Hope is a choice to action just like love and faith. These are "forces" because they are powerful actions that require decisiveness and effort and they always bring results.
2022 Hopemade Word of the Year
Hopemade Word for 2022: Express After doing my 3-step reflection (end of year) process, I came back to a place I often come back to. I’m sure you know exactly how that feels. Is there a recurring theme in your life? Something you always set out for, voluntarily or involuntarily, yet, it still remains something … Continue reading 2022 Hopemade Word of the Year
The Cure to FOMO: JOMO
I recently met this trend in the mental wellness corner of the interwebs called JOMO. JOMO is the antidote to the oddly relatable and somewhat shameful Fear Of Missing Out, better known as FOMO. By switching F to J, and using cognitive retraining, one can deal with their fear of missing by reimagining it as … Continue reading The Cure to FOMO: JOMO
Why I Love Being a Girl Mom: Feminine Not Feminist
Being a girl mom is a lot of fun, even when you are not playing dress up! Actually, we don't ever play dress up. One, I have a 2-year-old who is not interested in skirts and dresses. Two, I’m in no place to be spending tons of money on clothes that only fit for a … Continue reading Why I Love Being a Girl Mom: Feminine Not Feminist
All I Want for Christmas is Re…
Somehow Christmas, revenge, success and redemption are related to each other.
What is Your Word for 2021?
Picking a word for the new year over making resolutions has been a thing for awhile. Last year, I hopped on board and chose the word ‘courage’ for 2020. In addition to choosing courage, I made ONE new year resolution and that was “to fail a lot.” The idea is that stepping out of my … Continue reading What is Your Word for 2021?
Slow as Slow Gets
It’s taken me months of reading to admit that I’m still in the book of Genesis. Earlier this year, I set out on what I thought would result in me reading the Bible more. I knew I wouldn’t finish the entire Bible by the close of the year but I thought I’d get at least … Continue reading Slow as Slow Gets
Dear Diary, I’m not Wonder Woman—There, I Said it!
I recently left my job. I’ll admit I’m ashamed to say that but I think it will make sense if I get that off my chest, now. Because the path of my life is getting clearer and clearer, only I could hope. God’s Hand is here. That is all I will say. A wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Dear Diary, I’m not Wonder Woman—There, I Said it!
and I’m FREEEE…
"Free Falling!" Haha, the song is stuck in my head. I deleted 100 drafts yesterday. Yes, 100 potential blog posts. 100 pieces of drafted ideas, brainstorms, or entire essays in the trash later and I feel so free! There is something very satisfying about getting rid of things you worked on, especially when they just … Continue reading and I’m FREEEE…
Life Update: Old Diaries and Rusty Pens
Okay, I can't wait-- I'll open up with the good news...but that means there is not-so-good news.