February Recap February was fantastic and according to my Chinese zodiac (1st), that’s no surprise. To recap, I went to my first Hello Wellness event with no bread Spent Jordan’s birthday waiting in line for Nashville hot chicken Vacationed with Nathan in San Diego Volunteered at The GOOD Fest and met an inspiring and energetic group of people! Went back to San Diego to hike … Continue reading February Recap & March Intentions
After camping last weekend, I bailed on everything this weekend (Oktoberfest & hiking Mt. Islip) and was totally fine with it. I was spent and I’m conserving energy for some things at work that I’ll talk about later. What I can say now is, I’m honored to be part of a rad team, I’m nervous about my ability to handle it, and I’m also fired … Continue reading Sunday Bests: Doing Less
September Recap Do less out of habit. I’ve skipped a bunch of events with the girls and I don’t feel bad about it. 🙂 Go out into nature. I did a couple of memorable hikes and spent a glorious 3 days in Big Sur. Now all my pending plans involve being outdoors. Read a book. Still working on this. I’m still reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and added Girl … Continue reading September Recap & October Intentions
August Recap Practice self-care. I spent last Sunday getting sugared, getting a mani-pedi, having tea with the girls, and then buying a dress. It was the girliest day ever. Learn to let go of control and just deal with my feelings. I struggled partway through summer, which is nothing new. I get the seasonal blues, feeling purposeless. Once work started, I delved into work and the present. … Continue reading August Recap & September Intentions
Work Life I’ll say it and I’ll do it with confidence: this was the BEST back to school week ever. My work wife returned this year and we’re feeding off each other. We started “Feel Good Friday” by bringing root beer floats for the staff. My new neighbors are high energy and full of ideas. Our new staff is fun and joined us at Friday … Continue reading Teaching Year 5 (Life Updates)
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)
July Recap Practice letting go of my insecurities. I never realized how deep these insecurities ran. When I find confidence in one area (my body), I’ve transferred my insecurities into other parts (relationships). I saw myself looking for affirmation, to know I’m doing things right. Show affection. It keeps getting better and better and more natural. I started to trust people to want my affection. I … Continue reading July Recap & August Intentions
Although summer officially started last Thursday, I’ve been off for a month and teaching “summer school” for the past month. June flew by. I spent a weekend in Boulder, visited Yosemite National Park for the first time, hiked on weekends, and spent free afternoons at the pool or at happy hour. Spend time alone. I chose to spend the last week at home sleeping in and cleaning. … Continue reading June Recap & July Intentions
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)?