A Message…

These last few years, okay, okay, last 27 years, I’ve spent so much time in my head thinking, but particularly the last two or so years. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is I can give back to the world. I’ve thought about my values, areas I can do a better job…

Hands On: Home, Health, and Education

January has been here and gone and oh, what a month it’s been! I’ll do you all a favor and save you from the personal matters that were included in this month. Many tears were shed. Instead, I want to focus on something positive. I’ve heard someone mention time and time again that something changes…

New Year, Same Consistently Evolving Me

A new year is upon us and, if you’re like me, you don’t believe that January 1st magically makes you a better or more motivated person, just like your birthday doesn’t make you feel any older or wiser. Everything is always achieved gradually. But perhaps it is the new year, the recent passing of my…

Out Of Sight, But In My Mind

I was off to a quick start with my reading journey and finished my second book, The Lakota Way, within days of finishing Anything. I picked up my third book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle before the holiday craziness really kicked in and, if time permits, I’ll have a couple more book reviews up within a week…

Books: 40 by 30

As I had mentioned in my last blog post, one of the things I’d like to do before I’m 30 is read 40 books. I decided I want to document each book I read in a running list that can be easily referenced whenever. For that reason, this post will have a permanent spot in…

30 Things To Do Before I’m 30

My birthday recently passed and if you’ve been following for over a year, you know that I make a yearly list of things to accomplish during that new age (previous ones here and here). This year should be 27 things to do while I’m 27, however, I didn’t do so great on crossing things off…

Unearthing Peace

I went hiking yesterday for the first time in over a year. I was so excited about it that I started to think about everything that could go wrong to ruin it. Who’s been there? I’m happy to report that nothing went wrong. However, I struggled a lot on the hike. No matter how out…

Soul Season

“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” -Unknown We’re a few days out from the official beginning of fall and, while it’s not my favorite season, there’s something about this time of year that always makes me feel very connected to myself. Perhaps it’s because…

Destination: Happiness (Consider Losing the Itinerary)

I’m not sure anyone can fully comprehend the emotion I feel behind this post as simple as it may seem; fear, vulnerability, love, a pit in my stomach, tears in my eyes, an ‘oh shit’ kind of feeling that can neither be described as good or bad. A few weeks ago I came across the…

17 Random Facts About Me

I decided to switch things up a little bit today. As I’ve mentioned before, I love lists. Besides helping me feel organized, they’re a quick way to highlight information. Today, I decided I’d share some random facts about me as a way for you to get to know me a bit better. I think I’ll…