Today Was a Good Day

I talk a lot about the different things that bother me on this blog. I talk about the ways I am trying to improve. I also talked about making a happy moments jar. So today- I do not have some sage wisdom or some sort of issue that is bogging down my heart. Today, it…

Compliments Make Me Uncomfortable

Compliments make me uncomfortable. Like insanely uncomfortable. And I’ve gotten complimented more in the last couple of weeks than I have in the better part of the last year-so my discomfort level is palpable when it comes to compliments. However, I will say it is not as bad as it used to be. This thought…

Weekly Health Check In: 21-28 Jan

I got sick this week. So fitness became secondary to being able to breathe and not giving anyone else the horrible cold that I have. And by the way- I am fully blaming a coworker for getting me sick this time. I will say that resting when I’m sick is something super important that I…

What I’m Reading: Every Single Woman’s Devotional

While this book does not qualify as a book that I have finished reading in the last week- it is a book that I have started reading and I wanted to share a bit about it now. I’ll probably revisit this book when I’m done reading it in 24 days or so. First of all-…

Attempts at a Healthier Living: Taking on Food

I mentioned a few weeks ago that one of the books I was reading gave some guidance on how to motivate yourself to workout more.¬† In my case, working out isn’t usually the problem.¬† I find it easy to get my gym time in on a regular basis. What I find hard- is eating healthier….

Life Terms

I have been doing quite a bit of negotiating lately. Negotiating for more time. Negotiating for certain conditions that I believe are important. Basically- getting the terms that I have to have and the terms that I can live without. And all of that has got me thinking- what are the terms that I want…

Say Thank You

Part of the chaos from last week centered around a sudden shift in my job. Like the kind of sudden shift that you get called in to chat about it halfway through the week and you’re starting the shift at the beginning of the next week. And my stress levels went through the roof. I…

Weekly Health Check In: 15-21 January

This last week has been a bit different. Frankly, it’s been rough. I had craziness happen at work on Wednesday and it completely threw off the rest of my week. Luckily- I did manage to get through the rest of my week without totally sabotaging my workout and healthy eating regime. Although- I will say…

The Importance of Pretty Things

I had a moment today when I realized just how important tiny little pretty things can be. At the very least- pretty things make it a little more pleasant to look at my surrounding. At the other end of the spectrum, pretty things are an acknowledgment that I am caring for myself and that I…

Unfinished Business: Clearing the Slate

One of the books that I read- talked about how all of our ‘unfinished business’ can weigh on us. Even if it is really simple things like- not completely unpacking after moving from one house to another. Or half finishing the laundry every week. Or sitting on a half-finished master’s degree. Whatever it is- these…

Take Time to Prepare

On Friday- I talked about taking chances. Now I want to talk about something that I do that makes those chance so much less scary- I prepare. Does this mean that I actually take time to figure out what I am doing? Does this mean I take time to research and learn? The answer to…