Ever since I can remember, I have had a crush. Whether I was four, fourteen, or twenty- four, my crush was the defining point of my life. In order to recall certain years or events, I would have to recall my crush in order to better remember whatever we were reminiscing about. For nearly ten … Continue reading Relationship Status Update
A wise girl boss recently told me I should choose one Instagram handle- one that could encompass the seven different handles I’ve been managing. As a creative with a type- A personality I never thought twice about starting a new page. It was easy to create and it got my messages out to the right … Continue reading Digital, Digital Downsize
This post was originally written on April 12, 2017. The day before my mom's first birthday in heaven. I had been feeling, finding, and searching for, little pieces of my mom in others. This was a piece of advice someone had given me: find her in others. Initially this felt wrong. My mom is irreplaceable. How can … Continue reading TBT: Find Her in Others
Recently I've been feeling like no matter what I do, I will "always be depressed." Despite being diligent with my medicine, making time for self- care, and leaning on my support system, I still have days filled with that big black dog... and not the kind you can cuddle. Today was one of those days. … Continue reading Focus On Your Blue-tiful Horizon
During one of the last conversations I had with my mom, she shared this piece of wisdom with me “grief is love with nowhere to go.” How right she was.
Life changes so quickly. As I look back, I am so grateful that I blogged so diligently for the first five months after my mom's passing. I re- read some of the posts I wrote and am still surprised by my own insight. There came a point, however, where my feelings became so deep that … Continue reading Celebrate Your Journey
Self- improvement can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Be gentle with yourself. Choose a mantra. Take one small step closer to being the best- version- of- yourself in 2018.
A Throwback Post!! I had a blog before this one, and I have always found great comfort and strength in journaling. The posts in this series are throwbacks to feelings, events, and lessons learned before. 7/4/16 Holidays are always filled with family, fun, and, in my case, lots of noise and activity. I wouldn't trade the crazy … Continue reading TBT: Finding Alone Time on an (Extended) Family Vacation
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Four days from now, over 125 people will gather in my mom's memory. It will be the first time since her funeral that we will gather to celebrate her wonderful life. I know it's going to be an emotional roller coaster. roller coaster (n.) 1. a small gravity railroad, especially in an amusement park, having … Continue reading Roller Coaster