Grayson’s Birth Story

On December 23, 2021, I went into my 39-week OB appointment as planned at 10:45 am. Upon arrival, my blood pressure was taken (like normal), and it was 152/100. When the doctor came in to examine me and measure my belly, I was informed that they would recheck my blood pressure after 15 minutes, and… Continue reading Grayson’s Birth Story


I have no idea what I’m doing

This is the honest truth. I have no clue what I am doing most of the time. No matter how prepared you think you are to be an adult and manage your life, things happen that throw you off your game. I have recently been working through this lack of knowledge and living in this… Continue reading I have no idea what I’m doing


Words I’ve Been Trying to Say

I have tried to put into words how much I want people expecting a child or who have children not to tiptoe around me due to my struggles with infertility. I have tried to explain that my pain is mine, and I am truly happy for them. However, I know it has not come out… Continue reading Words I’ve Been Trying to Say



I could go on and on about this topic since I am reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. If you have not read this, stop what you are doing, and order it! This book hits the nail on the head! Being vulnerable is terrifying. It feels like you are standing in front of your worst… Continue reading Vulnerability


Be Gentle

I am not going to lie, Grad School is really tough. I can honestly say that I was not prepared for the workload, emotional challenges, and overwhelming knowledge I have been accumulating. However, I keep reminding myself to be gentle with myself. I am a very "all or nothing" kind of person. So, when it… Continue reading Be Gentle



Becoming more aware of yourself is tricky business. As I pursue my master's in counseling, I can't help but reflect what I am learning on myself. Part of the program is this sense of personal development and growth, but with growth comes pain sometimes. Learning to understand deeper feelings and meanings behind the words people… Continue reading Awareness