A Month of Independence: A reflection of where one month has led me since my biggest life change

It’s been once month since my blog post Independence Day which received a lot of encouragement and words of wisdom. Having declared July 15th as my personal independence day has provided me with a date and a benchmark that I will forever be able to look back on and see where one month, one year … Continue reading A Month of Independence: A reflection of where one month has led me since my biggest life change

When. Not If.

Lately I’ve realized one of my own tendencies. I will often choose to say “if” when I talk about doing something—even when it’s about something that I’m planning on happening or truly want to see happen. This little two-letter word is a manifestation of a mindset I hope to change in myself. It conveys uncertainty. … Continue reading When. Not If.

Strive for Progress Not Perfection

Somewhere between the extended angle and twisted crescent pose, my yoga instructor said "Strive for progress not perfection." And I immediately fell in love with the mantra. Before hearing this phrase on Tuesday, I would wake up with an arm's length list of to-do's that left me racing against the clock throughout the day and … Continue reading Strive for Progress Not Perfection

When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned

I just took my first real vacation for the first time in two years. I’m used to working, or at least having some obligation, every day of the week—even including evenings and weekends.  It wasn’t healthy. Because of this ridiculous schedule, I would plan out everything the night before, from what clothes I would wear … Continue reading When You Don’t Plan Everything, Everything Goes As Planned

Independence Day

I declare today to be Independence Day—my Independence Day. I’m very aware that I’m 11 days late for when most choose to celebrate this holiday, but this is a little more personal. There’s two ways to look at it, really. I can either be celebrating my last day of working a desk job or my … Continue reading Independence Day

Universal Assumptions

Now more than ever, I believe that the universe gives us signs. So maybe I should preface this by saying I don’t claim to be a psychic and while I am intrigued by astrology I don’t base my travel plans and grocery shopping on it. I’m a mild skeptic to most everything else, but yes—I … Continue reading Universal Assumptions