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If you could remove one obstacle from your life what would it be?


If you could pick just one thing that is holding you back and remove it from you current situation what might that be? This is the question I asked myself (as the title says).  While thinking of the answer I began wondering of the many things I might would change in my life but at what cost?

Here is the dilemma, by removing one obstacle what would I be changing and could this affect my future. We all think that if we had more money, or different living situations, etc. things would be better.  However, would it really be or would it bring more challenges in our life? With that said, I feel that I am where I am at for a reason.  Yes, I would love to be healthy, have more money, drive a fancy car and so on.  This is just materialistic besides the health.

Even when we look at others and think they have everything, behind close doors I am sure there is something they wish they could change.  I sometimes think what life would be like if I didn’t have all the health issues I deal with but my health is what inspired me to create my blog.  I use my health problems as a platform for speaking to others.  I want each and every person to know that the best thing to do when dealing with a health crisis is to stay positive and know that things could be worse.  I don’t know if that is the best way of putting things but this is how I look at it.

I feel God has presented these obstacles in my life for a reason and he has a plan for me.  I always look at the saying, “ God gives his toughest challenges to his strongest warriors.”  

Lastly, I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on this question and how you might answer it.  Please feel free to speak freely and honest.  I want to thank all my readers/followers and bloggers community for reading this and as always would love to hear your comments.


What was your favorite game….


What is your favorite pastime game or TV show to watch? 

I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and a friend of mine asked this question on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to think back, before social media, about it. 

I was born in 1981 to give you an idea. I loved to play tag, red rover, freeze tag, hide and seek, jump rope, dodgeball, and take a big box outside and play house. As I got a bit older we got a trampoline that my sister and I loved to jump on. Before my parents got our basement finished we would skate downstairs then rollerblades came out. That was all the rage! Of course bike riding was fun too. I have always loved writing so I had my secret diary with key then a journal as I got older. In school, I loved getting notes in my locker, sleepovers, and talking on the phone. I can’t forget love letters and secret admirers.

When it comes to television, I mainly watched Saturday morning shows. My favorite was Saved by the Bell! Other shows I liked were Full House, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and of course after school specials. I loved my music and loved getting a CD or recording tapes of songs from the radio. The best is getting a tape from a boy with love songs. My favorite band/singers/boy bands were Aerosmith, Boys to Men, The Quad City djs, Micheal Jackson, Paula Abdul, Nirvana, Insync (Justin Timberlake), Jessica Simpson, and the list goes on.

Please comment below and share you pastime memories. I look forward to hearing from all of you reading this.



Happy Anniversary!!!


Happy anniversary to my boyfriend, Ryan.  It has been 7 years today.  In some states we would be married by common law. Even though we haven’t taken the next step, marriage, we have our reasons.  We know the day will come but my soul mate, true love, babe, or just my man Ryan, has a wish for our wedding day.

That WISH is:

“Jen I want you to be healthy when you walk down the aisle and strong enough to enjoy our wedding, reception, and honeymoon.”

Ryan has been by my side through it all and he is my hero.  He has never judged me by my past, health issues, and always loved me for me!

Happy Anniversary, my love! I have loved through it all.  I still remember our 1st date and how I couldn’t wait to call my mom because I knew that very night you were the one and I finally found true love.  Thank you!  I love you!!!

Finding inspiration in a photograph



This a picture I took myself and wanted to use it for our Writing 101, Day 4 assignment. The last task was using one word for inspiration and this task is along the same lines but using a photograph for inspiration. I wanted to use this photo because when I saw this and snapped a pic with my cell phone, At first, I wondered what this even was.

Let me give you some clues:

  1. The picture was taken after a rainstorm
  2. It was taken in the parking lot
  3. It was the beginning of Summer
  4. The picture contains 3 elements: asphalt (parking lot), water, and the yellow swirls are up to you to guess.

I never understood why this photo brought so much happiness in me soul.  I felt this picture capture something so beautiful but the yellow swirls are usually an annoyance to some. It doesn’t bring me down but my fiance and son are affected by it. I don’t know if this is even making sense to anyone reading this but brings joy to me when I view this picture.

Enough rambling on, if you haven’t determined what the yellow swirls are in the picture, I hope you smile or laugh when I tell you. The yellow substance is POLLEN that the cars in the our apartment parking lot were coated in! The rainstorm washed it away and this was the final product. I just can’t explain how much amazement I find when I look at the photograph.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the picture and as always love any and all feedback

Good night all!


Almost there! 


I am currently taking the ” Writing 101,” class through WordPress. So I will have some new posts everyday.

I wanted to update you all because I’m slowly creeping to the 200 followers milestone. I’m at 179 currently and hoping today I can reach the 200 plus mark with your help.

Thank you all to my current followers. It’s amazing having this great support community!

Need advice


I am wanting to redo my blog page. I want to change the overall layout and theme. Just to clarify the theme needs to be one that’s free. I only have the free plan. I have always thought that people could sign up with their email but my stats say no one has. I know I signed up with my other email along with a few other friends.

Basically, one blogger to another, just need some help with getting the creative juices flowing and focused. Any one have a favorite theme they like or suggestions on the theme that offers the most widgets and other stuff but still free.

Interview with myself A to Z


I wanted to do a basic interview in a simple fashion and this is what I came up with. I will give one word answers about myself with each letter of the alphabet and see how it goes.
A: aquarian
B: blunt
C: caring
E: eager
F: forgiving
G: grateful
H: hopeful
I: individual
J: joker
K: kind
L: loyal
M: mother
N: nice
O: open
P: positive
Q: quality
R: romantic
S: sensitive
T: tender
U: understanding
V: volunteer
W: writer
X: X-ray (meaning I don’t hide)
Y: youthful
Z: zany