Take a Break, please!

I came home from work last night and wrote a to do list of items that still had to get done after dinner. My chest started feeling tight and I got beyond tired out of the blue. I made dinner and we sat down to eat when I started to feel a little bit off.…

Trust Yourself

One of my favorite people and I had just finished up a lovely dinner together on our way to a concert. We’d been talking about other concerts we’d attended and how insanely expensive tickets can be. I mentioned to her that the most I’ve ever spent on a ticket was to see the musical, Hamilton…

In pursuit of an uphill climb

I was really fortunate last weekend to have lunch with my cousin. Well, technically, she’s my cousin-in-law, but my family isn’t so into the whole in-law thing, so, she’s just my cousin. Okay, that’s totally beside the point… Funnily enough in the past, we haven’t been that close. From the outside, we seem very different.…

Okay, I will cut you (and maybe me) some slack…

I’m pretty hard on myself and sometimes that translates to me also being hard on other people I come into contact with. I am not the loosey, goosey California girl that takes things as they come and when things get tough says, “Ommmmm.” I am a list-making, on-time running, planner-using nutcase that likes everything to…

I have avoidance issues with religion…

Talking about religion feels a little bit like Cami looks in this photo. I haven't broached subjects like religion here before because it is a touchy subject to say the very, very least. However, I think it's important that we're able to speak openly about complex themes and so, with the very real understanding that…

Happy Anniversary Dad and Daddy

I try not to get political here. I try to keep my very strong political beliefs to myself in this space in an effort to not reject anyone’s opinions, but to me, this story isn’t about political ideology, this story is about my family and my belief that no matter what anyone may think, we…

How do you say hello?

I was doing my meditation yesterday and the little voice in my earbuds was talking about how hard we are on ourselves and how we should be kinder to our own minds. So, I decided to conduct an experiment. Every time I would catch my mind using itself as a punching bag I would put…

So very perfectly imperfect

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of imperfection and accepting the fact that I am very much imperfect. It’s stupid hard. I would much prefer to be perfect. I would much rather that everything be easy, that my body would look exactly how I want it to (see Tuesday's post...), that I…