Running The Race Of Freedom

Out of breath from running, I slowed down to a steady walk. I was halfway through the Trek Against Trafficking 5k and wasn’t sure if I had trained enough for this moment. My heart was pounding and I questioned if I’d be the last person to cross the finish line. Physically, I was tired and ...

Goodbye 25.

It's late and I should be sleeping. But I'm not. My mind is racing and I'm breathing in this last day of 25. My birthday is Monday and a new year will be beginning. It feels like only a year ago I started this blog, but in reality, it's been almost three years since it ...

Unexpected Love

Don't be sad that it's over, just be glad that it happened to us. That's the first line of a song that's been on repeat since this morning. It's a song I'm sure a lot of girls play after a breakup, but that's not why I'm playing it. I'm playing it because my heart is preparing ...

Don’t Trip Over Stupid

I had a moment today that really got my blood boiling. Someone told me they'd complete a task earlier in the week and instead, didn't get back to me until this weekend. I'm on a deadline and I expect people to keep their word. Unfortunately, this person felt no seeming remorse and worse, went on the ...

Better Than Okay

It's the whirlwind of Life. Friends get married and move away. Co-workers get offered a better opportunity and move on. Relationships end for one reason or another. There's never a good time for life seasons to change and it's often when we least expect it to happen. These last few months have been a whirlwind blur for ...

The Journey Of Fostering

It's been a long time since I've shared about our journey as a foster family. As I was looking through my blog post drafts, I found a post I wrote ten months ago but never shared. We had fostered a beautiful little boy for almost a year. I wrote this post the night we found ...

All In A Day

My mom has an amazing knack for stating quotes at just the right time. There's one quote I am very familiar with. Oh the difference a day makes! Yesterday you might have read this post and I'm so relieved to say, the fog is finally lifting. The stress is still there, but it's bearable. The weight of expectations feels heavy, ...

Encouragement For Today

Reader, The word exhaustion doesn't even do justice to how I feel right now. I'm tired, I'm weary, and I'm mentally spent. I found myself wishing I could go back to bed at 10am this morning. How sad! I barely have the energy to eek out a post, but I know I'm not the only one feeling ...

Real Estate Investing: Top 5 Things You Need To Know

As a young real estate investor, I get asked a lot of questions from first-time home buyers and potential investors. I started fairly young and have had my fair share of learning opportunities. Not only is it a passion of mine, but real estate investing is something more and more 20-somethings are beginning to do. In ...

Here To Stay

It's been a long time since I've written. I'd like to blame it on the busyness of life. I'd like to blame it on not having anything to write about. But if I were honest... I'd say I've been scared to write. You see, writing makes me vulnerable. It exposes a side of me and my heart that ...