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I’m stuffing my mouth full of chips and queso as I type this, and that meal was preceded by about 18 mini Kit Kats. We are starting from the very bottom here, people. So if your excuse is that your diet is too far gone to be salvaged and shaped into a Whole30-compliant one, I […]

Personal

May 7, 2018

EJP Does Whole30 | Before We Begin

Goal Setting, Personal

December 1, 2017

Obey 2017 | December Goals

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November was an absolute whirlwind. As I sat down to prepare my December goals, I realized I hadn’t marked any progress past the first week of November. That’s what CPA studying and week-long work trips will do for you! I knew November would be a bit of a wash. I focused on the key things […]

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October?! Gracious day. Where has 2017 gone, y’all? I’m going to keep this short and sweet. My calendar in October is full of BIG, GOOD stuff, but that means I have to hone in *tight* on the right things. I’m keeping my goals for this month as simple as possible to keep me focused on […]

Goal Setting, Personal

October 1, 2017

Obey 2017 | October Goals

Personal

August 7, 2017

Cooking Whole30 for One

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If we’re being real, cooking for one is always hard. I feel like I am constantly throwing away food. Whole30 helped me get more creative with cooking and eating fresh foods before they went bad. If you want to read more of my tips for successfully completing Whole30, I wrote all about it here. I’ve built […]

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I love August, y’all. As it’s my birthday month, I’ve had a fondness for August for as long as I can remember, but now that I perpetually live in the world of higher ed, I love that it means campus will be full again, new students will be starting their journey at Baylor, and the return to […]

Goal Setting, Personal

August 1, 2017

Obey 2017 | August Goals

Personal

July 27, 2017

Whole30: A Caffeine-Addicted Chocoholic’s Guide

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The unfortunate truth is this: as women, we have all experienced some sort of feeling of shame about our bodies at one point or another. I don’t like that. I rebuke that. But we live in a fallen world, so it’s true, nonetheless.   I will admit to you, then, that the first time I tried […]

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There is just no city on earth quite like New York City. I fell victim to its magic the very first time I visited, and even after so many return trips, the awe and wonder haven’t quite dissipated. This time, though, I got to share one of my best places with two of my best gals, and […]

Personal, The Travel Diaries

July 5, 2017

The Travel Diaries | Girls’ Summer Getaway in the Northeast

Goal Setting, Personal

May 30, 2017

Obey 2017 | June Goals

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June feels fresh and exciting and new and I’m thrilled about it. There’s nothing like a new season to reset and jump in headfirst with new goals. This summer is going to be a great one. I can feel it! First, to reflect on May… –Be present. Put the phone down. Made progress here!  –Find and […]

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“It’s okay to grow slow.” Those are the “encouraging words” I picked as a theme to go back to for all of my May goals. Slow progress is still progress, and I can always use a reminder to slow down. The Lord is working in big, deep ways in my life right now, and as […]

Goal Setting, Personal

May 7, 2017

Obey 2017 | May Goals

Personal

May 4, 2017

Crap Helps Us Grow: Lessons I Learned in the Garden

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I’ve always thought garden analogies were among the most cliché. Equating one’s self to a seedling is not terribly creative, right? But I learned something this weekend: those comparisons take on new meaning when you’ve actually spent time digging in the dirt and investing time in a real life garden. Prior to this spring, I […]