Mirror Mirror

Today’s #30Layers30Days prompt is Mirror Mirror.

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Compliment yourself on your least favorite physical feature. Find the beauty in it and describe it.

I would like to compliment myself on my body. I don’t care for my body because of the problems I have with acne and this “baby fat”. I know it’s not that bad; but when I look in the mirror, it’s all I see.

Truth is, there’s an understated beauty here. I love my eyes. I think they are the windows to my soul, and they say a lot about my true character. They are always bright and filled with joy and love. I definitely smile with my eyes.

I also love my smile. This smile has brightened many days for friends and strangers. It’s what makes me approachable. I have the illusion of always being happy. …And my teeth are pretty1!

I love like my weight. I struggled with gaining weight for the majority of my life. I’m content at 130 pounds. And it’s lovable weight gain, too2! It’s mostly in my midsection, but I have a lil’ booty going on…and HIPS!! After I hit up those ab workouts3, I feel like I’ll love my body even more.

What I’m realizing about these things is that they are petty. They can all be changed, but I have to be willing to put in the effort to change them.

  1. At least I get that a lot… []
  2. At least the man loves most of it []
  3. on my terms, and my terms only []

Hello There!

Hello there! I’m Terin, the neglectful owner of this blog. I promise that I’ve been gone for a really good reason1! Let me just start by saying that I have completely forgotten how to work WP. And why does it look so different???

Our May

Let’s get started, shall we? First of all: I quit Bank of America. I couldn’t be happier! I now work in the TD Bank Operations center.
Secondly: JJ graduated! He’s learned so much and I am VERY proud.
And yeah… That pretty much sums it all up.

Why I Quit After Six Years

Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely loved working for BofA. Then we relocated. I had a horrible manager and no option to transfer since I have to be in my new location for a year. I had no time to spend with my family. I was only getting one Saturday off a month and a lot of weeks I had to work six days. For me, I’m really big on family and being around for my children, so the working all the time was not working for me. I was so depressed. I even ended up in the hospital, and my doctor gave me some of the best advice. Quit my job.

Just so happened, I got out of the hospital in time for my interview with TD Bank. They were so impressed that I got an offer the same day. I can choose my own shift and I only have to work one Saturday every six weeks or so. I love my job. I love my coworkers. I don’t have headaches every day. It’s fabulous!

So that’s my life right now. I’m adjusting to the new job and enjoying my family.

  1. or reasons… []


Birthday via Instagram
2:05pm. It’s Hump Day, which also happens to be the midpoint of my vacation. I took the week off of work for my birthday.

Nothing new has been happening in the world… Well, that’s a lie, lol! A lot has been happening. I can’t remember the last time I actually posted on any of my sites. I’m slowing drifting away from the web. I’m slowing drifting away from life. So let me recap. Read more


4.28.13 I stayed at home with the babies today because they weren’t feeling well. Their first week at daycare ended with both of them catching colds. My poor Ivy has it the worst, though. I wish there were something that I could do to help her feel better… (other than lots of hugs and kisses!)