Pick a college. Pick a major. Go to college. Get your Bachelor's Degree. Get a job. When I was a senior in high school, this way of life was shoved down my throat. I was told by numerous teachers, plenty of adults, and so many others that this was my only option. I was 17 … Continue reading Why I’m Not Going Back to a University
2018 has come and gone, so I decided to take a look back on the past year and everything it has brought me. It hasn't all been good, it hasn't always been easy, but it's still be special. Looking back on 2018, and welcoming 2019! If you had to describe your 2018 in three words, … Continue reading 2018: My Year in Review
Holidays can be stressful (for many reasons), but most commonly when it comes to gift giving. It's easy to become quickly frustrated when getting ready for Christmas. Who do you buy gifts for? How much do you spend (I still have not figured out the answer to this question)? What does everyone want? How do … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide: 2018
(1) For loving me with no makeup, in the morning, and straight out of the shower Just like everyone else, I'm not always the most attractive person in the morning. Obviously my makeup isn't done, my hair is a mess, and there are likely bags under my eyes. In the morning I'm most likely half … Continue reading 12 Things I Should Thank My Boyfriend For
"Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go." I've been avoiding … Continue reading Dealing With Death… and Depression
It's 12:30 in the fucking morning, and I'm about .2 seconds from balling my eyes out. Scratch that. The waterworks have begun. Why? I couldn't tell you. That's the worst fucking part. One of the hardest parts of depression is knowing something is wrong, but not knowing what that something is. You don't know how … Continue reading When Depression Hits at 12:30AM
POUND fitness, a cardio based, drumming workout that has grown increasingly popular over the last couple years. I became a certified Pound Pro about a year and a half ago, but I fell in love with it long before that... Bringing POUND to the YMCA I currently instruct at always seemed like an impossible feat. … Continue reading Why Should YOU Give POUND Fitness a Try?
In the beginning of January, I began an 80 Day Obsession program. I was nervous, I was scared, I was unsure - but I decided to take the leap. I finally hit a point in my life where I'm sick of eating like crap all the time and I'm sick of using my busy schedule … Continue reading What I Eat in a Day
Hi there, Here's something I haven't said to you in awhile (in a very, very long while): I AM PROUD OF YOU. Although it is often hard to give credit to ourselves, I want to take a second to do just that. This year you have decided to make some MAJOR, positive changes in your … Continue reading An Open Letter to Myself
Having a well prepared gym bag is a big key to success. I refuse to go to the gym without the necessities. Don't have a gym bag? Get one! There are so many out there to choose from - my personal, new favorite, is from Sol and Selene. It has two straps (shorter ones and … Continue reading What’s In My (Gym) Bag?