The Story Behind Minutes with Meg

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What is your passion?

What does your dream life look like?

Why aren’t you doing that?

For the past six years I have worked full-time advising college students. I helped them to find their dream career, but never questioned my own.

I was happy enough, but it felt like I was missing something.

Back in the spring of 2015 I had a conversation with a friend at work, we were discussing what our dream jobs would be and why we weren’t pursuing them.

As a trained career specialist I knew the importance of taking a look back to your childhood dreams, interests and passions. One of my most prevalent childhood career dreams was to be a public speaker. I envisioned myself traveling the country motivating people with my words.

Contrary to what most people who know me think, I’m actually an introvert, so this, paired with a lack of inspirational words, seemed like quite an ill-suited career goal.  The concept made sense, but the avenue wasn’t right. Fundamental to this career dream is the enjoyment I receive from helping people be their best self and accomplish their own goals.Read More »The Story Behind Minutes with Meg

6 Tips for Organizing a Closet

Never have a messy closet again with these 6 simple tips to an organized closet.

Even though it’s a mild Midwest winter it still means hats, gloves, scarves, boots, snow pants and coats. There are only four people in my house, but I think we may have enough winter gear to keep the whole neighborhood warm.

Inevitably, this means winter clothing is thrown into the front hall closet – if I’m lucky.

Often times they are discarded at the door or around the house. It only makes matters worse that Amelia enjoys walking around the house wearing hats, gloves and coats hers and everyone elses. It’s a favorite pastime of hers.

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Our front hall closet houses all of this gear along with our coats from other seasons and an assortment of other odds and ends. I was frustrated with the closet and decided it was time for an overhaul.

It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t functional either.

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6 Tips for organizing a closet or similar project:

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Got Power? What’s your mantra?

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There is power in words,whether they are negative or positive.

Don’t underestimate the powerful impact a power phrase, or mantra, can have on your life. I firmly believe you have the power within yourself to change your attitude and outlook on life.

I was recently listening to a podcast, The Chalene Show by Chalene Johnson, where she was talking about power phrases. Side note, she is a great motivator and always has great topics between her two podcasts, The Chalene Show and Build Your Tribe.

I saw the episode title and it got my attention. Embarking on this new blogging business adventure I thought that was exactly what I needed, a power phrase. Halfway through the episode I was contemplating “stealing” the power phrase of the women in the story Chalene was sharing. I couldn’t think of a better one and hers was great, but then it hit me.

I already had a power phrase, and didn’t even realize it.Read More »Got Power? What’s your mantra?

Our Journey to Financial Freedom

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I like money!

Okay, phew I said it.

Sometimes it feels wrong to admit that, but it’s true, I want financial freedom.

To me financial freedom is never caring when payday is because you have enough money in your accounts to cover your bills, it’s having no debt, it’s saving money to go on family vacations, it’s the ability to give to causes and people that we care about.

I would love to someday be that person who has money and gives generously everywhere. I’d love to give anonymously to families in need locally. I don’t want recognition for my giving, but I want to see that the money I am giving is directly impacting people. These goals are what keep me on track financially.

We’ve had a budget since the day we were married and boy, has that budget changed over the years.

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