Step Back | Move Forward

Situations, people, challenges, relationships, goals, obstacles, responsibilities and anything and everything in our life can be so overwhelming to the extent that we cannot see beyond the struggle. I feel like I have been living in this exact moment for too many years too long. I cannot do this alone. I cannot live this life by myself. I am not…

mountain air & a new perspective

Its Sunday at 5am and my alarm goes off. Now, Monday – Friday this is standard protocol, but Sunday is my day to let my body wake me up, but not today, today was different for a very important reason. I was about to embark upon A Climb for Heroes with my good friend Wes…

How Will I Know?

One of my most embarrassing moments as a young girl was singing (or belting, screeching, or even yelping in some instances) into a purple plastic flashlight thinking I was going to be the world’s next white Whitney Houston. Whitey was my go-to…the 80s to late 90s Whitney…anything after that was just, well, not my karaoke…

loyalty?

You win some & lose some along the way but those that are meant to be in your journey will be there. Look for the lesson in the loss. Loyalty doesn’t have to be ride or die – that can be extreme, but loyalty certainly needs to be fair, honest and curated from a pure…

Leap of Faith

Have you taken a leap of faith? A leap that shook you to your core because you had NO idea what to expect when you took flight? As I reach the two-year anniversary of my first sky dive I am compelled to reminisce & reflect. Well, to be accurate, the first time I attempted to…

15 years ago and beautifully broken

15 years ago I was in high school…in fact I was just told I was going to leave my home in Seattle and move across the country to Knoxville, Tennessee of ALL places on the planet. WTF mom and dad? Are you serious!?!? Little did I know at the time that was my saving grace,…

love is…

I used to think love was simple, that it came in one size, one shape and one color…I am learning that love is: an omnipresent sensation forgiving someone when they hurt you deeply embracing your flaws and respecting others never lying showing sincere affection letting him go forever choosing your happiness over someone else who…