the sunlight you possess

I am extremely nervous to post this. Mostly because it’s poetry, which makes me feel incredibly vulnerable. I used to write poems when I was young and do it every now and then. I write them like a stream of consciousness. Whatever happens to come out of my mind and heart ends up on a…

for when it feels too heavy

How does one not feel terrible all the time looking at the news? Regardless of how you affiliate politically, when you look at articles or op-eds, or comment sections on any social media platform, it is truly horrific. Aren’t we all the same? Truly just brothers and sisters trying to find understanding in this life?…

running, recipe, recap

Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful, and hot day in Virginia. I’m currently in a coffee/bike shop in The Plains, VA waiting on Patrick to finish his 80somethin mile ride. I rode 20 slowly and pleasantly because riding is now cross-training for me because I am running again!! Yes running! It’s wild and I’m so happy….

our weekend 

This weekend was busy. I’ve fallen asleep on the couch multiple times, but that’s nothing that a hot shower and the need to do laundry couldn’t fix. ^How we do grocery shopping. Trader Joe’s in a mile away and I refuse to carry bags that far so we shove it all into backpacks. This weekend…

June 2k17 Photo Dump

I’m not really in the mood to write, so instead I’ve gathered the few pictures I’ve taken the last couple weeks and will elaborate on each one! #lazy The other week I was craving Chinese food like no ones business. Lucky for me, there’s a restaurant right by our house! We got take out because,…

whirlwind

Hot dang. The last week has been quite the whirlwind. Last Tuesday, Patrick and I left to go to his parents’ house in Alabama where we stayed for a couple days. We went shopping and went to the beach and ate a lot of delicious food. It was also a welcome break between so much…

ramblings of an almost grad 

Ohhhh Lordy I do not have the words for my thoughts, but I’m going to give it a go anyway. Y’all. This period of my life is stressful and also boring at the same time. And it has me feeling all sorts of things.  I graduate in 8 days, move in 10 days, and start…

entirely enough

Sometimes I have to remind myself of things. Like washing my clothes, grabbing the parking pass, using up some wilting spinach. Trivial things. But lately, so close to graduation, all the sudden I’ve started to worry if I’ve made the right choices. People are going to fancy grad schools and getting jobs that will actually…

going places

Hi! I haven’t been around. I’ve been doing school and job hunting and apartment searching and working and being active and so I’ve been busy. It’s all good though. It’s been a wild, phenomenal chaos. The semester is kind of in the home stretch, Spring Break was incredible, I’m so excited for May (graduation, birthday,…

the most beautiful 5k

Today was beautiful. Today I ran the Paramount 5k at the Austin Marathon and it was painfree and joyful and wonderful and so much fun. I listened to music and podcasts and just truly enjoyed every moment of it. I teared about multiple times as I ran. I was by no means racing, just simply…

Gratitude practice. 

Today was my last day of PT! Woooooo! I’ve been going for probably 8 weeks and I’ve worked really hard to follow instructions. But today I was deemed good to go! Yay! Last night I was running (love love love love) and listening to Kelly Roberts’ podcast, Run Selfie Repeat. In it she was discussing…

a year ago

A year ago (yesterday, 1/23/16), I wrote a letter to myself and gave it to Patrick with instructions. I told him to give it to me whenever I seemed like I was struggling or in need of some self-wisdom. He decided to give it to me yesterday, a year after I had written it. Lately…