Once again I have been absent from the blog. The last month has been one for the books you guys. From social injustice, Covid-19, and most recently the very sudden news of my husband being deployed for the next year. We have spent the last week purely enjoying each others company... taking the kids swimming, to the park, the zoo, and celebrating their amazing daddy with friends and family.

Truth be told this year is one for the birds. If there is anything I have learned from the sequence of events this year is to... Take. The. Damn. Vacation.

Spend time with your family when you have it. Spend money on vacations and experiences with them and most of all enjoy each others company as much as possible! You truly never know when life is going to change in a blink of an eye.

Although I could sit back and dwell on my husband being gone for the next year, I refuse to do so. Sure, I have allowed myself a few days of crying and thinking about everything we are going to miss out on this year but after two days its time to pull my big girl pants up and carry on.

I personally succeed with a schedule, as do my children. With that, I will adapt to a new schedule with both life and work. I will still need to meal prep, work on my multiple businesses, my full-time job, as well as being a full time single momma.

Changing my perspective of this deployment from sadness and obstruction to opportunity and growth will help me over the next 12 months. I believe that you are able to take this idea of changing your perspective and implement the change on multiple aspects of your life.

Alex's deployment, although terrible, allows me to spend more 1:1 time with the children, spend my evenings blogging, eat healthier, spend less money, and make more money as well.

I have taken the negative perspective and switched my mind to a positive approach. Often sitting back and asking why a certain situation is happening for you instead of happening to you..

"Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone." -Unknown