Tag: self care

A Letter to My Ex

To my ex, When you sent me the papers, I cried all night. It wasn’t like I hadn’t conciously made the decision. I think we were both in agreement on that. I think I cried because it was so final – so real. And…

Spain Update #10: To All Those Boys…

Let’s talk about DATING. Navigating the cruel and crazy beast that is dating can honestly be exhausting. It is fun, but sometimes it’s also the worst. As an extrovert, I really enjoy meeting new people, but it can be hard to put yourself out…

2020: A Decade Worth of Reflection.

When I look at who I was ten years ago, I see a young, clueless girl. Always overstressed, I had to be perfect at everything. I had to get this new adulting thing down! Super responsible, always working really hard. I was too tough…

Spain Update #6: Sexual Desire & Women

Today I’m going to address a topic that might make a lot of Americans uncomfortable. Sexual desire!  For women, there is a stigma that exists for any of us that want to actually have sex. You don’t see it all that much here in…

Spain Update #2: Gratitude for My Fellow Humans

Life is a crazy, beautiful thing. I can’t stop pinching myself. I am living in a foreign place, learning a new language – I see new things every day. I’m uncertain about the future but open minded and excited about it. Things are hard…

Journey Into Happiness: When I Lost My Older Sister

Damn it, what a year. I didn’t sleep. I didn’t want to eat. I didn’t feel a damn thing. I remember driving down country roads with my boyfriend (now husband), just looking out in silence. I didn’t care about any of it. I was…

Journey Into Happiness: Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

If you’re like me, you are super hard on yourself. You always want to be the best, do your best – and the truth is that it’s impossible to be perfect. When we aren’t perfect, it’s easy to beat ourselves up about things. But…

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