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Exposing Everything Through Writing

Exposing Everything Through Writing

2018 has been the year that I challenged myself to put my writing out into the world for once. It's. Been. So. Damn. Scary. Honestly, I'm not sure what I expected. But now it's safe to say it's been one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. I've tried a little of...

When I’m My Own Worst Creative Enemy

When I’m My Own Worst Creative Enemy

It took me three and a half years to finish a novel that had been perpetually on my heart day in and day out. I didn't realize until the moment I wrote the last word how much that creative force was weighing me down until it was finally lifted. The novel still needed...

Another Big Step

Over the course of the past two weeks, I’ve been working on decreasing my time on social media because I realized how much of a distraction it was becoming with my goals, and honestly, my daily life. I now allow myself a max of 5 minutes between Insta & FB spread...

I Don’t Know How You Have Time…

A friend and I were talking about how comments between moms (or women in general, if we are being honest) can sometimes sound like a backhanded compliment (read: a slap in the face). One of the most frequent ones: “I don’t know how you have time for _________ (fill in...

First Shot

I snapped this picture earlier today while I was working on “Autumn’s Return” because of one of the stories inside the novel. Autumn gets to embark on a new social media experiment that has her completing activities inspired by thirty different people from around the...

Being Who We Are Meant to Be (Part 2 of 2)

To follow up to Part I on Being Who We Are Meant to Be, the emotions of the things written below is where it all originally stemmed from. And to clarify, I’m referring to strengths as the natural gifts inside us, the ones that energize us and set us apart. The blend...

How to Embrace Being the Perfect Mom

I know you’re not perfect. I know you’re not perfect. I know you’re not perfect. These were the words haunting me the entire drive home from a playdate with a seasoned mom that I deeply admire and respect. Like me, she has two kids, but hers are five years older than...

Being Who We Are Meant to Be (Part 1 of 2)

  When we are little kids, we aren’t thinking about our fears or obstacles or the risk of failing or our pride. We aren’t thinking about how we want more money or a bigger house or insurance benefits. We aren’t thinking about a significant other or kids and the...

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