Have you ever stopped to wonder why we are here?This question popped into my mind the other day as I was experiencing a flare up. Shocker, I know. 🌿 It was nothing to be concerned about but it was just enough to bother me.Why me? How can I enjoy doing anything in life if I am … Continue reading Mundane. 🌿
2023 in Books [Jan-March]. 📚
Here are the books I've read so far for 2023. If you recall my "goals" post for this year, I wanted to read at least ONE book per month. Anything more was just an added bonus. For the first three months I managed to at least read TWO books. Of course, January was the impressive month with FOUR … Continue reading 2023 in Books [Jan-March]. 📚
When You’ve Lost Yourself.
I've come to the recent realization that I don't know who I've become. Over the last few years since separating myself from my ex-husband, I realized I had lost myself. Not only lost myself because my identity became "mom" after having children, but I even lost myself in my marriage. Our relationship wasn't healthy, to … Continue reading When You’ve Lost Yourself.
Vermont Getaway. 🍂
So we failed a bit already on our "NSM*." See, what happened was my partner surprised me with a mini getaway to Vermont. To back track, my osteoarthritis [and fibromyalgia] had been flaring up. I had to switch my work weekend because I wasn't sure if I was going to feel better, the same or … Continue reading Vermont Getaway. 🍂
If you're new here, November is my time for a "no spend month." I like to be cheesy and call it "NO-SPEND-VEMBER."How do you not spend money in a month? Well the answer is the obvious. You can't. So what does this even mean? Well, the point of a "no spend month" or NSM for … Continue reading NSM.
Minimalist [ish] Planner.
Over the passed year or so, I've been trying to get back into the habit of being a better planner. Before Covid hit, I was very on top of my "planning" game. Yet for some reason, when I started working again, mixed with my partner moving in, my oldest in school, more extracurricular activities plus … Continue reading Minimalist [ish] Planner.
Exercise As Part of Daily Life.
Since deactivating Instagram, I oddly found myself with more time then I anticipated. All those moments I wasted on taking the perfect photo or writing the perfect post. While I understand that there are many out there that need social media for their business, for me it was just an outlet. Or rather "a waste … Continue reading Exercise As Part of Daily Life.
My [right] knee got worse.The pain from my arthritis got so severe that on one of my work shifts recently, I knew there was no way I could finish the shift without taking medication. However the medication DOES cause drowsiness. If there was an emergency at work that included a weight falling on someone, I … Continue reading Slowing More.
As my 34th birthday approaches, I've had a lot on my mind; Looking over the past year and seeing how I've grown.If you would have told me last year that I would stop Crossfit, be diagnosed with arthritis, change my body with more Pilates classes and found a wonderful person to share my time with, … Continue reading Almost 34.
Why are we so afraid to live authentically true to ourselves? Fear of judgment. Fear of criticism.I'll admit that when I got into a relationship, I was afraid of all the habits that I delivered since getting divorced. I'd become more in tune with nature, the moon cycles and spending time alone; "hippy crunchy" as someone … Continue reading Fear.