It was early on a Thursday morning when the words, "I think we should break up" were spoken. My palms started to sweat and I could hear my heart pound with each eternal second that passed. There it was, the familiar pit in my stomach of my heart breaking. After 5 years of relationship and 2 years living together, our time as a couple ended in a matter of minutes. During the following four weeks I went through a roller coaster of emotions. The whirlwind of losing a partner is not an easy thing to go through, even if it is for the better. For the first few weeks, every moment was a fight to feel normal. So what did I do?
Warning: This post is a little lengthy. But, it's because I feel so strongly about this topic! I promise you, reading this post in its entirety will be worth it. 🙂 It's February! The month of LOVE! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you already know I'm quite the sap for Valentine's Day. Experiencing love, whether it be in a friendship, romantic relationship, job, hobby, or passion, is what makes life meaningful. So why is it that for decades, women have struggled to fall in love with themselves?? One obvious scapegoat is the media. We're bombarded with messages that tell us everything we need to 'fix' about ourselves. A much harder culprit to accuse is ourselves. How many times
There's nothing quite as satisfying as biting into a chocolate covered strawberry. It starts with the crunch of the creamy, rich chocolate and ends with a big juicy bite of a perfectly ripe strawberry. Chocolate has to be my favorite part about Valentine's Day. Okay, so I love getting flowers and extra attention too. Oh, and jewelry is an easy way to make me giddy. Robby, are you taking notes?? haha! But Valentine's Day just isn't the same without a sweet treat to help spread the love. Whether you're sharing Valentine's Day with your significant other, best girlfriend, mom, or your dog, you deserve to treat yourself without feeling guilty about it! This is your day, lady! Valentine's Day is not
I love everything about Thanksgiving! Yes, I love getting to share delicious food with my family and loved ones. But what I love most about this holiday is how it reminds us to find gratitude for all of the blessings we already have. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. Take time today to realize that you already have so much! Find thanks for the life you have now. It may not be perfect, but I'm sure it's filled with lots to be grateful for. Maybe you're having trouble today (or any other day) finding the positive. When you get stuck in a rut, use these 3 tips to