Don’t look back, you’re not going that way

The older you get, the harder discernment becomes. I feel like as children we have this innate tendency to trust and to sense what is good and pure in this world. We have our parents, our teachers, our older siblings, our cousins, our coaches, and so many influences that shape our understanding of the worldContinue reading “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

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”

10 Keys to Happiness in Your Life

Throw Kindness Around like Confetti Don’t hold back. Be kind to everyone you come into contact with. Say hello, hold open doors, pay for the person behind you in line, give genuine compliments, and set the mood of the room. Positivity is contagious! An Attitude of Gratitude Changes Everything In all circumstances, rejoice! Be gratefulContinue reading “10 Keys to Happiness in Your Life”

Loving deeply and learning slowly

I’m independent. A woman in pursuit of God and all He has for my life. I am happy lifting weights, and praising the Lord, and playing with my dogs, and adventuring solo. I enjoy filling up my backpack and boarding a plane or a train all by myself. I don’t mind being alone. But IContinue reading “Loving deeply and learning slowly”

To the one I once loved, thank you (Part II)

To the one I once loved: It has been awhile, and I hope you are doing well. It has been a little over year since I wrote you last and just over two since we closed the book that was the story of our life together. Oh how time has flown. We are both doneContinue reading “To the one I once loved, thank you (Part II)”

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”

It’s never just a linear process

There is power in vulnerability. And no, I don’t mean taking advantage of other people when they’re vulnerable. I mean when we own our weaknesses and bring them to the light, they become powerless. God loves to turn our weakness into His strength and by that, empowering us. We break the chains. We are noContinue reading “It’s never just a linear process”

cold coffee in the morning

As sun poured through the window and sweat dripped down my brow as I rolled out of bed I knew it was a cold coffee & girl date kind of morning. I turned on the coffee pot, kicked on the air conditioner, and picked up my dear friends Hillary Swank & Julia Roberts. As IContinue reading “cold coffee in the morning”