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Read the latest post for my take on everyone throwing around the term #snowflake lately. #contrarylife

https://thecontrarylife.com/2017/12/16/on-snowflakes/

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A new blog is up! This one is about some of the disappointments I've been facing in my life lately. #disappointment #contrarylife

http://thecontrarylife.com/2017/12/13/on-disappointment/

I’ve mentioned it before, but I am a pretty ambitious person, I always want to get better in what I’m doing, learn more, and move up in the world. The problem is, this often results in a lot of dis…
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I know it's been quiet around here for a while, but a new post is up, and it's appropriately on the subject of getting caught up #playingcatchup #contrarylife

http://thecontrarylife.com/2017/12/10/on-playing-catch-up/

I’ve come to realize that in life there are some things you can “catch up” on, and some things you can’t. Things you can catch up on are those which you can kind of let go for a little while, but i…
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Time for some #realtalk about how the November challenge is going.

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Alright guys, it’s time for some #realtalk. I have not been doing well at the November challenge. The only one of the four small changes I’ve been doing consistently is parking far, whi…
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Parking far away isn't actually as miserable as it sounds! Read about my experience in today's blog post!

http://thecontrarylife.com/2017/11/06/on-parking-far-away/

This week began my November challenge of making small, everyday changes to impact my life in a positive way. One of the changes I made is parking far from the entrance. You know what I’ve lea…
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My November challenge is up! This time I'm making small, everyday changes to improve my health. Check it out!

http://thecontrarylife.com/…/november-challenge-small-ever…/

For my first challenge, I made a big, sweeping change in my life and did a sugar detox. For November, I am switching it up and implementing some small, everyday changes that can make an impact to m…
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See how the final week of my #sugardetox went and some of my final thoughts about the whole experience.

http://thecontrarylife.com/…/sugar-detox-week-six-update-a…/

The sugar detox is officially over! It went well in that I followed my plan the whole time, I stuck with it and only ate what I was allowed to each week. It wasn’t really a success in that I …
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Today on the blog I talk about my struggles with comparing myself to others.

http://thecontrarylife.com/…/on-comparing-yourself-to-othe…/

One of the biggest issues I have right now is constantly comparing myself to other people, and I never quite stack up. I know it’s not good to do, and I constantly tell myself to stop, but I can’t.…
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Me: Sweet, an evening to myself!
Also me: crawls in bed at 9pm
#imsoold #thisis30

A few days late, but the week five update for the #sugardetox is up on the blog!

http://thecontrarylife.com/…/…/sugar-detox-week-five-update/

Week five of the sugar detox has been my favorite yet!! Obviously each week is getting a little better because I get to add in more sweet items, but this week I actually got to have some baked good…
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Well thanks, Candy Crush #blushing

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Are you convinced your parents have a favorite child? Read my latest post for my take on the subject. #playingfavorites

http://thecontrarylife.com/2017/10/11/on-the-favorite-child/

If you grew up with siblings, there were bound to be times when you suspected your parents had a favorite child. Come on, admit it. In our family, of course my brother was the favorite, and don&#82…
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Week four on the sugar detox was pretty uneventful. Things seemed to go a little smoother this week (other than the breakdown that led to the pretty emotional week three update on Monday). I don&#8…
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Today I got a little heated on the blog, sharing my rebuttals to all the popular arguments people have against #guncontrol

http://thecontrarylife.com/…/on-bogus-arguments-against-gu…/

Earlier this week, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history occurred. A record that I’m sure will be broken much too soon. Just like after every mass shooting (it’s sad that the…
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Here's the update for week three of my #sugardetox. It is definitely a struggle, but I'm pushing through!

http://thecontrarylife.com/…/02/sugar-detox-week-three-upd…/

Guys, I hit the wall HARD this week. I still didn’t cheat, but motivation and morale are at an all time low. It definitely didn’t help that I’ve barely lost any weight since the f…
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Today as we were walking out of the K-State football game, I asked my husband to take a picture of me holding the baby and holding the toddler's hand (a picture I've taken of my husband a million times). I may not love the way I look in the photo, but I'm going to be so glad I have this memory captured. I also took a selfie with my toddler before the game, because why not? #momlife #futurewildcats #notaselfie

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