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Goals To Make 2020 My Best Year Yet

Goals To Make 2020 My Best Year Yet

I know that New Year’s goals or resolutions are cliché, but I don’t care. I love them! There’s something so special about using the start of the year as a bit of a clean slate. My word for this year is discipline and I am excited to…

2020: My Word of the Year is  Discipline

2020: My Word of the Year is Discipline

For 2020, my word of the year is discipline. But, let’s back up and talk about how I got there and why this word is important to me. Over the years, I wrote a lot of blog posts with big goals I wanted to achieve…

Hello 2020!

Hello 2020!

I’m joining the masses in my sighs of “I can’t believe it’s already 2020,” but seriously. How is it already 2020? I am so excited to be back in this space again as I haven’t written in a few months. I felt very uninspired and…

What I Read in September 2019

What I Read in September 2019

September was a really slow reading month! I can’t speak to why…just wasn’t in the groove, I suppose. Although the return of my favorite television shows certainly didn’t help my reading time! You would think that with only four books, a recap post should be…

Weekly Roundup: 10.19.19

Weekly Roundup: 10.19.19

I feel like this is the status quo lately, but this week was brutal! My day job kept me insanely busy and I started marathon training! I got so overwhelmed with all the unread articles on my feedly, some dating weeks old, that I marked…

My Next Big Goal: the Milwaukee Marathon

My Next Big Goal: the Milwaukee Marathon

I haven’t done much distance running in the last couple of years. Okay, scratch that. I haven’t done much running, period, in the last couple of years. It’s time for that to change. I officially have my next big goal: the Milwaukee Marathon on April…

Weekly Roundup: 10.12.19

Weekly Roundup: 10.12.19

Happy weekend! I haven’t shared a weekly roundup post in awhile because, honestly, I haven’t had much time (or energy) to do much reading around the Internets. It’s hard to share things for you to read when I am not doing the reading myself! But,…

When I Wasn’t Watching

When I Wasn’t Watching

It was somewhere around late 1999. The nearby mall booked Mandy Moore to perform at its grand opening events. Although I was sixteen, I didn’t yet have my license and I begged my dad to take me. He adamantly refused with the argument that I…

Introducing MJN Wellness

Introducing MJN Wellness

This is such a long time coming and I am so excited to finally “officially” launch my health coaching business. Today, I am introducing MJN Wellness to the world. Since I earned my health coaching and personal training certifications, I have taken a very casual…

This Is 36: Healthier and Happier Than Ever Before

This Is 36: Healthier and Happier Than Ever Before

Last Friday was my 36th birthday. After a really hard couple of years, this birthday finds me in a healthier place. Most days, at least. I shared this post on Instagram the next morning with a photo I quickly snapped as I was getting ready…