For those of you that don't know, I am wrapping up working in the restaurant industry for the better part of a year. This was not my first rodeo & this time around I was much more cognizant of how people treated me and my coworkers. It has become clear to me that so many … Continue reading Beyond the Hostess Stand
"As we gazed out over the ocean, the sun setting in the pink and blue sky, I turned to look into Jeremy's dark brown eyes...and immediately felt the gripping pain inside my stomach & the sweating chills and fever to follow." Hello & welcome to the honeymoon reflection! While the introduction is dramatic, it is … Continue reading Honeymooning
"You know who I can't believe is popular?.." As I sat down at a local coffee shop, this is the start of a conversation that greeted my ears from a few tables away. It was a table of (what appeared to be) middle school girls. They sat there on their phones, scrolling through social media … Continue reading Mean Girls
Peace is a noun, defined as the following: freedom from disturbance; tranquility. November 2nd, 2019 was overflowing with tranquility. God poured peace over my wedding day & it was a dream. It’s hard not to day-dream what this “big day” will feel like: Will I cry? Will he? Will I trip walking down the isle … Continue reading Peace Out
It's easy to take the greatest blessings in life for granted. I fully admit to skimming over how precious each second is. My fiance and I are officially 8 weeks away from our wedding, and I am so thrilled my heart could burst! But do you know what sobering reminder I was presented with today? … Continue reading I love ya, today.
I read this quote the other morning: God doesn't care about your comfort, He cares about your character. My first thoughts: How rude (said in my best Stephanie Tanner voice). That quote has been ringing in my mind since last week, as I stood watching my car get towed away for service. My first thought, … Continue reading I Enjoy Being Comfortable
Did you know that for flowers to continue growing, you need to snap off the blooms that have withered up? I'm typing with dirt on my hands after doing that for multiple flowers around the yard. I used to be scared to remove those wilted buds..I thought if I snapped that stem, I'd kill the … Continue reading Oh Snap
I love this door. I love where it leads. It leads to my current home, my safe space. And in 3 months and 3 weeks, this door will lead to the first home my fiancé and I will share together, as husband & wife. Beyond this door is where I have been humbled like never … Continue reading Red Door, Blue Door.
I need to stop watching the news. It highlights so many negatives in our world, that I forget to soak up the blessings walking right by me. bless·ing /noun/ : a beneficial thing for which one is grateful; something that brings well-being. We are surrounded by blessings every single day. They are the silver lining … Continue reading Silver Lining’s Playbook
Two people can stare at the same blue sky, with one complaining it’s too bright & the other rejoicing over the sun kissing their skin. Perspective changes everything. Have you ever felt yourself get completely bogged down around certain people? And then surge with happiness around a different crowd? It’s all about the perspective you … Continue reading I See, You See.