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Hey Heather, What’s Your Deal…For Real?

The drive, motivation and gratitude that fuels Oh Hey Heather Each entry is purposely shuffled out of ranking order Family, Family, Family I hear so many stories about in-law drama or families that don't come together after their kids are married. I can't say enough about the family I gained when I married Mark. And I know he says the same about mine. We are so very fortunate to have everyone be considerate and caring towards each other. Oh - and fun. Faith, Faith and more Faith. Reading news and hearing podcasts about the monsters out there hurting other people is so scary and horrific. Advocating to make it stop is a very large passion of mine but I don't…
Heather
April 19, 2018
Heather

Oh Hey Heather…Helping People Use Words Better Since 1995

Ok. So why launch a web company? Better yet, why launch a web company for t-shirts when you have another business idea every other week and a really cush, fun position with the best team anyone could ask for?  'Cause you're welcome. See, I appreciate a good-hearted, funny t-shirt. The ones that make you laugh out loud or say, "Now that's funny. I'm ordering that". But here's the deal. I like them enough to know from several online purchases after serious research and obviously bogus reviews - most of them are a waste and disappointment. They're rough, don't fit right, shrink weird, cracks in the printed piece. No. I am not paying $25 bucks for a well-rated-four-or-five-star-Amazon-fulfilled shirt that arrives…
Heather
April 11, 2018
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Cleaning Out the Closet – an Analogy of Clutter

If you’re trying to clean your room, you start by picking up the clutter, then you can sweep the last of the dust. It’s layers. You also have to identify what the clutter is.  Sometimes, when you pick up all the things that don’t belong in that room it doesn’t mean its trash. It may just be misplaced in where it should be kept.  Like legos on the coffee table or shoes in the kitchen for example.  Or, for this analogy – an emotion -let’s say anger. I think it’s absolutely human to feel anger but how long you store it and where you put it and who sees it can make it quickly become a bad thing. No one is…
Heather
April 10, 2018
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Reasons are Optional

Sometimes my brain is so overloaded with thoughts, lists, “I should haves” and fabulous intentions that I find myself frozen. Staring blankly as if in a frazzled state. Getting nothing accomplished but self-loathing and procrastination.  It’s been much worse lately. It’s embarrassing and SO out of character for me. This picture of Teresa helps visualize what I catch myself doing lately: Blank Stare Is it too much to do? Not really. I’ve had longer lists than these before. Is it depression? I don’t think so. I feel pretty good about a lot of things. Is it daunting tasks? Things I don’t like to do? No, for the most part I like what I am doing. So why are there insecurities, self-doubt shrouding over…
Heather
April 10, 2018
Heather

I Love Making Conversation with New People

It doesn’t get old to me. It’s not everyone – it’s not like I go down the street and try to talk to every single person I meet. That would be ridiculous and probably creepy. But when the situation happens, you know it. Where there’s this feeling internally that you kinda want to say something. Like last week. I was sitting in a waiting room at a bank in rural Ohio waiting to talk with a great CEO. I was early. I gave myself time in case I couldn’t find it, and turns out it was easy. I noticed walking in there was a hover round chair outside. The back was decorated with a small American Flag and a bag…
Heather
April 10, 2018
Heather

Stuck in a Rut With an Unsightly Gut

In my third year battle to lose the exact same 20 pounds, I’ve been digging deep into myself to figure out why I don’t break through and get it off of me. I exercise more now than I have in years and am getting quite proud of myself. I know it’s not my output that the problem. It’s my input. But Why? What is that trigger in my brain that puts my willpower on auto pilot? I really like the taste of so many fruits and vegetables and even think I could quite possibly survive as a vegetarian (maybe). So why do I eat all the bad stuff? Why can’t I have just “a” beer? Why do I see a…
Heather
April 10, 2018
Heather

Aging Happens

Relocating to Ohio and finding myself only 2.5 hours from my original childhood area has been an enlightening experience. I’ve spent the past 20 years driving 13 hours to get there maybe (maybe) once a year and trying to cram all grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and their homes into 4-5 days. Living closer has opened that up infinitely. I’ve already been home more times in the past year than in the last decade. I gain longer sits on the porch. Longer conversations. I’ve even re-familiarized myself to many roads and use the GPS less and less. I get to start looking up old friends because I have more time there. I recall more memories and reflect on them. My Dad…
Heather
April 10, 2018
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Frickin’ Fracking

Last Sunday I was with Mark, the boys and my brother, Adam, hitting the road after a great weekend trip to West Virginia. The guys had a night in Pittsburgh, PA for our cousin’s bachelor party. I had helped with a bridal shower for his betrothed and the boys tagged along with me and camped out at my Dads for the night. All in all, a nice adventure. Having Adam fly in from Nashville to be a part of it was icing on the cake. (Bree! Ahhh move here please! Sorry, no pressure. Lol) When my son Landon insisted our lunch for the ride home not consist of food in a bag – he’s really starting to be aware of…
Heather
April 10, 2018