Congratulations, Graduates!

classof13blogimageWe are in graduation season! Many colleges graduated a week ago. And the next few weeks will be full of high school graduations. (As well as Kindergarten, Junior High, etc.)

Graduation — the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma; commencement

Graduation is, to me, both the final award and marking of a lot of hard work done as well as a moment to look back and remember all you did in the time it took to do the hard work. It’s also opening the door to the next phase of life, be it more schooling, going into the workforce, or choosing to start a family. Graduation is a BIG DEAL.

I remember my high school and college graduations with pride. Heck, I still remember my junior high graduation! They’re moments that mark success as well as big changes.

I encourage the class of 2013 to hold tight to this moment and let it carry you years into the future. When you feel like you just can’t do it, think back to this success. You have it in you to do anything! Dare to dream and chase those dreams.

Congratulations to all of you… and look out world. Here you come!


Five on Friday: Random things from the week

Five random musings from the last week…

1.  My husband got a new keyboard, thanks to his brand new endorsement. He’s like a kid at Christmas! I stressed over this purchase, even though I knew he needed it. Now that its done, I’m SO thankful everything came together to make it happen. Exciting times!

2. Checked out Soulshine Pizza Factory here in Nashville, finally. Its only been open six months, and its been on my “wishlist” ever since it opened. It was a gorgeous day, perfect for a pizza and beer on the patio upstairs. I highly recommend checking them out if you’re looking for good food and a fun vibe in Nashville! (Or their three other locations in Mississippi.)

Soulshine decor
Soulshine decor

3.  I broke my go-to pot lid this week. I know its such a dumb thing to blog about, but this truly bummed me out. It was that lid that fit multiple pots, so I used it all the time. It happened in slow motion. I set it on the counter, but I guess it wasn’t flat. It slid. I couldn’t get to it. It shattered. We’re still finding glass shards days after… the latest in my husband’s foot last night. Le sigh.

4. I’ve decided that about 70% of accidents could be avoided if people used and/or respected turn signals, and 98% of road rage could be avoided the same way. I made those percentages up, of course, but this week’s top driving frustrations (or riding as a passenger) all came from people not using their turn signals or people ignoring ours. They’re standard equipment on cars… USE THEM.

5. This has been one of the busiest weeks I’ve had so far this year… and next week is almost the same. I thought May would slow down after I got out of school, and before I’d have school-age kids. Nope! It’s perpetually a busy month.


The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…

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