Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 15, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 15, 2019

Monday morning mercy streaming in with the morning light.

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Under Construction

Under Construction

It’s Day 14 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and though I turned 50 this week, I’m still under construction. This dawned on me as I stood beneath the framing for a new facility being built to house the homeless we serve at my organization’s agency. We’d met for our monthly corporate prayer but were given a tour of the new structure beforehand. Unfinished, it is still an architectural work of art and thing of beauty –– at least to my eye. And I imagine that’s how God –– the Lead Architect and Master Designer –– sees me. Raw, unfinished, rough. But something being built for purpose and beautiful. Still under construction.

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When we learned we’d be touring the construction site, I asked if I should deviate from my usual dress and heels. Getting an affirmative gave me the chance to don a jumper I haven’t worn in ages. Little did I know the hard hat would match! All Calvin Klein – TJ Maxx. 

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose wife, mother, director, leader, author, blogger, life coach, Zumba instructor, and child of The Creator, I’m so thankful He’s still working on me. My great Aunt Birdy used to say, “I not what I want to be. I’m not what I’m going to be. But thank God I’m not what I used to be.” Amen, Sister!

I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic, and realize He’s still working on you, Remember, we’re all still under construction.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

Writing Weekend

Writing Weekend

It’s Day 13 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and it’s a writing weekend! Turning 50 this month caused me to get it in gear to not only resume blogging but to get cracking on the sequel to my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul. It released in January 2018 with the promise that the 2nd installation in the Lee’s Legacy trilogy would follow in 2019…Since then, a transition from running my business (same name as the blog) full-time to accepting my dream job as a Women’s Center Direct pressed pause on Hold On Her Heart progress. Today –– despite the Ds or barriers in my life –– like demands on time, I’m choosing to minimize them, redeem that time and press play. Hence this writing weekend.

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Me, Pink Collar Coach. Writing Weekend wear: Head-to-toe Calvin Klein. TJ Maxx. Beverage station turned planter, Shabby Chic- Home Goods.

 

 

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Swan with a life full of personal and professional obligations, including being on call around the clock, it’s been easier to come home from a work day or at the end of the week and read. I’ve told myself I’m honing my writing skills –– after all, good writers read good writing –– but honestly, it’s an escape. The reality is no author who ever published more than one book did it by staying in escape mode. Unless that escape had a purpose. When it does, it can feel as if you’re not still working at all. Like this writing weekend.

I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose this weekend and work on whatever dream or goal you may not be able to during the week.

Also hope you’ll check out my novel and want to read the sequel. It can be purchased on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com. Thank you!

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Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 13, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 13, 2019

The cover a book full of inspirational quotes gathered for those facing a diagnosis –– one of the Ds or barriers women face –– and those who love them. It is meant to strengthen their resolve and comfort their souls.

Whatever D –– diagnosis, a death, debt, depression, divorce, domestic court, domestic violence, discouragement, discrimination, dysfunction, etc. –– you are facing right now, may the words and this simple post do that for you.

Given to me by my Swan Sister, Kibby for my 50th Bday, may it especially encourage you today! And Holly, my Kinder Care Sister, may it do that for you because you’re one of my s-heroes! You both got this because ultimately, God’s got you!!!

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Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

50th Full of Faith, Family and Friends (with Some Fashion Thrown In)

50th Full of Faith, Family and Friends (with Some Fashion Thrown In)

It’s Day 8 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and my 50th has been full of faith, family and friends with some fashion thrown in. After staying up until midnight to watch the clock strike midnight, I still woke before dawn to spend time worshiping God for letting me live half a century and for being my faithful God through every second of it. Next I woke my precious children and received such heart-melting hugs that they pretty much obliterated any of the painful teen things they’ve put me through lately. We had such a wonderful Fourth of July and long weekend leading up to today –– all the present this mom ever hoped for. With warm and fuzzies out of the way, I went back to curling my hair –– a rare occurrence these days –– to compliment my feminine floral dress. I tend to stay away from both in my role as a Women’s Center Director to up my authority, but as I told our male Director of Operations today, “I’m 50 but always wear a princess dress on my birthday.” At the end of a busy one catching up from being off, I headed to a Zumba class where a Bday routine was added to celebrate my milestone. Next the instructor/dear friend and I met another one, culminating one of my best days ever with the laughter and love that bubbles to the surface whenever true friendship is at the center. Faith, family, fashion and friends…What a full 50th!

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Me, Pink Collar Coach, turns 50! Outside the Women’s Center where I’m Director.                     Pink & green (my faves) sundress, handbag (incredibly purchased months apart),                  and uncustomary flip flops for fifty-year-old comfort! LOL!                                                                      All Calvin Klein from TJ Maxx. Gift bag & balloons clearly chosen with me in mind and complement my outfit perfectly. 

Chock full as the day was, it was a good thing I wore the princess dress because the residents and staff had treated me like royalty all day long. Songs, cards, gifts, and food (a fish and chips lunch, two cakes, ice cream and enough Gummi Bears to supply me a while), were just some of the ways they showered me with affection. By this point, I was honestly a bit overwhelmed. But I wasn’t done being shown lavish attention. I received gifts at dinner and arrived home this evening to more!

Not once did anyone crack an over the hill joke or say anything that wasn’t affirming, encouraging or positive. I wasn’t consciously fearing that but realize in hindsight I appreciate this. I woke up this morning feeling so incredibly blessed. Yet I had no idea how much the day held in store. Nor do I take it for granted. I understand that there are women out there, who may be reading this right now, who  have never experienced a birthday like mine. My prayer is that your life will be abundantly full of  faith, family and friendship. With some fashion thrown in if that’s your thing…Not just for a 50th, but every day.

How can you be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and bring some of above to someone else in your personal or professional life?

Be savvy & chic ,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

 

 

 

Pink Collar Coach’s Birthday Positivity Post – July 8, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Birthday Positivity Post – July 8, 2019

50 Years Blessed and I woke up with my heart, soul and spirit full of worship for the God Who’s been faithful every single moment of it. I LOVE YOU LORD! THANK YOU!

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A truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic woman of God. I’d like to think this is how He sees me. Credit to the amazing artist. 

May we all be truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose today and worship in spirit and in truth – no matter where we are or what we do.

Be savvy & chic, 

~Pink Collar Coach 

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 7, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 7, 2019

As a self-proclaimed fashionista –– well Maxxinista to be more precise ––

This is the type of Pink Collar Savvy & Chic clothing I most want to wear.

May all of us Swans wear it well so that we can rejoice in times to come.

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Be savvy & chic,

~ Pink Collar Coach