Stop! Stop rushing your life. Enjoy where you are right now because you are never going to get to have this day, these experiences, these conversations again. Don’t marry that guy just because he says nice things. Don’t marry him only because he is leaving for Iraq in two weeks. Don’t settle for mediocre… Continue reading Dear Younger Self,
Dear Self, Remember that time you found all those messages from another woman on your then husband’s computer and you felt like your entire world fell apart? Remember how you kept thinking the messages had to be just about over, but they went on for and on for over a year. Remember that one message… Continue reading A letter to myself when I think I can’t make it through….
I’m going crazy. I think the correct term is “stir crazy”. I am by no means a homebody. If you know me, I like to go until I’m exhausted each and every day. If I don’t, I feel like I am going to miss out on something in life. I’ve missed out on far too… Continue reading #gonecrazy
Yes I do make New Years resolutions. I know many think it is so cliche, but how else do you evaluate your success from the past year? 2019 was a year of learning for me. Learning how to balance a new career with three kids. Learning how to be present again. Learning how to survive… Continue reading twenty nineteen
I am training for a half marathon. People ask me how I do it all the time. It's simple. It's my outlet. I run and while I run, I pray. I thank God for the beautiful sunset, for the ability to get up and run, I pray for my boys, I pray for courage, I… Continue reading running in a new direction
Dear future guy, You may as well run now while you still have the chance. Hurry before my boys realize how completely amazing you are....unless you think you can take on three boys in a wrestling match all at one time, or you can build the super difficult legos that say they are made for… Continue reading a letter to the unknown
Twenty-eighteen was the most difficult year of my entire life. My emotions were like a rollercoaster: I would be laughing one minute, crying the next, completely angry, and then feeling sorry for myself the next. Despite everything that went wrong, there were so many things that went right, and I was able to grow into… Continue reading five things I learned in twenty-eighteen
What if I wake up one day and I'm 76 years old and I never got to write the novel I've been dreaming of writing my entire life, or I didn't take a giant leap of faith and open up the clothing boutique I've always wanted to, or what if I never pushed myself hard… Continue reading What if?
Right now I'm sitting in a room that I once absolutely despised. It was supposed to be my little girls room. It was supposed to be everything pink, whimsical, and all things pretty. It was supposed to be filled with high pitched laughter, tutus, nail polish, and Barbies. I was so absolutely sure that adopting… Continue reading Adoption
Do you ever just meet those people who change your entire perspective on life? Or that person that is the younger version of you. The "you" that you thought you were going to be, but life circumstances changed that? They just light a fire in you because you know you can do what you've always… Continue reading five minutes