October Intentions Recap Eat more food. Trips make it easier as I follow eating habits of friends who don’t have food hang ups. Sleep more. Nope. Now, I’m working on sleeping in blocks – 5 hours at night, 2 hour nap. Relieve stress with walks and journaling. I dropped this, but I’ve been adding it back in. I went on a couple walks (2.5 and 8 miles) … Continue reading October/November Recap & December Intentions
After more than 2 weeks away from journaling, I got back into it with a 4-page entry. I’m a HUGE fan of journaling. It helps me organize my ideas and work through things. I didn’t journal for more than 2 weeks because I was afraid to discover how I truly felt. Takeaway #1: I keep myself busy and I have a lot of fun, but a lot … Continue reading Takeaways from Journaling
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
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
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)?