Getting My Life Back: One Appointment at a Time

It's no secret that I have been dealing with some anxiety and depression lately. I swear one of the most annoying symptoms is the way all of my senses seem to diminish the further down I go, especially during the winter. I never really notice it is happening until I begin to walk back into... Continue Reading →

Eyes Wide Open

You know how there is always that one person with something negative to say? The sun could be shining, the grass still wet with dew, and these fools would still say, "It's cold." 🙃 That has been me and I have had a hard time shaking it. Now don't get me wrong, I talked about... Continue Reading →

Radical Authenticity

If years of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has taught me anything it's that when I start spiraling...I isolate. I recluse in all the worst ways and always at the worst times. When I need people most is when I tend to shy away and try to figure things out myself to try and make some sense... Continue Reading →

Thoughts

Thoughts are thoughtsNo danger there. Thoughts are thoughtsEven if my mind is bare. The thoughts are there in the morningand before I go to bed. The thoughts are there to woe meand pull me out of bed. The wilderness beckons me, Pushing wind beneath my sails. Sometimes we have to go within to step out... Continue Reading →

Rebuild 2021

In the span of a year we have dealt with virtual learning, working from home, the loss of my grandfather, selling our first home, purchasing my childhood home, and contracting covid. Today is my birthday and I'm going to tell you right now, it does not feel like it. This has sucked. I have spent... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Breathe

I will never know the weight of a police officer obstructing my airway. I will never know the weight of my people being opressed for hundreds of years because I am a privileged white girl with nothing but a heart in my chest. The weight I do know is what lies ahead. The weight I... Continue Reading →

Little Bits of Paper

This quarantine has had me in a rut for about a month now. The initial lockdown was almost like a respite I desperately needed. My family all together, all comittments, plans, and to-do lists put on hold, but then life happened. My grandfather was in ICU for a few days, my toddler decided naps were... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to My Girls

"Go to bed," I say counting down the hours, minutes, the steady seconds until my mind is my own once again. No sticky fingers prying their way into my thoughts, eliciting every emotion, no tears caused by my seemingly continuous stream of "no." Just me, wrapped in reflection at the end of a long and... Continue Reading →

Monday Encouragement: Renewing Your Mind

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.Ephesians 4:23‭-‬24 NLT During this time of social distancing I find my focus to be much more centered on my immediate "sphere of influence." My home. I look at my children playing, squealing, learning,... Continue Reading →

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