Loyalty: the first word that came to Jodi’s mind when thinking about honor. “It means showing your loyalty to something you believe in, whether that’s your country, your family, your marriage, or your parents.” Continue reading “Honor, Part Two: Loyalty”
“The truth is, the most powerful weapons of the US Military are the boots on the ground at home” Continue reading “Honor, Part One”
When it comes to makeup, I’m probably the noobiest of noobs. It’s just never been my thing, so my routine was pretty basic and when something wasn’t working, it just got cut. Recently though, I was getting frustrated looking at pics at date night or of me out at an event and thinking…wow, ew I did put on makeup right?! I needed a routine that I could do that was simple, easy, looked good (not overdone and caked on), pretty and natural, and something that stayed on! So…I recruited some help from the experts, Aunt Lisa and my cousin Hanna – they always help keep me in check with this type of stuff and I can always trust their suggestions. (Everyone needs an Aunt Lisa and cousin Hanna in your life…they keep things real, tell it like it is, tell you the truth even when it’s hard…or when you’re wearing a summer purse in the winter lol, and they truly have the biggest hearts) Continue reading “Makeup for Noobs”
Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons! It used to be a toss up with spring, but I’ve officially decided that fall takes the cake. In the spring everyone tries to rush the spring dresses and shorts when really it’s too cold still and that’s just uncomfortable for everyone. I feel as though you can ease more comfortably into fall. You also have the buzz of the holidays to look forward to. Plus, I don’t know about you, but the change of weather and the brisk cool air are good for my soul. It’s a healthy change of pace and for some weird reason I feel like I can just breathe better. Continue reading “Cozy Fall Soups”
Recently I was introduced to a podcast created by former Navy Seals. Their mission is to inspire people with the never quit mindset they learned in the US Military. And let me tell you, it’s inspiring and incredibly motivating.
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated you guys on where I am in life and introduced myself to some of my new readers, so I thought I’d take a minute to do that!
Sometimes life just gets hard. Anybody feel me on that? Even as Christians, God never promised us a perfect life where everything goes according to plan and is sunshine and rainbows all the time. In fact, God said that in this life we would face tribulation, not meaning He is causing it or bringing it upon us, but it happens just as a byproduct of living in a fallen world. Continue reading “Take Heart”
Friendship has always been a tricky thing for me. I’m a kind of private person, an analyzer and critical thinker. Because I’m a thinker, I would find myself in conversations discouraged because I was still thinking on something that was now two topics past and my input no longer mattered (crazy what that’s been a thing with me but… it is). So I’ve had a hard time finding friends I’m comfortable around to truly just be me. To put up with my random thoughts. People that don’t care about my big toe that was cut off in a bicycle accident when I was three. People who don’t care about my not so great style choices sometimes haha or look down upon me because I’m not where they are in life. I’ve craved genuine connection…genuine friendship, knowing that there are people that have my back. Friendships were we can love, appreciate, support, and cheer on each other in whatever stage of life we’re in.
Tennis. I played tennis all four years of high school. Somehow I went from never having picked up a racket until my freshman year to being the team’s number one player by my senior year. (Which is surprising…especially considering my mom sent me to my first tennis practice with a wooden/metal racket from the sixties. Yep, and the worst part is that I didn’t even know the difference until I arrived at practice and faced humiliation no freshman wants to endure) But, with hard work and practice, I became our high school’s top player, meaning I played the number one seat from every school in our district all season.