Accepting the Struggle


Today, I am still. The day is busy, but my mind eases from the strain of overanalyzing what is wrong with me and why I can't look a certain way or lose weight as quickly as I want to. The nagging has taken a nap today, and for that I am grateful. Struggle has it's purpose in life, no matter how awful it may seem. Personally, I think struggle is what makes us stronger, more determined, and grateful for the result at the end. We fight the Continue Reading

Sunday Ramblings

Hi friends. Wow, it's been a few days since I've posted! For some reason, I've overbooked myself like crazy this month. In the past 3 weeks I've been to Chicago and Nashville, and in a little over 1 week, I'll be in New York City. Thankfully after May 1, I don't have any other crazy out of town things for another few months, so hopefully I can write more - it's so cathartic for me. Here are some bullet points of things I wanted to share: I Continue Reading

Workout with Positive Affirmations (Guest Video)


Emmie Note: I get lots of emails from random companies and "gurus" who know nothing about my struggles or journey and want to guest post on this blog. I am really picky with guest posts because this is my little space on the web, and I don't want to put anything on it that I don't love, or from someone who wants to promote something I don't believe in. Nichole Kellerman offered something unique that I loved: a short workout coupled with Continue Reading

A Betting Birthday


Last Thursday was my 31st birthday. It's been difficult to really celebrate my birthday since my mom passed as the anniversary of her death and my birthday are only 2 days apart. Since I didn't do anything to celebrate the big 3-0 last year, I decided to do 2 things I love this year: go to the horse races and sing karaoke. If you're not familiar with Lexington, Keeneland is a race track here in town that runs in April and October. I might be Continue Reading

OOTD: White Stripes

The sign of a good outfit isn't how many compliments you get on it or how close it is to a look in a magazine - it's how damn good an outfit makes you feel. Today, I put on this casual outfit and felt comfortable and chic and modern - how I wish all my outfits made me feel. (Sorry for the computer photo - I was on the way out the door for a Starbucks run. Can't keep me away from caffeine!) Shirt: H&M+, less than $20, 3x (blogged about Continue Reading