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.


At home.

I am ready for the weekend. There is something about short weeks that always seem to tire you out the most. All I want to do is relax, but I know there are a lot of things that need to be done. I have to study for an upcoming CPR class and of course there are chores like laundry and cleaning. Hopefully I can make some room in between the things that must be done for some fun, like letter writing, journaling and painting.

Last weekend was so amazing with all the busyness of family, but I am excited for a weekend at home.

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

Gone in a blink of an eye.

Why does it seem like there is never enough time. Over my days off I got almost everything I wanted to get done taken care of, the few things lingering I should be easy to finish early in the week without any issue. What I am saddest about not getting done is the fun things. The book I had hoped to finish, the journal pages left blank and letters unwritten. There are always things still to be done. I am sure no matter what I had finished I would be siting here wishing there was more time, but unfortunately all things must end.

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

Face masks and chick flicks


There is no underestimating the value of good friend who comes armed with a fancy face mask and chick flicks. I am proud to say that we actually watched about 50% of the movie, the rest we talked through, but honestly that is what friends are for. I have often wished I could bottle up moments like this to save for difficult days, but I think with a friend like Amanda I have an infinite supply.

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

The front door.

Is it strange that I wish there was someone in my life that walked into the front door of my apartment without knocking. Maybe that sounds a little creepy, but to me it means I am not alone. I miss having someone who knows how messy things will be once they open the door, but come in any way. Someone who will help do the dishes and cook dinner. A person to give me a hug at the end of a difficult day and let me cry into their shoulder when it all feels like too much.

I have confidence that someday I will have this and so much more. Good things take time to happen.

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

Weekend, work, vacation.

I feel like this weekend is going far too quickly, but yeah for me, I only have two days of work to get through next week. One of my goals tomorrow is to come up with a game plan for my days off. As much as I would love simply spending them camped out on the couch relaxing, I should probably do something slightly more productive. Maybe I will even come up with a prize for myself if I get everything done!

One of the first things on my list is to get Christmas cards written and out. I had hoped to have them ready to go by December 1st, but failed. I also have a few other Christmas related things that I need to do, but I am quite proud of the fact I am done with the bulk of Christmas! Although my apartment will be free of my normal Christmas tree this year (I did break down and buy a very small potted tree. It is so cute I am sure there will be a post about it later on), I do want to get some lights up in the windows and maybe a few other things to make it feel more like Christmas.

My hope is by giving myself this time off I will feel refreshed for the new year and ready to enjoy all that it holds.

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


There is no place like home after feeling like you have lived in a car for the past three days. True, I was lucky enough to be able to sleep most of the time. That is the benefit of only having to share the back seat with a dog or two. Sometimes, I forget what a long trip it really is to go out to Ohio and back. I have driven it a few times by myself, but usually am a passenger not paying full attention.

For me all the traveling was worth it. Seeing family was something that I really needed right now. Honestly, is there ever a time that seeing family would not be amazing? Personally, I think not. My aunts, uncles, cousins, and little cousins on all sides are so wonderful and supportive. I always wish there was more time to spend with them because over the holidays there never seems to be enough time to do everything.

No matter what struggles you are dealing with, your family is always your best support system. I hope if any of you are dealing with troubled times that you have are leaning on your family as much as I am on mine.

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