One of my weekend goals is to be able to start the week with a clean apartment. Usually I am not overly successful, but this weekend I was on a roll. There are a few dishes that need to be done and my dining room table is as lost as ever, but the floors are clean and visible everywhere they should be. It is always nice to feel like you accomplished something worth while when all you really want to do is curl up on the couch and do nothing.

Unfortunately I did not get everything checked off my goals list. But I have decided that I will be spending the last few glories hours of this weekend relaxing, and trying not to think of what the new week might hold. Sometimes you have to reward yourself for the little things.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


In like a lion.

My hope for March is to be a little more consistent with my days and more outgoing with my time. In January I did such a great job of pushing myself out of my comfort zone and spending time with others. Unfortunately, February I was back to old tricks of a mostly solitary existence. Not counting my weekend away, I rarely saw anyone outside of work. Now we are to the first day of March and my goal is to find a balance between what January was and February became.

The old saying about March is that it either comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, or vice versa. As the snow currently piles up outside I am hoping that by the end of March we will be well on our way to sunshiny days, outdoor adventures, and achieved goals. Some days we can take great strides, others end up being tip toed through, but everyday my hope is that I can do the best that I can to work toward the over all goal.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


Sometimes Friday evening is bitter-sweet. Of course it is nice to reach the end of the week and know that you survived and so many things have been achieved. The anticipation of two days work free is also a major bonus. Yet somehow all I can see is the things left undone. The piles that were never taken care of, the unanswered questions, the words unwritten and unread.

Each week I think I will make it to the other end feeling as though I have done my best, but I wonder if I will ever live up to my own expectations. The days are quickly fleeting the hours pass by and moments float away like leaves in a stream. But the good thing is there is always a world of tomorrows and sometimes we have to admit we can not do everything at once. No matter how difficult that is.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.


We are now 15 days into the new year and I am batting around 50/50 on my goals. It takes time change things and re-create habits, but I know if I stick to them eventually they will take hold. I have been reading more, spending time with friends, and have attempted to be more outgoing. Parts of me wish that time could stand still for a little bit while I find a way to catch up. Another part I wishes there was a way to zoom forward to warm days in the sun.

There are some things that I truly wish I could skip past, but I know I must face them head on. So many of my goals for the year were built-in preparation for an upcoming day that I am becoming increasingly worried about. Too often I am thinking of what this time last year was like, the anticipation and excitement a world of opportunity that I will never know. The ache that was created that horrible day has long since past, but it still left a mark on me that I worry no one will ever see past.

The only thing I can do is to work each day on maintaining my goals and continuing to get stronger. There will still be good days and bad days, time with friends and family and time alone. I will continue to read and write and hopefully one day not even I will begin to see the mark left on me fade.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

Experiments being an extrovert.

One of my 2018 goals was to stop isolating myself so much. Granted, this becomes exponentially easier when you have a friend who is less than impressed by your solitary lifestyle (you know who you are), but none the less I am making an effort. I have an assortment of plans with a variety of people and each one I am excited about. I have no clue how long this outgoing, extroverted attitude will last, but hopefully I can find a balance to my solitude and it before too long.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

Crazy weeks.

Some weeks at work are beyond exhausting. Most of the time I like what I do, but then there are times that everything happens at the same time and it is overwhelming. Unfortunately, for me this time the madness happened the very first week of the new year. There is nothing like a series of exhausting nine plus hour work days to really challenge each new year resolution and goal you made.

A part of me wants this week to be productive and fly by with speed. Another part says slow down, this is only the beginning enjoy each moment because it will be over before I know it. No matter what time decides to do I am doing my best to stick to my goals and create healthy habits for the year. Hopefully in time they will become second nature to me and even in the crazy weeks yet to come I will stick to them.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.

New Year’s resolutions.

Last year when it was time to make New Year’s resolutions and set goals I was busy planning a wedding. There was less than a month and a half left to finish everything and be ready for the big day. RSVP’s were coming in, questions had to be answered and final decisions made. I thought my resolution would be to have a happy first year of marriage, but that would never be.

Although 2017 was nothing like I thought it would be, it ended in pure perfection. It was not a happy first year of marriage, but it was a happy year. There was a balance to things that I will never understand. Every down had a counter balance with a silver lining, and the year ended with me surrounded by friends, laughter and happiness.

My goal for 2018 is to enjoy the simple things. To unplug and take advantage of a broader spectrum of life around me. I have no clue what the year will hold, but I know it will be amazing because that is what I will make it. There will be lots of time with friends and family, beautiful hikes, fun in the sun, books to be read, letters to be written and plenty of time in a hammock. I will make this the best 2018 ever.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.