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“The Rissa Effect”

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I started writing this blog on 8/31/2019 and I have been saving it for the right time. Now that I am officially moving into this new chapter and new role in my life, it feels like the right time to share this very special blog I’ve been holding on to. When I didn’t win the […]

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Fall, Fail, or Fly… The Choice is Yours.

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Initially, I started writing this blog entry in January or February before the last blog I actually ended up publishing but I left it in draft mode because it didn’t feel complete. Since then, I went to beautiful Seattle, Washington for a “Hack-a-thon” for a conference hosted by Microsoft that was focused on improving the […]

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Veterans Day

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Every year, I try to make a point to make a post honoring our Veterans. My husband is a medically retired disabled Marine Corps Veteran and although he wasn’t injured in war, he wasn’t in for 20 years and he doesn’t deal with PTSD, I am proud of my Marine. Once a Marine always a […]

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When Passion Meets Purpose

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I apologize for being off of the radar as far as putting out new blog posts, but if you have been following me on social media, you know that I definitely haven’t been slacking off. I hope you like the new website layout! Personally though, I have been in a unique transitionary period. It hasn’t […]

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It Will Be Worth It

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I am impatient… I want to see the final result immediately. I wish things came easily to me every single time. The truth is though, some things take work. To get the right fit, sometimes you have to figure out what isn’t the right fit first… BUT… I promise you that any time I have […]

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Find Yourself

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Today I want to start by saying: FIND YOURSELF! Why do we lose ourselves? Why do we let someone else’s version of what they view as “success” dictate how we feel about our own personal accomplishments and successes? Your journey isn’t ever going to look or be exactly like someone else’s and that is perfectly […]

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