Life Update: Tips for bouncing back after life gives you lemons

Hey Curlies,

What a week this has been.

So many things have happened over the past two weeks and it honestly wore me out. Some things were out of my control, while others were things I set up for myself.

It all started off with an extra long work week. About two weeks ago I worked six days a week, 10 hours at a time non-stop. While this may or may not seem like a lot to some people, I also run this blog and the entire ClassyCurlies business when I'm not working at the news station. It's a full time job on it's own.

That left little time for sleep and everything else in between.

Toward the end of that week, I learned I lost my grandmother - who I'd seen at the hospital the week before. Somehow I knew that was the last time I would see her...and I was correct.

In between trying to figure out what my own feelings were and most of all, helping my mother through this time, I had 5 million things on my to-do list and an appointment at the oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth removed.

On top of that, the vacation I was looking forward to almost came to a halt after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

To say the least, it has been a physical and emotional past couple of weeks.

Yesterday, following memorial services for my grandmother, I told my queen I wanted us to celebrate life - and not death. Because‚Äč my mom is who she is, our conversation somehow turned into laughter...and it was captured. #loveyoumom
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Why am I sharing this?

1. My life is somewhat back to normal and I'm feeling much, much better.
2. We all go through tough times - and it's OK not to be perfect. It's OK to show emotion.

In this week's episode of Curly Conversations, I'm laying it all out on the table in much more detail - and giving you inspiration to remember when you're battling tough times.

Share your thoughts on this week's episode in the comments or shoot me an email at