Today We Celebrate Life
Apr13

Today We Celebrate Life

Man, this time of year is hard. I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Year one I definitely questioned if I could make it to this point and here we are! Here is a look back over the last 5 years and “lessons learned” from my blog each year. Writing is my therapy and reading what I wrote is even better because it is proof of the progress, much like a before and after photo. I wouldn’t be where I am today without...

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Unconditionally
Sep28

Unconditionally

Everyone is going through their own journey and has endured pain. The amount pain influences decisions we make and when we hold onto pain, our outward actions tend to reflect that pain we feel inside. Everyone has been there. We’ve all been selfish, insensitive and hurt someone that was innocent. We are humans and being flawed comes with the territory. Lately I have been asking myself so many questions. How do you continue to...

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Trip Back Home- USA
Sep09

Trip Back Home- USA

I went home (USA) over the summer for a family reunion, residency for my doctorate, and Nana’s 70th birthday party which was also a fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association. While home I went to Louisiana, Florida, Maryland, California, Washington, Oregon, Key West (Florida again), Michigan, Canada/New York -Niagara Falls, and Pennsylvania. I got to cross 2 more states off my bucket list of states which means I...

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Norway & Friends Along the Way
Sep07

Norway & Friends Along the Way

In May, Matt and I took a few cruises. The first cruise was through Norway. We booked it 2 weeks before we it left. Norway is beautiful by boat. One of my favorite things to do was go out on the deck during sail in and sail offs. The fjords were AMAZING. I highly suggest if you want to go visit Norway, that you do so by boat. One of the cool parts about our trip is we get into port and see a RC boat that our friend Austin was working...

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Celebrate Life, 4 Years After Suicide
Apr13

Celebrate Life, 4 Years After Suicide

Today marks 4 years since Sean made the choice to take his life. I can personally tell you that death by suicide adds another dimension to the mourning process. The questions it raises and the overwhelming feelings of unnecessary loss and abandonment is planted deep with those still alive. I don’t want to take away from what happened but every year I mourn this date and emotionally it hurts. However, I was given a gift that day...

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Running My First Half Marathon
Apr05

Running My First Half Marathon

I am not a runner. I never wanted to be. However, I am goal oriented and I love to push myself outside of my comfort zone. So when Matt and I learned we were moving to the UK and would be living in the back of the pub, I figured I needed to take action to keep myself motivated. I took the leap and signed us up for a half marathon in April and a full in May. I finished my half and I wanted to write to reflect and maybe just maybe...

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