I imagine sitting on the peak looking out to a view so vast and stunning that words fail to describe its majesty. I worked tirelessly on the climb to reach the peak where I finally find rest. I’m all alone yet filled with a peace that passes all understanding. Rest has been on my mind … More When Life Feels Bleak
I am an observer, a questioner, a noticer. I am a wanderer. I observe life and I constantly ask the “why” questions. When I was at the beach earlier this past fall, it occurred to me that since processing through my divorce and new dating relationships, I have wasted energy worrying and thinking about how … More Embracing the Question Marks
The wind rushed in through the windows, a favorite Dave Matthew’s song was blaring as my eyes took in the serene and tranquil setting of the lake I had veered off course to find. I actually laughed out loud at God’s handiwork. In the busyness of every day life, I ache for moments such as … More What If I am Right Where I am Supposed to Be?
The feelings roll through my heart like a storm rolls over the hills, looming and threatening to overtake the light. I am a joy seeker and people pleaser. It’s deep in my core to want to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome and loved. But sometimes I forget that I need to feel the same … More Savoring Joy the Fiesty Way
I almost made it. I made it 4 1/2 months out of the 6 months of my dating hiatus. And then life happened and maybe I am ready to date again? I want to be the girl that is the laid back, casual dater; the one that is excited about meeting new people and takes it … More How Do I Work Past the Fear of Dating?
I noticed the sticker every time we got in the Jeep: “The mountains are calling and I must go”. It made me smile each time I read the words and a feeling of peace would wash over me. I finally realized that not only did that sticker speak to my friend’s heart, but it spoke … More The Mountains Are Calling
I find myself looking at pictures often. I love capturing memories and the joy that life brings. I love that pictures show different emotions, different seasons of life. I can look at a picture and instantly be transferred back to that time and place. One of the first things I notice in pictures is my … More The Best Version of Me
I find myself reminiscing in my mind, recalling old memories that should be too painful to bring to the surface. Memories of love and safety and a marriage that I had planned on lasting forever. What surprises me most is that it is not always painful to transport myself back to those memories. Instead, I … More I Am Both The Old and The New
Three simple words put together that have so much hope and possibility and vulnerability wrapped together. A title for a book that has been dreamed of, prayed over and labored through. A work in progress, just like me. Words change me. Words motivate me, discourage me, shape me. As part of my healing and letting go, … More Finding Solid Ground
I cleaned my fridge today. I took everything out and wiped down the mess that had spilled well over a year ago. I should be embarrassed it took me this long to clean it. But instead of embarrassment, I am choosing empowerment and joy that it is finally clean. Since adjusting to my new life … More My Prince Charming Isn’t Coming On A White Horse