• 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…

  • 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…

  • Generation “overshare”

    Social media – I can’t stand it and I almost can’t live without it. It’s tied to everything now and it’s HUGE source for news for people. In a survey conducted in 2016, approximately 50% of 18-49 year-olds get their news online. Now, a lot of times it’s not the most credible news, but the majority of the breaking news will hit there first. At least people are being kept up to date with breaking news (even if it is just headlines). But beyond that, social media has really become a source of sharing your life and sometimes…oversharing. In a recent dinner conversation I was having with a friend, we…

  • Well, hey there.

    I haven’t logged into this blog in sometime.  I love writing but when you write for a living, it’s really difficult to sit down and write more in your free time. But I figured it was about time to update anyone that may read this. And free time? That’s not something I’ve had a lot of. Thus, another reason I haven’t posted a blog in a while. And, I just haven’t been able to write about anything interesting. Not that I’ve not done anything interesting, because I have. Nashville is always interesting, but I just haven’t wanted to write about it. And now we’re back to excuse one. So –…

  • 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…

  • Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong

    Remember that song by the Spin Doctors, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong? We used to tease one of our friends in high school that that song was written for her because she was so stubborn. Do you have those people in your life…the ones that are right even when they are wrong? I know people that will argue with you just to do it. If you tell them the grass is green and the sky is blue, they will debate the exact shade of green and blue with you just to be the ones that are right in that conversation. You know them: the people that are always the ones…

  • Some days turn into a week

    You’ve heard the phrase, “one of ‘those’ days”? Well, that day has lasted a week for me. I’ve had one of those weeks where I am just tired. So, so, so tired. No matter how much sleep I get, it hasn’t been enough. I go to bed at 9 p.m. and I can barely drag myself out of bed at 7 a.m. #thestrugglehasbeenreal Needless to say, I’ve not done much else. I haven’t been to the gym once. I haven’t cleaned my house, or done laundry or anything. I haven’t blogged, obvi. I’ve just been tired. I don’t know what it’s from either. I did run a lot last weekend…

  • Monday

    I’ve started and trashed this post at least four times now. I can’t focus. I can’t decide what I want to write about. It’s Monday in Nashville. It’s in the 70s and partly cloudy.  It feels like March outside. It’s giving me severe spring fever.  I’m having the most difficult time concentrating. I know this won’t last until April though. Winter has to return. She’s not done yet. I want chocolate. But I also want to lose 30 lbs. I want to work out to lose that weight but I also love not having my body ache. I know people have real problems in the world right now. Way worse…