Sober October Journal: Day 7

So today has been a little different for me. I slept in. I needed the rest as I've been going pretty hard in the paint lately. Waking at 0400, write for approximately 20-25 minutes, feed the calves, then head out to work. I've changed it up as I am now parking right at work and … Continue reading Sober October Journal: Day 7

What 4H Has Meant To Me

This past week, my friend Gennifer Cape asked me to present to the annual Crawford County 4H Leaders Banquet. I talked about what 4H has meant to me and my family and how it has affected our lives. Here are the words from my talk. If you aren't already, I encourage you to find out … Continue reading What 4H Has Meant To Me

Sober October Day 6

One more day down I don't have a lot of words for today but Im staying on the wagon. I'm pretty bleary eyed as I sit down to type this out this morning. My favorite book over the last few years has been "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. In that book, he talks about how … Continue reading Sober October Day 6

Sober October Journal Day 5

Last night I was asked to speak at a banquet for the Crawford County 4-H leaders. I shared with them my experience in 4-H and how it has helped me and my family over the years. Of course there was dessert there and I thought I was going to have to abstain again. Luckily, someone … Continue reading Sober October Journal Day 5

Sober October Journal Day 4

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew." - Cicely Tyson

Sober October Journal Day 3

Boone going wild on some cheese cake seemingly taunting his dad Yesterday was tough. I got it done but it was incredibly tougher than the two days prior. We were surrounded by lots of temptations for me all day long. For those of you who are following along, this weekend was General Conference for our … Continue reading Sober October Journal Day 3

Sober October Day 2

Mama and fresh baby born this morning! Day 2 complete No sugar for 48 hours. I'll be honest... the first day was much tougher than the second. Going on a date night without getting any dessert was extremely tough for me. Eating dinner at one of our favorite BBQ spots last night, the waitress kept … Continue reading Sober October Day 2

Sober October Journal Day 1

It has been an incredibly long time since I have written here. I realize many of you who follow along keep up on social media as well, so you know that things have been incredibly busy for me. As I have stated on my Facebook/Instagram today, I am going to participate in my own version … Continue reading Sober October Journal Day 1

We Get To Choose

Thanks to Chelsie Hubbs for some great pics of our family Greetings, It's been too long since I have been able to share a full length blog with you all. We always talk about how busy we are... but I do think this is the busiest season of my entire life. Right now we have … Continue reading We Get To Choose

ASOM Ep 78 – MOST Policy Initiative Earlier this month, I was asked by MOST Policy Initiative to share my perspective and personal story on rural and ag mental health on a briefing to those involved in policy decisions at the Missouri state level. I shared my perspective on the three big pillars which are inhibiting access to rural mental health … Continue reading ASOM Ep 78 – MOST Policy Initiative