Today I reset myself. I allowed myself to speak out loud the things that I’ve always been so ashamed of. I’m 30 now. And for the first time, in all of my life, I’m learning that I don’t have to hide the parts of me that are tough to speak on. That embarrass me. That…

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My sister joined us for dinner tonight but we all made sure to keep our distance. It was nice to sit and talk with her — which we haven’t done much of over the past few months.

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Today was probably the most productive day I’ve had a at work in weeks. It was a refreshing change from the weeks of hazy apathy that I have felt. Now, that I have some focus and am developing a plan, my energy has come back, thankfully. I’m feeling more in my element again.

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Today I finished my first round of 21 Day Fix! For as long as I have been exercising, this is such a huge accomplishment, because I never finish. I’m allowing myself the grace of being still for the rest of the day. I’ve been going hard for 3 weeks now— my body deserves to be…

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I made a 100 on my first quiz! It feels nice to have gained some traction. I’m not second-guessing my career path or worrying over whether or not I’m doing this for me. I am doing it for me. I am excited about this path. I do want to grow. And I am growing.

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My mother had her most normal day that she has had in the past month. She was out of bed, laughing, baking, cooking up a storm. I’m so happy for her small reprieve from pain— I hope she has many more days like this.

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I made this cake today– I was a bit rushed so it didn’t turn out as “clean” as I would have liked, but I was still happy with it. I then gave it to my brother’s family because leaving me alone with it would be a bloodbath.

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As of today, I’m down 25 pounds! HUGE! I’ve stuck to my goals — I’ve kept the bigger picture in mind. I’m excited to keep the progress up and not get so bogged down by trying to hunt down perfection. LFG!

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Two good things: I became closer with an acquaintance— almost veering into friend territory. How wonderful. How terrifying. I have realized also that I’m a sounding board. I’m a place where people come to feel heard— and to rejoice in a connection. Or to have a comrade in their grief.

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My mom was released from the hospital today. She still has some healing to do, but I’m so happy that she is home.

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