Touchè - "used to acknowledge when a person has made a good point that challenges your own thoughts, beliefs, and/or arguments."

I love this word. It's basically an "ah-ha moment" in 6-letter form.

Whenever I get the chance to say it, I'm grateful, even though it could mean that I was just proven to be wrong. For me, it means my thoughts or opinions were challenged, and I am NOW able to see things from a different light. More importantly I have expanded my comfort zones and given myself permission to grow by accepting a new idea.

I used to tell my Mom all the time, “When I’m a parent I’m not going to be like you.” Now that I have two perfect little hot messes of my own, I find myself in similar situations I put her in and think to myself maybe she wasn’t so crazy after all. Touché mom, Touché.

But before we dig deeper, I’m Tiara- a single boy-mom of two in Louisville, Kentucky. To say my life is busy would be the understatement of the century. I work the corporate 9-5 while also running a small business and working approximately 1,688 projects within and outside of that business. I am in my 30th year of life and I am embracing and loving it!  (Shout out to all of my fellow 1988ers, let's make this year our bitch!)

This journey to 30 has been paved with tears, sorrow, laughter and dreams. But I'm telling you, I'm so grateful for every single hurdle that's been thrown my way. What it has taught me? Life does not wait for you to start living it. It is up to you show up and design your best life.

I have also learned that social media is the most amazing filter of all time. Although it can be beneficial, it also has a way of making you feel inadequate at times. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I extremely transparent, probably sometimes to a fault. Through marriage, pregnancies, divorce, starting businesses, ending businesses, my beliefs. I share it all. And what I find is that sometimes, it allows people to know that they aren't the "only ones."

At the end of the day, people don't relate to perfect, they relate to REAL.

When I accepted that I wanted to start a blog, I gave myself permission to start to think of titles. "Touche'" was the FIRST and ONLY thing that I entertained. The definition itself embodies EVERYTHING that I want this space to be.




But most importantly I want it to be a place where a person can practice empathy. Any time I'm asked the dreaded, "If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?" I say the say damned thing every, single, time.  I would have the ability to give or exercise empathy and understanding upon being placed in situations that aren't relatable. I want to get you, just as I want you to get me.

I am female. I have loved. I have lost. I have two beautiful boys who are my KARMA just as much as they are my biggest BLESSINGS. There is something about the sound of the ocean waves that make me feel as though everything will be alright. Makeup, you are so wonderful, but why so expensive? I don't live a perfect life but every day I work really hard to be present in this life. The most valuable thing I have is TIME and intend to use it wisely.

If any of what I've said relates to you, follow me along this journey, and if it doesn't follow me anyways and wait for that moment when you read something that makes think,

"Well Damn, TOUCHE."