The Struggles of Being a Perfectionist and Peacemaker

I was going to write in one of my journals about this topic, but I figured that I might as well post it here, just in case it might help any of you. I’m going to talk about the conflicts that go on in my brain between my perfectionist and peacemaker sides. How do I…

Lessons from the Barn, #2

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that for the past month, I’ve been working on a ranch as barn staff. It’s been a great experience so far. I’ve learned more than I knew was possible to know about horses, people, and running a barn. I’ve also learned that there is a WHOLE…

These are a Few of My Favorite Things…from the month of May

This post is going to be a little different from my normal “favorite things” posts. I’m going to talk about three of my favorite things to do and experience from this month, not just my favorite products and books. Enjoy! Travel. Especially if and when you are young. This is what I hear from people…

Fight Fear With Action

I’ve wanted to drive the 680 miles to upstate New York for a year or two now. My family occasionally makes the trip, since most of our extended family that lives there. However, I’ve never driven that far without a parent (I’m nineteen, okay guys?!), and I’d never driven my ’98 rav4 that far either….

2: Meal Planning

I have one more week of planning, cooking, and eating my own meals (and my mom’s) before I move to the ranch. I’m using these next seven days to detox and reset my diet. The meal plan I created consists of plenty of healthy protein and fat, and it’s also low-carb. I’m also cutting chocolate…

1: Do You Take Time to Improve Yourself?

I haven’t been taking time to do the simple things in life, even as simple as doing my hair and as important as my morning devotions with God. I’ve been living for others recently, doing things to please other people, not doing what I want to become the person I want to be. And I’ve…

Don’t Give Up

Believe it or not, it’s after 11pm, I’m in bed writing this, and I need to be on the road by 7:30 in the morning. Why am I doing this? Because I told myself I’d post on my blog everyday this week. It would be so easy to skip today, to say it doesn’t matter….

“Candy” Collagen Ice Cream

After tasting this ice cream, my mom said it tastes like there is candy in it. Well, dates have been called “nature’s candy”, so I guess she is right.

Why You Should Listen to Constructive Criticism

The other day I had a difficult conversation with one of the people I love and respect most – my dad. He had three things he thought I knew are a problem, and was just ignoring rather than fixing them – which is true. When I first wrote this article, I wanted to keep both…