Chapter 2 – “I just wanna be with you”

Back in 2010, my best friend and I had been friends for about 5 years. I’m not going to lie, years 3-6 were pretty rough for us as we navigated what being in a committed friendship meant to each other. We both had to learn countless lessons in communication, patience, love, forgiveness, and acceptance. To be fair, we’re still learning, but we’ve gotten MUCH better … Continue reading Chapter 2 – “I just wanna be with you”

Chapter 1 – “I just want to go!”

*Author’s note – This novella was started in November, 2015 as a part of the Nanowrimo challenge. Obviously, I never completed/posted it. But, my goal is to publish all the chapters in the upcoming months. Enjoy!* I’ve been talking about traveling since my first international trip in 2007 when I went to Italy. I went on that trip, by myself, but met up with a … Continue reading Chapter 1 – “I just want to go!”

2015 The Experience – Q4 Recap

Oh, 2015 you were just a doll. I know it was a really rough year for a lot of people, and I’m not gonna sit here and say that my year was free of it’s own issues. But for the most part, the year treated me well and taught me so, so much about myself and the world around  me. Q4 kicked off with my … Continue reading 2015 The Experience – Q4 Recap

2016 – Explore

I can’t believe I’m already thinking about next year! I am SO on top of it! Well, not really. With my luck (and procrastination skills), this post probably won’t be up until June 2016. (note: I started this post in October 2015) The realization that I was in the 4th quarter of 2015 though shocked me. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone … Continue reading 2016 – Explore

Fear be gone!!!!

(Shhhh, don’t tell anyone I’m cheating on my nanowrimo project and posting here!) Confession: I am 33 years old, I never learned how to swim and due to that, I have a large fear of water. Up until I got sick in 2011, I didn’t really care that I couldn’t swim. Every summer when my friends would jump into lakes or coast on inner-tubes, or … Continue reading Fear be gone!!!!

Owning who I am

For a long time, I’ve run away from myself. I’ve been ashamed, confused, arrogant, broken and hot-headed…..among other things. And I could sit here and list out every reason why I’ve felt all of those things, and justify them like a well-crafted essay. But, what’s the point? Why justify negative behavior when I have the strength and perseverance to change it? In 2015, I set … Continue reading Owning who I am

Nanowrimo 2015

Oh boy, here comes a writing challenge! My dear cousin introduced me to the National Novel Writing Month organization and informed me that she wanted to participate which prompted me to look into the details. I haven’t done much writing this summer/fall, so I thought this was the perfect challenge to end my year on an upswing of writing. Now, I’ve never planned on writing … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2015

2015 The Experience – Q3 Recap

I feel like I start every recap post with this but, but, HOLY CRAP WHERE IS THE TIME GOING?!?! I cannot believe Q3 is over. I can’t believe I’m 3 months away from ending 2015. I can’t believe all the amazing things I’ve accomplished this year. It has truly been an experience of a lifetime! While I’ve really tried to focus on all four of … Continue reading 2015 The Experience – Q3 Recap

So, I joined a gym….again……again

I know, I know. Again?! Hey, gotta keep trying until you find something that fits, right? Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane, shall we? Joined my first CrossFit gym in 2012 when I was done with treatments and in remission. I loved the workouts but really disliked the community and trainers. #fail Joined my second CrossFit gym in 2013 when I was ready … Continue reading So, I joined a gym….again……again