Getting Fit is a Journey

So I’m almost two weeks into this fitness odyssey and I’m truly feeling like Odysseus. The journey back to fit is going to probably be longer than I originally anticipated and I’m sure it’s going to be riddled with obstacles. One thing we tend to forget when we try to get fit is that we…

Good Over Evil

I had originally intended to post something else today but given the events of last night in Manchester, England it just seemed unmindful. My prayers go out to the victims, their families, the whole of Manchester, and the whole world. This attack feels particularly heinous because of the nature of the event where it took…

Where’d this Weight Come From? And What I Intend to Do About It

      One day you’ve got abs and enough bikinis to fill the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, the next you’re buying a one-piece and wondering if you’re made of equal parts unicorn tears and jello. How did this happen? I used to be this scrawny thing that couldn’t put on weight even if my…

Answer “What Do You Do” Differently

Every time you meet someone new the same question rolls off their tongue right after their introduction, “so what do you do?” I have come to hate this question because everyone answers it the same way. They tell you what they do for a living. They don’t tell you who they are. And since everyone…

Overwhelmed By Love

Plato thought that the Gods had split us in two and that’s why we yearned so desperately to find our other half. Some spiritual corners think we’re looking for our twin flame; that person that is the yin to our yang. Either way you look at it, this person no matter how well they fit…

Beauty & the Beast Movie Review (Spoilers)

My VHS copy of the animated film may be unwatchable by now but I still feel like a little schoolgirl when I think of this tale as old as time. I finally got around to watching the live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens yesterday and you better believe I have comments….

Nothing On Board

On Day 66 Aunt Flo finally decided to make her appearance. So I might be malfunctioning a little but I’m still not on the baby train. And I still have the opportunity to do the marriage before the baby carriage I guess. On the upside, I have learned a tremendous amount about fertility and what…

Weddings and Baby Bumps

I guess it started when I noticed that my newsfeed on Facebook had more engagement announcements, wedding photos, and baby bumps than party posts. Strewn amidst the apocalyptic visions of Trump’s America my social media feeds are now littered with baby photos. I have developed a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out). This…

Love to Worry

I was about to go to sleep when from the living room I heard Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture”— great song yes, but more importantly an exclamation point for how I feel about my boyfriend. I love him in that over the fence, grand slam kind of way. It’s truly the most amazing…

Be Brave

I am thankful for all that I have and all that I have yet to receive. I am thankful for the love of a good man. I am thankful for my family that loves me unconditionally. I am thankful for a brain that’s always thinking and hands that are always tinkering. I am thankful for…

Not Ready for Youtube

Have you ever watched a recording of yourself and thought: “why do I make all those dumb facial expressions?””do I do that when I’m speaking to people?””why hasn’t anyone ever told me I look like that?!” Well, today I decided to try something out. Maybe it was because I’ve been binging on YouTube DIY channels…