shake it, til ya make it.

may is mental health awareness month. every day is work on your mental health day, though. so I’ve been stretching my muscles, physically and metaphorically, to get out of the winter funk. two steps forward, a small step back, re-evaluate. these new muscles come with growing pains, to be expected. I’m carrying a little bit of sadness with…

quick storm.

I’ve been clinging to a lot of things to get me through lately. this warmer weather is helping and being outside is instant happiness. my garden… that’s my spot. last week, I spent two whole days outside sowing seeds, building a greenhouse, and labeling the pots in my best handwriting so that everything felt perfect. it was…

perspective is key.

how do you explain your hard times when they are more than just a bad day but like, not a super bad day? last week was heavy but it wasn’t abnormal (for me, I guess) or unmanageable or defining of who I am. though I appreciate all the love & support, y’all are the best,…

dark just means dark.

I had high hopes of using this blog as a light & healthy way to write about what is going on in my life. in the happiest and gentlest season I’ve experienced as an adult- there are plenty of joyful topics. but any one who knows me well will not be surprised to find that each post has gotten progressively…

fits and starts.

“…do this with humility & discipline. not in fits & starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love.” ephesians 4:1-6   alright, so this message has a bigger purpose BUT what if the acts of love you need to show are for yourself. and also if maybe, just maybe, a call to…

hand me another lemon.

hey life, hand me another lemon. I dare you. I’m not really sure if I’m being prepared for the life of an expert lemonade maker or if the universe is so full of sour that we all have to take on this much. but what I want to dive right into this week is how…

check in/check out.

I didn’t really have a specific topic to discuss this week. in fact, I almost skipped this week entirely because we have been so damn busy over here. I have an exciting poetry reading this Friday that is occupying most of my free/creative time when we aren’t going from afterschool activities straight to bedtime. but I made…