This is the new year!

This upcoming week is going to be a doozy. I've been at my new job for almost a month now and I think I'm starting to find my rhythm with it. It's not a hard job, it's not even that busy (yet) but it's a job, it's close to home and it's paying me good [...]

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Obligatory End of the Year Post

Yes, you see the title, you know what this is going to be. A stoic reflection of all the events that have occurred this year and the hope I have for what lies ahead in the new year. I don't intend for this to come off as cynical but I've already seen so many similar [...]

How Far We’ve Come

I used to live my life in cycles. I would have a few weeks, maybe a month or so, of goodness. I would feel great and excited about my life, motivated to make changes and be the best version of myself. Then, something would happen. Someone would upset me or I would get sick or [...]

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 [...]