You can do this.

Thoughts are the most powerful tools when you are facing obstacles that seem impossible. I’ve learned this from years of facing mountains and weathering storms.

You can do this.

These four words are often repeated over and over to myself until I actually believe it and by that time I’m usually through whatever I was facing. These four words come from the verse, “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me” (Philippians 4:13), I feel these four words deep in my bones.

You can do this.

Yep, most things I’ve faced in my life others just are puzzled that I made it through with such a positive attitude. From growing up in a tough childhood, being a teen mom, overcoming marriage obstacles, medical battles, grief and just plain life struggles. Even when I feel like I’m crumbling under the stress or feeling like this is going to be the thing that makes me snap-I remind myself-You can do this.

It may be terribly difficult, you may feel like you are falling apart the entire time, you may barely make it to the other side but the only way to do it is to go through it.

Yep, to embrace whatever is going to fly your way knowing that you can in fact do it. You can in fact withstand the rain pouring down all around you. You can in fact do the big scary work needed to get you through this.

There is no secret magic pill that makes everything you face turn into sunshine and rainbows. The truth is that the only thing in this life that you can control is your own attitude, your own thoughts which will lead you to the actions you choose in every situation. That’s no secret, just facts.

If you can wrap your brain and crisis routine(the go to dialogue that you repeat to yourself when something goes wrong) around that then you can seriously do this.

It will not be easy.

It will take practice.

You will fail over and over.

But never stop reminding yourself that you can do this because you can.

And you will be stronger as the rain stops pouring over you, when you make it to the other side, when the pain doesn’t hurt as freshly, when the wounds are healing because you can do this.

All of these thoughts have been swirling inside my brain as I’ve been struggling with this deployment in these last few days. The weight of the emotions comes and goes for me and the kids. Doesn’t matter what we have planned or how much we talk about our feelings, some days it just feels heavier. For me I feel like I’m moving in mud, weighed down and just plain sad.

With no end in site all I can do is say “You can do this.” Over and over. Because I can, it may not be fun or what I would choose for me and our family. I certainly would choose to always have our soldier home safe. But I know the only thing in life I can control is my thoughts, which then controls my actions.

You can do this.

Even if it means just sitting in your feelings because your brain is too foggy to do anything else.

Even if it means putting on a smile and forcing yourself to get the things done that need to be completed.

Even if it means repeating those special four words just long enough to make it through the day.

Life is tough but it’s incredibly beautiful too. Even when you face hard things there is joy around you and that joy is what will help propel you through this because yes-You can do this!



Let’s begin.

There has always been something about a blank screen and the feel of the keys under my fingertips. My creative brain just loves being able to dump my thoughts out to share with anyone who’s interested. It helps me think clearer and sparks a fire within me that energizes my whole body. Do you know that feeling? The spark of motivation.

As I thought and brainstormed about the next big step in my business that I would take, blogging kept coming back to me over and over. I blogged quite a bit before I joined posh and even at the beginning of starting this business but got carried away with life and passion. It’s like my mind was screaming at me to slow down even more and share with everyone my thoughts once again. A blog, is exactly where I’m starting as a foundation to the big steps I’m planning to take in the near future. A place where you and I can connect, I can ramble about whatever is on my mind, you can see the behind the scenes of what working from home looks like, we can relate to being overwhelmed with life and do it all while being reminded that self-care isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.

How often will I blog? Well I’m hoping I can get a few moments in each day just to write out whatever is on my heart but I don’t want to set something that isn’t attainable in my schedule. For now I want to see how it all fits in, kind of like I did my Posh business. I was already crazy busy when I added this business. Mom of 4, military wife, volunteer, and so on, growing Posh Blessings by finding the small moments in each day that I could share my passion. Fitting Posh in my life, so that is the plan for the blog as well.

What will I be sharing about? Well, our Posh Blessings business of course, being a work at home mom, military life, flea market finds, self care, spiritual journey, travel, gluten free life, and everything in between. This is going to be the place to truly connect, give tips and share my heart with whomever wants to follow. While doing giveaways, sharing videos, and hopefully encouraging fellowship with it all.

It’s spaghetti night and the kiddos are done with homework so I’d better get over there to start cooking.