When I first started Seashells & Sit Ups, I thought no one would read my blog, no one would follow me on Instagram (and I kept it all super secret so they couldn’t; it was like my second life I did for me – to be happy and feel free from judgement, gossip, and criticism)…

I assumed no one would ever care about my recipes, fitness blurbs, or random articles, and that no one would ever probably find me inspirational, and I didn’t mind any of that, because I did it as an outlet for myself. I did it for my peace of mind, for my soul, from my heart. 

Then life happened; I kept blogging, I kept sharing my journey, and I kept writing. And today was one of the best days in my blogging career….

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I WAS PUBLISHED ON THE The Huffington Post!!!!!!

Like, WHAT?! ME? I have an event planning, hospitality, tourism, and now wellness background turned lifestyle blogger, and never in a million years would imagine being a published blogger. 

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PINCH ME. If you’re ever scared of being judged, feeling alone, different or failing at something, STOP IT RIGHT NOW. Keep listening to your gut and keep being yourself – because that’s the best thing you can give back to yourself and put out into the world. I would never have imagined writing about this topic would be something I’d ever have to consider, but this is life, and there’s beauty in a breakdown.

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Thank you, Meredith Hurley, for believing me enough to share this internally with your team because you believed in me and my writing; it truly meant and means the world to me. heart emoticon

What a wonderful early birthday surprise…so so so grateful.

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PS, If you feel inclined to share the direct Huff Post link above and/or comment on the post on their site, it can help drive traffic to have it featured in more places.

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Right now, “How to Kill It as a Modern Day Single Mama” can be found in HuffPost Parenting, HuffPost Divorce, HuffPost Parenting After Divorce, HuffPost Motherhood, and I’m a featured blogger on HuffPost Parenting, HuffPost Divorce, and am the featured blog post on HuffPost Divorce Advice.

One word: GRATEFUL. 

Thank you so much to everyone who has encouraged me to be strong, brave, have a voice, and always stand up for what I believe in while staying true to myself. It truly means the whole wide world.

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