I’m THANKFUL for COMMUNITY…

I’m THANKFUL for COMMUNITY…

Despite the CRAZINESS 2020 has thrown EVERYONE, when I reflect on 2020 I honestly can’t be anything but thankful. OF COURSE I’m NOT thankful for COVID and other tragedies plaguing our world, but as I’ve mentioned MANY times before…I’m eternally grateful for the growth 2020 has brought both me AND Ditch the Clique.

Narrowing down that thankfulness is hard though! From financial security to my family and friends remaining relatively healthy throughout the pandemic, I have SO much to be thankful for. However, I think the cherry on top of my gratitude is definitely having access to an empowering and inspiring COMMUNITY! I mean, my community is who keeps me going in times (and YEARS) like 2020!

I’ve been blessed to have an incredible community of women surrounding me most of my life but this year….this COMMUNITY is different….

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Embracing the Unknown in 2020 (and BEYOND)

Embracing the Unknown in 2020 (and BEYOND)

MAYBE I’m going out on a limb here, but I think I speak for us ALL when I say…

2020 has been one hell of a year!

From combating COVID-19 to wading the political pool, addressing racial inequality in our country to redefining what it means to “work from home”, this year has forced us to face change. And as mentioned in my blog post Let’s NOT Return to “NORMAL” I’m not so sure all of this change is necessarily bad.

In fact, I’m not sure EMBRACING change is all that bad either…

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How to Map out “Morning Pages” (and other journaling tips)

How to Map out “Morning Pages” (and other journaling tips)
Why it’s important and how to make it your own!

At the start of each month, I religiously take time not only to recap my personal and career victories, but to set intention for the upcoming month(s) too! As I took time to review the last month’s notes and numbers against the prior, I quickly recognized there was a shift and in THAT shift is where I started to see success happen…in quarantine. Now HEAR ME OUT: I’m in NO way giving COVID the credit for this growth, BUT I have to admit the past many months of quarantine have given me the extra time to recognize just how important setting intention EACH DAY is to a successful week, month, year, and LIFE!

But what exactly does SETTING INTENTION look like?

For me, it’s Morning Pages.

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Launch & Adjust

Launch & Adjust

If you’ve followed along here for sometime, have attended a Ditch the Clique event, or follow me on Instagram, you likely know my LOVE for podcasts. I mean, heck…I even have my own! (Oh you know…just a shameless plug for The REAL Women of 20(20) Podcast, no big deal.)

Recently while listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Skinny Confidential Him & Her, I noticed the phrase “launch & adjust” was on repeat. But not only there, the phrase has seemingly haunted me in conversations and other media content I consume, since!

My dad (the most wise person I know) always says “if words are on repeat, LISTEN! There’s a message there…”  So of course, I’ve put his advice to practice.  And (as usual) he’s right…

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