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 I’m Satisfying My 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 I’m Satisfying My 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”

Why Examining Your Past and Accepting Pain are the Best Things You Can Do For Yourself in 2021

I am in full acceptance of this moment, right here, right now. The past is the past. Be here now. Be present. That’s the goal, right? Be present and don’t worry about what’s in the past because it’s over? But isn’t is also important to examine the past, in an effort to understand who weContinue reading “Why Examining Your Past and Accepting Pain are the Best Things You Can Do For Yourself in 2021”

Simplify Your Life: December

I started this series last month as a way to document the steps I’m taking to live a more intentional, simple and purposeful life. Here’s how things are going in the month of December. What I’m Doing Finding Stillness December has been a crazy month. I think we can mostly all relate on this. It’sContinue reading “Simplify Your Life: December”

Modern Monogamy

I’d heard him talk about how he had some big expenses coming up in 2020. When we finally got the chance to take a weekend away without our baby since she was born over a year ago and he was adamant about a walk in the park, I knew what was coming. Although I wasContinue reading “Modern Monogamy”

Running With Headphones Vs. Running Without Headphones

Almost exactly two years ago, I ran my first marathon and I crushed those 26.2 miles without listening to anything. That’s right, no headphones, no podcast, no guided meditation, and not even any Drake music (I know, crazy right!?)  Although I’m not running 20 miles a week anymore, I’ve tried to keep up with runningContinue reading “Running With Headphones Vs. Running Without Headphones”

10 Reasons I Loved Being a Nurse

Today, I finally cleaned out my nursing backpack. Feeling a weird combination of liberation and sadness, I unpacked all of my old nurse supplies along with the heavy emotions that are tied to them. I felt some sadness and uncertainty as I stood there asking myself if I’ll ever use these items again. I honestlyContinue reading “10 Reasons I Loved Being a Nurse”

Simplify Your Life: November

It’s been one month since I walked away from my job as a registered nurse. I was struggling with anxiety and I felt an undeniable pull to clear more space in my life. I’ve been taking a closer look at my life and striving to live with more intention. Here are some of the waysContinue reading “Simplify Your Life: November”