Giving thanks.

I am taking a moment to just stop and realize how fortunate I have been. I am so thankful for the people in my life and the opportunities I have had.

I found myself reading an article on CNN Money about Young Doctors in Debt and have to use this time to be thankful. The Air Force has allowed my husband to attend a school that has a yearly tuition rate of over $40,000. This figure does not include books[roughly $1,000/semester], exams[about $1,000 per exam], supplies[stethescope etc.] or room & board. While I often find myself thinking how much it sucks that he only gets a tiny little stipend, we are afforded a very comfortable life free of the debt most physicians incur. My husband says he enjoys living on wife support. :)

I encourage you to read the article above and really put into perspective how hard your own physicians work and how much they pay to do the job they do. You might just have a different opinion the next time you head to see the doctor. They deserve every penny they earn for all the debt, 100 hour work weeks and time away from their own families.

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.