Big Magic

There are some people freaking out a bit. Why? Why are you exposing your life like this? Their concern is completely understandable. But things have changed. I have changed. I am on a mission to live out an example of what’s possible. The love. The relationships. The adventure. It’s all

Meeting You By Meeting Me

Dear Future Husband, I’ve been doing it all wrong. Although this will end up being a magical thing for you (as well as for me in the long run), at the moment I’m wallowing a bit in self-pity that it has taken this much time to figure out. Because I

Who Is In Your Top 5?

It has been said that the five people you spend the most time with will determine your success. Last fall I was definitely looking for success to rub off on me as I found myself unexpectedly unemployed without much of a game plan. I needed guidance. I needed someone to

If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands

Hello there, Love! When my oldest nephew was just a toddler he would often ask me if I was happy. And because I didn’t want to disappoint him, I would tell him that of course I was happy even though he always seemed to ask when I wasn’t particularly overflowing

The Gift

Lately Old College Boyfriend has been creeping into my thoughts. And this causes me to wonder how he’s doing and if I ever run through his mind. The last time I saw Old College Boyfriend I was wrapping up my divorce. We met for dinner and laughed about old times and reminisced about a

Done Weighting

I overeat. I do it all the time and it’s clearly evident. And the evidence is all I can think about lately. And I’ve had enough. Literally. I am tired of wearing Spanx every day. And sucking in my stomach for pictures. And not wearing a bikini on vacation. And

Lutke Love

Happy Birthday to the rock of our family. Thank you for living out the best example for how to be strong, resilient and independent. How to quash gossip. Throw a great party. And to love hard. I love you, Mom!

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