Self Care Tips

©  (scroll for a list 😊) Lately, my eyes stay heavy while my heart is full of emotion. I constantly aspire to make the most of every day by ensuring that I complete a certain set of tasks. Whether it be school-based, as it was during this past semester, when I took five online classes,…

Update

Hi guys! Life has been throwing an abundant amount of curveballs lately and I have not had any time to prepare blogs. That being said, I hope to get back to my weekly postings when things calm down. I am so sorry I have not been active. I would kindly appreciate prayers and well wishes!…

February​ Blessings

Good news! February was much better to me than January was. While it was, primarily, school-based, I took the time to immerse myself in the little joys every day. Because January was so anxiety-provoking, I really needed time to regather and I think I did a good job of achieving the balance I needed in…

Drowning in Sorrow

[Disclosure: I wrote this a few weeks back but I hope this brings someone peace today] ©  The rain slowly pitter patters against the car window as I travel down a desolate road. My heart is heavy though my surroundings are peaceful. I begin to contemplate the struggles of life but, not soon after, my…

Living in the Moment

© Recently, I was told how important it is to live in the moment. I have trouble doing so and I am using this technique to calm me during times of anxiety. A few moments ago, there was a cold cup of coffee in my hand, while I looked out the window and saw a…

January Blessings

©  January was a month of intensity. There was happiness, there was stress, and there was a lot of mixed emotions. I am glad that it was a month full of accomplishment and I hope to continue down that path as 2018 progresses. While I enjoyed January, I am hopeful that February will be kinder…

Life Update

©  “May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5           I begin looking through old blogs as I reflect on changes and elements of growth that have occurred recently. I notice…

The Yin to my Yang

©  I woke up this morning to a puppy pouncing through my room. Despite some morning nibbles, due to teething, she has come a long way. Training a dog is a lot of hard work and, my attempts to help reach nothing close to the amount of work my mother puts into creating a fantastic…

Eight Lessons to Bring With Me Into TwentyEIGHTteen!

©  The last few days of December 2017 allowed me to immerse myself in a strange, but somehow delicate, balance as I accomplish mini goals that I have put off throughout the year. From the basis of organization, I have allowed myself to clear my surroundings of old patterns, to record my thoughts, and to…

December Blessings

Despite how hectic December was, it meant that I was able to be a part of a lot of amazing moments! It was the ending of a crazy year that I will forever cherish! December 1st- Today, I practiced and completed my Honor’s presentation which was awesome! I prepped with a pumpkin bagel and pumpkin…

2017 Thoughts

©  I wrote this excerpt on December 19, 2017, as I reminisced about this year by looking at pictures and journal entries 🙂 Today was another calm day. It is funny though because I watched my crazy puppy while balancing my day with my older dog, reading a book under a shared blanket as she…

The True Meaning of Christmas

© On Christmas Eve children scurry amongst themselves in high anticipation of presents under the tree while setting up cookies and milk for Santa to have during his travels. There is a sort of angst and excitement for the next morning as they make sure that they are tucked away, some tracking Santa and his…