Wedding Bells and Puppy Dog Tails 🔔🐶

  Wow, this weekend was busy! 😴 Along with several petsitting jobs I had going on, I also helped someone with a wedding! It was a totally new and unfamiliar experience and so cool to be able to do!    Now, before you ask me if I used my 9+ years of cooking in restaurants […]

\\Where You’ve Been//Where You’re Going//

  I think, a lot of times, when we say we want to travel, we are looking for perspective. It’s nice to get away for a while. Sometimes, we’re too close to our own lives to see potential, or see things that other people might see from being around us for only 5 minutes.    Maybe […]

Dear Girls In Cyber World

  Dear Girls In Cyber World,   I know I’m not the only one out there who compares. It’s something we all do. We compare the entirety of our lives to the 5 seconds we see of someone else’s. We compare ourselves to the “digital nomads”, traveling to all these exotic places and taking pictures of […]

Dealing With Pain

  I was going to write an entry about the Smoky Mountains and how beautiful they are, but…I don’t think that’s the entry I’m supposed to write today.   I finished the series 13 Reasons Why the other day and then shortly after, I heard about a brutal, horrific shooting in Cleveland, commited by a […]

Battling Feelings of Hopelessness 😔

*sigh*    Some days, I am my biggest cheerleader. I tell myself, “You can do it! You can run a mile! You’ve started a successful business, all on your own! You’ll travel the world, soon!” You can do ANYthing!”   Other days, I am my harshest critic. I suck. I’m not pretty enough, successful enough, […]

Suspenders+Jealousy 

 Sometimes, you just have to check yourself.  Sometimes, you realize you’re engaging in a certain behavior, having a bad violent or nonviolent (Hey, I don’t judge!) thought and you have to tell yourself, “SELF! We are better than this.” Or, if you’re me, you wallow in self-depreciating pity. Just for a liiiiittttle while.  As I […]