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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

Previously Featured WIRLs

I Don’t Want To Be A Champion For Abused Women

I’m doing a challenge to blog every day in May. Today’s prompt is “The story of your life in 250 words or less.” I don’t know how to fit 33 years into 250 words, but here goes: I grew up a poor black child….. no wait, that was Steve Martin in The Jerk. Okay okay. I can try to be serious for like five minutes. I’ve never been good at talking about my life. Confusing, I know, because I blog, but I b... Read More »

WIRL Workout | WIRL Project

What Fitness Means to Me

You’ve seen them shuffling down the street. Fragile old men and women who need canes or walkers to help them move because they’re likely to tip over at any second. About 10 years ago I realized I was turning into one. In my generation kids were expected to spend a lot of time outside, so I was in the habit of being active. Unlike nowadays, youth sports were limited but our high school ... Read More »

My skin won’t stop me!!!

My skin won’t stop me!!!

  My skin won’t stop me!As a 30 year old wife and mother, dog lover, and part-time vet tech…one of my issues with my skin is that I bruise easily. I might be at home playing with my daughter and I run into the coffee table…yep, gonna leave a nice big bruise! My 75 pound ‘lap dog’, who does NOT know that he is too big to sit on me, causes me to have huge ‘lo... Read More »

If My Boyfriend Rapped About My “Lady Parts”, I’d Be Angry…Wouldn’t You?

If My Boyfriend Rapped About My “Lady Parts”, I’d Be Angry…Wouldn’t You?

So, I am all for sharing the dirty details about life and what it’s really like, but I am not so sure how I feel about Ariana Grande’s boyfriend, Big Sean, rapping about her vagina!! There are just some things you shouldn’t do or say to make money…and making your sex life public tops my list! If my husband wrote anything on social media about me in this way, I’d lose ... Read More »

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

  Two weeks ago at Thirty-One’s Leadership Council (where the top 25 women in each of 5 categories earn their spot to attend), I was challenged to look at our Core Values and pick one that I want to focus on this upcoming year. Our values are to be Purposeful, Thankful, Respectful, Accountable, Curious, Courageous, Authentic, Trustworthy, Hardworking, Fun-Loving and Flexible as required to do... Read More »

Twins | WIRL Project

Being a Twin with Twins: What It’s Really Like

My name is Caitlin and I am a fraternal twin. This is my story. My sister’s name is Chalise. We grew up in a small town in northwest Pennsylvania. We had a pretty normal childhood with amazing parents and two older sisters, Alison and Amanda. Once we reached high school, we started having different friends and different interests. Chalise is very smart and very talented. She was always the star of... Read More »

CHECKS AND BALANCES

CHECKS AND BALANCES

As an American Government teacher, I spend a significant amount of time with my students at the beginning of each semester teaching the six principles of the United States Constitution.  The thorough overview of each principle is intended to build a strong foundation for their understanding of our government and its complexities.  Two of the six principles are Checks and Balances and Separation of... Read More »

Pharmacist | WIRL Project

My Not-So 9 to 5 Job

Sometimes I dream of working a 9 to 5 job. Where I can SIT at a desk, wearing something other than a blue polo and khaki pants, and sip a cup of HOT coffee. I could have had such a job, or most any job for that matter, but I chose to become a retail pharmacist. When people ask me why I chose to become a pharmacist I don’t really have a good answer. To be honest, I kind of just picked it. Alt... Read More »