The Road So Far : Excuse my Brief Hiatus

I realized today, too much time has occurred between blog posts. So here’s an update on me. Salmon Ladder attempt. I ran my first race of the year—My Muddy Valentine 5k—in February. I shaved about seven minutes off my race time from last year completing the course in 52 minutes and 33 seconds versus my … Continue reading The Road So Far : Excuse my Brief Hiatus

There and Back Again: A Journey Home

For the first time in two and a half years, I ventured home for Christmas. One of my nephews was kind enough to point out that it had been three Christmases. Fair enough. Overall, the visit went well. I feel like we took baby steps toward restoring our familial relationships. No real complaints. Bit my … Continue reading There and Back Again: A Journey Home

Don’t Look Back at the Expense of Moving Forward.

If you look back, do so only for a brief moment. Only long enough to give you motivation to keep driving forward. When the scale fails to mirror change or show results, I sometimes become frustrated and disheartened. I start thinking thoughts like, “maybe what I’m doing isn’t worth it” or “maybe I’ll never see … Continue reading Don’t Look Back at the Expense of Moving Forward.

Choices Matter: Thoughts on a Wizard’s Wise Words

“It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore I imagine talent as a lump of precious metal — rare, shiny and impressive but ultimately useless on its own. Useless, that is, until a blacksmith gets their hands on it. You see, you are the blacksmith. … Continue reading Choices Matter: Thoughts on a Wizard’s Wise Words

Desire versus Decision: The Journey to Change

The desire to change can be instantaneous. You wake up one morning and want something different. You want to be thinner or fitter. You want to feel less anxious. You want consistency. You want to be a better version of you. However, the desire to change and the journey toward change are two completely different … Continue reading Desire versus Decision: The Journey to Change

The Year of the Comeback: Starts Now

Not going to lie, this last year was a rough one. I experienced a lot of loss — loss of a dream job, loss of a relationship, loss of a personal identity, and at times, loss of motivation. However, as a Phoenix through fire I have emerged stronger and more determined than before. This next … Continue reading The Year of the Comeback: Starts Now