Engaged

“Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.” – Dante Alighieri No metaphors, no creative titles, no witty or whimsical messages—just a life update that has forever made an imprint on my heart. This past weekend, Cory asked me to marry him and I said yes. Some of the best things in life are surprises. As someone … More Engaged

Enjoy the Ride

“Just slow it down enough to enjoy the ride.” — Julian Casablancas I barely made it with my “one blog a month” promise, but here we are just in time. To say the last few months have been a struggle is an understatement, but what matters is that I showed up to fulfill the promises … More Enjoy the Ride

Doing This for Me

“A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” – Neil Gaiman It just hit me one day: I’m not getting any younger, I’m not going to randomly stumble across additional free time, and my novel isn’t going to write itself. It was this same day that I realized I needed to continue doing … More Doing This for Me

Gratitude

“We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things.” – Charles W. Chesnutt This whole year has been a big lesson for me. When something starts out good and then it feels like things come crashing down, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This pandemic has been challenging for … More Gratitude

Building Boundaries

“It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.” – Mandy Hale If there’s one thing I’ve learned during quarantine, it’s that setting boundaries is hard no matter how many times you do it. You might get better at it, but each time feels just as challenging … More Building Boundaries

Growth Doesn’t Come from Perfection

“Growth is often uncomfortable, messy, and full of feelings you weren’t expecting. But it’s necessary.” — Unknown You don’t grow in the moments of perfection. You don’t achieve your goals or see progression because you were 100% perfect and followed everything to a tee. Sometimes you don’t see results because you do everything by the book … More Growth Doesn’t Come from Perfection