Birthday Reflections

For many people, their birthday is a day to reflect on the past year of their life.  In the process of this reflection, some people tend to seek validation that they are on the “right” path and compare themselves to other people their age.  When I search “turning 26,” I see a lot of websites … Continue reading Birthday Reflections


Embracing Change and Uncertainty

“Embrace uncertainty.  Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff As 2019 approached, I thought about what expectations and hopes I had for the coming year.  I knew that I would be experiencing a lot of changes in my life and I felt anxious … Continue reading Embracing Change and Uncertainty

How to Choose Joy

I know it has been awhile since I’ve written a post.  To be honest, I had given up on this blog.  I felt discouraged, because the blog wasn’t getting as many views as I had hoped, so I thought it wasn’t worth my time.  I started this blog with the big goal of it becoming … Continue reading How to Choose Joy

Wedding Planning Advice

Photo Credit: Carolina Rivera This past weekend my husband and I were reminiscing about how last December we were busy planning our wedding.  We had our menu tasting and cake tasting days, and I went bridesmaids dress shopping with my ladies.  My husband and I spent many of the cold winter months wedding planning and … Continue reading Wedding Planning Advice

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Asking for help is a sign of weakness.  This is a message I received as I prepared for job interviews when I began my teaching career.  I was told to never ask what types of supports are in place for first year teachers because asking that question would make me seem like a weak candidate.  … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Photo of The Bubbles at Acadia National Park in Maine Last weekend I climbed the most challenging hike I have ever done.  At 5 foot 1 inch tall, there were times when I had to lift my leg as high as I possibly could to get from one rock to the next.  I had to … Continue reading Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Changing Our Way of Thinking About How to Be Happy

I started listening to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson on Audible and I’m hooked.  This book has made me think about all the messages we receive about how to be happy.  In our society, people are constantly told that happiness will come … Continue reading Changing Our Way of Thinking About How to Be Happy