My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Review- The Help by Katheryn Stockett

Let me start off by saying that I normally don't read books like this! I tend to stay away from the books that make me think about slavery or heartbreaking issues! I think about those afflicted and my heart aches for them. I have such a sensitive spirit for those who are suffering that it feels like I suffer with them. Schindler's List nearly killed me!!

That aside, I was convinced to try this book from many dear friends that have loved the movie and the book.

The Help is a book that will make you laugh, cry(a lot), become enraged, and utter words of disgust! You follow 3 main characters and many sub-characters through living life in the early 60's in Jackson, Mississippi. Segregation was alive and rampant during this time! These 3 main characters struggle to figure out the rights and the wrongs of living in this age while they harbor a secret that will change their town forever! I kept turning those pages late into the night waiting to see the fates of these women! And sometimes I felt awkward hearing the secrets of the ladies, worried that they would catch me eavesdropping! Especially about the Terrible Awful!

I know that I left you wondering about the plot of this book but I want you to read it for yourself! Every page will leave you wanting more! So hurry up readers and grab this book!


  1. I loved that book. I tried to talk T into seeing the movie with me, but no luck. :(

  2. I love to read... I saw the movie because I haven't had time for reading. Now that I saw the movie, I'm reading the book.. I LOVED the movie and you will too!!!

  3. I've been interested in this book. I'm glad you did a review on it! Might just read it afterall :)