What Does it Mean to be Who You Are

It sounds so simple: Just be yourself. But we are first shaped by those who raise us and then we are influenced by our peer group. With all of these external forces shaping us, how can we be sure that who we are is who we are? I don’t have a scientific, researched answer for […]

Read More

Why It’s Okay to Not Feel Your Age

I turned 33 in December but I don’t feel 33. In fact, I don’t really feel any age. I mean, what is 33 supposed to feel like anyway? What was 32 supposed to feel like? Will there ever come a time when I will feel like my age? Do you feel like your age? Of […]

Read More

Who do You Want to Be?

The question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is flawed. It presupposes that we can only be a single thing. Why do we put all this pressure on ourselves to decide what we want to be before we are 18, or before we graduate college, when, at best, we have 60-70 […]

Read More

You Are More

The band Tenth Avenue North has a song called “You Are More.” They are a Christian band so I guess you could say it is a Christian song but I think the message is universal. You are more than your failures. You are more than your past. You are more than your mistakes. It can be […]

Read More

Thoughts While Looking at Airplanes

Airplanes. They are constantly coming and going. I know this because, until recently, I lived near the Orlando International Airport. I can’t tell you how many planes fly into and out of Orlando on a daily basis (sitting here, at least 4 planes have gone by and it’s been less than 10 minutes). Recently I […]

Read More

Letting Go of Playing the Victim

For me, this past month has been a whirlwind of self-discovery and letting go of old beliefs that no longer serve my best self. Last week I wrote about finding the root of why I started hiding. I have found a funny thing happens when you start letting shit go and see where your beliefs […]

Read More

Finding the Root

(This month I’m exploring the topic of letting go. Last week I talked about letting go of the belief that my quiet voice is less valuable than louder voices.) This week I started digging to find the root of what’s been holding me back.  When I was younger, around 6 years old, I missed the […]

Read More

Learning to Let Go

I wrote the above poem a couple years ago and as I was flipping through my “Ideas & Musings” binder earlier this week I discovered it again and found myself in a most peculiar emotional state.  I remember writing the start of this poem (“I know why Alice fell down the rabbit hole – escaping […]

Read More

Power of You

I’m taking Mel Robbins’s 2018 Spring Power of You course. One week in & I already see a change in myself. It’s truly phenomenal. Being able to sit with myself & be honest at what’s staring back has been tremendous (& a bit scary if I’m 100% honest). And that’s why I’m writing this post. […]

Read More

Why Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Teddy Roosevelt is frequently attributed to the phrase, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” But no matter who said it, the universe has been sending me the clear message that comparing myself to others does absolutely nothing but make me doubt my abilities. From Mel Robbins to Gary Vaynerchuk, the universe has one thing to […]

Read More