Remembering the Good About Joey (My Big Brother)

My friends lost their mother a few months ago.  Since then, they have been so vulnerable in sharing about their feelings as they grieve and about how amazing she was.  Reading all that they have written has solidified a few … Continue reading

What I love, like, dislike, and am working through

Gosh.  This week has been long.  And tough.  And helpful.  And growth-producing.  And strengthening. I wasn’t deeply depressed.  I wasn’t hopeless or suicidal.  I just struggled a bit.  I just wanted to sleep all the time.  Struggled with doing things … Continue reading

Peeling Off Layers

Sometimes I hate my brain.  Well, often I hate my brain. I have been doing super well (for about a year).  These past few weeks/month I have been doing exceptionally well. I have also been super perfectionist.  More than normal. … Continue reading

Perfectionist Mind

I kind of feeling alllll over the place mentally/emotionally these days.  One day I’ll be feeling at complete peace and have lots of joy.  The next day I’ll be down and worn.  That was yesterday. On days like yesterday, I … Continue reading

Anxiety is a Liar

Last night was kind of my breaking point of the season. I struggle a lot this time of year.  It’s a combination of lack of routine, the holiday let down, the dreariness, the fact that I’m an introvert and am … Continue reading

Being My Healthiest Self

This pic was taken when we were at Big Bend Ranch State Park.  I want to go again.  I can’t wait till it’s warmer during the nights. Here’s another pic: It’s so beautiful.  The dessert hills. I went to the … Continue reading

Now What?

Goodness.  My journey has been a long one.  A really hard one.  An amazing one.  One full of love from my creator and my family.  God has made it clear to me that He has a plan for my life … Continue reading

Feeling Physically Bad but Mentally Better

I received a sneak peak with a few photos from my friend who is our photographer.  She did a fantastic job and they definitely made me super happy.  This is one family photo.  I can’t wait to receive one that … Continue reading

On the Verge of Something…

Through the issues with the school that I had a few weeks ago I realized that I’m just not meant to teach anymore. I thought I had already come to that conclusion multiple times over the past 4 years, but … Continue reading