For so many years I found myself in a cycle of “I’ll nevers” and “I can’ts” while constantly comparing myself to everyone who seemed to have everything I wanted. I was so envious of the people who appeared to have it all. I wondered for so long why I couldn’t have what I wanted. It all felt so unattainable. It got to the point where I couldn’t even picture myself having any of these things because it felt so far out of reach. I told myself I’d never to be able to have what I actually wanted, and I would just have to suck it up and accept the fact that I’d be working for the weekend and could only be slightly happy for the rest of my life.Read More
I am so grateful for that moment. I felt so connected to myself and to my surroundings. Since that moment, though, I've let that practice slip away and feel a deep sense of longing to get back to that place again. The greatest gift of being present though, is it can happen anywhere, anytime. It just takes a little extra work on your end.Read More
…dealing with debilitating anxiety doesn’t always “look” a certain way. The way you feel on the inside isn’t always reflected on the outside.Read More
I am really good at giving up. I wouldn't say I have commitment issues, but I have a really hard time sticking with things for an extended period of time.
In college I switched schools three times. I changed my major more than I'd like to admit (seriously though, it's SO hard pick just ONE thing. It's like the world is your oyster years 19 to 22), and after six years of teaching at the elementary level I've recently taken the extra risky leap of working for myself as a product-based business owner.Read More
It's funny because as I read over that excerpt again and again, I feel like the writer I once was, the writer I had always longed to be, never fully left. She's been here this whole time, I just lost her for a little while.Read More