Go Back to School and Get a Bachelor’s Degree… ✔️

Guess what!?!?… I finally did it! I graduated college and received my Bachelor’s degree! I now hold an Associate’s degree in General Studies, an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development. It has taken me 7 years total to complete my college journey. I spent 3 yearsContinue reading “Go Back to School and Get a Bachelor’s Degree… ✔️”

Counseling & Sea Glass

As many of you know, I spent a handful of hours in counseling last year after my first miscarriage. Through counseling I was able to develop coping skills such as self talk, reflection, and anxiety management. I was in counseling approximately once a week from March to July. At the end of June I essentiallyContinue reading “Counseling & Sea Glass”

A Recap of 2019

What can I say about 2019? This year has been life changing, hard, emotional, shocking, grief stricken, crazy, a whirlwind, encouraging and just down right challenging. Regardless, of the fact that the bad often out weighed the good, I’m thankful. Another year is in the books. I would like to take a moment and takeContinue reading “A Recap of 2019”

Let’s Change the Way We Treat Women Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage.

This past semester, I took a public speaking class. I had quite a bit of apprehension before taking this class as I really don’t like speaking in public. In fact, I have registered for this class a handful of times before, but have always dropped it before the beginning of the semester. What can IContinue reading “Let’s Change the Way We Treat Women Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage.”

I am Thankful… 30 Things I am Thankful for.

It is officially November 1st! I can.t believe it. Time is sure flying by! It will be Thanksgiving before you know it. 🙂 Since it is November 1st, I have decided to write 30 things I am thankful for. Here we go…… 1. Fall Colors and Changing Leaves 🍁 2. Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING! 🎃 3.Continue reading “I am Thankful… 30 Things I am Thankful for.”

Becoming Strong… Committing to a Weekly Workout Routine

As many of you know, one of my goals this summer was to workout, get stronger and lose weight. In the beginning of summer I focused more on my mental health, but towards the end of summer I began my new physical health journey. Walking One of the first things I started doing in orderContinue reading “Becoming Strong… Committing to a Weekly Workout Routine”

People Who Inspire Me: Meet Andrea

Today I will be writing about my friend Andrea. Many of you may have heard me refer to my friend Andrea, or even read her blog post a few weeks ago. This amazing lady and I have been friends for 11 years. We’ve been through a lot together. We’ve seen each other grow, change andContinue reading “People Who Inspire Me: Meet Andrea”

The Joys and Challenges of Being an Interracial Couple

“Puedo tener su numero del telefono? Charles said to me one day as I was gathering my things and leaving our Spanish class 5 years ago. “What?” I said, not sure what he was saying. I tried, but I was not that good at Spanish. “Puedo tener su numero del telephono?” He said again, andContinue reading “The Joys and Challenges of Being an Interracial Couple”

My Top 10 Favorite Things About Fall

Fall is my Favorite! Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about fall. Anything from the colorful trees, to the doughnuts… I just love it! Fall is my happy place! Since I love fall so much, I have decided to share my top 10 favorite things about Fall. My Top 10 Favorite Things AboutContinue reading “My Top 10 Favorite Things About Fall”

What is Human Development? Poem

What is Human Development? It all starts from the very beginning… Before a human even starts thinking And even before the heart starts beating It all starts at conception When the egg and sperm engage in flirtation That’s when it all begins As conception takes place The genetics and DNA become reality And then formsContinue reading “What is Human Development? Poem”

Completing My Internship

I was seriously starting to feel like this day would never come. I started my internship at a government agency on January 8th, 2019. I started this adventure the day before I got pregnant. I switched internship sites around February 7th… when I was 8 weeks into my pregnancy. After many, many extensions, missed andContinue reading “Completing My Internship”

Breaking Barriers: Telling My Story In Person

On a Monday April 15th at noon, I attended my final internship meeting for the spring semester. At this meeting, each peer educator had the opportunity to become vulnerable and share a personal story with everyone else. The theme of this stories meeting was empathy. I thought this would be a good opportunity to shareContinue reading “Breaking Barriers: Telling My Story In Person”

Receiving the Healing and Growth Award

On Friday April 12th, we had our end of the semester Peer Educator Party at my internship. During the party we did some professional development training as well as had a catered dinner from Fazoli’s. It was a great way to end the semester. During the party the Health Promotion internship coordinators also handed outContinue reading “Receiving the Healing and Growth Award”

Presenting on Trauma

On Monday April 1st, I had to give a presentation on trauma on the brain for my internship. I originally picked this topic when I transferred to my new internship site. The topic of trauma and how it affects the brain and development really interests me. I spent a lot of time working on thisContinue reading “Presenting on Trauma”

Returning to Everyday Life

On Monday March 11th, I returned to school. I had spent the last two weeks lying in bed with my broken heart. I told myself I was ready and it was time to return to normal. I thought I was ready. The day before my surgery I withdrew from one of my classes. I madeContinue reading “Returning to Everyday Life”