I am still here.

I am still here.

I am still here. Pushing my mind farther than it’s ever been. Learning balance and my own personal zen. I am still here. Physically forcing myself through each and every workout. Constantly reminding myself what my life's journey is all about. I am still here. Stronger today than I was yesterday. & know I can [...]

“But you don’t look sick. . .” 🙄🙄🙄

“But you don’t look sick. . .” 🙄🙄🙄

- the above pictures were taken within 8 hours of each other. the left; I had been up all night. my entire body hurt & I was violently ill because of medicine I have to take to treat one disease. the right; I showered, pulled myself together and gave the day all the energy I [...]

Happy Three Year Surgiversary to Meeee. 🎉

Happy Three Year Surgiversary to Meeee. 🎉

On this day three years ago I walked into the hospital ready to make a change. Ready to put in the work to live a healthier life. Ready to face whatever challenges came my way. Ready to focus on myself. In these last 3+ years (I started my VSG journey almost a year before my [...]

It’s November; Let’s Talk About Being Thankful

It’s November; Let’s Talk About Being Thankful

With so much negativity and chaos in the world today & Thanksgiving fast approaching I figured it’s the perfect time to reflect on what exactly I am thankful for from this past year. & maybe this can or will encourage others to dig deep past the heartache of this year and remember how blessed we [...]

My dark days made me strong. . .

My dark days made me strong. . .

Or maybe I was strong all along & they just made me prove it. 🖤🖤🖤 It is as dark as the midnight sky; not even the shimmer of a star do you see glowing in your eye. The night has swallowed the moon and it's dim glow; you try to feel your way. don't step [...]

Oh Bittersweet Father’s Day

In the last twelve-ish years since my Poppa passed away I have felt any and all emotions you can imagine surrounding Father’s Day. The first several chapters of the book I started to write of a life without my Poppa I would lock myself in my room and fall into my own pit of sadness [...]

Share Your Heart. ♥️

Share Your Heart. ♥️

I am now thirty one years old. Craziness, isn’t it?! I honestly never imagined being where I am in this moment. Or who I am. In the last several years I have grown into someone who loves her own skin. Someone who is proud of every scar and battle wound she has acquired. Years ago [...]

The Quarantine Fifteen. 🤦‍♀️

The Quarantine Fifteen. 🤦‍♀️

Yes, that's right - no one is immune to the threat of weight gain, especially when we are thrown out of our "normal" routine; When we are absolutely and harshly forced off the track we were following. My journey on the healthier road is one that will always be a never ending one. It will [...]