contradiction. On one hand, I was extremely shy when dealing with personal talents, where I could...

When There Are No More Words Left to Write
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When There Are No More Words Left to Write

This is a rare week when schedules of three bibles studies collide. Three mornings, I’m busy from school drop off to after lunch. By that time, I’m tired and ready to take a nap. This week, as well, I have been intent on actually taking the time to learn and take a class or two...

My Little Superheroes
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My Little Superheroes

Sleep. Productivity. Social life. My career. What stops me from thriving in all of these? My children. When we lost Alexander, my life changed. Really it changed my priorities. Before it was work, social life, family. Now, it’s family, work, social life. My sleep disruption started with Bee, my third. Ever since her birth, she was a...

My Reflection
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My Reflection

The mirror sits idly in the bathroom taunting me, mocking me. I want to look, I want to see myself, my whole self, but often I can’t bare to look. What I should see is the woman who graduated near the top of her high school class, to attend an awesome first tier school, to attend...

The Step that Will Change Our Marriage
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The Step that Will Change Our Marriage

Every year, I make goals. Every year, I’m successful at some and not so successful with others. This year is a bit different, letting you into my methods to be successful. One such goal is to have a better marriage. Let me give you a little background. Growing up, I was not surrounded by happily...

A Letter to My Younger Self: Keep Going
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A Letter to My Younger Self: Keep Going

Normally, I don’t write a letter to my younger self or consider thinking about “what if” or “regret” posts. Rarely do I feel like the grass is greener. Often, I feel like the other side of the fence is a landfill avalanche, ready to suck you down with all of the bits of crap that’s been tossed inside....

Nineteen
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Nineteen

Nineteen seems like a lifetime ago, not just because it’s been almost two decades, that I still fit single digit sized clothing or that I was single without a husband or children in my future. The life I envisioned then was one of passion and a hard day at work, an apartment was only a...

My Little Minions
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My Little Minions

Evidence surrounds us that school is back in session. My son is gone all day, and is considering which athletic teams he would like to join, I’m homeschooling my daughters and more than anything, my mommy friends don’t have children at home to visit. No more pool trips, alone at the beach and visits to...