Feeling defeated and alone, maybe thinking that writing it down can help it go away My mom told me last week, “If you’re feeling down, just try and watch your favorite thing on YouTube, or watch a funny show to make you feel better, okay?” Sometimes this is sound advice, especially when you spend many… Continue reading Untitled Rambling May 31st
What breathes life into you? Mine is: My son’s two tooth grin The rustling of sheets when he’s crawling towards me to wake me up The bing of a text message back when you have found another layer beneath rock bottom Words coming together when you have misplaced yourself in the pile of dirty laundry… Continue reading elixir
I identify strongly with the meme that says “That awkward moment when your everyday life is called ‘self quarantine’” and then there’s a picture of that distraught, guilty looking monkey. There is a weird sense of comfort, but also sadness, thinking about how a majority of Americans and the world for that matter, is experiencing… Continue reading Our Quarantine Routine
I’m a really terrible person to follow and my blogger dreams dwindle every yearly update I write. I’m a mama now. Jayden is 8 months old. I’d say that the last time I posted on here, I was getting ready to transition from maternity leave to going back to work, and that’s what got me.… Continue reading Hello 2020
sometimes peace finds me in the places that aren’t so quiet when my fingers are stretched, palms down, holding the weight of what I could have been. the sweat glistens. the music pulsates. when will I let go of the idea of me they implanted in my mind the one that finds no forgiveness in… Continue reading how peace finds me
It's going to be hard to write this without letting tears fall to my keyboard, but the happiest tears. The kind that bursts from a place of overwhelming love and gratitude, my heart so full that it overflows like steady streams outta my tear ducts. I've waited for this day for what had felt like… Continue reading The day you were born.
I write this with swollen fingers and my belly nearly resting on the table. Baby is the size of a winter melon, and I really don't even think I’ve seen a winter melon in real life. I haven't written a pregnancy update since my announcement and that's due to a lot of reasons. Firstly, I… Continue reading The final stretch.
My Sony Alpha has been one of my favorite possessions in the last two and a half years. I’ve taken it almost everywhere and it has captured so many of my fondest memories. Lately though, I haven’t felt as inspired by the pictures I’ve been taking. The kit lens that my camera first came with… Continue reading Looking Through a New Lens
Day 4 and 5 were some of my favorite days we spent in Osaka. The Osaka aquarium is truly magic, especially if you like marine life. Seeing this whale shark was one of the highlights of my trip. It's so massive and graceful and I was in awe. Doing the lil korean heart I learned… Continue reading Japan Trip / Osaka Part 2
Today, I write this post incredibly inspired by the nurses I've had the pleasure of working with, speaking to, and have known. This year, I will be hitting my third year as a registered nurse with most of my experience in the Medical/Surgical department and most recently, Orthopedics. This week is Nurse's Week, and it's allowed… Continue reading For the Nurses Whose Shifts Have Long Ended and Still Haven’t Gotten a “Thank you,” – I Thank You.