The greatness of me

I read a beautiful poem by Adrian Michael on his Instagram page the other day that resonated deeply with me, with my year, and all the things that are changing and shifting in my world: “She does what she needs to do to better herself. That phase of letting things, people and situation get the best of her was an old chapter. This chapter is … Continue reading The greatness of me

2017 – “Create” and “Persist”

Usually, I start my New Year’s post about 2-3 months before December 31st. This year, oh boy have I been dragging it out. I’ve been collecting random bits and pieces of thoughts in my head for the past month, but just haven’t found made┬áthe time to sit and actually put them down. Truthfully, I’m still unsure of how my thoughts will shape into something discernible. … Continue reading 2017 – “Create” and “Persist”

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!”

The circular effect of good habits

A couple months ago, I came back from a big international trip and panicked because I didn’t have any other trips planned until November. So, to compensate, I booked three weekend trips for October. Whoops. I’m now two trips in, and while I have had great times, I am half-way regretting my decisions. Mostly because I now won’t have a full weekend off/at home until … Continue reading The circular effect of good habits

The never ending straw that broke my back

I am so tired of dealing with rejection. Even just typing out the word exhausts me. I consider myself to be a very resilient person, someone who has overcome many odds. But, facing rejection for months on end has proven to break me down in ways that I can’t even articulate anymore. I have been stuck in an unhappy place for months, not all day, … Continue reading The never ending straw that broke my back