It’s almost February, not only is February my favorite month but it has two special holidays. February has my birthday but 7 days before my birthday it’s Valentine’s day. So to everyone in girl world it is the month of LOVE. Growing up I was surround by different concepts of love. Being a little girl I thought love was finding prince charming and he would carry me away off into the sunset and we would live happily ever after. Then as I got older I noticed what seemed to be the “love” my parents shared, which truly was a show put on for me and my brother until they went their separate ways. Then I was in high school and swore I was in love with the person I wanted to spend my life with so I’m calling that high school love, however that wasn’t really love either. After high school I met a guy who I thought was my prince charming. He was honestly was far from it. I stayed with him for a long time on and off because he filled that void for what I thought was love. He abused me very emotionally because he knew that I was staying for what I though was love. Now we move forward a few years and now I have a view of what love truly is in my definition. Love to me is being home on the few days you both have off from work and spend time snuggled up watching random TV shows. Love is being able to call him in the middle of the day to ask him a stupid question that you already kinda know the answer to. Love is waking up at 5:30 in the morning to pack him lunch and make him coffee, knowing you would love to stay in bed until it’s time for you to wake up to go to work yourself which is probably in about 3 more hours. Love is knowing that his job may keep him over night because something is wrong at work and it’s his on call week, and also knowing that his phone could go off in the middle of date night or even the middle of the night.LOVE IS HIM WORKING ON YOUR CAR RATHER THEN YOU TAKE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE TO WORK IN IT Love is him checking to make sure you made it work ok when the weather is bad. Love is a Good Morning text every day because he knows it puts a smile on your face. Love is going with him to do side jobs just so you can have those few extra hours to spend time together even if it’s something you don’t want to do. Love is never questioning if you are with someone who loves you because you already know that the love is real. I hope that everyone has a chance to experience the love like I have finally found
I'm just like everyone else I fall into the trend that when the new year starts you are supposed to have a new year resolution. Well I have decided that 2017 is going to be my year of change and kicking life’s butt one day at a time. I wake up every morning with something for the day that I want to change about what life is throwing at me. I want 2017 to be the year that makes me a better person in all ways. I want to push myself in every way possible mentally, physically and emotionally. I not making the goal to lose 20 pounds like the next person I just want to get myself to a place that I feel even more comfortable in my own skin and feel amazing in any outfit I put on! I want to make my head hurt for working to learning something new and learning more about what I already know. I want to connect with people on a more personal and deeper level. I want to be the person who everyone wants to be friends with and come to with problems. I also want to be the face for Jacksonville I want people to know who I am and what I am bring to this wonderful city who is full of empowering women who push themselves every day to achieve the dreams they have in place for themselves. I want to empower women who feel that they are less than what the truly are. Women are so mean to each other and bring them down so my biggest change for 2017 is to empower and bring up women who feel that they are less than amazing and are not capable of achieving goals they have for themselves. So let’s make 2017 the year of change and empowering women.
HELLO Jacksonville, NC
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town, and helping small businesses grow! 🙌