Hi everyone! What a month September has been, am I right?!

  • Everyone is officially back to school
  • The unofficial end of summer aka. Labor Day
  • Hurricane Florence hitting North Carolina but affecting South Carolina and Virginia {and word is the remnants are possibly coming back around for a re-run)
  • Fall is officially here (YES! My FAVE season)
  • My dad had an earlier wreck in the month (see week 2 of the gratitude lists for the pic)
  • I’m still learning in my additional role at work

Needless to say,

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Happy July 4th to everyone in the States. Today we celebrate America and it’s freedom. We celebrate with food, music, family and friends and end the night with beautiful bright fireworks in the sky.

There’s all kinds of ways to celebrate July 4th, whether you’re with family or friends, if you’re at a party, if you’re going solo or if you have to work (thank you to all of our Police, Fire, EMS,

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Happy First Day of Summer everyone! It’s officially here! Today marks the LONGEST day of the year and the beginning of the fun in the sun days. Graduations are over, school is out and it’s hot, hot, hot! Here in Charleston, we’ve been in the upper 80s  to high 90s since before Memorial Day in May, but these past 2 days have had heat indexes of about 107 – 110.

Usually I create a Summer schedule with each day having its own theme (check out last year’s Summer post here) but this year I’ve picked out 100 activities of my own creation/thoughts (there are SO many bucket lists on Pinterest).

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Life has a funny way of presenting things to us, doesn’t it? One of my biggest hurdles lately is feeling that I’m not contributing too much and not being the type of influencer that I dream to be. Anybody there with me? In attempts to make inspirational words flow, I put on a movie in the background hoping that it would keep me focused enough to write. Ironically, the movie I put in for background became my reason to write and gained some clarity at the same time: Beauty and the Beast.

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Happy May and welcome to this month’s edition of Reaching for the Stars!

Where has the year gone? We’re already almost halfway there! It seems that FINALLY the US is getting Spring weather. While certainly not nearwhere as cold at the Midwest & Northeast, our weather here in Charleston has been all topsy – turvey.  Only in the South can you be freezing in the morning  & wrapped up in scarves and by lunch time the AC is on and we’re all trying to de-layer.

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