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More on that life reboot

Sometimes things happen in your life that are completely out of your control. You can't change the economy. You can't stop someone from dying. You can't undo a car accident. You can't control the world and make everything happen the way you want it to.
Oh how I wish that we could, but we can't.
Forces beyond my control have changed my life situation for me (again).
And you know what?
Rather than fighting it, I'm embracing it for a change. I know I won't necessarily feel happy about it forever, but for the moment I feel like a huge weight and black cloud have been lifted from me. I'm free. I'm happy. And I have a world of opportunities ahead of me.
In fact, I have some amazing opportunities ahead of me right now. I can't get into all of the details right now (because they aren't all 100%, and I don't want one of the opportunities to think I've ruled it out because of some of the other, because you can't control what people might …

Personal Life Reboot

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I'm going through a personal life reboot right now. Yet again, through events completely out of my control, the world has been turned upside down on me. A month ago I was the church youth group leader (YW president), and then released completely unexpectedly. And then last week my job came to an abrupt (but welcome) end. (I had expected my job to last 2 more months.)
Not bad changes.
Just completely unexpected changes.
Suddenly, I have nothing to do. And I really do mean absolutely nothing.
I do have a book launch I'm slowly getting through. And I'm writing a book as much as my muse allows me. But really, no obligations, events, time sucks, etc. going on.
I've forgotten how to be this way.
But before I can figure out what comes next, I'm doing a very intentional personal life reboot. I'm reading books that have meant something to me and guided me professionally. I'm contacting mentors for advice. Organizing my material objects. Indulging in some creative a…

Happy Birthday, Mom!!

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Happy Birthday, Mom!! Love, Erin Ann, Natalie, Scott, and Steph Every year for Mother's Day/Mom's birthday (which often land on the same day) we add to this ever growing blog post with new pictures and stories for the year. Some pictures and thoughts are contributed by my sisters. Not all of the pictures are family pictures, but just images to represent some of our memories.

I has been almost 6 years since we've been able to spend holidays with our parents. And we all look forward to making up for all of the missed birthdays, Mother's Days, Father's Days, anniversaries, and Christmases with you next year!




It's been lots of fun to see you become a world traveler.

Thanks for teaching us to love all the animals. And for loving all of our fur babies. 

And for taking the nephews on awesome trips.





You are a great example to us all for choosing to serve the Lord!
Thanks for all the great dresses and fun presents from around the world!

Thanks for the pretty weddings a…