Measuring Toughness

I am always up for a challenge, especially when that can be blended in with some friendly competition. Every challenge is just a way of learning more about myself and the latest one was the Tough Mudder. I didn't realize how enlightening a grueling obstacle course in the mud could be, but then again the … Continue reading Measuring Toughness

Count Your Angels

Death is a scary thing.  We don't know what it feels like.  We don't know what happens to us after we die. It can happen to anyone at anytime.  And the scariest part of death – it is inevitable. So it can be especially tough when it comes to a loved one getting sick and … Continue reading Count Your Angels

trim the fat

Fat: it's what makes our lives unhealthy.  But I've learned that there is fat in all our lives that doesn't just pertain to the stuff that makes our pants a little tight. I've always said if I ran for a political office my slogan would be "trim the fat" or run on the platform of … Continue reading trim the fat

finding the metaphors in life

I love reading and writing. For that reason alone I decided to become an English major and explore the many complexities of literature. But what I find even cooler than discovering the hidden metaphors in the pages of a great book is the metaphors I find right in front of me on a day-to-day basis. … Continue reading finding the metaphors in life

Gaining strength from the little things

The past few months have been a whirlwind of emotions. From sadness, to happiness, stress and relaxation, it seems that the roller coaster of emotions is not stopping and sometimes you don't even know how to feel on any given day. The past couple weeks have brought graduation, moving, and loss, new job opportunities, new … Continue reading Gaining strength from the little things