Setbacks

Setbacks

I knew when I started my journey toward wellness I would experience setbacks along the way. I would have great days that I was completely proud of and that made me feel fantastic. I would have other days that did not make me feel good and like I could have made better choices. I knew things wouldn’t be perfect and I knew I would stumble. My goal from the beginning was not give up when I did experience those setbacks. To let those times be just that, setbacks, not the end of my journey. Having come out the other side of my first setback, I am proud that I have not given up and that it isn’t the end of this journey for me.

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Friday Five | Work From Home Edition

Friday Five | Work From Home Edition

I have been working from home for almost two full years now. I will start off my saying that working from home is definitely not for everyone, as it can feel a bit isolating and like you never leave work. But for some, it is a great option and can make your quality of life exponentially better. I have found that I do genuinely like working from home for may reasons. I think one of the reasons it works so well for me is that I am an extreme introvert, so just the act of going into an office can feel exhausting. I wanted to share a few things that have made working from home both enjoyable and productive.

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Becoming a Better Global Citizen

Becoming a Better Global Citizen

Over the last year I have become more and more aware of my impact on the world around me. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to help other people. Growing up whenever anyone would ask why I wanted to do when I grow up I would always say I wanted to be a doctor. When I was asked why, my answer was always that I wanted to help other people. In my very narrow view of the world, I thought the best way to help others was to be a doctor. A profession that I idolized and looked up to.

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I Am Morbidly Obese.

I Am Morbidly Obese.

This is a post I never thought I would be writing. It is not a post I ever wanted to write. However, it is one I feel I need to write. I try to be open and honest on this blog as much as I can be. By holding this back, I feel I am not being completely honest.  There are things that are far worst in the world, but for me this is something that has really affected my mental health and overall outlook.

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My Hopes for 2020: March & April Check-In

My Hopes for 2020: March & April Check-In

I cannot believe it is already April?! We are only three months into the year and it has already felt like a full year. March has definitely gotten the best of me with everything going on in the world and life. I fell out sync with writing for the blog and was focusing on other things. I have half written like ten posts and have made it my mission to finish them and post them. For now, I am going to review how the past couple of months have gone with my resolutions.

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My Hopes for 2020: February Check-In

My Hopes for 2020: February Check-In

I can’t believe it is already February and at the same time can’t believe we are only to February. January was a long month filled with a lot of challenges and a very busy schedule. Both Riley and myself were sick for close to three weeks each. I also had to travel for about a week and a half for work. So it was busy, but a lot of time was also sent not being able to do much. In the last week of the month, things started to turn around which was much welcomed.

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A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

Happy Friday friends! This has FLOWN by for me. Work has been crazy, I have been focusing a lot on healthy eating and trying to keep in an exercise rhythm. All in all, it has been a full week of self improvement and it is making me feel so much better about myself. Even though it has been a busy week, I am thankful to be busy. Soooo… I thought today I would share some of the things that having been making my life just a little bit better and a little bit easier recently.

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New Year, New Me?

New Year, New Me?

Hello again, friends. 2019 is set to be a pretty big year for me. I am getting married. It is the first full year in my job. An exciting trip to the east coast (full disclosure its my honeymoon).  And, I am guessing, many fun surprises along the way. Over all, my hope for 2019 is to make small changes that help enhance the things I love in my life and love to do, while decreasing the things that are not good for me and hurting me in the long term. So, lets talk about the goals that will hopefully help make that happen.

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Life Updates

Life Updates

I love writing and blogging, but I will admit that I am not the best at doing it consistently. I want to, I want to post a couple times a week, but it just doesn’t happen. Things get busy and this gets put on the back burner. I prioritize dinner with friends, travel, sleep, watching Netflix over this. As I think about it more and more, I realize that this is something that means a lot to me and should probably be prioritize over others.

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