For quite some time now I've been grappling with some pretty serious doubts and questions in regards to my religion (I'm Mormon). This has been particularly difficult because in our religious culture we tend not to be very open about our doubts and questions. Its a bit of a taboo subject really, we just don't … Continue reading How Madeleine L’Engle is helping me understand Doubt
About a year and half ago I was desperately unhappy. I hated my life- I didn't like where we lived, I felt like I was failing as a stay-at-home-mom, I hated my body. I felt lost. I was bored and overwhelmed at the same time. I was so unhappy I thought that something must be wrong … Continue reading A re-evaluation, of sorts
My 31st birthday is just around the corner, so I've been feeling a little reflective lately. An alternate title for this post was: things I'm still learning. And there are lots. And lots. Here are a few of the things I thought I'd have figured out by the time I was in my 30s: (still early … Continue reading Things I thought I’d know by now
Last week my mom stayed with a us a few days, and one night she came up in to my room to talk to me about something and asked me about the pictures on my wall. Let me back up a little and give some context: these pictures have special meaning to me. I took … Continue reading My current self and my 19 year old self
A long time ago I was reading an article somewhere on the web (which for the life of me I cannot find) about thriving vs. surviving. The author was talking about what she needed to take her life to the next level, to move from surviving to truly thriving. Although this was a few years … Continue reading My Thrive List
One of my favorite bloggers and podcasters, Tsh Oxenreider, published a new book out this week called At Home in the World. I've already got the audio version and I'm really excited to start it. The book is a memoir of her year spent travelling the world with her husband and three kids (#lifegoals), and I enjoy her outlook … Continue reading Where am I at home in the world?
Sometimes I have a hard time with the idea of my keeping a blog. A big part of this, I think, is simply not thinking I have anything worthwhile to offer. I don't offer a unique story or perspective, there is nothing special or interesting about my life. I'm just a stay-at-home-mom. And a struggling … Continue reading And the stars began to burn