I haven’t been on here to write in a while, and that’s mainly because I was taking a breather. Do I love writing? Absolutely. Does it help me wind down at the end of a long, hard day? Absolutely. But I had been so overwhelmed with balancing life, work, school, and my own mental health that coming back on here to write another blog post seemed driven by pressure and energy that I just didn’t have. And when one of my biggest passions started to feel like a job, I knew it was time to take a break. Continue reading “Success or Regret? It’s All in Your Decisions.”
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”
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”
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”