As I sit curled up with my pup, Calvin, on this Thanksgiving Eve, I can't help but reflect on everything I'm grateful for. My family and friends: it's plain and simple, I'm not the person I am without them. Even though there are many miles in between us, you all aren't far from my heart. … Continue reading Grateful.
Even though the temperatures are dropping, there's still time to enjoy patios in Nashville. I recently visited Craft Brewed, off of 8th Ave South, in the Melrose neighborhood. This hidden gem of a taproom serves a wide selection of craft beers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnPN5TKFYFe/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet Beer isn't the only thing they serve. For the wine-lovers out there, Craft … Continue reading Patio Weather: Craft Brewed
Happy Friday, y'all! I'm so excited it's actually feeling like Fall in Nashville. If you're looking for things to do -- I've got you covered with some fun ideas: Oktoberfest: Celebrate the German heritage and history this weekend with Oktoberfest. Located in Germantown, this free festival will have many local food and craft vendors all … Continue reading Things To Do in Nashville: 10.12.18 Weekend
January, the month of resolutions and goals and fresh starts. I love the beginnings - the beginning of the year, month, weeks, and days. There's something about a blank slate - it's when truly anything is possible. I have some lofty goals for 2018 - many pertaining to my running. Last year, I decided to … Continue reading Learning to Trust His Plans
Today, my head is full of a million and one thoughts, and I'm sure I'll share them at a later time and place. This post is going to be simple, short, and sweet. Be kind to one another. Show love at every possible moment. Smile at a stranger. Hug your loved ones. Hold the door … Continue reading Spread Light
Today was not a typical Monday. I mean, I still got up, went to work, came home and made my own dinner. Nothing extraordinary happened. I didn't win a million dollars, I didn't solve world peace, and I didn't go on an extravagant vacation. While my day today was pretty routine, last night's bedtime routine … Continue reading Not A Typical Monday
My high school 10 year reunion was this past weekend, which gave me plenty to reflect on. Ten years ago, I packing up my belongings, and decorating my dorm room. Saying goodbye to some high school friends, but mainly excited to continue my educational journey to college with most of the people I ran around … Continue reading 10 Years Ago…
Life has a funny way of turning out. When you think you have things figured out; God and the Universe laugh, and show you a completely different path. I've been doing a lot of thinking and praying lately - about where my next steps are going to take me. And, right when I thought I … Continue reading It’s Okay to Change Your Mind
I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "It's all in your head." And it's so very true. My days are either wonderful or horrible, depending on whether or not my head is in a good mental space. Actively practicing gratitude has completely changed my life. There have been mornings where my alarm doesn't go off, I'm … Continue reading Gratitude Determines Your Attitude
Hi friends - it's been a while! I can't believe it's already October -- where has this year gone?? 2018 has been quite the rollercoaster, and I'm beyond ready to see what these last 90 days have in store. I've spent the last few months working on myself: my physical and mental health, reflecting, dreaming. … Continue reading Hello, Old Friend!
When you go about your day, "be happy," is usually at the top of the list of goals. What I'm learning, is that the cliché, "happiness is not about the journey, it's about the destination," is true. It's so, so true. Each day, we need to make the conscious decision to create our own happiness; … Continue reading choose happy.
This week's installment of Patio Season features one of the most popular Mexican Restaurants in town - Rosepepper Catina. Nestled in quaint East Nashville, this restaurant serves Mexican foodfare as well as an array of margaritas (and houses over 80 types of tequila). Rosepepper has won Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita for 11 years … Continue reading Patio Season: Rosepepper Cantina
If you're anything like me, Spring means new running shoes and races to sign up for. If you are looking for a couple challenges in the area, I'd strongly encourage you to check out the following events. Reebok Ragnar Relay: Ragnar Relay is coming to Tennessee once again! This teamed challenge starts in Chattanooga, Tennessee … Continue reading Lace Up Your Running Shoes: Spring Races
The first installment of Patio Season features one of my favorite coffee shops in Nashville, Frothy Monkey.
Instagram: the social media platform where we can spend hours picking out the perfect filter for our selfie that we took 100 times before choosing the shot with the pristine lighting and just the right angle. We've all been guilty of comparing our "behind the scenes" disasters to someone else's filtered and cropped highlight reel. … Continue reading The #RealReel Movement