18 life lessons that I wish I knew before turning 30

Birthdays come and go, but the lessons live on. This past month I celebrated my 32nd birthday.  Each year I dread this day. Another year older, not really all that wiser, and so many things I have yet to accomplish on my bucket list. I’ve had my ups and down: falling in love and heart breaks, trials and tribulations (the list could go on). But Read More

Sometimes Things Aren’t Okay…. and That’s Ok {Navigating the Seasons of Life}

Sometimes things aren’t okay…. Seasons of life are a funny thing. Sometimes you don’t realize that you’re going through one until you’re in the middle of it. This season in my life feels like it’s been going on for a LONG time and sometimes I’m not ok. The emotions come and go, but I just can’t see an end to it. Today I saw an article Read More

Being Intentional: Living Your Life On Purpose

A few years ago, while at training, my boss gave a presentation that changed my way of thinking. All it took was two simple words. “Be intentional”, she said. At the time, I thought of it as being intentional about my “work” day. Making sure all assignments are completed by their due dates and within their budgets. That sort of thing. But what about other Read More

I’m Stressing Out! 5 Unique Ways to Relieve Stress

I’m stressing out! I am a natural stressor. If people were paid to stress, I would be CEO. Take my natural proclivity for stress and add to it a stressful job and fertility treatments and I am a functioning basket case… on the best days. Being tightly wound up causes me to have emotional breakdowns (mostly bouts of anger) and to physically be in pain Read More

Lessons Learned and Resolutions Made: 2016 in Review

This year has flown by. I know everyone is busy getting ready to celebrate the beginning of a new year, but I wanted to take a moment and share a few lessons I’ve learned in 2016 and a few resolutions for 2017. At the end of every year, I like to take a moment and reflect on the past 12 months. Each new year gives Read More