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I’m almost 30.  My 10-year high school reunion is next week and no, I’m not going.

I don’t work for National Geographic. I haven’t finished my degree and I’m still not happy with my body. I don’t have kids. I don’t have perfect teeth and even though I’ve worked on it for years, sometimes I still lose my temper.  All those things I said I was going to do that still haven’t been done.

This year finds me in a new town, an amazing town, but far away from all my family and friends and frequent clients.  Its new and beautiful and difficult.

I’m not going to give up.  Not even close.  I know I’m on to something and nothing but hard work and persistence will make me successful.

I AM going to stop comparing myself to others.  Stop seeing what they post on social media as the whole story.  it’s never the whole story.

The whole story, for me, is that while there’s a lot I have left undone, there’s a lot that I have done.  I’ve become a wife and best friend to an amazing man who helps me be a better person every day.  I’ve been kind and good. I’ve worked hard. I’ve laughed and traveled and loved and I wouldn’t trade that for anything, not even National Geographic or the perfect body.

I failed to be the person I expected I would be, but instead I found something different, something better.  Who needs perfect anyway?

Oh! and for me, there’s almost no ailment that a trip to the mountains wont cure.  This visit with family and trip to the Yosemite valley was just what I needed to renew my spirit and help me realized just how great my life is. <3


Yosemite National Park, California.

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