It Rained

I grew up on the coastal plains of Texas, where hot summer storms made music on our metal roof. I have many memories of sitting on our large front deck watching sheets of water fall front the sky, flooding the spongey ground with large puddles of water, and filling the air with that sweet smell that … Continue reading It Rained

Things Are Going Well, So Why Aren’t I Happy?

I know I'm not the only person who's been in this position, and maybe you are reading this because you're here too. Basically, I am doing great; I finished school, have settled into a job I enjoy, I have a beautiful place to live, and wonderful friends. I have every reason to be happy- but … Continue reading Things Are Going Well, So Why Aren’t I Happy?

Mindfulness To Me In 2019

What is Mindfulness? First, we should address the fact that "mindfulness" isn't a new concept. Whether you realize it or not, you've practiced it at some point in your life. Psychologists, religious leaders, personal gurus, and your hippie neighbor next-door have been spouting the benefits of mindfulness for millennia. Mindfulness goes by many names: awareness, … Continue reading Mindfulness To Me In 2019

A Day In Life

One person's great day is another person's terrible one. I don't just mean this as an "the world is what you make it" sort of deal, though that is true. I just mean that the world keeps turning bring different experiences to every person on Earth. Everyone is living their own complex lives in which … Continue reading A Day In Life

January Re-cap: My Goals for 2019

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile. Days flew by so quickly that I haven't even realized how long I was going between posts. Between job applications and a stubborn illness (thanks for sharing your germs, Sis) I've been in a fog of work and illness recovery. Still, I can't say that January was a bad … Continue reading January Re-cap: My Goals for 2019

Observations On a Late Night Drive

-Being inside your car is like being in your own separate world. It's a small, temporary, transitional space. It's even more intimate that someone's home. In a car you go to work, school, date nights, and home. You use it to escape, to come back, to leave and to return. It is how we get … Continue reading Observations On a Late Night Drive

Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

I know that I've disappeared for a while, but I swear it's been for good reason: I've been on the job hunt. With my college graduation fast approaching, the desire to find and begin a "real job" has intensified to a dizzying degree. While I love my current team at work, and will forever be … Continue reading Transition Period: the pre-post-grad job hunt

Dream Lifestyle

Writing Challenge: Nov 15, 2018 Prompt Inspiration: Describe your dream life-style. My Dream Life I dream of a life of stability and contentment rather than high-stakes, fast-paced success. Two decades of constant inconsistency made me appreciate the simple life that too many of us take for granted. I dream that I will live in one … Continue reading Dream Lifestyle

Life Update: class, and work, and moving. Oh, my.

Sorry I haven't been posting lately. On top of school starting up and work being back in full-swing, I am also moving. The last week has been intense apartment searches, negotiations, planning, homework, classes, work, and passing out from exhaustion  at the end of the day. Needless to say, though it should be a priority- … Continue reading Life Update: class, and work, and moving. Oh, my.

Summer of 2018

Hey guys! I know I've been offline for a bit, but for good reason! It's been one busy summer!  Usually this is the part of the blog where far more interesting bloggers will tell you all about their crazy adventure and vacations, but I haven't done anything too crazy this year- but, because a blog … Continue reading Summer of 2018