The end of summer is hard. I’ve traveled and had plenty of fun, but the lull before school has me thinking, “What’s my purpose in life?” This happens every once in awhile/every year. Coupled with not being able to communicate with a special person, I’m a bit of an emotional mess. It’s okay not to be okay. I still get up and do quite a few things … Continue reading Not Okay (and It’s Okay)
Friday: Orange County, CA We started the trip with a gathering of my friends for my belated 31st birthday in Santa Ana. I love these photos because it showcases adult women loving and supporting each other. It was such a treat to get everyone (including all the husbands, boyfriends and male friends) out. …and I’m still having the time of my life at 31. Saturday: … Continue reading Traveling Together: 5 Day California Road Trip
About 8 years ago, I was 110 pounds and bought my first 2-piece bathing suit. I remember the experience at a TJ Maxx, griping about the loose skin and stretch marks on my belly. I remember wearing it for the first time in the Outer Banks and feeling both good and bad about it. Yesterday, I went swimsuit shopping. My fabric of my old one … Continue reading I bought a 2-piece swimsuit.
My focus used to be about building “self-confidence” and “self-love.” I got it down pretty well, but factor in another person and I lost myself. I had to take breaks to find myself again. I knew I had to figure who I am in a romantic relationship sooner or later especially with the goals I set for myself this year. I didn’t succeed in 3 months of … Continue reading Who Am I (as a Romantic Partner)?
I had a meltdown yesterday morning. I felt like too much and not enough. I am doing a lot at work and in my personal life. Saturday morning, I had to wake up at 5:30 to fit in a bit of peace (yoga for 45 minutes) before the track meet. After 6 weeks of coaching, I had to bring all the food and make sure … Continue reading Real Happiness (Doesn’t Mean Not Crying)
What a long and challenging month! First things first, I copped my dream car! …and trekked out to Anza-Borrego for a day. “There are people in life who make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live a little better.” I hiked Topanga State Park with my favorite hiking buddy. We broke “Dry January” with a beer and laughed a lot. The next weekend, I hosted … Continue reading January: New Car, Dating, & My Word of the Year
Celebrated the last night of 2017 with lots of wine and fine people… and proceeded to spend all of today sleeping (till 11am and then napping). 2017 was pretty great. I spent 45 days out of town, went on over 52 hikes (48 of them unique), turned 30, and saw a bunch of college friends. I’m getting better at this teaching thing and having more … Continue reading Cheers to 2017!