My Daughter’s Birth

I wouldn’t say that I ever felt tired of being pregnant — a feeling that I’ve heard some women use to describe the end of pregnancy. It had been a pretty seamless nine months. However, when my due date of October 9th came and went, I continued to grow more and more emotional. Aside fromContinue reading “My Daughter’s Birth”

How Motherhood Motivated Me to be the Best Version of Myself

A lot of things change when we become parents. There are the physical changes of pregnancy, the physiological change in hormones, and the emotional changes from feeling a love like no other. Another change I’ve noticed in myself is my desire to be the absolute best version of myself. Although, it is still a workContinue reading “How Motherhood Motivated Me to be the Best Version of Myself”

Europe Reflections Part IV: A Broken Sandal in Sardinia

Sardinia was my next stop after a wild journey out of Belgium, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Since these posts are not written chronologically and to make it a little easier to understand here is a brief overview of my backpacking trip: Amsterdam —> Brussels —> Alghero —> Dolomites/Cortina d’Ampezzo —> VeniceContinue reading “Europe Reflections Part IV: A Broken Sandal in Sardinia”

3 Lessons My First Marathon Taught Me

On January 1st of 2018, through the haze of a hangover, I said aloud to a coworker, “I think I want to run my first marathon in the year of 2018.” At the time, I wasn’t sure if I would actually achieve this goal or not. I also had no idea how much I wouldContinue reading “3 Lessons My First Marathon Taught Me”

Breaking the Cycle

Every morning, I wake to a little hand smacking me in the face, or pulling on my hair. My eyes open and I see that little face looking up at me as if she’s thinking, “finally you’re awake”. If I’m lucky, we’ve slept in until 7:30 in the morning. I often wake up filled withContinue reading “Breaking the Cycle”

3 Strong Mantras

In certain situations, I feel the need to repeat a mantra to myself to stay in the right mindset. I’m going to go over three of my favorites and talk about how/why I came up with them. I am patient, I am calm. Just be here now, you can do this. I have no expectationsContinue reading “3 Strong Mantras”

Simple Daily Steps to Boost the Immune System

I went about two years without getting sick at all, and now I’m feeling under the weather for the second time in the last 6 months. Dammit COVID! Really though, I could blame the pandemic but I think my own choices and habits are to blame as well. I’ve known for a while that IContinue reading “Simple Daily Steps to Boost the Immune System”

Europe Reflections Part III: Lost in the Streets of Brussels

“Bon voyage, Mademoiselle,” chimed the Uber driver as we arrived at the Brussels airport, he had unknowingly just rescued me. It was 6AM and I’d be catching a flight to Sardinia in less than an hour. I felt an immense sense of relief because the journey to get to this airport had been a wildContinue reading “Europe Reflections Part III: Lost in the Streets of Brussels”

The Only Constant is Change

I was reading a parenting book the other night when I came across a section where the author recommended that the reader never get too comfortable with their child’s current developmental stage, because they’ll quickly outgrow it. He followed with the sentence, “the only constant is change.” This short phrase caused me to ponder theContinue reading “The Only Constant is Change”

4 Wellness Steps I’ve Taken Recently

I’ve had a couple of really rough days recently. I’ve been waking up on my days off and instantly feel overwhelmed. It feels like there are so many things to do and I have so little time to do them. Not to mention, I’ve gotten poor sleep and I’m still drained from working the dayContinue reading “4 Wellness Steps I’ve Taken Recently”