On pressure

In thinking about enjoying a moment, I often think about how the pressure I place on myself can often rob me of the joy to be had in these moments. It's at work. On the days when I feel like I've lost my temper and failed to plan well, that I can't stop and see… Continue reading On pressure

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On taking calculated risks

So, I married an Eagle Scout. But, in case you didn't know, I'm the opposite of an outdoors-woman. As a child, I never learned to ride a bike because it was too hot outside and it just didn't seem that worth it. (It's okay, I learned to swim. I am not that deprived.) The thing about the… Continue reading On taking calculated risks

A change of plans

I love planners. Out of all of my beloved new school supplies each August, picking out a new planner was always my favorite part. I also love google calendars. Plotting out my weeks and months way ahead of time and mentally readying myself for what is to come relieves my stress. Planning is my favorite… Continue reading A change of plans

An open letter to summertime

Dear Sweet Summertime, The ease of waking up and the welcoming presence of a new day give me peace. The freedom of laying in bed for way longer than necessary and no pressure to get up at a certain time. The collection of colorful mugs of cold brew each morning, not those evil travel mugs… Continue reading An open letter to summertime

On enjoying a moment

I'm not really sure how to go slowly. Even on my slowest summer days, I am still wondering what all needs to get done and what I should be doing to best prepare for my next season. Even when my husband and I are on the most relaxing vacation with nothing on the agenda, I'm… Continue reading On enjoying a moment

Travel Journal: New Orleans

This is a guide for all you homebody introverts who love a good adventure and want to see the world, but don't love being drained beyond reason by the time you get home. In this series, I share my city tips on how to conserve your introverted energy and have the best time ever all… Continue reading Travel Journal: New Orleans

You Have Nothing to Prove

Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard Jennie Allen “The constant feeling that no matter how hard I try, I cannot be enough.” You know a book has the potential to really wreck you, when you are looking at the cover already questioning the idea that is possible to NOT try so… Continue reading You Have Nothing to Prove