new chapters

Moving on is never an easy thing to do. All it requires is the simple belief that you are strong and have the entire world at your fingertips. Remember that. Advertisements

choose

Today, Des Moines is getting a nice, heavy rain. It’s falling with purpose, sounding very dignified, very meaningful. I live for rainy days. Rain is not depressing to me but awakens something inside of me that I do not often feel. Water is something that has always fascinated me. The way water moves, the the…

this is not the end

Lately, I have been all about accepting human nature, accepting thoughts and feelings, learning to process through them and how to use them to go about our daily lives. This may sound emotional or feminine but what else drives our choices? Surely, we all don’t go on a whim with every decision, throwing a dart while blind-folded….

the end of a golden era

I grew up swimming on the best swim team in the state of Iowa. A large part of who I am was shaped at those practices and swim meets and for that I will be forever indebted. I believe that I speak for a large portion of Central Iowa Aquatics swimmers when I say that…

samadhi

I walked out, fully present. In my mind, my body and the moment. I felt the gift that nature gave me 19 years ago and all of the joy it possessed. In that moment I felt vibrant, liberated and light. I could conquer not only the world’s challenges but the world itself. Not with force…

the urge to continue

This is for all of you getting home from a long day I know that it becomes hard to drudge through each day. It becomes easy to go through the motions, answer with simple hellos and empty how are you’s, with out really recognizing the face we are speaking to. It may feel as if there was…