A typical morning, for me, begins each day about 5:30. I pray, I read, I write and I meditate on life—my life. And on days when I can't sleep, a typical 3 a.m. morning is spent writing in my laptop. I really do these things every day. They're important to me so I make the time.

As I get older, my reflection, my thoughts seem to be getting clearer.

I love a simple life and complicating things is just not who I am.

When I was a teenager, I was a brat. (sorry mom)

In my 20's my tone was a bit milder. I became a mom and motherhood completely changed me. But technically, I was still in my 20's, and dumb choices were still a part of my 20-year old agenda.

My 30's begin to turn around as I begin to mentally grow into the woman I eventually became in my 40's.

And so, here I am...

A lot happens as the years progress.

When I hear the phrase "A lot can happen in a year." It's true. In fact, a lot can happen in a day. And if you're not careful, you miss it. The things you take for granted right now, are the things you will miss the most 5-10-15-20 years from now.

TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE! Do whatever you have to do to enjoy life.

And every now and then, stop and smell the roses too.

This frame sits in my home; and every day it reminds me that I am no exception to the rule.