• Grief & Loss

    I Miss You More Than Ever, My Friend

    I Miss You More Than Ever, My Friend I miss you more than ever, my friend. It has been four years now since your death, and it really never gets any easier.  This year seems exceptionally rough, in comparison to previous years. Nathan asked me what I wanted to do this year and my response was, nothing. I want to hide out at home, have everything brought to me, and talk to no one besides Nathan, and hate life. This is a definite coping mechanism for me. Thankfully the people closest to me understand this completely.  The Countdown It seems like the 4th of July is the start of the…

  • Married Life

    Habits of Healthy Couples

    Habits of Healthy Couples The 7 habits of healthy couples is a list that really got me thinking about my marriage last week. Nathan and I will be celebrating 13 years this year. Which is no easy feat, especially in this day and age where divorce rates are at about fifty percent.  I often joke about not being sure how we made it that long and I haven’t killed him. But the truth is there are habits we’ve developed over the years that really built a solid relationship.  What makes a happy and healthy relationship? Is it possible to create one? Yes! Yes, it is very possible to create both…

  • Life

    Become The Best Version Of Yourself

    Become The Best Version Of Yourself Become the best version of yourself! Since I started my blog, I’ve been on a journey of self-improvement. Striving to become the best version of myself that I could be. This has taken a lot of reflection, changes, and growth from within.  My best friend’s death is what started my writing journey. It was an experience that changed me completely and there was no going back to who I was before that. Which isn’t a bad thing. In fact I’ve always appreciated the experience because of those changes it inspired. Now as I look back on that journey, I’ve developed these tips on how…

  • Grief & Loss

    Here Comes Another Birthday, My Friend

    Here Comes Another Birthday, My Friend Here comes another birthday, my friend. This one snuck up on me this year. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m somewhat ok with it too.  This last year since I wrote to you has brought on a lot of changes, and all are pretty amazing. I was just reading the previous two letters I had written to you on your birthday since I had lost you and shed a tear. Walking down memory lane is never the easiest thing in the world, especially when it comes to confronting painful memories.  Walking Down Memory Lane I will never forget that night. Although it…

  • Married Life

    Funny Marriage Advice

    Funny marriage advice Today Nathan and I have been married for twelve years. Twelve. I have been thinking about our marriage and how to describe what it is like for others. Here are my favorite quotes and funny marriage advice. I often laugh at these, because they are hilariously accurate at times.  Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life. I can’t even begin to tell you how true this is! We’ve both turned learning what annoys the other one and doing it into an art form. It’s almost like a competition at times for us. Remember roadtrips when you were a kid and your…

  • Married Life

    Love Languages

    Love Languages What are love languages and why are they important? I first learned about this when I went to see a counselor with Nathan in the much earlier days of our marriage.  The reason that understanding love languages and identifying which work for both you and your partner is that this is the key to a successful marriage. It isn’t just about a date night here and there. This is a way to really understand each other!  Knowing your love language can literally save a marriage. Without this knowledge, it is easy to miss when your partner is being loving and caring. This leads to negative thoughts, resentment, and…

  • Grief & Loss

    I Still Miss You, My Friend

    I Still Miss You, My Friend I still miss you, my friend. Death is an evil thing, especially when it comes to suicide and having no explanation for it. Three years later, and there are still no answers as to why you are gone. It is hard to believe it has been three years now.  So much has changed since I wrote this last year. When you died, it was a life-changing experience. There was absolutely no going back to anything close to what I considered normal after that. Sometimes that is a hard pill to swallow, but I was forced to move forward.  That forward momentum has become my…

  • Productivity

    Creating The Perfect Home Office

    Creating the perfect home office Creating the perfect home office is more important than ever! With the Coronavirus still going around, working at home is becoming the new normal and it looks like it’ll stay that way for a while.  This post contains affiliate links I’ve been looking at ways to make my office as comfortable as possible since it’ll be home for the foreseeable future. There are some must-have items that will make the home office both a comfortable and productive environment.  Heating and Cooling Normally the warmer temperatures don’t bother me. If I need to escape and work in a colder place, I generally go to the library…

  • Productivity

    Creating The Perfect Gym At Home

    Creating the perfect gym at home Creating the perfect gym at home has been on my mind these last couple of weeks. With being at home a lot more due to the Coronavirus, I’ve been looking at increasing my home workouts.  This post contains affiliate links Gyms around the country are closed right now, and I’m missing that a lot. But exercise and weight loss can still easily be achieved at home. It doesn’t take a ton of money or space. I love both aspects of that! Because I can still exercise.  Lately I’ve had a severe lack of energy and that is what prompted me to create this list…

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