Learning To Love The Gray

Acceptance, Embrace

  “Absolute equals nothingness.” — Dejan Stojanovic   I used to live in black and white. Gray was scary as fuck for me.   The gray color shocked my system because I didn’t know myself enough. I thought if I lived in absolutes, they would keep me safe – within the bounds of what I thought I knew or was scared to look at.   Of course, we all know being confined to a space […] Read More

This Trick Helped My Motivation + Follow-Through (Or, What I Learned Preparing For Vegas)

Confession Time: I suck hardcore sometimes at follow-up or hell, follow-through. Emails go unreturned at times. Voicemails reeeeealllly go unchecked most of the time. To-Do lists pile up and transferred from day to day. Those couple lingering grocery items truly never get picked up. “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Famous last words of mine. I’m not proud of it, but to be quite honest, up until recently I felt like I was just placing my priorities […] Read More

When “Good” Doesn’t Equal “Right” In A Relationship

  I recall transferring clothes from the washer to the dryer one day in my early 20’s while in the midst of a rollercoaster of emotions – fresh off of a break-up and deep in my own thought and honestly, extreme heartache. I was scratching the wounds of no longer being in my first – almost two-year, “adult” relationship I experienced. The drama was small surrounding our parting of ways, but it wasn’t my first […] Read More

When Your Wanderlust Soul Takes A Rest

  I recently chose a weekend trip out of town over an urge to pack everything up and move to a new place. Stop the train right now – that is some serious stuff in my world. You see; I’ve had the wanderlust bug in me most of my life. I get all whimsical thinking of my next gypsy stroll, sweet temporary quarters and then my crazy-ass actually (90% of the time) does it. I […] Read More

If You Feel Stuck + Out Of Sorts – Read This.

  Ever have the feelings of dread and uncertainty? Very human feelings to have, right?   Recently, I received a text message from a really close loved one, someone whom I hold dear, dear, dear to my heart – which basically stated that they dread their job, feel stuck and out of sorts, yet they can’t exactly place “why” they feel the way they do. And, with their permission, I’m going to share with you […] Read More

5 Reasons To Take A Leap Of Faith

  “The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.” – Dan Stevens     “Take a leap of faith, girl.” “Live it up, sister.” “Step outside your comfort zone why don’t you?” “Choose more adventure in your life, huh?” “Live life on the edge, already!”   Have you ever been told one of these lines? I’m sure these little quips […] Read More

How To Honor Where You Are In Your Journey

  Adhering to labels pretty much sucks. Especially if they’re your own self-adhesive labels placed upon you, by YOU.   After declaring myself a “free spirit” and all “wanderlusty” most of my life, when I started not feeling like traveling + enjoying my couch more than hopping on a plane, I found myself confused, judgmental and well, pissed – at ME.   I spiraled down a hole of self-judgment full of tangles I couldn’t get […] Read More