Lessons at 30:  Endure the Process

Lesson 1: Endure the process to get to the promise. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” — Proverbs 3:5-6 One of the hardest things about being in the midst of trials is the inability […]

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Travel Guide: The Grand Canyon

“I believe in evolution.  But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also.” -John McCain Like a watercolor painting brought to life, the magnificent cliffs of the Grand Canyon loom, bold, brilliant, and beautiful.  For a split second, I forget about […]

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Aspire to Inspire

Last night I set my alarm for 4 am so that my boyfriend and I could get in an early morning work out. He has had his alarm set for 4 am for the last past three months and has only managed to make it to the gym twice. I joked that the only purpose his […]

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Travel Guide: Travel Bucket List

As a project for a travel writing class, we had to create a travel bucket list. While I can name a handful of places I want to go before I take my trip to the Upper Room, I had never thought to write them down with a realistic travel timeframe. Below are my top 10 […]

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Overcoming the Morning

About a month ago, I read a post on one of my favorite blogs, The Champagne Diet, about the importance of developing a consistent high-end morning routine.  As someone that battles insomnia, my mornings are often extremely difficult and characterized by lethargy, grumpiness, and the overwhelming feeling that I’m often leaving something behind when I run […]

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Harvest Time

As I walked up the stairs to my apartment on Sunday afternoon, I noticed a beautiful tree in the distance. The leaves on the tree were filled with hues of golden yellow and bright oranges that ignited that warm feeling of fall within. I paused for a moment to indulge in the sight and smiled […]

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The Busy Woman’s Guide to Sanity

Like many millennial women, my schedule is often so jam packed that on most days without my Erin Condren Life Planner, I would be all over the place, literally and figuratively.  Between working a full-time job, running a blog, being in the process of publishing my third novel, interviewing with various publications, attending social events, and fulfilling […]

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Travel Guide: The European Traveller

“Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien Even though I’ve always been an avid traveler, in the summer of 2015,  I decided to embark on an 18 day journey across Europe before the celebration of my 30th birthday.  Below are some of my best memories: Stonehenge (London). Platform 9 3/4 (London). Putney (London). […]

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How To Cope With A Toxic Situation

Each day of our lives we are faced with the challenge of coexisting with our neighbors. In our homes we must deal with our loved ones, at work we must interact with our co-workers, even while at the grocery store we must interact with other patrons. Being one whom firmly believes in treating others the […]

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Just Focus

One of the things that I have loved most about starting a blog is learning to be transparent. My struggles are as real as the next persons, even though you will never see them on social media and rarely hear them come out of my mouth. I’m too private to bare my soul to a […]

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