It's Alright If You Don't Get It-- I Don't Either.


I have been debating on whether to write this blog post for months. I have written it in my head dozens of times, but never found the courage to actually type out the words.

This summer has been difficult.
It has been lonely.
It has been one of missed opportunities.
And one of stress.

I don't know if I'm embarrassed by how I feel or just don't want to feel as though I am being judged. I am not writing this as a pity post, but as a way to get out how I've been feeling all summer long and as a way of release.

I am anxious.
And it has been worse than ever within the past few months.
No, I am not clinically diagnosed, but this summer...

After finishing up the school year, I went on vacation with Jason's family. Once we got back, I had the stress of finding a new place for us to move. Once we finally got approved, the stresses of everything that involves moving took place. But that's not the only thing that made me anxious.

I had a hard time leaving the house.
I didn't get together with too many people.
I was scared of other people.
Of going out.
Of talking to people I didn't know.
I worry.
About everything.
I get nervous very easily.
My brain is constantly going and it's incredibly hard to turn off.

Living with anxiety is difficult. It makes every day situations ten times harder than those without it.

I don't expect people to understand how it feels.
I don't expect people to get why things are so much more difficult to do "simple" tasks.
I don't understand any of it either.

I might be the only person that is ready to head back to work next week. But I'm ready to fill my day again rather than with the loneliness of summer. I know that this will create a new stress and bring another bit of anxiety with it, but I need to get back in to things again.

I need to be around other people.
I need to do something.

It won't be easy, but it will be something.

Defined by Instagram


A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post about what kind of blogger I am. Or more like, am not based on some photos I pulled from Instagram. I don't have a definitive topic that I zone in on when I blog, but I can narrow down who I am based on what I post on Instagram. What? You're not following me on Instagram? Click that link and go ahead! ...wink wink...

So here's what I've compiled base on what I've posted over the past year or so from Instagram.

Book Worm.

Jason Lover.

Food Eater.

Working Out.

Teacher Life.

Family Life.

I hope this gives you a pretty good idea of who I am and what is important in my life.
What makes you YOU? 
Or what defines who you are?

As Promised...


As promised...[this past weekend] here are some photos from me and Jason's day trip to Savannah, Georgia back in June. [More are on my phone, but...this is what you can have for now. ;)] It is such an incredibly charming area! We definitely didn't get to see the whole area, but where we did was easy to walk around, so many sqaures/parks...Such an incredibly beautiful and historic place to visit! Although it was incredibly hot while we were visiting, it was definitely worth the two hour drive down from the beach.

Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA.

Here are just a couple more pictures from when we got back in to Charleston, SC for the afternoon. Unfortunately, I ended up getting super hot and grouchy because we had been walking...a lot...and at that point I was wearing flip flops. Note: When traveling, wear tennis shoes if you know you will be doing a good amount of walking. I didn't know we'd be walking as much as we did...However, Charleston is also a very charming place to visit and if we visit again, I'd like to take more time to walk around the area!

Stopped by Holy City Brewing for a beer.
The Battery.

Have you been to Savannah or Charleston? If so, what did you like best?! Where would you recommend going?
Happy Wednesday!