The Big Experiment

Every morning my alarm goes off at 6:00 sharp. I curse it, blink my eyes, and roll over to hug my dog. As I savor the last few moments snuggled up with him in my warm bed, I know that I can’t delay for too long. He is restless because in his world it is […]

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Give Me Struggle

Nothing truly comes easy to anyone. We each have our own challenges that we must overcome. Your journey is your journey and my journey is mine. That is what makes each of them so interesting and beautiful; they are uniquely ours. I used to think that one day life would become easier, softer and more […]

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In 2016 I Hope

The past year seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. In 2015 I got promoted, travelled to Vienna, Austria, as well as to Chicago, Austin and Orlando, saw Garth Brooks live in concert (a lifelong dream of mine), adopted my pup, and took on an additional contributor role with Elite […]

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Crazy About Charlie

World, there’s an important new guy in my life. And his name is Charlie. Charlie’s a 1 year old Lab-Rottweiler (and German Shepherd?) mix who was found wandering around northern San Diego County. He had no microchip, no home, and no place to go. He was turned in as a stray to California Labradors, Retrievers […]

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On Breaking Through

Sometimes the bad days turn into bad weeks. Then the bad weeks slip into bad months. You wake up each morning dreading the day ahead of you, unsure of how to continue treading water when your legs feel like lead. People ask you what’s new and you do your best to muster an almost genuine […]

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In The Name Of Thanks

Understand the right to choose your own path is a sacredΒ privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. –Oprah In September of 2013, I opened my first ever blog post with the above quote. The notion of choosing my own path was one I was just awakening to and it was something I was just beginning to […]

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On Owning It

Life is like riding a bike. Sometimes you have to pedal with all of the might you can muster, making your way inch by terrible inch up that long hill. And other times you can coast down with no resistance beneath your tires and the wind whipping gloriously through your hair. If I picture life […]

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Fearless

Let’s talk about fear. Fear cheers you on as you remain stagnant. It keeps you complacent. It bars you from achieving everything you are capable of. ItΒ keeps you hiding in the shadows and cowering away from your incredible potential. It coaxes you into compromising who you are, telling you that you aren’t good enough and […]

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The Truth About Dating

I recently had dinner with a couple of girlfriends from college who have known me forever. Eventually, the topic of conversation turned to our love lives, which is pretty standard for close friends who haven’t seen each other in a good number of months. One of us is newly married, one has been dating her […]

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In the Name of Greatness

They say that in order to love another you must love yourself first. But do you ever find it difficult to love yourself? I have always found it pretty easy to give love freely to others. To the people that come into my life, friends and strangers alike, I am compassionate. I am able to […]

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