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Can Life be like a Waterfall?

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Today I am dabbling in poetry! I found this picture and decided I’d put my thoughts into words.

 

Can life be like a waterfall?
The stream is smooth and easy to navigate
Then you hit the rapids.

Can life be like a waterfall?
Life is smooth and easy to navigate 
Until there’s a pothole in your way.

The rapids are strong the rocks are sharp
And life gets harder to navigate.

You try to stand tall and fight the stream
but then you hit the waterfall.

You fall with the water afraid to hit the rocks at bottom
But when you open your eyes the pool is sparkling

Life is strong and smooth again
Life is like a waterfall
No rapids
No sharp rocks

Hang on a little longer 
You’ll fight through your waterfall

Jessie Butler 


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Life With PCOS Week One

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I am starting something new for the blog and that’s Life With PCOS updates. I was diagnosed on a Wednesday so I figured Wednesdays will be dedicated to PCOS. 


So, What is PCOS?

PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. So, what does that mean? 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.

There are symptoms that everyone has and there are some symptoms that some don’t. I’m still learning and doing my research so, as I learn so will you. 

life with PCOS week one

What I’ve learned so far…

I am not infertile

I will have a baby, it’ll just take time. 

PCOS explains why I’m sleepy all the time. 

There are so many support groups to learn from. 

Vitamins will be my best friend. 

My diet needs a complete overhaul.

The gym is going to be my second husband. 

I can’t have sugar.

Dairy is a no-no since it is higher in testosterone.  

There may not be a cure, but I will win this fight! 

life with PCOS week one


Why is this a big deal?

Well, my hubs and I have been trying to get pregnant for a little over a year and a half now, and well you haven’t seen a pregnancy announcement so, there’s that. 

So, I went to my doctor since it was bugging me and since my cycles were off, and she decided to run some blood tests. A week and a half later I got my answer. On 8/22/18 I was diagnosed with PCOS. My entire world turned upside down because all I have heard is that PCOS causes major weight gain and infertility. I have wanted a baby ever since my nephew Kyler was born, and when my doctor gave me the news I hated it. 

I cried and left work early to cry some more, only to fall asleep for two hours. The fatigue sucks with PCOS by the way. Anyway, so we started the plan to make babies and I am following it to my best ability. 

Taking you on this journey helps me keep track of how everything is going. I love that I can share things with y’all and be open about my life. So, thanks for sticking with me and I promise when things change you will know. 

New Goals For a New Outlook

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I have some fresh new goals to throw at you! These are new thanks to an epiphany I had about an hour ago. So, here we go! 


New Goals for a New Outlook

  1. Publish Deadly Love 
    • Got this lovely back from the editor and that means I’m one step closer to publishing! 
  2. Get more organized! 
    • I really suck at organization. I mean really suck at it. So, I am googling and Pinning all the different ways to work on this! 
  3. Buy a house! 
    • This is a huge priority on my list!
  4. Tell more people about my business.
  5. Lose 10 pounds by the end of July
    • Yeah, this really needs to happen. So, I need to step up my nutrition game. 
  6. Work on capture page for the blog!
    • Yep, this will also happen eventually. I’m not sure what it’ll be yet, but it’ll be good!
  7. Work on book 2 for the Deadly Love series! 
  8. Work on an EBook.
    • I want to teach people how to start a WordPress site from scratch! What better way to do that than with an e-book. 

new goals for a new outlook


Eight goals for an already busy girl. I love nerding out on my life and planning all the next steps. And after a great call with my marketing coach, yesterday life got clear. I will have the best life I can imagine and it will be great! I can’t wait to take you on this new journey! 

It’s OK Not to be Perfect

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I keep seeing this quote float around on my Instagram and my Pinterest and it made me think about life. I know that sounds pretty cliché but it’s true. Let me tell you about this quote and why it’s OK not to be perfect. 

it's ok not to be perfect


It’s OK not to be perfect…

So, if you’re anything like me with your mental health journey, you think you have to be perfect all the time. Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re lying to yourself. Sweetheart no one is perfect and it’s pretty much impossible to be perfect. And that’s OK! Really, it is. I’m going to give you five reasons why I’m not perfect so you know it’s OK. 

I’m late to work almost every day…

Yep, you read that right. I don’t give myself enough time to get up and get ready to make it out the door on time. So, that means I am usually wearing my hair in a ponytail, no makeup, and I’m in jeans and a t-shirt. Trust me I wish I looked more professional at work, but my snooze habit limits my time. 

I hate cleaning…

My couch is flooded with clothes, and there is probably 10 dogs worth of dog hair that needs to be swept up in my living alone. I still have clean dishes waiting to be put away in my dishwasher. But you know what that’s ok because eventually they will get put away and my clothes will be folded. I just hate doing it. 

I am always finding ways to procrastinate…

Being a writer means I have lots of deadlines, and I have never missed one. That does mean I usually wait until almost the last second to get some things done. Same goes for most of the things I need to get done, but by some miracle I get them done on time. 

I am not always positive…

Nope, you might think I am but I can be a big negative Nancy. There are just somethings that happen in my life that don’t need positivity. I always thought that always being positive would get me one step closer to perfectionism, but I will probably never reach perfectionism. 

I am me…

Now you’re probably thinking well yeah you are, but what does that have to do with anything? Well, you see, I was made in God’s image and God doesn’t make perfect people. I mean Jesus wouldn’t have died for our sins if we were perfect. So that’s why I am me. I’m just a girl trying to live her life one day at a time and trust me it’s far from perfect. 

it's ok not to be perfect


So, you see it’s perfectly Ok not to be perfect. (See what I did there.) Anyway, we all have our flaws and we all choose to live with them differently. Some of us will try to hide them, and some of us will flaunt what God gave us with no care in the world. My challenge for you is to stop trying to reach perfection. Just be you. 

 

Two Books to Help Myself

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Guess who went book shopping? Me, I did. I got two lovely self-help books that I can’t wait to dive into. I got two books to help myself and I am going to share them with you.


Two Books to Help Myself

I’ve been slacking on myself lately, so I thought why not get some books that might be able to help. I chose You are a Badass because I hear everyone talking about it, and I chose Girl, Wash Your Face because a friend recommended it to me. Now, I’ve started listening to Girl, Wash Your Face at the gym and it’s truly amazing! I loved every second I listened to it while on the stationary bike and I was hooked. So, let me tell you more!

Girl, Wash Your Face

This book is by Rachel Hollis and even though I have just started listening to it I am already hooked. Let me tell you why. She is raw and she is real. This book will drag you in and keep you there and you won’t regret it.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

two book to help myself

Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.

Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mindsets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.

From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.

You are a Badass

This book has been all over the place so I decided it was time to give it a shot.

You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

two book to help myself

In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it NOW.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

If you’re wanting to kick some serious ass in the money department (you wanna?) and start making the kind of dinero you ain’t never made before, pre-order the next book in the series that’s all about your financial badassery: You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, coming April 2017 from Viking Books.


I figured I can’t really afford the help of a psychologist, but maybe these books can help. I’m really looking forward to jumping into these books and seeing what they can help me with. If you’re looking for inexpensive help, just remember books really aren’t that expensive.