Coffee Talk


Happy Friday lovely readers! I wanted to take a chance and have a little coffee talk with you guys today in hopes you chat back be in here or on Twitter or Instagram. Just use the hashtag #CoffeeTalkwithACWOM if you do.


Today I want to use this Coffee Talk and talk about things I am proud of myself for. I encourage you to do the same. I think so often we as women can look at ourselves and focus on the negative. What we aren’t doing right, what we aren’t good at etc. So today let’s change that.

I am proud of myself for:

1. Holding my own in my relationship: Both in the home and financially. I contribute to half of our income and pay my portion of our bills. As a woman who owns her own business I think that is very fortunate. I am also an extremely independent person. I get that from my mom. I am so proud that I am able to hold my own financially, hold my own by doing more than half of the work around our home and hold my own intelligence wise. Andrew is very smart and I love our discussions we have about life events.

2. Starting my own company: I am so proud that I decided to start my own company. It isn’t easy. Some days it’s really really hard. Some days I have cried because I am worried and stressed. But those day’s are just a fraction of the times I am so happy and so wonderfully excite about my career.

3. Being financially responsible: I have not always been financially responsible. But I am proud of myself for changing my ways when I did and being able to put money away every month, pay my bills and own my own car, pay my student loans and buy the things I want to buy. I have learned the difference between wants and needs. I do not ALWAYS buy things because I need them but I do know the difference. It is so important to learn that.


Tell me something you are proud of yourself for and lets have some coffee talk. Coffee not required but always accepted here.


  1. Sara wrote:

    You. Are. Awesome!! I’m proud of you too – because starting your own business (and succeeding at it!) is scary hard!! It takes a lot of bravery and strength to do it, and you’re totally rocking it! Congrats, friend!

    Published 8.1.14
  2. Anne Marie wrote:

    I am proud of myself for surviving the summer! As a FTWM of 3 it has been a rough summer paying for 3 kids in child care, and only having 1 car! Today is officially the LAST DAY, though and I am thrilled! Now we start the busy school year, but now we will have the money to get car #2 fixed so that we can double team the kids events.

    I cheers you with my coffee! One of my life goals is to own my own business, but I just don’t have the personal strength to do that yet!!

    Published 8.1.14
  3. Rachel wrote:

    Good for you!! It is hard to be financially responsible!

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  4. You are getting ahead of the game. Stay the course.

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  5. Logan wrote:

    You go girl! I am proud of the fact that I still work and contribute to my family’s finances while raising a child. It’s tough at times, but so rewarding. I’m very thankful to be able to stay home with my little guy. 🙂

    Published 8.1.14
  6. Meghan wrote:

    So proud of you, love! Holding your own, both personally and professionally, is not an easy feat! You are a rockstar!

    Published 8.1.14
  7. Way to go girl! Nothing feels better than accomplishing big goals. So proud of you!

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  8. Financial lessons are one of the hardest things to learn and keep control of, especially when you are young. You should be very proud of yourself and your fiscal responsibility.

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  9. Great job!

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  10. I love the things that you are proud of! Being a strong and independent woman and starting your own business. Those are qualities I really admire. I would love to turn my blogging into a business!

    I’m proud of myself for being passionate about something (my blog) and really sticking with it and doing the hard work to grow.

    Have a great weekend, Neely!

    Published 8.1.14
  11. Jamie G wrote:

    Being independent is SO important, so many women forget about that! I applaud you! 🙂

    Published 8.1.14
  12. This fellow blogger is way proud of you!! Get it!! Women are capable of so much and the fact that you are contributing to that, well Hell Yea!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


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  13. Lilly @ Lobster for Breakfast wrote:

    So proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Brenda wrote:

    Starting a business is so hard, but so rewarding! I’m proud of myself for taking that step as well. 🙂

    Published 8.1.14
  15. ashley wrote:

    These are great things to be proud of!

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  16. I am still working on that whole financial thing. It can be tricky – especially when you start your own business!

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  17. Chrissy wrote:

    Awesome! I think it’s important to hold on to those things that are important to you in relationships. I made more money than my husband before we had kids, now I stay home and rock the crap out of being a WAHM. It isn’t easy keeping the house, the kids, myself and the business together, but I manage. 😉 So I guess I’m proud of that.

    Good for you for staying on top of your finances, keep it up… so important! We learned that lesson early into our marriage and it’s been a lifesaver. Not having to worry about unexpected things like new tires ($1500?? whhhhaaat!) or a last minute decision to buy a house before age 30 is pretty breezy.

    Published 8.1.14
  18. I am proud of myself for moving abroad and sticking it out when times were unfavorable.

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  19. Stephanie wrote:

    That’s something to be so proud of. Being financially sound and comfortable is always great, the impact debt can have on you is horrible!
    What company do you have? I would love to support you if I can.

    Published 8.1.14
  20. Madaline wrote:

    That’s amazing that you have started your own business. I’m so in awe of women who do!!!!

    Published 8.2.14
  21. Love this 🙂
    I’m proud of stepping outside my comfort zone and opening myself up to meeting new people and having new experiences.

    Published 8.2.14
  22. WAHOO to women starting their own companies! It is hard and scary and stressful, but it is so much fun and knowing that you built it on your own is pretty flipping fabulous! 🙂

    Published 8.2.14
  23. Well done you! Best thing I love about this is that so many women are uncomfortable sharing their accomplishments – me being one of them! I applaud you!

    Published 8.2.14
  24. Hadiyah wrote:

    This post made my night. Thank you and good luck with your new business.

    Love your blog design and layout by the way 🙂

    Published 8.2.14
  25. I am proud that I am also able to contribute to my family finances by paying off our business debt. Owning your own businesses can be way challenging at times but at the end of the day it is yours and that is the best feeling ever. The more effort you put in, the more rewards you reap.

    Published 8.3.14

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