I'm just a Southern gal in my early 30s who likes to write about stuff. The stuff I like to write about includes camping, traveling, spirituality and Christianity, mental health, and having a healthy lifestyle, from foods (healthy and the occasional treat) and exercise. I really enjoy exercise, from lifting weights to yoga to running. I am also a random person, so I may just throw something else in the mix every now and then!
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I have been training for my 5K I have at the beginning of November for a couple of months now. There has always been this goal to be able to run the 3.1 miles without stopping. I never expected to be able to do that at an actual race, but during my training, it is […]
I am alive and well, and I think it is important to take a moment to stop and recognize this, especially with the recent remembrance of 9/11 and World Suicide Prevention day on 9/10. So many people died in the 9/11 tragedy and the aftermath that occurred as a result, and every day, people die […]
I recently took a Yoga 101 class at a local yoga studio to refresh the little knowledge that I have about yoga. Many years ago during my second year of undergrad, I had to take an additional PE. I chose a yoga class because I had always heard it was helpful for stress, and I […]
My husband and I spent a very much-needed and relaxing birthday weekend at Devil’s Fork in South Carolina. His mother and step father joined us in the next site over, and it was nice to be able to visit with them. We brought the boat and the girls (our dogs, Piper and River) and just […]
I have still been feeling happy for the most part, and I am taking full advantage of it to get back on track with my health and fitness. I scheduled my annual physical in August that will include blood work for cholesterol and stuff like that. I have been making an effort to eat right […]
The waves in my mind have been calm for the most part, gently rocking me as I relax on my back, enjoying the warm sun kissing my skin. I hear seagulls passing by and smell salt in the air.
I am all alone, but I am glad.
I try not to think about the storm that I know will eventually come my way, but today is not the day to worry about what is not now. These storms will always come back, the depression will kick in, and I will find myself kicking to keep my head afloat from the tall waves crashing down on me, but I will stand strong and face the storms. My loved ones are my boat, and the Lord is my life jacket because He alone can handle the harsh, relentless waves. He is not bothered by turbulence or storms. He is my stability.
I am not afraid.
So, today, I will be. I will silence the voice in my head whispering, “The storms will be back, you know,” and enjoy the here and now as I float in my sea of happiness.
I don’t know about you, but I could not be happier than spring is here. The trees are full of green and pretty colors, the grass is growing back, and the sun is shining and warm. Around the end of February or so, I got hit with the dreaded wintery depression. My anxiety was through […]
I debated for about a week or so if I was even going to write about this. In a way, it is kind of comical. What happens in the dream is not comical by any means, but who dreams of being chased by zombies? *Slowly raises hand* Some time has passed since I woke up […]
I am the queen of black-and-white thinking, but I wasn’t always this way. I wasn’t always the worst case scenario expert, and I used to be a lot more optimistic than I am. Then I became a social worker. I am kidding but not completely kidding. Working with people did have a big impact, I […]
Ah, it is Valentine’s Day. It got me thinking about what love is to me. I have been married for almost 7 years and still figuring it out, and I am no means an expert or love guru. This is a both serious and silly examination of what love means to me. But for me, […]