Therapy Reflections: What’s Your Idea of Success?

My therapist and I have come to the conclusion that I have a serious fear of failure. The birth trauma I experienced after my daughter’s birth became an unplanned cesarean was mostly due to a feeling of failure. I felt like I had set a goal and I fell through. Every time I see otherContinue reading “Therapy Reflections: What’s Your Idea of Success?”

Mindful Mothering: The Breastfeeding + Weaning Experience

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 “Mindful Mothering: The Breastfeeding + Weaning Experience”

How To Satisfying Your Travel Itch Without Going Anywhere

In February of 2017, I got on a plane and flew to Colorado. This was probably my 3rd time on an airplane ever in my life (I was 20 years old at the time). My next plane ride took me to a small town in Michigan that August. Only four months after that, I hoppedContinue reading “How To Satisfying Your Travel Itch Without Going Anywhere”

Seeking Validation

Lately I’ve been thinking about the concept of seeking validation. I’ve noticed some people around me and asked myself, “What are they trying to prove? Who/what do they feel threatened by? What void are they attempting to fill?” But then suddenly, I realized I needed to take Bob Marley’s advice — before I pointed theContinue reading “Seeking Validation”

How to Live a Fulfilling Life Regardless of Your Circumstance

Recently I’ve been faced with a reoccurring fear. I’m afraid of becoming ordinary. I’m afraid of getting too set in my ways and reaching a point where I feel incredibly inconvenienced every time I have to step out of my day-to-day. I’m afraid of my life becoming boring. I’m afraid that I might get tooContinue reading “How to Live a Fulfilling Life Regardless of Your Circumstance”

You can’t hang on to every memory

My daughter had her first birthday this past weekend, and I’ve been feeling a mix of emotions that I’m trying to process– I’m realizing this is a common theme in parenthood. I feel a lot of positive emotions. I feel incredibly blessed to have a healthy, happy one-year-old, to have a support system of familyContinue reading “You can’t hang on to every memory”

My Daughter’s Birth Story

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 Story”

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 since transitioning into motherhood, is my desire to be the absolute best version of myself. Although, itContinue reading “How Motherhood Motivated Me to be the Best Version of Myself”

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 until 7:30 in the morning. I often wake up filled with loveContinue reading “Breaking the Cycle”

4 Simple Wellness Steps To Feel Better

I’ve had a couple of really rough days recently. I’ve been waking up on my days off and instantly feeling 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 Simple Wellness Steps To Feel Better”