A lot of what I’ll be saying here might be obvious to some of you. But from my perspective, a nearly 30-year-old who’d consider themselves misguided and unpracticed for most of that time, the understanding of resilience is still in its early stages. I quit almost every afterschool program my mother signed me up for […]Continue reading "Setbacks and Comebacks"
Growing up, I never wanted to have kids. My sister assured me that I would be an auntie to many, and knowing what I put my own parents through, I was skeptical as to why people kept this archaic trend going. Being in romantic relationships, however, would often sway my strong opinions. I’d be able […]Continue reading "So I Guess I’m A Stepmother?"
There’s a history to the place we live. It was bought by Cody’s aunt Verna Limbaugh from her father Wayne Limbaugh, and Wayne bought it from his father-in-law, Percy Haverfield. Few things from the original property remain; a chicken coop above a 10-acre field that was once a peach orchard, harvested for hay, and later […]Continue reading "Dreaming Up Haverfield Hall"
Bows and Barbells In 2017, Cody and I put together a vision board. We began with images of Israel and Italy, my Mini Cooper that needed selling, an engagement ring I had picked out, an art studio we hope to have, and a written list of all the other things we had in mind. It […]Continue reading "Bows and Barbells – beginning again"
Since the quarantine began, I’ve been reconnecting with people from lives past and catching up over social media messaging. Though I’ve contemplated deleting my social media (many times for many reasons), I was compelled to document our move from Portland out to the Limbaugh ranch in the mountains. So many people awesomely came out of […]Continue reading "Simple Ain’t Easy"
What The Beginning of Your Statements May Say About Your Confidence, Your Open-Mindedness, and Your Motives I am a believer in the power of language. There have been too many times where my communication failed to portray what I ever really meant to say. I have since attempted to be clear, accurate, and direct, […]Continue reading "I Feel, I Think, I Know…"
Translating Past Struggles and Success To A New Context Through weightlifting, I’ve learned to convince myself of many things. I learned how to visualize making lifts I was about to take, I learned how to trick myself into believing whatever was on the bar was lighter than what was actually loaded… I learned […]Continue reading "Seeing is Believing, Believing is Building"