• Leaving an imprint…

    I’m joining the #30DayBloggingChallenge that Mandy Hale has set inspired by her new book #YouAreEnough! Day one begins with talking about tattoos and their meaning (and meaningfulness).  I have one tattoo. I swore I would never get one, mostly because I couldn’t figure out what I would want on my body for the rest of my life. But that was easy after my grandma passed away in 2009. My grandmother loved owls. I remember, growing up, we’d go to her house and they would be everywhere. As an adult, I wish I would have learned more about the reason why she loved them so much. She was my best friend.…

  • The ABC Game

    This is going to be one of the lamest posts I’ve ever made but I’m suffering from “I wanna keep this blog alive but I’m struggling with talking about what’s really going on in life right now.” So, in an effort to revive this – I’ll just do something easy and avoid all the feels. A – Age: 36. Although I feel 26 most days. Until I’m around 26-year-olds or after a difficult CrossFit workout. Then I remember that I’m not that young anymore. B – Biggest Fear: Well, if we are referring to rational fears – a fire in my home. But irrational fears would definitely be clowns. I…

  • Do you pledge the same allegiance?

    This week was a little rougher for me. I don’t normally share a lot about my personal life with people that aren’t super close to me but here it goes. Recently, I tried online dating. I went on a few dates. They were…interesting. One in particular was with a guy that revealed that he was agnostic. As soon as I heard that, the image of an ox carrying a teetering yoke appeared in my brain (if you’re familiar with the Bible, you get that). So I knew this wasn’t going to work. I didn’t say anything right away. But when he asked me out again a few days later, I…

  • CrossFit so far

    I haven’t talked much about CrossFit so far on this blog, but I think I’m going to start. Because, well, honestly besides work that about all that I have going on! My CrossFit journey has been a slow moving one. Last year, before I left Arkansas, I joined a gym (they call them ‘boxes’ in CF lingo) in Branson. It was convenient for me because I could go to the Fundamentals class before or after work. That and I didn’t have to work out in front of anyone I knew. I knew just about everyone at the box in Harrison, plus had sort-of-kind-of dated one of the guys there. Their…

  • Two years later

    I’m approaching the year anniversary of living in Nashville and I’m becoming very…nostalgic? …sentimental? …thoughtful? I’m not sure what adjective to use but I’m definitely thinking a lot about it. TimeHop and Facebook historys help me relive some of the memories of how I got here, which started two years ago. Losing my job Two years ago this week, I was told that my job – the job that I loved and was really good at, was going to be eliminated. I could keep that job, IF I uprooted my life and moved to a different city. I didn’t follow it. One reason was, I didn’t want to move. But…

  • Single in Music City: Meet Mr. Doesn’t have a clue or a job

    I mentioned a few posts ago that I was going to start sharing some of my dating stories with you, so here goes the first one! I was matched up with a guy recently who actually took the initiative and messaged me first. He seemed okay at first, the conversation flowed well, no red flags. We chatted for about a week, I think, and exchanged phone numbers in the meantime. He asked me to dinner pretty early on, which is always a good sign. If they don’t do that soon, I start to think they aren’t real and that I need to send Nev and Max an email. This guy…

  • Single in Music City: Adventures in dating

    Prior to moving to Nashville, I was single for four years. As in, I went FOUR years without going on a date. Mostly because I’m so tired of it. But also, the pool of available men where I lived was like a puddle in July. If anyone could bring art to life via the gif below, it’s me: The entire concept is so annoying. But, in order to meet someone, it’s a necessary evil. I thought when I moved to a city with approximately 1.6 million people, dating would be…easier? Strike that…meeting men would be easier – is the better way to phrase that. I joined a gym. No one…

  • Make room on the bandwagon!

    Hi, I’m Heather and I’m on the Predator bandwagon. There was plenty of room and because Nashville is the friendliest city in the country, they are very welcoming.  If you’re not a hockey fan or if you don’t live in the state of Tennessee you may not know that the Nashville Predators are going to the NHL Finals.  Also known as the Stanley Cup. This time last year, I couldn’t have told you who was going. For that matter, I can’t now. Because I’m not a “real” hockey fan. However, you probably won’t know that from my last few IG posts or stories. I have no problem admitting that I’m…

  • I knew living in Music City would be dangerous.

    I knew that when I moved to Nashville, it could potentially be dangerous for me. But I don’t think I knew how dangerous… I’m not talking about the shootings, robbery, or other crime that happens across the city. I’m talking about concerts. I live in Music City. The heart of country music. A still up and coming city with an abundance of live entertainment options. And according to my wallet, I’ve been taking advantage of this option. This week, I was looking at my account balance and was so proud of myself to have a little extra after paying all the bills. I was thinking that I could throw that money…

  • But did you die?

    I completed my first workout of the CrossFit Opens 2017 and it was rough. I didn’t die but I felt like I might at one point. Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic but I did almost trip over the box twice and thought I wouldn’t be able to get off the floor during a burpee (or four). For those unfamiliar with the Opens, it’s an open competition and the first stage of competition that leads to the nationals where the most fit people in the world compete. It’s five weeks, one workout (or in CF lingo, WOD) a week that everyone does. The top scores advance, etc. I don’t…