Never before in history have women had such control over the decision to prevent pregnancy. This is a completely new choice we are facing. And while we navigate the landscape of making that choice, there are also so many other beautiful stories of motherhood. I strive to share the deepest darkest parts of my heart here, but I know that my story is only one perspective. That’s why I wanted to bring in other amazing, strong women with stories to tell and experiences to share.
Fear of failure can stand in your way. It can freeze you. Stop you in your tracks. Prevent you from diving into a crazy dream OR it can make you stand up, like the bad ass woman you are, look at a big, hairy audacious goal straight in the eye, and get to work.
Thanksgiving through New Years Day is not always so kind to the girls waiting for a ring to be slipped on their finger. Why do I know this? Because I. Have. Been. There.
It’s absolutely beautiful, which is why I think it creates this huge hole in my heart. This massive fear of missing out. I’ve never felt so distant and disconnected with others in a similar life stage.
I am currently obsessing over these beautiful, moody and modern Thanksgiving and fall tablescapes. Elegant and refined, these are not your average fall table settings!
Medical education is a rollercoaster of emotions. Here is a little update on where we are in the residency and fellowship application process.
It is exhilarating and refreshing to no longer run from yourself. The ability to embrace yourself, your flaws, your desires, and your being is insanely powerful.
Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult? I brought this topic up on Instagram over a year ago and I’ve never seen so many women relate to something. Maybe you haven’t moved recently but you are finding that your past friendships are slowly dissolving. Early adulthood is strange like that. We go from being surrounded by close friends every single day to living completely different lives. People get married, have kids, move away and start moving into different life stages.
Andrew & I are always looking for ways to grow as a couple. When we first started dating and were long distance, we would buy two copies of a book & read it “together” from afar. It was SO attractive to me that he was open to new ideas, personal development and relationship growth. At the start of our relationship, we were both coming out of rocky situations. Andrew went through infidelity, leading to divorce, and I had just had my wedding called off by my significant other. Because of our history, we weren’t taking the relationship thing lightly.
Where do I even begin when writing about the best day of my life (thus far)! This day was so magical that I can’t quite put it into words so I’m going to keep it short and sweet. We traveled down to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico with our closest family and friends to tie the knot. We spent the week enjoying margaritas and sunshine at Cabo Azul Resort & Spa which is where we got ready for the big day!
Honestly, I wasn’t planning on having a bridal shower. Nothing in our relationship has followed tradition, and we like it that way. I’m also very picky and the last thing I wanted was a stack of Tupperware. I know, I know! I’m terrible! But, when my mom’s friend, Melissa, offered to throw me a shower, I threw out the idea of a couple’s shower. I’m so glad we did this! Since we had a destination wedding this was the perfect opportunity for family and friends that couldn’t travel to Mexico to come celebrate our marriage. There was wine & beer & food. All of our favorite things.
May is mental health awareness month. Depression and anxiety are complex, confusing and different for every individual. None of us are above or below this crippling struggle.
If you have been following along with the blog for awhile, you know that I have always struggled with my mental health. I have fallen into waves of depression and increasingly struggle with anxiety. Those struggles create an entirely new set of emotions that are also hard to carry.
I can’t relate to this. My heart does not long to be a mother. Never once have I thought to myself, “I want to be a mother.” Never. Period. That thought has never crossed my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I have hypothetically said “our kids” in conversations with my husband, but that longing feeling of wanting a child has never been in my heart.