Simply Fabulous

When I went on a mission trip to Honduras a few years ago, everyone in my group broke down at one point or another from the emotions they felt about the children and the conditions they were living in. Everyone, except me. I remember thinking something was wrong with me… why wasn’t I moved to…

I’m not sure where I fall on this whole “like attracts like” thing.  Ya know… the idea that you attract what you think about most.  The theory behind “The Secret” and “vision boards.”  It’s confusing to me because on one hand, I do believe that you can attract certain things into your life but on…

If you’ve been reading this column or my blog for any period of time, you’ve probably realized that I love my little “mottos” or catch phrases.  Maybe that’s because I’m a writer, I’m not sure.  But I love when a phrase or a quote encompasses an important thought or lesson.  So I’ll apologize in advance…

Recently, while reading a book called “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat, Pray, Love fame), I came across an explanation of fear that I absolutely LOVED. She describes fear as your ever-present buddy that always goes along for the ride, whether you want him to or not.  He’s right there, wherever you go, always…

Generally speaking, I’m not an avid watcher of TV preachers.  Not because I think they are all evil swindlers out to get my money.  In fact, I think there are a few that are quite inspiring.  But I usually only end up watching them on occasion… whenever I happen to remember to turn it on…

  The other day, I was driving in my car by myself when the song, “Let it Go” from the Disney movie, Frozen, came on the radio.  Yes, I of course, belted it out at the top of my lungs like I was Idina Menzel (and fell painstakingly short).  But something else happened as I…

Yesterday was a bit of an “off” day for me. It had started the night before.  First, while sitting up in bed reading, I had a daddy long legs walk across my arm and I FREAKED OUT.  Did I mention that I’m afraid of spiders?  I jumped out of my bed and flung my pillows…

So… in conversation recently, one of my closest friends called me a “tool.” But before you get all offended for me, let me clarify. My friend wasn’t referring to the slang term that’s used to describe someone who’s particularly nasty or stupid.  Instead, she was literally referring to me as a tool that God was…

Yesterday, after running a bunch of errands, I stopped to fill up my gas tank before going home.  I got out of the car, went through the usual round of 20 questions with the pump and started pumping my gas.  While it did it’s thing, I people watched… observing the people going in and out…

Last week, I had plans to see the play, “Wicked,” with a friend of mine.  I had been wanting to see it forever and so had she.  So when we heard it was coming to Charlotte, we jumped at the chance to go see it. So I hopped online and got us tickets for a…

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Jenn Baxter

Jenn Baxter is an accomplished writer in Charlotte, NC, who has been published in The Charlotte Observer, Fort Mill Times, Charlotte Five, SOCIETY Charlotte Magazine and Lake Norman Magazine, as well as featured as a columnist on Beliefnet.com. Her freelance clients span across the nation, as well as Australia and the UK, in the fashion & beauty, health & wellness, travel and life coaching industries.

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