I have started to open up and share more about my struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. One of the best things I have done for myself is to open up and be vulnerable about those things I saw as weaknesses. It has been such a wonderful conversation to open up to you all about my struggle and how I have learned to cope with it – if you missed that post you can read it here! I promised that I would continue to offer up ways I cope with anxiety, panic attacks, stress, etc., so today I want to dive deeper into one of my very favorite ways to calm my mind, body, and soul – floating!
I am going to get a tad sappy with this post and talk about how lucky I am to be married to my husband, Parker. We were married on May 2, 2015, and that’s when we began a new chapter in our book of life. Life can take you on a wild ride, with very big high’s and super bad low’s, but when you find someone who is by your side and truly has your back through it all, you know they were put in your life for a reason. I feel that way about him and I hope he feels the same way about me. Just when we think we have each other figured out, we grow and learn a little more about one another, and our relationship shifts and morphs and looks just a tad different than it did before. That is my absolute favorite thing about our marriage – it’s ever-changing and always challenging! Even though challenges can be frustrating at times, they help us grow and expand our minds, which makes me feel like I am living a much more purposeful and fulfilled life.
Valentine’s Day can be so corny, but I do appreciate that it always reminds me of how lucky I am. Not because I receive the best gifts, but because I have a man who is completely devoted to our marriage, to me, and to helping us succeed as a team. As I write that, I feel pretty lucky that those feelings and thoughts can come out of my 25 year old mind. Here are a few ways that my husband and I show love for each other throughout the year!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so if you are looking for some gift inspiration, you have come to the right place! As most of my readers know by now, I am a gift giving fanatic! I have always loved to put a lot of effort and thought into gifts for my friends and family – something that gives it that extra touch to really make it feel special.
This list is filled with a whole lot of red and pink, because why not be festive? I am a true believer in giving gifts year round, and still believe the best gifts are given as surprises and out-of-the-blue. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I have rounded up an eclectic list of some dreamy gift ideas that most ladies would love to receive this holiday.
Do you or someone you know struggle with anxiety and/or panic attacks? This has been something I have dealt with myself for the last five years and I have finally learned to spin what most see as a negative into a positive.
My anxiety and panic attacks come and go as they please, and I never truly know when it is going to be a good day, week, month, or year. In the last five years, I have gone from weeks on end with countless panic attacks a day that have left me broken and drained, to also experiencing the bliss of one year free of a single anxious thought or panic attack.
Thanksgiving is now less than a month away and it is my second favorite holiday of the year- of course next to Christmas! There is something so homey and cozy about Thanksgiving and I was raised in a home where southern home-cooking took place for the entire week. I can’t help but think of Thanksgiving and think of all of my family’s delicious home recipes that have been passed down generation after generation.
Thanksgiving also makes me think strongly about the countless hours my mother spent and still spends in the kitchen for the entire week and especially the day of. In my mind, she is the hostess with the mostess! This post was inspired by the countless hours of watching and helping her cook in the kitchen throughout this very special holiday. It is so much fun to incorporate fall-themed cookware, utensils, spices, and decor when it can be the center of attention at any holiday gathering.
Here is a Thanksgiving gift guide to shower the cook or cooks in your life, helping to show how thankful you are for the countless hours they spend in the kitchen, on this very special holiday!