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”
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”
Dear a younger me,
There are so many things I wish I would have known at your age. So many things I wish I would have seen differently and believed about myself when I was growing up. I can’t make up for the lost time it took me to realize these things and truly believe my capabilities, but you can. So here’s to all you girls growing up and learning allll about the lies society tells us and the toxic situations life throws at us. Here’s to you. Because you deserve to know the truth. Continue reading “Letter To A Younger Me”
Dear High School Seniors,
I know you and all of your friends are looking forward to graduation day and wishing the days would just hurry up already, but don’t wish it all away just yet. There are a lot of things you’ll miss out on if you do. Continue reading “Open Letter to High School Seniors”