My 2018 goals are written somewhere.  They’ve been rewritten over and over and over again these last 365 days.  In my final few days of the year, I’ve taken several

WALL-E waving

Leveraging Time

The end of the year is always a time of reflection.  Tonight on my way home I was “running errands” and by that, I mean carefully mapping my path of

Remote Work — Don’t forget what got you here.

I’m a few months away from my one year anniversary of working remotely. To start, I never thought in a million years I’d be able to work remotely. At first

Embracing Change

Today I went to yoga for the first time in a month due to a hand injury and felt the urge to blog about it. At first I wasn’t sure

Give yourself what you need

I struggle deeply between a balance of pushing my limits and respecting my limits. With the pressure of society and pressure I put on myself to achieve things with that

“You’ll be okay”

This week I read the words “you’ll be okay” and my eyes immediately filled with tears.  I bottled in my feelings, took a quick frustrating thought of “I always have

Be Kind to Yourself

One of the first things I do in the morning is get on my phone and look for a quote to share with you all.  Yesterday, I failed at doing

Embrace the Process

When we started Lives By Design that’s exactly what it was intended to be.  Sharing how we are designing our lives along this crazy journey. From what I’ve experienced thus

Things We Need Time For

Things.  What ultimately inspired me to finally pull the trigger on this blog. We are halfway through 2017.  I, along with Derek, have worked extremely hard this year on organizing