2017 was my hardest year yet, but also one of the greatest opportunities I’ve had the privilege of living. Continue reading “Here’s to 2018 but Also 2017”
Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping back into the trap that is comparison. Continue reading “Why Comparison is a Lie”
There are always going to be people out there that have crummy things to say about you. And while you may not be able to stop the harmful words spewing from their mouths, you are able to choose what you listen to. Continue reading “Your Worth Is Not In Their Words”
We often forget sometimes to actually stop and listen to our minds and bodies. It’s as if we don’t feel we “have the time” to care for ourselves or as if we just need to “keep going.” Chances are you know the type because you are one of them yourself. The type of person that has to have it alll together because that is what you feel is expected of you. Heck, you do it all! You take on evvverything. You agree to any task. And without even thinking much of it, you likely allow your mental, or even physical, health to take the back burner for the sake of helping another’s improve. Stop. Continue reading “Sometimes Even Heroes Need Saving”
I am done with giving a plethora of unnecessary apologies. Now I’m not talking about unapologetically being a jerk. I’m talking about embracing my strengths and weaknesses with confidence, not guilt. I’m talking about being unapologetically ME.
Continue reading “Unapologetically Me”
More recently, I have been trying to live more mindfully and intentionally. I had always been that crazy, busy girl who had her mind on a million things at once, took care of everything, kept up in school, and was always the one people counted on to help them “fix” their own life’s issues and drama. Throughout all of this, I was told I am capable of handling it all and able to do it all simultaneously, and therefore I felt responsible for taking care of everything – doing it all. But the thing is, I wasn’t capable of carrying it all – taking care of everyone’s requests all the time. I couldn’t “fix” everyone else’s lives when my own life needed fixing. I was getting warn out by all the expectations. I felt used up by all my efforts. I was stretched so thin, I was ready to break. I went to bed exhausted and woke up exhausted. Something needed to change.
That is when I decided to start living out each day more purposefully and mindfully, and it changed everything. Continue reading “Mindfully Living”
Rewind many years back to the 7th grade when it all started… the dermatology visits, the various skin treatment trials, the overwhelming pressure of trying to “fit in,” to just be liked. That was the start of it all – when I put on that first bit of makeup in a desperate attempt to cover up. You see, I used to have really bad acne to the point that my face embarrassed me, and I only added to the problem by putting on foundation, powder, blush, anything to hide my flaws. Continue reading “Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup”
What do you imagine when you think of the word adventure?
Chances are you imagine something like I do… rocky hiking trails that lead to bluffs covered in trees overlooking everything. But how would you react if I said I thought of running errands when I imagined adventure? Continue reading “Adventure Is A Mindset”
People always ask me if I’m seeing anyone… and for the past 20 years the answer was no. I got many puzzled looks and questions as to why. It seemed as though something was off to everyone else because I had decided to find myself first before bothering to find anyone else. People would tell me my standards were too high or that I wasn’t “looking hard enough,” but what if I wasn’t looking at all? Continue reading “Why I Waited To Date”
Some seasons in life are just meant to be seasons of growth and there is nothing wrong with that. I think oftentimes we as humans strive so hard for success that we forget to take in the beauty of the lessons learned. Not every lesson is learned from success and pure joyous moments. Some of the hardest and best lessons are learned just like that, the hard way. Continue reading “Seasons of Growth”