I write or edit at least one blog nearly every day of the work week. But it's been a long time since I wrote a blog of my own. My 40th birthday seems like the perfect occasion to sit down and write. The Big 4-0. It's an impactful birthday. A milestone. A day many people… Continue reading From 30 to 40: What a Ride!
Are We Praying for the Right Things?
The last few days have weighed heavily on my heart and mind. And yet I know that the impact on me is far less than it is on those of color. If you know me, you know that I am anti-racist. My heart doesn't stand for people to use skin color as a reason to… Continue reading Are We Praying for the Right Things?
Social Distancing Ramblings
Life has been downright weird lately. I've decamped to my parents' house to live for a while so that I'm not stuck in my house entirely alone. I realize I'm fortunate that I can do that—I'd just been with my parents (and my mom especially) days before the “stay at home” guidance was implemented, so… Continue reading Social Distancing Ramblings
Happy Birthday to Me: 38 Things I Know to Be True
I haven't blogged in ages, but my 38th birthday today has me thinking about the things I know to be true. So I tried jotting them down. You’re stronger than you could ever imagine, physically and mentally. You can make thoughtful, big changes to your life and work—and find success doing them. It’s totally OK to cry… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me: 38 Things I Know to Be True
Standing in Your Truth
I haven't blogged in a while, and to be honest, this blog had to sit on my chest for most of this week before I decided to type out the words. This week my heart's been troubled by the Lady Vols. Now, that might seem silly to you, but as someone who “came of age”… Continue reading Standing in Your Truth
The Week in Words (Feb. 14)
Tired already of reading all the love declarations on Facebook? No worries—while this blog is written on Valentine's Day, there will be no talk of romantic love to be found! But I am going to talk about love. Over the past few years, I've truly been on a freelance journey, trying a little bit of… Continue reading The Week in Words (Feb. 14)
The Week in Words (Jan. 29)
This morning, I put my workout clothes on, caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror in my bedroom, and liked what I saw. Then, I walked into the bathroom and looked in the mirror and thought, “Ugh, what was I seeing in the bedroom?” The better question is: Why are we our own worst… Continue reading The Week in Words (Jan. 29)
The Week in Words (Jan. 21)
I love quotes. Have since I was little—in fact, in high school, I had several books filled with memorable quotes. The right quote can stir my spirit and give me mojo to face the day or a hard situation. That's probably why every year, I purchase the same flip-a-page calendar that features colorful illustrations of… Continue reading The Week in Words (Jan. 21)
The Week in Words (Jan. 14)
Happy new year, y'all! It's taken me a little longer than I thought it would to get around to writing this year's first blog, but in between the last one and this one, a lot has happened. Well, I say a lot has happened, but in reality, it was just a lot of little things that… Continue reading The Week in Words (Jan. 14)
The Month in Words (December)
Yesterday, I watched the Lady Vols play against Oklahoma State. For two hours, I hollered at the TV, paced around my bedroom, slapped the table a couple times, and sweat all the way through my T-shirt. My FitBit app recorded my activity during the second half of the game as being on an "outdoor bike." 😂… Continue reading The Month in Words (December)