New day

I started a new job today. The most stressful part of my day? Deciding what to wear. I spent 12 years wearing the same uniform to work and the last 10 months wearing the same colored scrubs to work. The idea of actually choosing an 'outfit' and a 'style' for my work clothes was exciting [...]

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Embrace the suck

I hurt in a way that I haven't hurt in years, but it's a good thing. My 10k training schedule had me do 3 rounds of 15 minutes running and 1 minute walking. Not going to lie, I gassed out real quick. Maybe 10 minutes into the first round I was ready to throw in [...]

Treat yo’ self 2018

You see this face. This is the face of someone who made self-care a priority today even though she didn't want to. My life is not terribly busy. I go to school but it doesn't overwhelm me to the point where I feel like I have no free time. I haven't worked in over a [...]

A road map for life

Today, I was faced with one of my first challenges in trying to better myself. It was snowing, I was comfy and my to-do list was long so I very seriously thought about skipping my afternoon appointment at the VA. It was a mental health and considering just a couple of weeks ago I was [...]

You won’t beat me, negativity!

Last week was great. I did self-care, took care of myself, indulged a little...and by a little I mean a lot. I stuffed my face like a turkey. I felt productive every day and I maintained a positive mind-set. Then came today, and I had to head back out into the real world, where the [...]

To the end

I was having a text conversation with a friend the other day and I asked her for show recommendations. The semester is almost over so I'm about to have an abundance of free time and what better way to use it than binge watching some quality shows. I had the same response to almost every [...]

Gettin’ it

Around this time last year, I signed to run a half marathon the following May. I knew that to be ready I would have to start training immediately. Then the temperatures started to drop. It got colder, into the 30's and at times into the teens and 20's. I kept telling myself, I'll go outside [...]