Community.

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I’d like to say that I’ve never known the power of community until now, but that’s probably not true. However, all experiences before The Start Experiment have been blocked in my mind thanks to all the awesomeness that’s happened. Continue reading

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Fear Punch Friday: Pills, Pills, Pills

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One of the fears I’ve recently overcome is that of swallowing pills. I mean, how could I have been so afraid of something so tiny (except those two horse pills, amiright??)? This is how…

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JOIN ME for START Experiment, Round 2!

Friends!!

You’ve ‘heard’ me blog about the Start Experiment for the past few weeks. Well, guess what! Registration for Round 2 is officially open!! Check out Jon’s post here for lots of ambiguous info! :) (It will delete in 24 hours, Mission Impossible-style.)

You can also watch this awesome video by my #startexp friend, Jen Moff:

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30 Seconds to May

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Last night I read a really interesting post by author Donald Miller called “How to Tell Your Story in 30 Seconds.” It’s about providing a CliffsNotes answer when someone says “tell me about yourself” or “what do you do.” It’s about doing it in such a way that you form a story, rather than a list of facts. I believe it also helps you add “why” to your “what.” More on that theory here.

So, without further ado, here’s my 30 Seconds to May:

My name is May Bohon. In 2010 God blessed my life by putting a mirror up to how horribly I handled the money He entrusted to me. Since then, I’ve fought my way out of debt, discovered joy in giving, lead personal finance classes and started taking steps towards working for Dave Ramsey so I can turn my passion into a career!

That was fun. :)

Your turn: What’s your 30-second story? What will it be 5 years from now?

Final thought: If you don’t conclude your story with an “!”, then is it really the story you want to tell?

Pet Sitting: Week 1

If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that last week I had the opportunity to take care of 3 dogs, 1 cat and 7-ish fish. As an animal lover, watching fur babies for extra money is a no-brainer! It’s kind of like going on a stay-cation with pay (win/win).

Below is a rundown of the entertainment:

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UPDATE: Debt Free Christmas

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Hi friends!

I have an exciting update for you regarding our Debt Free Christmas goal! But first, here’s the back story.

For a few weeks now, I’ve been completely torn about attending Jon Acuff’s super awesome and amazing START Conference while still tackling our debt. My internal struggle went something like this:

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Wednesday: A perfect storm

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Hi friends!

I hope everyone is having a great week! :) Today is predicted to be a crazy good one for me because a “perfect storm” of an evening will begin once I get off work.

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START Week 1: Recap & Reevaluation

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Last week was a great Week 1 of START! Here’s a recap of what happened:

I blogged most days, swam 3x and registered for the creative class for my blog.

Our group elected me as leader and I’m really excited to be in direct contact with someone at The Lampo Group (read: nerd-out). My main responsibility will be to gather and send her weekly updates about our group’s progress. Continue reading

My small victory this week

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Hi friends!

I wanted to share a small victory I had this week! After a loooong day at work, it was still raining outside, I was tired, hungry, a little cranky (still love you, #startexp & #5Club), and I still needed to get my hair cut that evening. In the battle of my mind, I fought with myself about getting something at the Starbucks so I could “make it through” the next hour or so. Continue reading

Beware the beauty

Yesterday was my first morning back in the pool. It was beautiful! It felt great to jump back in the water (I used to tiptoe in. Very non-adult-like.). I swam my heart out until I could swim no more and felt those glorious 10 minutes for the rest of my day! I loved feeling that first slow-mo swan dive and the first sprint down the lane.

But, let’s be honest about what really happened yesterday…

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