She is the Light

If you read the birth story of my daughter, or if you know me at all, you may know that I’ve suffered from some trauma following my transition into motherhood. Becoming a mom has felt crazy for a number of reasons. My daughter entered the world through an emotionally traumatic, whirlwind birth that left manyContinue reading “She is the Light”

25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years

One year ago today, I celebrated my 24th birthday. I remember feeling like I “had it all”, a high-paying job, a sweet family, and even a fancy beach getaway planned to celebrate. Regardless of what I had achieved on paper, I felt empty, lost, and riddled with anxiety. I remember sitting comfortably on a beachContinue reading “25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years”

Packing Daycare Lunches 101

I find few things as overwhelming as packing lunches for my toddler’s days at daycare. I used to feel the same exact way when I’d pack my own lunches when I was working full time as a nurse. Luckily, this isn’t nearly as stressful or strenuous mainly because she only goes to daycare 2 daysContinue reading “Packing Daycare Lunches 101”

The Undying: Book Review

Compelling, provoking, and intense; The Undying is Anne Boyer’s reflection of her experience battling breast cancer. When I stumbled across The Undying while walking through a book store, I was immediately drawn in. Although working as a nurse had some major drawbacks, there are aspects of medicine that I find deeply interesting. I thought thisContinue reading “The Undying: Book Review”

What is Anti Dieting and How it Changed My Life

I’m not going to lie, I eat everything. Cottage cheese is probably one of my favorite foods. However, there once was a time in my life when diet restrictions were a big part of my day-to-day. Recently, I’ve let go of that, thanks to a little concept called “anti-dieting”. Now my life is changed andContinue reading “What is Anti Dieting and How it Changed My Life”

How the Enneagram Has Helped Me Better Understand Myself and Those Around Me / “The Road Back to You” Book Review

Thanks to one of my nearest and dearest friends, the Enneagram — “an ancient personality typing system” — has become a very common topic of discussion amongst a certain group of my friends. We don’t see each other all that often, but when we do, we almost always talk about the enneagram at some point.Continue reading “How the Enneagram Has Helped Me Better Understand Myself and Those Around Me / “The Road Back to You” Book Review”

Our Breastfeeding Journey: 17 months + 2 weeks

For me, breastfeeding was one (of the many) paradoxical aspects of motherhood that is virtually impossible to put into words. It somehow felt like a long, drawn out stage while it was happening, yet now that it’s over, I’m looking back and feeling like it flashed before my eyes in a matter of seconds. KindContinue reading “Our Breastfeeding Journey: 17 months + 2 weeks”

Freelancing: How I Started | What I’ve Learned So Far

If you told me one year ago that I’d be making a comfortable income working from home, freelancing, in the near future, I would not have believed you. It was probably around this time last year when I started to feel called to write. Yes, it was that simple, I felt a pull to beContinue reading “Freelancing: How I Started | What I’ve Learned So Far”

Lessons Learned From One of the Craziest Months of My Life

This month felt like a tightrope walk, an intricate maze, like flailing in unforgiving waters just trying to stay afloat as waves keep crashing overhead, over and over again.  It’s funny because I remember feeling bored in February. I didn’t have as much writing work as I would have liked to, life felt a little monotonousContinue reading “Lessons Learned From One of the Craziest Months of My Life”

Why Maternity Leave in the U.S. is a Not-So-Funny Joke

I’ll never forget the time I was talking with a girl from Germany when I was 6 months pregnant. I was explaining to her that I had recently graduated from nursing school and my plan was to take 6 to 8 weeks off after giving birth, a typical maternity leave in the U.S. I alsoContinue reading “Why Maternity Leave in the U.S. is a Not-So-Funny Joke”