As a kid, I had a rock collection. Everywhere I went, I would collect rocks. At recess, in the backyard, in the parking lot, out of my poor fish's tank...anytime I saw a rock that caught my eye, I would pick it up and place it in my pocket to bring home and put inside a small wooden box I kept under my bed. The box was a perfect wooden square, with a top that slid off and had my name printed perfectly in red letters. I remember having so many rocks that I filled that entire box to the brim; I couldn't close it.Read More
I'm intense. I'm stubborn. When I do something, I do it 100% or not at all. When I'm passionate, I do it now or never. It's black or white for me. If we're gonna talk about it, we're gonna be about it. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Do it or don't-- but you probably should do it.Read More
I want the free and wild life. I named this space "Free and Wild" as a declaration of the end of a life past lived, a life messy and riddled with anxiety and panic and dark seasons where life seemed blurry. But if I'm honest, my life is far from free and wild.Read More
Why I chose to go running on the hottest, muggiest day of the year, I'm not quite sure. Oh, and I haven't ran in a month and I've been sick for the past week...so that seemed like a good idea, right?
I huffed and puffed and pushed and pounded the pavement, red in face, I'm sure. I'm surprised no one stopped to offer me assistance for the asthma attack I probably appeared to be having.Read More
Do you remember being 5 years old? Scraped knees, cartoons, chicken nuggets and light-up shoes. I loved being a kid. I think that's probably why I wanted to be a teacher. I just relate to kids in a way that feels natural to me.Read More
I'm no stranger to change. And I'm sure you aren't either. It's just a part of life. Whether it's marriage or divorce, death or the birth of a child, moving away or moving home, graduating or changing jobs, relationships starting or relationships ending...we've all been there.
But there's no reason we should be left lonely and confused when change happens. Here's 5 ways to handle life change.Read More