Wednesday, March 5, 2014

     On Sunday I listened to an amazing message about recording our personal history. I have never been the type of girl that writes in a diary. I loved to read and explore other worlds through literature, but whenever I sat down to write in a journal I just thought of all of the other things that I would rather be doing. However this message that I listened to made so much sense in terms of leaving a piece of myself behind for my children and my children's children. As you can see by my profession I have always been fascinated by the human mind and why people do the things they do. I love learning about peoples history and seeing what happened in their lives that shaped who they are now. Whenever I have time with my mom I am always showering her with questions about people in our lives because I find it fascinating. I want my children to have piece of me that they can read and not figure out what I ate for breakfast or how many hours I worked in a day, but see how my mind works. I want them to know my quirks and what I loved and hated and what was important to me. I want them to know that I hate sloppy joes and love Postum. I want them to know that my soul guides the things that I do and witness what events have shaped my personality.
   So I am rededicating my blog to being a place where I can share my thoughts, successes, failures, and the things that make me who I am. So here is a little bit of me, I love the beach. I am so excited to be moving back to California so I can be near the ocean. I find that people who do not grow up near the beach think I am crazy, but I love the ocean. It makes me feel complete, comforted, peaceful, and grounded. There is something about the ocean that makes me feel like I am exploding with energy while remaining completely grounded to the earth.
   In therapy we do a fair amount of mindfulness. Mindfulness consists of a series of interventions that allows the individual to connect with themselves, accept who they are as a person, and keep themselves in the present. I have done some of these interventions myself and find that whenever I need to connect with myself I imagine the ocean. I think it is important for everyone to find and enjoy the things that bring them peace in order to become the best version of themselves. So there is a piece of me.


  1. Love it! This makes me want to write more thoughtful posts in my blog.
    What part of Cali are you moving to and when??!

  2. We are moving to Irvine in late July! I have no idea where we are going to live yet, but we are moving! Where are you guys at right now?