When you are two


When you are two,

and you think no one is looking at you,

you tend to find things to get into.

Sometimes you want to jump on your bed,

or climb on your pretend kitchen and almost bump your head.

Maybe you prefer to dump out all your toys,

and make loud noises that bring you such joy.

Since you recently learned how to cut paper,

you like to make big messes and clean it up later.

If you only knew and looked over your shoulder,

that I was watching you in awe of you getting older.

Time passes so fast you see,

that you will one day be telling this to me.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.



The pain kept coming,

wave after agonizing wave.

Sharpness and pain hurting you so bad,

 it felt like water hitting the embankment.

Cramping and aching,

warned you that the next wave was about to arrive.

Tucked in a fetal position,

seemed to be your only form of relief.

And before you even knew,

the waves stopped coming.

Suddenly all of the pain you felt,

just disappeared inside you.

Image courtesy of shutterstock.com

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.


That moment when

your heart is beating so fast

you can feel it outside your chest.

That moment when

your body is shaking so fast

almost mimicking the movements of a seizure.

That moment when

everything you know and love

gets turned upside down.

That’s what it feels like

when you just received the worst news of your life.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

Remember these five tips

5 tips for Bloggers

Since I first started blogging two years ago, I have learned/researched a lot.  I want to share with you all, five tips that helped me build my blog!

Let me first tell you, that I don’t do this full-time. I am a Wife and a Mom first, and I work as an RN second.  Blogging is something that I have to personally schedule time in my day to do, or it won’t get done.  I have to be efficient with my time management, and write blogs that are interesting to my readers!

So let’s get started with the five tips that every blogger should do:

#1 Take engaging pictures.  I invested in a Canon EOS Rebel T5 series about a year  into my blogging, and it has made such a dramatic difference! Readers want pictures that are distinct, clear, and something that they themselves can relate to.


#2  If you don’t have a nice expensive camera, and you only have your phone to take pictures with, you must learn how to properly edit your photos with certain apps that make it look like your pictures were taken from a nice camera.  Here are some great apps to use:




º A Beautiful Mess


#3 Share on social media.  This is KEY to spreading your blog and reaching a lot of people, at one time.  Share on all the social media, that you can. My favorite ones to share my blog are:




#4 Engage with your readers/other bloggers.  The blogging community is HUGE and it seems like everywhere you look, you will find another person starting up their blog. It is SO important to respond to every.single.comment and engage with your readers as much as possible.  It’s equally as important to comment on other blogs that may inspire you, or maybe just had a great topic and you loved what they wrote about.  Let them know!  In this community feedback is so important! Both good and bad! Never forget that. 🙂

#5  Write about topics that you LOVE.  I never knew I would love to write poems and make every Monday a new post with a poem that I wrote, or on Wednesdays, that I would have ever loved photography as much as I do and came up with Wordless Wednesdays where I just show examples of my photography skills!  Write/show readers what you love to do/about your life (especially if you are a lifestyle blogger, like myself).


**Bonus:  Always remember to do this because you love to do it, not because you are wanting to get famous, or rich by doing so.

Please let me know if you found these tips helpful or if you think I should add more tips to this post?? Thanks for reading and I hope to see you all on social media!! 🙂

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.