May 27, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

“I am strong, I am capable, I will succeed.” – my daily mantra. As I reform my life and my direction I continue to create a routine to create strength, courage, and calmness to help me achieve my goals. How I start my days now: 1. Pour a cup of coffee – I saw a quote online the other day that read, “Coffee is my spirit animal” – that is so true for me! 2. Clean out my emails – delete junk mail, read immediate pressing matters, and organize inspirational/project ones into a folder for quiet time later. 3. I…

May 18, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

Oh Mondays… I would have thought that Mondays would feel different now that I’m unemployed but they really don’t. That awful “Monday Morning Stress” feeling still creeps up on me. I still have that “should I have embraced the weekend differently, could I have gotten more done?” thought on my mind when I wake up. I find myself now not in a routine to get up, get dressed, and go to the office and left feeling slightly empty without it. I’ve been considering a life and career change for awhile but wasn’t anticipating the decision to be placed in front…

May 15, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

Transformation is a funny thing. The process not always so beautiful. Take the caterpillar for example. It wraps itself in a gooey pouch and sits until it emerges as a beautiful being. That’s kind of how I’ve felt for the past few years. I’ve had heartache, I’ve been knocked down, and I’ve suffered more loss in the past two years than I have my entire life. I’ve had ugly moments, I’ve cried, and at times I’ve felt hopeless. Today though I sit feeling reborn, saved, and given the chance to make fresh changes. I’ve never felt healthier, or prouder of…

May 14, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

That shocking, dark spiraling feeling left me choked the evening I was sat down and told I didn’t have a job anymore. I could feel the tears well up in my eyes. I had plans…these plans had just come crashing down in a single moment, with only ten words my life had taken a whirlwind of a turn. A part of me just wanted to sit, to wallow in the doubt, the wonder of how I was going to survive this hit. I went home that night, I cried, I drank a glass of wine, I prayed, and I went…

October 20, 2014 GingerGoose Boutique

This weekend we started celebrating Halloween. We had a family fun filled weekend picking pumpkins at Whitcomb’s (https://www.facebook.com/whitecombsfarmmarket?rf=149948541697303).We found a beautiful selection of pumpkins and gourds and picked up lunch at their deli. I finally got our Halloween Decorations up and out.  We also caught up on some house cleaning – I was able to tackle that chaotic baking and spice/sauce cupboard that’s been on my to-do list for months and even cleaned out some of my ever-collecting craft supplies. We then curled up Saturday night with ‘Wreck It Ralph’ while chowing on some take-out. This morning we rounded up…

September 14, 2014 GingerGoose Boutique

So here I am, 4 am, cranky, awoken by the dog chasing the cat, actually taking a selfie in the mirror just so I can share with the world how irritated I am. Knowing that in a few hours I’ll probably need a nap because I can’t fall back asleep now, feeling frustrated trying to think of ways to be productive without waking up everyone else in the house (darn I can’t even make a pot of coffee – trials of living in a condo – and Starbucks isn’t open yet)…and I won’t lie – I am not motivated the…

September 8, 2014 GingerGoose Boutique

First a stop by Starbuck’s for a much needed coffee and spinach & feta wrap and for the boy a mocha chocolate chip frappuccino and blueberry scone (Mr.Fancy Pants!) and then off to an elephant wonderland we go! We head down Rt.30 on our way to Mr.Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium – off Rt.30 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg. Making a pit stop as we passed through Gettysburg at General Lee’s Museum and Gift Shop, we knew this day was going to a day filled with smiles and laughter. Enter into a world of imagination and fun: We parked on…