Believing Your Own Hype

Believing Your Own Hype
It dawned on me as I was driving into the office one morning a few weeks ago. There was no music playing. Only the sounds of the road which I sometimes find peaceful during my morning commute. The thought came that out of all the work I've done, I have never really given myself full credit for it. Other people have been singing my praises for years and even though it always felt good in the moment, there was a sense of doubt in the back of my mind. I t...

Living In The Gray

Living In The Gray
Awhile back I posted a picture of the beau and I on a mini vacation and the caption sparked quite a bit of feedback from several acquaintances. They couldn't seem to fathom how I could "brag" about living in the gray so I thought I'd share my thoughts on the matter here. For someone who used to live life strictly by the book, everything had to be black and white to me or it made little to no sense and even when it made sense, my sheltered upbringing...

Setting Myself Up For Success in 2017

Setting Myself Up For Success in 2017
2017 is off to a great start for me! As the years have passed, I've gotten away from the laundry list of resolutions because they proved to be mostly ineffective for me. This year however, I specifically promised myself that for 2017, I'd go as hard for myself as I go for others. Although I always strive to continue working towards being the best version of myself at all times, I've often found myself putting certain things that I want and need on the ...