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”

Personal Growth: 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 “Personal Growth: 25 Lessons Learned in 25 Years”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”