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…

Book Review Roundup: Children’s Edition

I am a sucker for children’s books. They’re short, quick, often colorful, easy reads that typically hold some value we can all benefit from. I made it a goal this year to read ten children’s books, which isn’t a lofty goal, but one I hoped would inspire some creativity. Whenever I pop into Barnes &…

G. R. A. T. E. F. U. L.

Hello everybody! I have a late night, nearing the end of the week, follow up to my previous post. If you read it, you know there are some things I’ve concluded I need to work on. A few main ones are having faith, being grateful, and being myself. I’ve been playing with something in my…

Self

My family has a yearly tradition to go to the beach on New Year’s Day. A large part of this tradition involves writing in the sand things we want to release from the previous year and things we’d like to bring in to the new year. We choose our own little section of the shore,…

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…

A Little Bit o’ Life

Hello everybody! I feel like I’ve been a bit MIA lately. To be honest, I haven’t had the motivation or inspiration to write any posts. I have a couple somewhat ready to go; one is a children’s book review roundup and another is a list of random things about me. Those will be coming at…

Book Review Roundup

I have finished five books this year. For those readers out there, you might not think that’s a lot, but for me, that’s about 3-5 more than I’d typically finish in a year. I wanted to switch things up a bit and do a review roundup of what I’ve read recently, which I’m hoping to…

True Self: Taking Off the Mask

“Imagine the best version of your true self. Describe what that looks like.” I found that question on a page in the Spring 2019 issue of Magnolia Journal that offered monthly journal prompts. It has been on my mind during this last week that consisted of watching any BrenéBrown talk I could find. I’ve mentioned…

What is Love?

I’m going through the emotions of some personal matters and have spent a good chunk of the day in bed with occasional bouts of tears. I watched Brené Brown’s special on Netflix, hoping I will actually have the courage to be vulnerable, and was beginning to work my way through the most recent issue of…

Tears, T, and York Peppermint Patties

Sometimes you realize you’re in the middle of change, the beginning of a new chapter, without fully embracing it. You know it’s coming, but you operate matter-of-factly rather than emotionally. Then when you get the chance to let it sink in, you’re at its mercy knowing nothing you do will stop it or slow it…