Living and Learning ☼

The future. It’s a scary thing to think of, right? it’s scary to think that soon you won’t be able to come home and see your family everyday. it’s scary that in less than two years, we will pretty much be on our on. we’ll be in a dorm, confused about everything, and trying to adapt to college life. yeah we’ll be able to come home and see our parents on break, but it’s not like if you’re having a bad day, you can just come home and lay in bed. no, you have to learn to cope with the bad days, and find grace in them. when you do have really good days, you have to learn to savor them, and to never take any days for granted. the future to me, is a learning process. you have to learn to be more independent, and with independence comes realization…

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Briefs, Bottles, and Barbells


Have you ever seen this before? It is one of my favorite motivational photos because it can apply so uniquely to each individual person. We all need to stop living in fear. Fear of rejection, of failure, of loss…whatever the case may be, I can promise that something so much greater is on the other side of that fear.

I used to be one of those people. After I had my first child and so quickly became pregnant with my second, I became overwrought with the idea of ruining their lives. (Sorry for the melodrama, but that’s the way I felt.) It suddenly slammed into me like a truck, knowing that every decision I made somehow effected their lives. And that’s sort of terrifying, right? We all have some sort of “tick” from the consequences of our parents’ choices, whether good or bad, and for some reason it never occurred…

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Double Negatives

Positivity helps ⬆️🌀

the walking mary


Earlier this week, a friend told me that “the domino effect was going to happen” to me. She says that all the bad things happening were going to happen in sequence, and as I passed every test, there would be something behind that last event, waiting to knock me down.

Well, she sure was right.

There’s so many negatives around. There’s so many things going wrong.
There’s no sunshine in my environment.

I am taking those negatives like a math nerd and turning them into positives. I’m going to be the one thing going right, and I’m going to be the sunshine in someone’s environment.

Easier said that done, but it sure is fun trying.

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