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?”

Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity

Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity I’m just going to be real here, I would probably benefit from making more money (wouldn’t we all). I know that talking about money makes some people uncomfortable, but not me. Back when I was working as a nurse, I got a glimpse of what it’s like to makeContinue reading “Marketing My Blog While Maintaining Authenticity”

Joy at Work: Book Review

You’ve likely heard of Marie Kondo and her famous book — “The Life-Changing magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. This is actually the book that I set out to read, when I accidentally stumbled upon another book of hers, “Joy at Work”.  Over the last year, I’ve made quite aContinue reading “Joy at Work: Book Review”

How My Highest Paying Freelancing Job Has Taught Me to Budget Better Than Ever

Funny story, when I received my final nursing paycheck, I received the most money I’ve ever been given at once in the form of a direct deposit into my checking account: $2,200. My typical two-week paycheck at this job was about $1,800 but this paycheck had my built-up PTO on it so that’s why itContinue reading “How My Highest Paying Freelancing Job Has Taught Me to Budget Better Than Ever”

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”

10 Reasons I Hated Being a Nurse

There is a lot more to being a nurse than a guaranteed job right out of college, flexible schedule, and a good paycheck. So, that’s why I shared 10 reasons I loved being a nurse. Nursing has some great job perks but the rewarding aspect is what gave me the deepest satisfaction, by a longContinue reading “10 Reasons I Hated Being a Nurse”

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”