Endurance Training

I’m a runner. I didn’t really believe that when I was younger. My mom had always pushed me to pursue a running career. She always said “you were born to run.” And if you look at home videos from when I was a toddler and young child, I was always running. Don’t ask why, IContinue reading “Endurance Training”

shades of green

I am frankly living the most stereotypical writer scenario at the moment. It is early in the morning and I am in sitting in a quiet corner of a coffee shop on a cobbled street in Dublin and rain is gently pattering against the glass panes before me. There is coffeehouse rock humming in theContinue reading “shades of green”

sunshine on a sunday

Currently sitting atop a rooftop deck under the warming sunshine of a late Sunday afternoon in Dublin with Ed Sheeran humming in the background. Gratitude? Peace? Awe? Complete contentment? My mind simply cannot seem to fathom words that adequately describe the way my heart and soul feel at this moment. This morning I took theContinue reading “sunshine on a sunday”

No one Remembers Fluffy

A few years back I was sitting on the couch with my then-boyfriend watching Modern Family and he began to tickle me. I shrieked and burst into a fit of laughter, before grabbing his arms and defiantly shouting, “Nooo! Don’t tickle my tummy – I’m too fluffy right now!” He fell back onto the couch,Continue reading “No one Remembers Fluffy”

perfection in imperfection.

“It’s not a checklist, it’s not about repeating the same old prayers, it’s not a routine or simply going through the motions. It’s a relationship. It’s about a Perfect God loving a regular girl. It’s the greatest love story of all time.” Perfect Love, Lisa Harper It is always so reassuring to be reminded thatContinue reading “perfection in imperfection.”


oh man it’s finally fall in sacramento, california. yes, at the end of october it is finally fall. often in the northern part of the golden state the seasons are indistinguishable – spring turns to summer and summer turns to fall but you’d never know it if it wasn’t for the change in attire ofContinue reading “rain.”

in the eye of the storm, you remain in control

“You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn. Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm…”  Imagine that. Being lost at sea. In the middle of a downpour, lightning striking, waves thrashing all around. Your sails are torn, you have no idea where you are, and you are afraid. You are cold.Continue reading “in the eye of the storm, you remain in control”

Clothing yourself in strength & dignity

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praisesContinue reading “Clothing yourself in strength & dignity”