Getting to the Goal


I want to share a #LifeLesson that we always hear about and probably say we do but don’t actually move forward with and that is setting goals. 

We always hear throughout our lives that if we want to achieve something we need to set the goal and then go for it. Honestly though, where I feel most of us fail, we say we want to achieve something but we never cement it or make it real and then we fail to reach out goals. 

So, I want to give you some #HelpfulHints that I’ve picked up on that I believe can help you too! So let’s get to it!

  2. We’ve grown up hearing about setting SMART goals. This is key for the basics of setting up your goals. You can’t just go out and say “I’m going to lose 50lbs in 2 weeks”. First of all, this is unhealthy but it’s also not very realistic. This process takes a little bit of time and thought, but is an important step. You need to sit and really think this out. If you have large goals, what are some smaller ones you can achieve in a shorter time frame to build to that larger one. This builds from the daily, to weekly, monthly and so on.

  4. What I mean by this is, you need to make them tangible. WRITE THEM DOWN! It doesn’t matter how or where but give them physical form. Then, place them where you will see them regularly. Calendar, mirror, wallet- wherever is best for you. This can be your gentle reminder of why you are doing what you are doing and it makes them real.

  6. This is a little more difficult, but extremely doable. You need to breathe life into your goals. Believe they are real and they will be. Every person I believe to be successful does this. Instead of praying “Please help me” believe and say “Thank you for helping me achieve X”. By believing you’ve already achieved your goal, we change on a deeper level and attract the change we want to see. Live on purpose! This step takes time and conscious effort to achieve. 

  8. Get plugged in! Commroderate with like minded individuals that share your passions or support you in your goals. These people are your support too for when you need a gentle (or not so gentle) nudge to keep you going. It’s sometimes nice too when you have someone to check in with you and ask “Hey did you do such and such today?”

  10. We are sometimes our hardest critic. We beat ourselves up more than we should. So, with this atep, give yourself a break if things don’t go according to plan. This is the time to reevaluate what you did AND what you didn’t do. What could you have done differently? Then it’s time. To start the goal process over. 

    I leave you with this. This is a process.  Be mindful of it. Be purposeful in your actions. And never forget, you can do anything you set your mind to! 

    Until Next Time



This isn’t true for every child but I’ve come to realize in my household, Routines are essential. My Husband, who is currently sitting behind me as I write this, says they are essential because he doesn’t like change. We won’t discuss this in any further detail. He’s a butt. However, for children and especially in my stepdaughter’s case, its a form of security.
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My Journey through Labor and Delivery


Something I figured out, a little to late unfortunately, was always be prepared for anything when it comes to Labor and Delivery. I was looking forward to a natural labor, and had a bag packed ready to go with the only thought being that I’d have a vaginal, normal delivery and then go home in 24 hours.

I was wrong!

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Journey through divorce


I started this post over a couple times already trying to figure out how I’m going to write this out while still fitting into my goals for writing. I only want to try my best to always write from a positive and uplifting stance. I find that on this particular topic I’m a little unequipped to do that effectively and exactly the way I’m thinking. Surviving divorce is not glamorous or easy and for some it can be the struggle of a lifetime.

angelina-and-brad-pitt-wedding-photos-7With the recent announcement of the divorce of #brangelina, I find that this particular topic is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. This one goes out to you who are looking for a little guidance through divorce.

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Getting to know me

Just Me


I wanted to start off this blog just right and make my first official post a little bit more personal. This is my chance to really put it all out there and let you, my readers, get to know the woman behind the digital screen and keyboard. Who am I, what else do I do besides blog, where am I from, any when questions if there are some and lastly, Why? So, lets get started!

If you’ve taken the time to read the About the Author page, you’ll already know my name is Danielle. I am the daughter of a retired navy vet aka Dad and an

Chelsea, Me, Kaitlyn, Alex

intelligent college graduate, majoring in business management aka Mom. Lets just say I come from a long line of military and intelligent people. I am also a sister to two sisters, and then the youngest of us all would be my brother, making me the head rooster. My first sister, Chelsea, has two boys making me an Auntie! My next sister, Kaitlyn, is a college graduate majoring in music and is a private lessons teacher. As I told you, a line of intelligent people. Lastly, certainly not least by any means, is my little brother Alex. He is in his last year of high school and looking to go into the medical field as a nurse.

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Today was the first day in a while that I’ve had a ‘normal’ ( well my kind of normal ) day. I’m starting to feel more and more like myself. Its taken time, and conscious effort on my part to work on myself. This process has been anything and everything but easy. There are times I still cry for no reason, or will lay awake at night just staring at the ceiling.

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