10 Lessons I Learned by Leaving my Career Job

10 Lessons I Learned by Leaving my Career Job Leaving teaching was not an easy decision, but it was a necessary for my health and well-being. You may remember from my previous posts, that I suffered from stress-related depression and anxiety. I was suffering mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s difficult to take

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My Anniversary Surprise!

This past weekend my husband surprised me with an Anniversary Trip!!! This is the second year in a row he’s completely surprised me. To read about last year’s trip, see my previous post entitled, Surprise Trip. Unlike last year, this year we ventured outside of Michigan. Our first stop was at a park called Aullwood Garden Metropark in Englewood, Ohio.

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Surprise 15th Anniversary Trip

Surprise 15th Anniversary Trip Have you ever been on a surprise trip? You know, one someone has planned for you and you have no idea where you are going?? Well, I am going on a surprise trip this Thursday. My husband is surprising me with a three-day get away to somewhere to celebrate our 15th Anniversary which is July 22.

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What Exactly is Happiness?

What Exactly is Happiness? What exactly is happiness? According to Wikipedia, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being marked by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The definition of happiness varies from person to person. But why??? I believe it’s because we all define happiness in different ways. Some people find happiness in their

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Saving Money on Everyday Purchases

Saving money on everyday purchases is so important for our budget. Sometimes it’s just a few cents here and there, but over time it adds up. Below is a list of ways I save money: 1. GROCERY SHOPPING – When it comes to grocery shopping, I use coupons!!! We do not subscribe to the newspaper any longer, but there are

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Chicken Enchiladas

Again, this is one of those recipes where I prefer to use leftover chicken or chicken from a rotisserie chicken, although you can cook chicken too. However you choose, you will need 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken. These are some seriously delicious enchiladas (in my opinion). Ingredients: 5 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened 1/4 sour cream (can be

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Crosswinds Marsh Preserve in New Boston

Crosswinds Marsh Preserve in New Boston Today my husband, Dave, took me to a Wayne County Park called Crosswinds Marsh Preserve. It is located in New Boston, Michigan about 30 minutes from our home in Canton. Dave is a huge admirer of Bald Eagles and there are some living in this preserve, along with all kinds of other wild life. He also

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