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Escaping The Hamster Wheel Life

It’s amazing how the busyness of life creeps up on us.  Before we know it we are dashing from job, to home, to sport practices, PTO meetings, the grocery store, gobbling down dinner and praying that nothing really important falls through the cracks.  Deadlines loom and bills need to be paid. Life is busy and life is full.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, except when it becomes a bad thing.  All of a sudden we realize how tired we are and we find ourselves praying that our kids soccer season (that just started) would somehow be over already…

When Life Throws You A Curve Ball: 1 Key Strategy To Stay On Course

Until recently I had never thought much about creating a life plan for myself.  I’ve been in business long enough to have created goal sheets, vision boards, 5 year plans and 10 years plans. And honestly, that’s what I thought a Life Plan was all about. And then I went to Nashville and sat in on an amazing event and book launch that really helped me understand what a Life Plan was and why I really needed to create one…

3 Vital Reasons to Manage the “Yes’s” in Your Life

It was as close to the perfect day as you could get.  We sat there, just me and her, licking our ice cream cones, watching folks as they drove into the square and circled the center statue, deciding with a flick of the blinker which way they would go that day.  Folks walked the street, moving in and out of open shop doors, kids dashed ahead of their parents, only to stop and dash back to make sure they were still in tow.   It was mid-day and just warm enough to not need a jacket.  We sat there in companionable silence, only speaking when something funny or out of the ordinary caught our attention. As I sat there with my oldest girl, I thought to myself – “I am so glad I said “yes” to this moment.” As I sat there soaking in the sun I recalled a conversation I had with her just a few weeks prior. She came to my room, plopping down on my bed. I could tell she had a lot on her mind – Final senior year classes, her part-time job, sports, ACT’s, SAT’s, College…

How To Live A Simplified Life ~ A Podcast with Mom Prepares.com

 I am so excited to be sharing with you the podcast interview I did with Jendi from Mom Prepares.com this past week.  We talked about a lot of different things centered around leading a simplified life: What a simplified life means for our family, how we decide what comes and goes, what it takes to maintain a simple life and ultimately what matters to us in this life. I also share some practical ways to simplify your own space – from going paperless in the office to selling items online and locally to make a profit for your family. We also touched on how we can be prepared for emergencies and still lead a simple life.  It truly does not need to be one over the other.  At the end of the day it’s about leading a simpler life that focuses on quality experiences instead of more stuff, fuller schedules and bigger houses. Listen to the Podcast Right Now and then stop by and leave your thoughts.   Keeping It Simple, ~Victoria…