goals

I opened up my turquoise journal to one of the first pages and this is what was written: GOALS 2018 Grow blog following Find steady job Start savings account Spend more time in Nashville Have a good birthday These were my simple requests that I asked of myself on November 18th, 2017. I don’t even…

weekend motivation

I want to know what you all are doing today to make your dreams come true? I used to truly believe that in order to make it in this world I needed to secure a 9 to 5 and marry someone to help support me. In case you’re just tuning into my life, that’s not…

my testimony

When I found this in my gratitude journal last night my heart swelled. This was wrote 7 days before my transplant. If you know the story, you know the transplant was not planned at all. I was called at 2 am on August 31st with a kidney offer. It was a surprise, God really had…

November

Obviously, it is now December. I really meant to post this on Friday, but life gets very busy and well here we are on Wednesday. I really like doing an overview of the month. It gives me time to sit down and take a deep breath. It’s a chance to soak in everything that has…

passion

Today’s blog has really been difficult for me to write. I’ve been tossing around ideas for what to write since Friday and really nothing felt inspired to me until now. I really hate that feeling. I have enough talent to write regardless of inspiration, writers block isn’t a problem for me,  but if my heart…

life + health update

It has been an amazing and wild roller coaster of a 3 months.  It’s kind of hard to know where to start, because I haven’t really posted about my post transplant life other than, hey I had it and it saved my life.  My surgery was successful, though I did have complications post operation. It…

body, mind, + soul: a long journey

We’re about to get real and raw. I’m going to share a story from my life that I honestly never thought I’d have the guts to share. It’s long, years long. So I ask that you bare with me while I’m digging into this with you.  I’m sharing my journey with my eating disorder now…

culture

This is a little passage I wrote two years ago. Something must have been weighing on my heart at this time. I’m so passionate about learning, especially about how others live their lives in different cultures. I’ve been privileged enough to meet amazing people from all over the world and call them friends and family….

instagram influencers you should be following

Today has been insane. I have been running non-stop all morning and afternoon— going to Paducah for doctors appointments and running by work to fill out paperwork. I also had to run to the groceries and that in itself was an adventure, to say the least. So it brings me great joy to be able…

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my biggest passions besides writing is cooking delicious, soul warming, wholesome, easy to make and share, food. My parents made sure from a young age that I was in the kitchen watching and learning from them. No joke every time my dad has grilled or cooked since I turned 15, I’ve been there…