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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Who else is so excited that Fall is now here?!

Fall is DEFINITELY my fave season – cooler weather, the smells of spices and harvests, bonfires, sweaters, scarves and boots, s’mores, crisp and colorful change of leaves, open windows, candles, and wax melts burning, longer walks… I could go on forever.

Fall can be a bittersweet thing. The year is beginning to end, we’re heading to into the last quarter of the year,

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Hey everyone!

Hot off the press! Check out my interview with Wendy de Jong, owner of The Gratefulist. She is full of heart and passion as she helps other creatives let go of their perfectionism and embrace their perfectly imperfect selves. A woman totally after my own heart!

We all struggle with the idea of our own idea of being the best we can be and add that with what society expects and the ones we love wanting good things for us.

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As 2016 is ending (thank Goodness, I just can’t even!), it’s now the annual time for everyone to reflect on the good and perhaps even bittersweet moments of the year.

Let’s jump right on in!

 

I want you to take a journal that makes you happy and that you’ll want to write in and/or reflect on (or a plain notebook if that makes you happy!), some plain poster board (5 sheet pack for $1 at the Dollar Tree)  or even this beautiful Gold Glitter Poster Board from Staples (only $3.99.

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