Why I Journal While Hiking

I've had some writers block with my blog even though my head has been buried deep in my journal. I have documented my experience with COVID-19, from sun up to sun down. I have been writing in it numerous times a day from what political and medical leaders are saying to how things are going … Continue reading Why I Journal While Hiking

Keeping My Head Above the Water

I anticipated the layoff from my job. I understand how business works. My husband and I talked about the possibility of it happening and even though I wasn't surprised when my manager called me, it has been troublesome to adapt. I managed to keep my head above the water last week while trying to find … Continue reading Keeping My Head Above the Water

Layoff from work: Day 2

My husband and I are taking part in a 12-week parenting program to learn more about raising a child with ADHD. We have a coaching call each week that involves learning a new skill or tool and talking about our wins and misses over the past week. We build on skills week after week and … Continue reading Layoff from work: Day 2

Layoff from Work: Day One

I awoke this morning shortly after 7 A.M. and laid in bed, scrolling Instagram for a few minutes. I have grown accustom to being a productive member of society and starting my day like the rest of the Monday to Friday business crowd, except I no longer have anywhere to go. I drank a cup … Continue reading Layoff from Work: Day One

It Just Became Way Too Much

I took a leave of absence from work recently due to my mental health taking a sharp decline. My depression and anxiety combined with acute life stress made day-to-day functioning extremely challenging. Mental illness is one of those things that unless you personally have experience with it, either through loved ones or yourself can be … Continue reading It Just Became Way Too Much

Celebrating Four Years of Being Alcohol Free

Four years ago on February 14th, I decided to love myself more than ever before. My journey has had extremes, valleys, tears, pride, and every other emotion in between. I have learned to delve deep these last four years to seek what is important to me. My needs have changed along the way. I have … Continue reading Celebrating Four Years of Being Alcohol Free

Mission Accomplished: Certify as a Field Leader

I recently read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and there is a section in the book that resonated with me. Gilbert describes possessing a creative mind is like having a border collie for a pet. Without a job, that breed of dog can become destructive and will eat the couch and drywall. She asks us … Continue reading Mission Accomplished: Certify as a Field Leader

The Twelve Villains of Christmas

I attended my brothers Christmas church production along with my mom on December 23. His church puts together a yearly theater-like production at Christmas and although I have been invited in previous years, I only accepted the invitation this year. Declining the invitation has nothing to do with church and more so my relationship with … Continue reading The Twelve Villains of Christmas