Preface – Week One

Hey all! So just to fill you all in, this is the first post of a mini weekly series that I’m creating documenting my accomplishments and shortcomings of training for my first half marathon. Yes, a half marathon. 13.1 miles of crazy, but considering it’s only a half marathon, I would like to think that … Read morePreface – Week One

Breaking the Silence Against Mental Health

I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health

The Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

I have been so lucky…the depression has been swept aside again (mostly). It’s a constant tug-a-war battle with the depression. There are good days, bad days, and mixed days. Heck, sometimes there are just days where I throw my hands up in the air and impatiently wait for a redo button to appear to try … Read moreThe Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

3, 2, Y..

You could shatter glass with the way you look at me. Nightingales singing their sweet song of summer couldn’t hold a torch to the way you make me feel. I ooze into a puddle, bones of jello on the warm concrete surface of your love. When I hear my name flow out of your mouth, … Read more3, 2, Y..

Some Days…

I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression. Walking blindly through the corridors of my feelings not seeing the cracks beneath my feet, leading me to fall inevitably into my bed. My sheets are made of sandpaper. The more I toss and turn in my thoughts the worse my bruises and skin become. Raw and … Read moreSome Days…

Stressed, Blessed, and Coffee Obsessed

“Roses are red. Mornings are hard. I suck at poetry. Coffee.”


If you think that’s a joke, who are you and what are you doing here on planet earth you alien monster. If that quote resonates with your soul, like that first sip of your delicious aroma enriched coffee this morning, most of you enhance with your pumpkin spice creamers (you nasties), you can connect with me on this post. For most of us, and yes I am going to speak for most of us, our days usually don’t start until we have had our cup of coffee, sometimes even two! We doll it up with sugar, flavored creamers, some of you drink it black (I call that bean water and I don’t know how you all enjoy that). We have our fancy espresso machines, our french presses, endless lines at Starbucks, and our cold brew. the TRUE definition of C.R.E.A.M… Coffee DOES Rule Everything Around Me…Us. S/O to Wu-Tang Clan, keeping it real since ’93 with those somewhat relevant lyrics ??


To further express the importance and popularity our society has with coffee, it has become a staple and a trend to display our love for the rich little bean in home decorum. With quotes on wood, coffee cups, even shirts reading “But first, coffee” “May the Coffee be With You” “No Coffee, No Worky” “First I Drink Coffee, Then I do Things” and even “I’m Looking for a Tall, Dark, Rich…Cup of Coffee”. Coffee owns us, and we are all seemingly OK with that. I know for me, a morning without coffee ALWAYS seems like a Monday. It’s just a cup of get shit done. I read something the other day that said “I drink coffee because without it, I’m a two year old who’s blankie is in the washer” WHO DOESN’T FEEL LIKE THAT WITHOUT THEIR MORNING CUP OF JOE?! I know this girl does. I giggled a lot because that hit me right in the feels.

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True or False…

I used to think I lacked originality, creativity, and meaning. That I was a multiple choice test I couldn’t find the answers to, thinking I was simply a blank canvas of basic True or False. But then you came along and made me realize that I was D) All of the above. That I am … Read moreTrue or False…

Passing on the Passion

There are some believers who have made a stand against the church and decided that they can go it alone. These are what could be called commando Christians. They feel the church is broken and can’t function properly because of the people there. What they are forgetting is that the church is designed for broken … Read morePassing on the Passion

Connection…

I was enjoying a quiet morning curled under the warm covers, reading, a puppy at my feet and a cat curled tightly against my ribs. I read a piece on humanizing God and a piece on creativity. There were elements about both that rang true and gave me a-ha moments. It also made me begin … Read moreConnection…