Let's Chat!

October 9, 2014

It has been quite a while since I have done one of my "Let's Chat" posts; which are my random thoughts and shares about all things related to life lately. Since I like to keep things light and easy on a Friday, pour cocktail of your choice, and let's talk...

Most of you are probably aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have teamed up with Sketchers and they have sent me a pair of their durable performance but absolutely stylish special edition shoes. 

Sketchers wants our help in the fight against breast cancer. More so, they want to know who or what you fight for. Why do you run? Why do you exercise? What is your purpose? 

I run, I exercise, and I try to improve myself every single day. I just want to be better today than I was yesterday. To me exercise is not just about my body. It is about healing my soul, pushing my limits, and becoming mentally stronger. I fight and I try everyday for my father who has terminal cancer, for my mother who battles Multiple Sclerosis, and for me. I have had the hardest year of my life and overcoming heartache of this caliper has been debilitating more days than I care to admit. However everyday I try. Everyday I fight.

More information about my absolutely fabulous special edition kicks:

My style is called the Skechers GOrun 3. Awareness is designed for speed with innovative performance technologies to foster a barefoot running experience while offering impact protection. Breast Cancer Awareness edition. Skechers Performance proudly supports the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer
  • Breast Cancer Awareness special limited edition
  • Improved breathability and flexibility
  • Roomy forefoot. 3 layer Power-prene mesh on front panel allows for support while offering ample room for toe splay
  • GOimpulse sensors offer flexibility and feedback for a responsive running experience
  • M-Strike Technology™ promotes a midfoot strike
  • Custom Fit insole is removable for an even more minimal feel
  • 4mm Heel Drop to bring you closer to a natural barefoot experience
  • Resalyte™ Midsole - Proprietary lightweight injection-molded compound with memory retention helps absorb impact
  • Nearly seamless flexible mesh upper with lace up front
  • Skechers Performance proudly supports the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer
  • This special collection celebrates those who use sports and fitness to lead an active, healthy lifestyle
I received so many kind messages and last week regarding my post desperate for a new beginning. I think that post was the scariest one I have written yet. I was truly at a breaking point though. Every ounce of me was begging to be heard and understood. Once I published that post, I felt like I was held responsible. Which was needed. 

Since then I have felt like a weight was lifted off of my chest and I have been a lot happier. I have felt "OK" lately, which is really, really nice. I am taking it day by day, and I have made necessary changes, so now, I am ready to close the chapter on writing about that pain. I have written about it a few times, I accept it, and I understand, so now it is time to move on. Does that make any sense?

To help with my situation, last week I purchased 5-HTP and Sam-e. Both of which are natural supplements that with help stress, mood, depression, and anxiety. Plus Sam-e has helped with my RLS! I have absolutely felt a difference, which has been fantastic. 

I am steadily dream chasin' all day everyday. Thus I ordered my first round of business cards! I designed them myself and I love the "glossy" finish. I was pretty proud for my first time. I truly love writing, blogging, and all things social media promotions, and marketing, so I hope to keep growing; so far, so good. The hustle must continue though!

Speaking of blogging and growing, my friend Jasmine has the same state of mind. She is the proud owner of Fleurty Bands, which are super cute affordable, and stylish headbands. Headbands have been go-to lately because all I do is throw one of those bad boys on (it must match with my outfit, of course), then go on about my day.  I love seeing women chase their dreams and go for what they want in life, so help me support small and wonderful business. 

Jasmine has generous enough to offer to a coupon code for 20% off of your order, which will be valid through November 30th, 2014! Click here to check out her collection and order your band today!
Join the fun and link up with these fabulous ladies today!


  1. Cute shoes and I love the cards! I have to get my shit together and get cards made. It is awful networking and not having anything! Glad you are starting to feel better :)

  2. I love Jasmine's headbands! I don't have any yet but I have been eyeing them for a while! They are so cute and I love the idea of headbands that actually stay put!

  3. I need new cards. One day.

    The headbands are really cute. If I wasn't doing the Wallet Watch, I'd be all over them!

  4. I really need to get blog cards! It has been on my list forever!!!! Those shoes are fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up!!!

  5. I really need to find something for my anxiety.. last night was the worst ever!!!!
    Happy Friday darling.. hope you have a great weekend!!

  6. Love the sketchers!!!! Your cards came out great!

  7. Love the business cards! I need to get on that.

  8. Hey i just seen this on another blog. i dnt have twitter or instagram so im putting here. http://www.keeperofthehomestead.com/blog/fearfully-and-wonderfully-made

  9. The Sketchers are awesome! and I'm all for anything that supports Breast Cancer Awareness month. I need to try the Sam-E. I've heard about it before and was going to try it but for some reason never did. I was taking another natural supplement for my anxiety/depression but don't like how sleepy it makes me. So, I think I'll try this instead. Plus, I also suffer from joint pain so maybe it will help with that. Love the business cards!

  10. I take 5-HTP - and I noticed a big difference when I started taking it. I also will take an Evening Primrose oil capsule when my PMS mood swings are in full tilt.

    The sketchers are too cute! They just don't fit my feet right - my high arches hate them :(

    :) Glad you are feeling better!

  11. I really like the cards, it just looks so much like your own persona!


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