Updated: Sep 10, 2020
A few things you should know about me before we get "serious":
I try to be very intentional and meaningful at all times. I say what I mean and I mean what I say.
I had a bout with drug abuse that has really contributed to who I am as a person. Lots of info about that on my Recovery page!
I have a passion for making the world a better place and trying to find a way to make that simpler, starting with our bodies and minds.
I am very open and honest (sometimes too much so) and will answer any [appropriate] questions you have.
I have several medical conditions that affect the quality of my daily life. I'll talk about all of those on the "My Health Journey" page!
I crave honesty and realness. I wish we could all just tell the truth and express how we feel without being shamed, and have the confidence in ourselves to do so. (I hope to provide a forum for just that – and encourage you to speak freely, and kindly, whenever possible - I mean, don’t get yourself fired from your job because you told the boss to shove it, but stand up for yourself when you need to!).
I am extremely self-conscious and introverted at times - I have to give myself little pep-talks on a daily basis. Social events make me nervous and I always feel like what I do won't be good enough. I try to push myself to get out of my comfort zone, but sometimes I just need to be alone to recharge my batteries.
I believe in God, but I wouldn't say that I'm religious. I have a very religious background, but my views of the world and religion have changed over the years. I prefer to say that I'm spiritual.
I struggle with mental health, and have for most of my life.
When I love, I love with my whole heart, and I wear my heart on my sleeve.
I'm not perfect, but I try to "practice what I preach" and remain on a positive and healthy path on a daily basis. I get frustrated and angry with life sometimes, but it becomes easier to snap myself out of that negative mentality each new day. I believe that there are so many things to be grateful for, even if you feel you have nothing.
My mood changes with the weather - sunshine makes me happy and motivated, and rain makes me sad and sleepy. Fall is my favorite time of year and the crisp, chilly air makes me feel inspired as soon as I step outside!
Want to know more? Shoot me an email or comment below!