I'm awake in the middle of the night, that's become the new normal. I sleep maybe four hours, five if I'm super lucky. I'm restless because I'm sad, and angry, and worried, and praying, at three in the morning. Tonight I am awake grieving the loss of the end of the school year. And before… Continue reading Little Losses Everywhere. Dealing with COVID-19 and grief.
I’ve heard that most people in the U.S. have only visited an average of eight states! That’s insane right? While I’m not super close to visiting ALL of them, I did get to visit two new ones this past summer, thanks to the filming of The Great Food Truck Race. One state that is highly… Continue reading Four Florida Cities To Love
I've been thinking a lot lately about what I'm doing with my life. Not in my relationships, more along the lines of what I am supposed to be doing with my life. What's my purpose? What's my brand? What's my intention? What is my passion? Hell, I don't know. Am I supposed to know that?… Continue reading What is my brand anyways? And does anyone even care?
If you've ever had the chance to be a guest on a podcast, you know how much fun they can be. Well, I've only done fun ones, and this was no exception. I am featured on the podcast "On the Brink with Brook Beldon" this week and it was such an enjoyable experience, I can't… Continue reading On the Brink with Brook Beldon. Season Two featuring little, ol’ “Why not me”.
With my exciting adventure coming up I've been wavering between excitement, fear, sadness, joy, anxiety and pride...and of course I've been feeling MAJOR guilt. What I'm not sure is, whether or not it's "Mom" guilt, or just regular guilt. What's the difference? We tend to say we have "Mom" guilt because we have kids, but… Continue reading Is it Mom Guilt or a Mama Tantrum?
Getting ready for an adventure is a lot of things. It's exciting, it can be overwhelming and it definitely encourages my anxious self to come out and play. But why do we get anxious? Is it the lack of control and the unknown? Is it because we will be out of our routines, even if… Continue reading Are We Anxious Yet?
My eldest daughter came home from school the other day, she was upset, the kids in her group project called her "bossy". Well, one kid in her group project called her bossy, the one kid who hadn't done their share of work, of course. I paused and said take it as a compliment. She looked… Continue reading Like a Bossy: An Assertive Girl in a Complicated World
Apparently I'm a different kind of person when it comes to "entertainment". I don't like seeing people's heads get chopped off, or blood, or toilet humor, or aliens, or zombies, or any of what seems to be flooding our devices these days. I also like to watch tv on well, a tv. Call me old-fashioned,… Continue reading What I’m Watching Now
I made a vow to get out of my house more this year. That may sound silly, but I work from home and it can be very isolating, plus it feels like I don't see enough actual humans, which also makes me feel less connected to the outside world. So I've given myself a challenge, what… Continue reading They call her a “Female Indiana Jones”, I call her awesome
Everyone I know seems to be rebooting their diet and exercise regime this month and I am no exception. I am a bit unique in my approach though because I prefer to take things at a slower pace. I refer to this mentality as #teamturtle. Jumping head into a crash diet or an extreme workout… Continue reading 5 Easy Tips for a Healthier Week