Its the 1st of the Month...

Its the 1st of the Month...

First of the months intimidate me. I go through the motions of deciding if and what I should publish on my site, I feel the urge to start a new book (although I’m not even half through the last one), I cringe when thinking about the last time I wrote in my journal, and most recently I contemplate if “I’m ready” to return to social media.

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Coming to the End of Myself

Coming to the End of Myself

September has definitely been an emotional roller coaster of a month. I moved out of my comfy apartment into a bedroom, had some changes in my dating life, lost my beloved grandmother, watched two of my dearest friends confess their love to one another thru marriage, suffered a minor concussion in a car accident, and I also got to see one of my favorite artists perform live. Talk about dealing with one thing after another.

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Fighting Against the Old

Fighting Against the Old

I often find myself in a battle between who I was, who I am, and who I’m becoming. Climbing to get to the next level, shaking off the old parts of me, and trying to stand still long enough to embrace the gift of the present; all of this at the same time might I add. I’m a grateful recovering perfectionist, and I am so happy to know that there is no expectation that I must be anything other than who or what I am in the present moment.

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Active Participant

Active Participant

As I grow, I learn more and more about how important it is to be an active participant in my life. One who makes choices for myself, and puts forth conscious effort toward my decisions and what I want to happen. No more just "letting stuff happen" because too much happens when you just let stuff happen; at least for me it does. I had spent too much of my personal life “going with the flow” and just seeing how things ended up. That’s no longer enough for me.

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