This post is by far the most vulnerable, open, and difficult post I’ve ever written. It’s taken me several days to actually write everything out, and a lifetime to reach the point of being brave enough to share it. My hope is that you will read it from a place of love and acceptance, rather than from a place of judgment and disappointment. While this post is written for my own freedom, I know others out there who have struggled with their own faith and religious identity who need to hear it and need to know that they are not alone.Read More
How often do you stop and pay attention to the environment around you? Or better yet, how often do you pay attention to signs or patterns in your life?
I don’t know about you, but for me, I am in my head a lot. I tend to overthink, over-analyze, and pretty much drive myself (and others) crazy when it comes to making decisions or large commitments, or when I’m feeling lost in an area of life. The more I am in my head, the more frustrated and irritated I get. Luckily, I’ve done enough work in this area so I don’t let it linger too long. I try to remember that there’s always a choice. I can continue to allow myself to go through the cycle/turmoil or I can choose to do something about it.Read More
While I did not get what I wanted, I can now see the beauty in not getting it at this time. Had I gotten it, I may not have been present to these hard learned lessons. I wouldn’t have allowed myself the space to feel and be with my thoughts and emotions. And nothing is lost. I will continue with my project and pursue other ways to fund it.Read More
If you had told me a year ago that I would be in Dallas on the anniversary of my adventures into nomadic life, I probably would not have believed you. And if I could’ve seen that a year of gallivanting across the world would put me back where I started, I likely would’ve resisted it. I would’ve tried to alter my future so I could say that I was somewhere more exotic or doing some great adventure on my Nomadiversary.Read More
When it comes to forgiving yourself, you are extending grace to yourself. You are making a choice to end suffering by accepting what is and isn’t, and setting yourself free. And when it arises again, simply remind yourself of this. You did the best you could with the energy you had at the time.Read More
Coming clean, taking responsibility for what you did and didn’t do, and owning all of it 100% are not easy.
What’s easy is to cover it up, hide under the radar, or say it will never happen again. Yet when you choose to do that, you’re diminishing yourself even more. You’re shrinking down and essentially saying to yourself that you don’t matter or aren’t good enough, worthy or [fill in the blank].
When you own where you are, you have an opportunity to restore integrity with yourself and the rest of the world who has been quietly cheering you on to…own WHO you are.Read More
Have you ever stopped to think about all your heartbreaks in life and the lessons they’ve taught you? And better yet, have you ever taken the time to acknowledge and thank each heartbreak for those lessons?Read More
There are many travel influencers online who make the travel life seem like it happened overnight with instant success. While that may be the case for some, it was quite the opposite for me. In fact, it took me over a decade to get to this point. While it has been a dream of mine for nearly 15 years, it took me breaking through many barriers, limiting beliefs, old programming, and learning to overcome the voice in my head telling me I would never be able to do this.Read More
Don’t be surprised when things start shifting in your life just by declaring your Word. Choosing your Word is like the Law of Attraction – the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. When you state your word or intention out loud, you are subconsciously carrying it with you wherever you go.Read More
2018 has been one of the most challenging, epic, and rewarding years I’ve experienced in my 34 years of living. And when I declared it to be the Year of Bold Freedom, I had no idea how much these two powerful words would impact each step I took along the way. I took more chances than I’ve ever taken; said Yes! to more adventures in life; allowed myself time to reset, heal, and surrender; and discovered what it is to be a confident, daring, and bold woman.Read More