New Years Resolutions.

Who is ready to bury 2017 six hundred feet deep?? 

I think I may be an outlier in saying that this year has actually brought a lot of good into my life!  Although the events in the outside world made me want to cry regularly, my personal life felt rejuvenated and mature. The women in my life continue to amaze me and have become the strong support base that is my inner circle. I am in love with a man who has never made me feel alone or unworthy.  My needs are met and my heart is happy.

That being said, there is always room to grow.  Which is why I love the tradition of setting intentions for the new year. So call me cliché but Ima do it anyways!

  1. Pause.  Oh, how the world could use more of this!  Personally, this resolution is needed through each and every layer of the onion that is my life.  The outer most layer may be silly and surface level, but nonetheless it feels important – I really need to start proof reading my texts (and apparently blog posts) before I send or post them, you guys.  Lord knows how many times I’ve either spelled something wrong, let auto correct get the best of me, or straight up put my foot in my mouth by saying something the wrong way.  Speed fingers never do you good! So I am setting an intention to slow down. I am trying not to rush, but instead to pause during the day, the week, the year.  This may be through meditation, yoga, or simply taking a moment to breathe and think through an action before jumping in face first.

  2. Run.  Point Blank Period.  Running has always been a way for me to clear my head and feel good about my body.  After losing momentum this holiday season and remaining stagnant for too long, I am ready to get accountable and start training again!  This involves finding a gym with less excuses.  I currently pay way too much for a gym that is too far away, only to avoid people I don’t want to see and ultimately end up never making it to the gym. The easy answer is a new start.  A new gym that is closer without unsavory acquaintances with whom I am constantly trying to avoid eye contact. But I know it will take more than just a location change to jump-start my motivation. A training schedule is a wonderful way to initiate a plan of action.  The next challenge is sticking with it!

  3. Mint. The financial hangover from Christmas seems to hit harder every year.  When I was a poor college student, I found Mint to be a life saving resource when it comes to budgeting and managing what little money I had.  Every year I say I am going to save more, spend less, but really I should aim to be less impulsive.  This goes back to my original resolution to pause and think about my purchases.  Because more often than not, the answer is no, I don’t really need to buy those $40 comfy pants when I already have a dozen at home.

RIP 2017!  In your coffin I leave my laziness, regret, and impulsive behavior.

Good Night. Good Bye. Good Riddance.



The Art of Climbing Trees.

The first rule is to be fearless.

Which is why she was the queen.

Why I was never very good.

I had too much caution, you see,

and I’m afraid she had none.


The next rule is to always look up

and sometimes out.

Look out to soak in this view of the places you already know.

But somehow you are so high that this town finally feels foreign.

So you keep looking up

trying to find the next branch.


The last rule is to be free.

For these trees can feel your sorrow.

But they are sturdy beneath your bare feet.

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