Everyday Is A New Day

This last year has been nothing short of a roller coaster. 2020 started out with a tremendous amount of hope for my then-boyfriend and I with our amazing engagement. After a few weeks, I seemed to have planned the perfect summer day with my family and friends to celebrate our union-to-be in our new city…

How I Got Here: Part IV

I looked beyond the co-worker as Brian was on a stretcher being put into the ambulance.  "He is going to be taken to Jersey Shore," he said. In that moment I went into action mode.  I had to run home with the dog to drop him off and then run back up to Neptune.  On…

Don’t Lose Faith

I was secretly on a mission for the last 11 months and I am sad to report that I have failed.  My goal was to meet a hot and super rich guy to marry and travel with and never work again. I have put my goal aside (for now 😉 ) and found a new job!…

Never Give Up

In August I started back at Ultimate Fit Zone .  It was going really well three weeks and then I went on a trip to Bermuda.  I packed my gym clothes for the trip and visited the gym the first day to get acclimated but never worked out. I returned from my trip and took off another…

Choose Hope Not Fear

Every week, my very good friend drives up to North Jersey from Ocean County for her chemo treatments to fight breast cancer.  Last week, I had the honor of going with her.  Admittedly I was nervous because I'm queasy around needles but mostly because I didn't know what to expect of others. The hospital in…

What Are You Waiting For?

The other day I was sitting on the beach with my friend explaining how hard the dating scene is.  I had been on a couple dates and had a couple coming up.  Unfortunately, the one had cancelled our 2nd date the day before due to work schedule which is totally understandable. Since I'm an open book I have to…

6 Months and 10 Pounds Later…

It’s time to get back into the swing of things with eating healthy and being good to my body through activity. It has been a long cold winter that’s been a big setback especially since I am signed up for the Spring Lake 5 miler in 32 days. Eeek! No worries though because a goal without…

Change of Scenery

I have a friend at work who I confide in about my work and life challenges.  Every few weeks she tells me that I need a change of scenery.  It seems like a simple suggestion but then my brain goes into overdrive... A change of scenery could mean two things: changing jobs or moving away. …

Validation: Are We Better Without It?

According to dictionary.com validation means to give approval or confirmation.  To me it means seeking approval from others around me which is super self-destructive not to mention completely exhausting! Throughout my life I can pinpoint times when I wanted validation from family, friends, teachers, bosses and co-workers.  I was the kid who second guessed herself with EVERYTHING…