2020: Reflection

I have been choosing words for my years since 2015. As I lined them up a month ago, I began to see a visual of my life. This visual was a mountain and the past five years was me climbing it. But even the five years before that was filled with growth, change, pain, and a lot of learning. Let’s take look back at the … Continue reading 2020: Reflection

2019: Soar – Recap

It’s ironic how much I’ve been agonizing over my 2020 post and feeling so lost on what all to write, and I hadn’t given a thought on my 2019 recap post. However, I always find my words forward when I look back. Man, how to even encapsulate it all? Fun stuff: I went to Ireland I knew going into 2019 that it was going to … Continue reading 2019: Soar – Recap

Friendships & Self-Care

Friendships are hard and complicated and filled with conflicts & resolutions, hurt feelings, laughter, tears and joy. My friendships have been the training ground on which I’ve learned communication, loyalty, forgiveness (both receiving and extending), and the importance of learning when to push through and fight for a friendship or when to let it go. I’ve learned all of those lessons with my best friend. … Continue reading Friendships & Self-Care

A Grandmother’s Passing

“Blood is thicker than water.” My family life has been complicated. I’ve written about my struggles before, written about the need to distance myself from my family, and have written about my friend-family and how my core friends have truly become humans as close to family as I can get. Up until this past weekend, I would have said that I absolutely did not believe … Continue reading A Grandmother’s Passing

Mid-Year Catch-Up

I’m poking my head out from my little hole tonight and finally taking some time & space to post a catch-up/musings post on 2019. I’m sitting here laughing because I intentionally stated in my 2019 post that this blog wouldn’t act as a measuring stick any longer and that my posts would be more free-flowing, but I’m sitting here trying to work out in my … Continue reading Mid-Year Catch-Up

Bodies and Health and Food and Minds

I found a new doctor. Thrilling, huh? I know it’s kind of a strange topic to blog about, but I really, really miss my team of doctors in Seattle, and since moving, I’ve just had a hard time finding a primary physician to replace them. But, I’ve found one (even though the freaking wait list was 3 months long). I’m not sure I think she’s … Continue reading Bodies and Health and Food and Minds