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    Life Lessons Of 2019

    This is a time of year that many people take to reflect on the months passed. My birthday is another time that I use to look at achievements, blessings, and memories made.  For my year end reflecting I want to focus on the lessons I’ve learned so that I am conscious and aware of them. This will allow myself to learn and grow from them, instead of letting life teach them time and time again.  Lessons are the only thing we can truly take into the next year. If we learn from them, these will last us a lifetime.  With Love, Karli Marie

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    Dear My Pregnant Self

    Growing up I had a great life with loving parents, a sister who always let me tag along and showed me the way! Friends who became family, a pretty harmless high school experience and an authentic joy for life!  Maybe having very little complications growing up is why God led me down this windy path. A journey in which I’d find myself years later struggling to start a family of my own, going through years of fertility treatments and later being tasked to dig as deep as I could to fight a battle I never saw coming.  Even through all of this, I have been learning to love my entire…

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    Cheers to the moments

    As for many, my 2018 had been a year full of challenges, set backs, victories, adventures, faith, and love!  In some ways I think a lot of us tend to look at New Years Eve as a time where we couldn’t say goodbye to the year prior fast enough!  We hang on to the bad things that may have happened and chalk it up as a complete loss. It’s easy to do. This year especially, I had to sit down and reflect on all the amazing moments that truly made my year!  What if we spent this day looking back at each month of our year, and all the great…

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    What A Difference A Year Can Make

    I head down the stairs like I do every morning, but for some reason this one was different. I walked down and as each step went by, I had the clearest flashback to a time when I was at my lowest. I recall my heart beating slower, and slower. I remember holding onto the railing with all I had in me as I started to lose my footing. I reached my hands slowly down the wall in search ofthe light switch in which I never found. I remember getting to the bottom of the stairs where my legs now felt like liquid, and my mind was dazing off into another…

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    Perspective

    Perspective.  It is so easy to lose sight of this. For me, I have to give myself a daily “perspective check” and sometimes it isn’t pretty.  —Here are a couple examples– One— My health: We all know by now, I’ve been through it this last year! However, these last 6 weeks haven’t exactly gone as I’d hoped either. In my mind, the third surgery would be complete, I’d be back to eating as I please and on to a “normal” bathroom habit. Right? W r o n g! Instead I have been placed on antibiotics for the 3rd time to treat Pouchitis, which is basically Ulcerative Colitis of the Pouch…