Over the past month, I’ve been thinking about identifying my gifts and what that really means in my year of personal discovery. After using input from my friends and having some honest internal discussions with myself, I finally wrote down what I consider to be my gifts.   Identify Your Gifts Teaching Education Writing Creativity Being Weird/Quirky I don’t know that I have a lot of gifts, but I think the ones I do have are obvious. My path… Read more »

creating a vision board

Vision boards have become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks to Pinterest. I’ve read a lot of articles about why you should have a vision board and what you should do with it, and this year I decided to finally make one. The one problem I had when creating my vision board was the fact that I don’t have a clear and definite focal point for the future, which is one of the main points of a vision… Read more »

letter to my teenage self

Have you ever thought about what you wish you could go back and tell your teenage self? What would have made your life as a teenage girl infinitely easier? If you have a teenage daughter or sister in your life, are you sharing those pieces of wisdom with her? I decided to write a letter to my teenage self, and hopefully, some of these lessons will find their way to a teenage girl needing to know that life gets better… Read more »

three words

  In the previous part of this series about my year of personal discovery, I talked about going back to think about who you were as a child and the things to which you were naturally drawn. This exercise is an important part of identifying your gifts and passions in life. The next exercise I created for myself is something called “Describe me in three words.”   The exercise itself is as simple as it sounds. What are the first… Read more »

  One of the big life lessons that I got from 2016 was the realization that I was not all that happy with life. I’m not saying that my life is terrible, but there are pieces that just don’t seem to fit anymore. Where I am, what I do, and where I’m going (or not going) hung to me like and old dress that used to look good but now has a stain, has some weird loose parts that stick… Read more »

This weekend I was lucky enough to be surrounded by nearly 6,000 young performing artists at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. My sons participated in the festival for the third year. The purpose of the event is not necessarily to create 6,000 new Broadway actors and actresses but to use the power of musical theater to teach kids important lessons about creativity, self-confidence, and hard work. The funny thing is that every year I think I learn more than… Read more »