Change in My World

Change in My World

Change is hard.

 

I couldn’t wait for 2017 to get here.  I had a relatively newish team in January at work & was so excited to make 2017 our best year yet.  I couldn’t wait to make changes to my diet & exercise habits in 2017.  I also was excited to work more closely with Andrew on incorporating more “play” into our world.

 

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And here I find myself on March 8, already onto the 3rd chapter in my 12 month 2017 book, and I’m realizing that things are STILL changing in my world.

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My team is STILL changing.  No matter the reason for the change, the consequence is the same.  And that is- change is hard.  As much as I want Sugar Fix to be for everyone, I do realize that this is an impossible goal.  Whether someone leaves because I had to let them go or if they left on their own, it is still extremely personal for me.  This is my business that I’ve grown from the ground-up.  I didn’t purchase a practice with an already established patient list from anyone.  I literally built Sugar Fix from absolutely nothing but passion, total attention to detail, and incredible amounts of hard work.  I’ve earned the trust of incredible people to take care of their health and I’m so tremendously grateful for that.  As necessary as it may be, a change in staffing is a hard pill to swallow.

 

My diet and exercise habits are still going strong.  I incorporated exercise into my weekly agenda and those sessions are pretty much written in stone now.  I am starting to see the changes that I had been wanting.  More than anything, I am feeling stronger physically.  Has it been easy getting out of bed at 5.20 in the morning?  Heavens NO!  Change is hard.

 

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Lastly, on a VERY personal note…Andrew and I have been trying so hard to make sure we have more “play” in our world.  That is with the kids as well as with each other.  As a small business owner as well as as the parents of 3 children under the age of 10, sometimes things can get to feeling pretty stressful (to say the least!).  We enrolled the kids in music lessons after school and they are having a ball at them!  It’s a big treat to hear them during these lessons!  We also enrolled Paige in gymnastics class- it is so much fun seeing her out there LOVING all that she’s doing!  Andrew has been taking the kids skiing which is so fun for all of them.  And on Sundays, Andrew & I have date night.  For some reason…this is the only change that hasn’t felt hard at all.  Our family is so precious to us and doing things together as a family and as a couple is so natural and right and good.

 

 

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And with that…I’m out for now!  See you next week,

Jessica  xo

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…these are a few of my favorite things.  Isn’t that how the song goes?  I REALLY have spring on my mind lately and I have to laugh as I write this because light snowflakes are falling.

 

Soon though, those snowflakes will be replaced with rain clouds and before we know it, tulips will be popping up through the dirt. I can hardly wait!!!

 

I’d love to fill you in a few of my favorite spring essentials!  Before I ever pull out my flip-flops, a pedicure is a must!!

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I also love getting a manicure in a bright shade to really get me feeling springy!!

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Speaking of flip-flops and sandals, I have 2 brands that I absolutely LOVE!!  I love love love Tory Burch sandals and flips.  They are comfortable but also dressy enough to wear for different occasions.  For wearing at the pool or on the beach, I absolutely love Havianas brand flips.  I probably own no less than 20 pairs of flip flops!!!

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Another spring essential for me would be a new phone case.  Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with phone cases.  I positively adore Kate Spade phone cases!

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And for those days when the glorious sun is shining down upon us, a classic pair of Ray-Bans is a definite spring essential!

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I would absolutely LOVE to know what items are must-haves for you in the spring!  I love trying new brands of things, so if there is something you really love, please share!

 

 

Lessons My Parents Taught Me

Lessons My Parents Taught Me

I was just in Florida recharging my batteries.  The management pipes music throughout the entire complex that I stay at which is something that I absolutely love.  One of the days as I was sitting by the pool, I heard this song come on.  I’m not a regular listener of country music, but the lyrics of this song really struck me.  Here are the words to the song HUMBLE & KIND by Tim McGraw:

You know there’s a lot that goes by the front door
Don’t forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church ’cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind

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Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

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Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flying
Always stay humble and kind
Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
I love you ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind

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Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

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When it’s hot, eat a root beer, a popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin’
Don’t forget turn back around
Help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

 

These are ALL lessons my loving and incredibly hard working parents taught me.  Lessons Andrew and I want to pass on to our babies.  I don’t have a whole lot more to say about this…The universe has provided many blessings for me.  I am so thankful for my parents and the loving guidance they gave (and still give to this day!!) me.

 

JESSICA EMERY

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