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hope is the thing with feathers.

I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.  – Shana Abe… Continue reading hope is the thing with feathers.

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WOW 6.4 – my one and only magic trick

so i have this magical ability to gain weight.  it’s crazy how fast i can pack on weight and not even realize it until a few weeks later.  i was off the wagon for about three straight weeks at the end of may.  i didn’t see the full extent of it until this past monday… Continue reading WOW 6.4 – my one and only magic trick

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from a hot mess to another new beginning.

sorry for the radio silence lately… i’ve been going through it. just been in a funk.  it happens sometimes.  i’ve learned to deal with it, but occasionally it holds on for longer than i’d like.  the anxiety is the cause.  i know and recognize that.  but the blues, man?  that always surprises me. my fitness/food… Continue reading from a hot mess to another new beginning.

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just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.

my kids at school ask me all the time – “so when are you getting married?”  i almost always answer sarcastically with something like – “this weekend.  i ordered a husband, and he’s supposed to arrive tomorrow morning.”  they will laugh and usually drop it. i was having a conversation the other day with my… Continue reading just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely.

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these battle scars don’t look like they’re fadin’

you know… there are days when I have it all together. and there’s days when i don’t. sometimes i look in the mirror in the morning and give myself some finger guns and move on. there’s been more of these days lately. but there’s still days when i stand there for a little too long… Continue reading these battle scars don’t look like they’re fadin’

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this halloween just got a little scarier…

it’s bad. i don’t know how it got out of control! i think i might have a shopping addiction.  aghhh!! i go to stores now when i used to avoid them like the plague.  i enjoy shopping when i used to hate it.  i like trying on clothes when i used to buy the same… Continue reading this halloween just got a little scarier…

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i’m a slow walker, but i never walk back. – abraham lincoln

i think women in particular have a problem with wanting to please everyone, wanting everyone to like them.  lately, i’ve been feeling this pressure to get along with everyone i come in contact with.  i’d like to say that i don’t care about other people’s opinions…but i do.  everyone does.   i don’t have any… Continue reading i’m a slow walker, but i never walk back. – abraham lincoln

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a few little words…

have you ever written a text and sent it to the wrong person? i’ve done it with stupid stuff that doesn’t matter for sure. i’ve never sent a bad text accidentally to the wrong person. but it happened to me. i got a text that wasn’t meant for me. i don’t want to go into… Continue reading a few little words…

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i’m just about the clumsiest person on the planet…

it’s unreal how often i hurt myself.  sometimes it’s on accident.  sometimes i’m not paying attention.  but mostly, it’s just stupid stuff that causes all those bruises. at school last week, i went to the bathroom.  it’s hard to see if someone is in a stall because it’s kind of dark and the stall doors… Continue reading i’m just about the clumsiest person on the planet…

healthy living

your current weight might be someone’s goal weight.

i’ve been working really hard on getting healthy for going on eight months.  i have lost about 15 pounds and want to lose about 10-15 more.  i’m at a healthy weight at this point.  i’m putting on muscle and toning up a lot.  i am noticing a lot of changes.  i feel amazing.   i’ve… Continue reading your current weight might be someone’s goal weight.

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forward.

“Accepting the reality of our sinfulness means accepting our authentic self. Judas could not face his shadow; Peter could. The latter befriended the impostor within; the former raged against him.”  ― Brennan Manning i’m trying to find my “authentic self”.  i’m almost thirty.  it’s about time i do that, huh?  this summer has been strange.  lots… Continue reading forward.