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 set…

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 to…

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 a…

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 critter…

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…

November Blessing

          This month was super busy! I slacked with recording blessing in the beginning but, once acknowledging the importance of focusing on gratitude, I picked up the slack through mid to the end of November! Recording my blessings really helps me see the positive moments in my life. This means even…

Happy Thanksgiving: a Moment of Truth

BLESSINGS ©  The sound of rain soothes my soul as it patters against the gutters. The warmth upon my throat as I sip some lovely coffee calms me in the midst of my thoughts. The taste of pumpkin bread confirms the promise of  rainy fall days, consisting of oversized sweatshirts, soft music, school work, and…

Happy Sunday!

© I am feeling so blessed and loved this year! However, I have been super busy and overwhelmed with so many different elements of life being thrown my way. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is a great reminder if anyone is also feeling burdened at this time! I know I…

“The Difference Between A Flower and a Weed is Judgement”

© Late night arrives, and I realize it is probably a good idea to head to bed. However, I am conflicted as I aspire to get school work completed. I compromise by telling myself reading for school, and a cup of chamomile tea will be a happy medium; following through with this plan allows me…