• 2019,  Musings,  Photography

    Musings: 5 Tips To Boudoir Like a Boss Babe

    Okay, I’m not a pro… …BUT I do have some tips I would have liked to hear before I went into my session. Although Olin + Co. does a great job prepping us, I think these tips would have helped me. Before I even share my tips, I do hope you have chosen a photographer that you feel comfortable with. I even suggest you an email, call, or chat with the photographer beforehand, especially if you have any reservations. With Olin, I didn’t really need too, because I’ve been following her social for so long. I also knew she knew some intimate details from the survey I completed. I trusted…

  • 2019,  Musings

    Musings: What Do Boundaries Feel Like?

    B O U N D A R I E S. Say it with me. Bound. A. Ries. When I was asked about them, of course I knew the word. But I also knew my therapist wasn’t referring to when I use a stick to draw a line in the ground, which determines what is your side and what is my side. No, she meant emotional boundaries. Personal boundaries, but not limted by physcial space. BUT space is included in this encompasing idea we were disucssing. It was as if I was learning a whole new idea, even though I already ‘thought’ I knew the idea. I had no idea. I…

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    Musings: Facial Face

    Do you make random things up? …Like I do! Facial Face is among the handful of them. It’s pretty self explanatory, it’s my face after a facial. More importantly, its a face with no makeup. Literally taken right after I left the Skin Ninja, in her parking lot! I wish I could sit here and say that I’m happily comfortable in my own non-makeup skin. But I’m not quite there. However, I am on the right path to get there. Forcing myself to take better care of my skin, mainly focusing on my face, has helped me in my journey to be comfortable in my own skin. Slowly, over the…

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    Just Trying to 'Heal the Disconnection'

    I think I’m just as much of a undercover hot mess as the next person… Which is why I think I hit a nerve when I posted Do As I Say, Not As I Do!  It seems that many of us struggle daily with wanting to love ourselves (mind, body, and soul) but also wanting to change ourselves too. I think this struggle isn’t limited to our bodies, but that is where most of our struggle is focused. As Run Far Girl posed the question: Can I accept my body and still want to change it? She is basically echoing the sentiment in my post (well, she wrote and posted…

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    I Need Your Help!

    In a very non-emergency kind of way! via Pinterest It was an odd phenomenon, almost comical, how well received my post Do As I Say, Not As I Do!, about my body image (re: issues) seemed to be with my family and friends. It is one of the most organically read posts I’ve written over the last three years. I don’t follow the stats like a true blogger (what is that even?), but I glance at them from time to time. I decided to look at this one because it garnered so many comments on the FB post. It gave me the courage and inspiration to write today’s post. Also to…

  • 2015,  Mental Health,  Musings

    Musings: My Confidence Gap

    Confidence or lack thereof? I had every intention of doing a Five Things Friday post, but after a conversation with J yesterday (one of a few) I couldn’t shake my thoughts on this subject.  What is confidence? I’m not sure I even have this answered in my own head or thoughts. Sorry if this post seems slightly incoherent, my thoughts are all over the place, and I’m trying to figure out my feelings as I write this post.  If you watched the Mindy Project this week, then you’ll understand why our original conversation started. After the episode ended, I made the statement “I am not that confident.” J seemed to…

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    Thinking Out Loud on a Thurrrrsday

    I’m a little frenzied, pardon me… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. A runner’s high and a 16oz soy mocha are to blame! That mixed with my casual attire at work today, mean it’s already been a great day. That and I was able to order my new Saucony (casual) shoes that I’ve been eying since they said they were going to release them! So,  you have…an overly happy, almost hyper writer on your hands! Food for Thought // I saw this on IG and I posted it on FB, but it really hit home. By that I mean it really made me think of my own self love. “…and if…

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    Pardon the Random

    Stem exhaustion is making it’s way to my brain! I kinda apologize in advance. I am kinda feeling uninspired today, so I went searching for a survey to take. They are random questions and you probably could care less, so if you decide to go else where, I don’t blame you. But to entice you to stay for a few minutes, I’ve included a quick blurb about girls night last night. Switching gears real quick, I want to sit here and complain that I had a shit run, but that would be annoying. I felt really sluggish the AM and my legs were really slow. I’m slightly embarrassed by my…