Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy

Planning a wedding during COVID has hands down been one of the most stressful things of my life. I had everything planned early, to prevent the stress I am feeling now. And then COVID messed up every single plan, and we were back at step 1, preplanning a wedding in a short amount of time. There have been countless meltdowns, …

We Can Always Bounce Back and Begin Again

Does anyone else seem to always kill their plants? No matter what I do, sunshine, no sunshine or too much sunshine, watering too much or too little, I can’t ever seem to get it just right. Today it has been downpouring with thunder and lightning. After a few hours of the rain coming down hard, I realized my plants that …

Each Moment is Part of Our Story of Growth

Honesty time, because that is what this blog is for and because my blogs resonate with what I’m feeling in that moment. I am having a tough time posting my blogs. I have this well-constructed goal in my head to post every Monday. Sometimes I ask myself why I have that goal, but I am always reminded when someone tells …

One of the First Steps of Healing

Good old Facebook memories either have you cringing at your 13-year-old self, or reflecting really deeply. This morning I was on the reflecting side. I was reminded of a post from 2013 after our first round at DII nationals for the 4×400. We performed terribly. We were completely doubtful of ourselves and we could see the doubt in each other’s …

Cheers to 100 Blogs of Self-Growth for You & Me!

I didn’t know what to write about this week, so I asked my fiance what would be a good topic and he mentioned how I might be getting close to my 100th post, and guess what? This is actually my 100th post! I figured this would be a great time to reflect. 100 posts of self-love, positivity, motivation, and mental …

Be Patient With Yourself, You’re Doing the Best You Can

Today has been one of those days where I woke up not feeling great, and then looked at my phone to be filled with upsetting news. And from there, it just felt like everything kept making me upset, I kept second-guessing myself. It’s easy to become consumed in the fact that it seems that other people have it all together, …

Stepping Out of Comfort Zones, Stepping Into Beautiful Growth

Staring at the screen with my slides before my presentation, I thought to myself, “I never thought in a million years that I would be public speaking, or that I would be sharing my story, or that sharing my story would be my job.” I’ve realized over the years how many times I have had to push myself outside of …

We May Lose Ourselves, But We Can Always Find Our Way Back

Maybe this time was meant to happen for me. Maybe things were going too fast and this was a way for me to slow down. A huge part of me felt overwhelmed. How could I ever handle all these speaking engagements, manage a city-wide event, work a part-time job, maintain a relationship with my fiance and myself, and plan a …