365 Days

 One year ago today, I made this post...

One year later, my motivation has paid off. There are still some days that are hard (2020, amiright?), but I have done a 180.

Almost two weeks ago, I posted I was doing big things. It's actually one big thing that I know will lead to bigger things. Ever since I left VHUMC, I have struggled to find my purpose. Sometimes people aren't presented their purpose immediately or with certainty. They have to discover a significant amount more about themselves to find it. No matter how or when you realize it, all that matters is that you do. 

3,784 days ago, I graduated from college with a BS in Sport and Fitness Management. 32 days ago, I started my first graduate class. I am pursuing my Masters in Education with a concentration in Physical Education.

In my second year of college thousands of days ago, I can recall walking across the quad at Troy University, talking to my mom on the phone. I was trying to declare my major. She thought I'd be a great PE teacher. I thought she could be right, so I went to my guidance counselor a few days later, and it was declared. A week into my first education class, I left that major quicker than the fastest kid on the kickball team running the bases for an inside the park home run. I knew it wasn't for me. I eventually landed on SFM and loved the major. From the professors to my fellow students, I knew I was in the right place. I made A's and B's my last two years of college. 

Now that I am back in the education class that I originally ran from, I am thoroughly enjoying it. I credit the experience I got from basically being a PE teacher at VHUMC. I also credit all the people in my life- my mom and dad, my friends (from back home and all over; new and old). I also know it's important to give myself some credit. I wanted to give up countless times in the last year and a half. I really was drowning. Now I'm just butterfly stroking* through it. 

*Sidenote: I just looked up the butterfly stroke, and woah, that does not look easy. Then I looked up breaststroke- I'm just going to stick with good ol' fashioned swimming, and the point I was trying to make is that I'm not drowning.

Can I also be THAT pet parent that gives credit to their pups? Great, cause I'm gonna! Canon, Phoenix, and little man Murphy put up with a lot of shit the last year or so. I was sad, discouraged, in the house ALL DAY for weeks at a time, and they just kept showing up by giving me unconditional love. I cannot imagine and better trio. I miss the hell out of Murphy but Canon and Phoenix are picking up the slack and pushing forward. I could not be more grateful.

365 days later, I'm where I knew that I could be. Now, I can't wait to do more and be even better than today.


  1. I am so glad to hear that you are living your best 2020 life. Proud of you. Sometimes the journey to that happiness is so damn hard,but enjoying life again and stepping into your purpose makes up for it.


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