From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


strong women

My Story of Life

Every story has its chapters and today I start a new one. Today is day one of a much needed vacation. I've never taken an actual vacation for me. There's been a few times I've taken vacations to meet the... Continue Reading →

Most Important Piece of Me

I have shared a lot of things on my blog. Except one thing. The most important thing in my life. As important as it is I have chosen to completely disengage in everything that I am in this relationship because... Continue Reading →


I have lived my life in fear. Fear of loving too deeply. Fear of being happy. Fear of being who I am. I have feared being a friend, a daughter, a wife, a mother. I have feared being an employee... Continue Reading →

D12: Strong Woman

Day 12: You are authentically, wholeheartedly yourself. When you came into this world your life was secretly planned out by your parents and family. You had to meet cultural expectations to show the world just who you are supposed to be.... Continue Reading →

D11: Strong Woman

Day 11: You’re strong and independent, yet soft, sensitive, and intuitive. I've said it so many times through my blogs that I love deep. Over the years I have had to learn how to depend on myself and understand the discernments... Continue Reading →

D9: Strong Woman

Day 9: You’re sexy and you know it. My favorite type of girls night is when we get dolled up and are comfortable with who we are and go out. These nights aren't very often since my friends and I are... Continue Reading →

D8: Strong Woman

Day 8: You’re a fierce warrior and a compassionate sister/mother/friend. When I lived in Boise I received Baxter my coonhound as a Christmas present. We didn't intend to have another dog but when I first saw his wrinkled skin rolled over... Continue Reading →

D7: Strong Woman

Day 7: Your priorities are just that, your priorities. Somewhere in one of my previous posts I talked about carving your own path. I talked about knowing the path that everyone else has traveled and be able to deter a bit... Continue Reading →

D6: Strong Woman

Day 6: You’re the glue that holds it all together. I always tell people that I have OCD. I shouldn't say something like that so lightly because first, OCD is a real thing, and secondly because I have never been diagnosed.... Continue Reading →

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