If you follow my Instagram stories, you will know for a few weeks I was very candid about my online dating experiences before and after posting my Single and Ready to Mingle (from the comfort of my living room) blog post. I chose stories instead of blog/static posts so I could make sure none of the men featured … Continue reading Well, that didn’t last long.
So, it's now been 19 months since I separated from my ex-husband. It has taken me this long to finally be ready to start dating again… here we go. Since we separated, I've had one first date with a guy I met at a coffee shop. I bombed it. I'm thankful for the practice, but … Continue reading Single and ready to mingle (from the safety of my living room)
Friendly mental health awareness PSA: High functioning anxiety and depression can still look like this. So much can be hidden by a smile and bright colors. That isn't to say that I wasn't experiencing a lot of joy during this specific moment, but I'm coming out of a few very dark months. I feel compelled … Continue reading 2019: Recovering from Whiplash
I'm extra. It's not a secret. When I do things, I really like to commit all out. It is both a strength and a weakness. When I made the decision to stop using my fit-stagram @Rock.Anne.Run I knew I didn't want to just "ghost." I wanted to celebrate the journey. I have more followers on … Continue reading The Journey of @Rock.Anne.Run
I have never felt more like a fairy princess than I did during my visit to Mariposa Grove. Giant trees and tiny me. Talk about a cool first taste of Yosemite. Our guide doesn't typically start here when taking groups on the three day trip to Yosemite, because it added an hour of extra driving. … Continue reading Walking through the giants of Mariposa Grove
This post could be about a lot of things. I could go really deep and talk about how a city-lovin' girl who never showed any interest in camping ended up taking a three day camping trip to Yosemite. Instead though, I just kind of want to reflect on the hours after the decision had been … Continue reading Getting to Yosemite
Doesn't "urban hiking" sound way cooler than "walking?" I set out to just do an easy two miles down and back. My mission was to break in my new* hiking shoes, make sure my backpack didn't rub me in weird places requiring extra body glide next week, and practice with the GoPro I'm borrowing. Five … Continue reading Urban Hiking
In hindsight, it has been well over a year, maybe longer than two years since I've had a frappuccino at Starbucks. I'm really not a huge fan of frozen drinks so I have never been a huge frapp drinker. Maybe this wasn't the best foodie adventure for me to take on. However, I do love … Continue reading Don’t worry, I tried the tie dye frapp so you don’t have to.
Eventually this week will go back to being all things ‘Merica. At least this year and probably for the next few years today feels more like a celebration of my own independence. It’s been one year since I moved out of the house I shared with my husband. This first year has taught me a … Continue reading My Independence Day – Est 2018
I got really excited when I heard that Dinosaurs were coming to Town Center Virginia Beach! I put it on my calendar and was able to schedule a few meetings in the area so I would be able to check it out! From July 2-14 there are dinosaur displays all around the area and every … Continue reading Dinosaurs!!