Gratitude: Day 5

I am grateful for excitement. When I read today’s prompt, I was perplexed. I decided the best way to express my gratitude for excitement was to list as many things that excite me as possible. Now, before you judge my list, remember I am not exactly an excitable person. Sure, plenty of things make me … More Gratitude: Day 5

Gratitude: Day 4

I am grateful for friendship. More specifically, I am grateful for my favorite friendship in the whole world: my marriage. I don’t believe everyone is friends with their spouse, but I am so glad I am. Marriage is the best. Taylor has held my hair back while I puked and he still thinks I’m beautiful. … More Gratitude: Day 4

Gratitude: Day 3

I am grateful for morning. Okay, if I’m being honest I totally do not want to write about how great morning is. I am not an early bird. To be fair, I’m not a night owl either. I’m more of an early afternoon pigeon. BUT this wouldn’t be called a challenge if it were easy. … More Gratitude: Day 3

Gratitude: Day 2

I am grateful for comfort. The world is constantly telling us not to be comfortable. “Don’t settle” “Do more” “Be better” “Get out of your comfort zone” How exhausting. I’m a control freak and perfectionist by nature, so often times I find it hard to sit down, relax, and get comfortable. But relaxation is not necessarily … More Gratitude: Day 2

Gratitude: Day 1

Last week, I reread some of my recent blog posts. It was…depressing. Sorry guys. I mean, I feel like I have every right to wallow in my sorrow about most of the shit that has been happening, but I haven’t even ATTEMPTED to stay positive. It’s so easy for me to focus my energy on … More Gratitude: Day 1

Little Boy

*DISCLAIMER: if you are of the belief that the loss of a pet is “no big deal”, stop reading.* In the last two and a half weeks, I’ve thought a few times about writing about the death of my little boy Charlie. I thought I’d write about how I’ve come to accept it. About how … More Little Boy

Life’s a Journey

I’ve lost 20 pounds in the last 7 weeks. Wow. Writing that sentence makes me feel a lot of feelings. The reality is, I’m not actively trying to lose weight (I know, I know, you avid dieters do not want to hear that). I’ve been wanting to shed more than a few pounds and look … More Life’s a Journey


Have you ever noticed that the sun gets the most attention during sunrise and sunset? Not many people look up at the sun in the middle of the day and comment on how remarkable it is. I think the same is true for a human life. We start out with this awe inspiring potential. We … More Sunset

The Pursuit of Happiness

Things have been CRAZY guys. And by crazy, I mean exhausting, exhilarating and unpredictable. Crazy. Since the last time I wrote, Taylor and I moved out of our apartment and into my old bedroom at my parents’ house. We have continued the building process on our tiny house (it really looks like a house now!). … More The Pursuit of Happiness