Dear Worrier

Last week, Isaac and I deep cleaned our house and I found an important letter stuffed in an old desk drawer. When I received it from my therapist, Ken, two years ago, it was a lifeline when I was drowning in a sea of worry and anxiety. Finding it was a good reminder of where…

The Day We Said “I Do”

Now that I’m back home from an amazing honeymoon and semi-caught up on work, I can finally get back to blogging! So many times throughout the past two weeks I have wanted to write but just couldn’t find the time. SO happy to be back in a routine at home and able to slow down…

Misery

Mark Nepo: The Book of Awakening If peace comes from seeing the whole, then misery stems from a loss of perspective. We begin so aware and grateful. The sun somehow hangs there in the sky. The little bird sings. The miracle of life just happens. Then we stub our toe, and in that moment of…

Why Gluten-Free Is For Me

Today marks the 127th day (4 months) that I have been gluten-free. I have cheated a few times, giving in to Mellow Mushroom pizza twice and Wheat Thins a few other times, but overall have been really careful about not ingesting it. The funny part is, I wasn’t completely on board with the whole gluten…

Happiness Is

Happiness is… Chili in the crock pot (Amazing) Gluten free cookies cooling in the kitchen Grocery shopping done Lunches packed for tomorrow My fiancé home A weekend full of family and friends Modern family on the TV My friend and best friend’s husband home from Afghanistan (pics to come) Pretty fantastic Sunday if you ask…

Music to My Ears

I don’t consider myself to be a terribly materialistic person. I love my DSLR camera, macbook, and other random gadgets, but I could do without them. Something I can’t do without? Music.  As early as I can remember, music has played a huge part in my life. From cassette tapes  to CD players and eventually iPods, music…

Riding Towards Freedom

This past week was incredibly busy. I worked both jobs, making it a 70-hour work week. Because of this,I have been planning what I will do on my one day of freedom since Friday. Just the thought of a free Sunday was keeping me going. So far, my Sunday has been perfect. This morning I…

730 Days as a School Official

Today marks my two year anniversary as Registrar at a local college. For 730 days, I have been a “school official.” I remember the first time I had to sign an important document as Registrar. A coworker came to me and said “Courtney, I need a school official’s signature, can you please sign off on…

The Girl Across the Room (My Best Friends Wedding)

10 years ago I walked into my child development class at West Springfield High School and found my assigned seat along with the rest of the class. I didn’t know anybody as it was my first year at this new high school, but I was optimistic about this particular class. I thought what better place…

I’d Rather Play Marbles Than Baseball

This morning I had a checkup to see how Tamara is progressing. When I went to the doctor in early May I was horrified when I was diagnosed with a baseball sized cyst on my right ovary. The doctor told me that physical activity had to be put on hold until it resolves. How long…