Wife, Sister, Dog Mom
Trying to find my passions, voice and life's most meaningful moments.
(striving to love myself unconditionally, even though that isn't always reality)
Aren't we all searching for something? Personally, I have always been searching for something. Whether it was good grades, solid friends, or the perfect career, my eyes have always been set on the next ‘thing’. That mindset hasn’t always had a negative impact though. Sometimes it allows me to set bigger goals and to be a kick butt planner. Constantly looking forward also (at times) helps me forget parts of the past that I’m either not proud of, or that I wish I could do differently. Searching for what comes next can be positive, but it can also be detrimental to the times when I just want to relax and enjoy the present.
Redirect That Stress
Anxiety has been a major player in my life for years. As a kid, I remember being afraid that my parents would forget to pick me up after school. Had they ever done that? NOPE. But my anxiety was telling me that I should be worried about it. In college I was worried that I would be putting in loads of hard work and not amount to anything. Has this been the case? Again, not at all. And all my life people would tell me that exercise will help. If you're stressed, just go for a run. Just a side note about me, I loathe running. Not only does it hurt my back but it just isn't fun. Like, not at all.
Thai Coconut Pancakes
It's a strange feeling, eating something you know you will never be able to replicate. That's exactly how I felt while I was strolling down a dock at a floating market outside of Bangkok, Thailand.