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It's been a while since I've hit the publish button on this website. I've been knee-deep in teacher-related stuff, chest-deep in master's coursework, and up to my ears in family life, as usual. I'm treading water, but the good news is...I just saved a bundle of money at GEICO! Sorry, I couldn't resist it. The actual good news is that I will be able to breathe easier when I graduate this December!


I kinda feel guilty about neglecting my baby, Suthern Twang, but she knows that I still love her. The crazy thing is that I'm still getting views despite the lack of posting. I didn't expect that. That's a small victory for me...actually it's kind of major. I feel validated in some way, and that's always a good thing when you're passionate about what you're doing. Other things that I have been neglecting: my hair, my gym clothes, my house, my Ebay inventory, and my thrift store shopping. I really, really miss thrifting, but with 3 stacks of clothing on my dresser from our Irma hurrication back in September and a basket of laundry that has been in a corner of my room for months now, all clean of course, I can't really justify bringing home more stuff that I'm not immediately prepared to "deal" with.

On the brighter side, I have still been making sells. I literally just typed that sentence and heard  the ca-ching sound on my iPhone. I'm hot tonight! I am just doing what I can do; not gonna kill myself. Sometimes that is just maintaining, and sometimes that is letting some things fall by the wayside. Where am I going with this? Oh yeah, the point that I'm trying to make is that my head is still above water.

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Eye on the Prize

Sometimes we lose sight of the bigger picture when we get caught up in the details. I've been stressed out on all fronts, but I keep reminding myself that this is just a season. I also keep thinking about how good I'm going to feel walking across that stage with my sons watching me this time in the audience, and how great it will be to come home from work, and just be present in the moment instead of obsessing over my homework assignments. I've given myself permission to neglect the things that don't breathe or help me move closer to my short term goal of graduating.

Baby Got Whack

I haven't been completely dismissive of all my projects and goals. I've managed to give birth to a new baby girl, Suthern Soul Thriftin'. She's kinda clingy right now, but I know she'll mature in the long run. Suthern Soul Thriftin' is the new home for my online thrift store. I outgrew hosting my store on the blog; baby girl needed special attention. I've added a line of brand new jewelry to my thrift store. If you're into the Boho look, you'll definitely want to check us out.

It's Seasonal

The point of this post is that I'm still standing. I said that in my Antoine Fisher voice too, because I meant it! I know I said that I'm done with thrift stores, but it's only for a season. Keep Suthern Twang and Suthern Soul Thriftin' on your radar, 'cause we're just getting warmed up!

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