Why our Marriage and Wedding were Different

One year since we celebrated. Two years of marriage. Eight years of long distance. Ten years together. When we got married in 2018 and celebrated it a year later, it was unusual. Due to Marcus’s job, we didn’t have time to plan a celebration before he left, but we wanted to close the distance forContinue reading “Why our Marriage and Wedding were Different”

How We’re Surviving Quarantine Together

This is by far the longest we’ve been together “non-stop”. We’re used to long distance and work-related travel separating us frequently, so Corona has been a blessing and honestly a bit of an adjustment. One thing I’ve found to be super important is for each of us to have our own things to keep usContinue reading “How We’re Surviving Quarantine Together”

Our Police Encounter

We were parked in a McDonald’s parking lot late one night (maybe midnight?). I can’t remember where we’d been, but in that moment we were just eating our McDonald’s, enjoying some in-person, one-on-one time that’s so rare in long distance relationships. We were surprised when we saw a police pull into the parking lot withContinue reading “Our Police Encounter”

Your Body is Capable of Amazing Things!

Your body is a masterpiece. It’s capable. It’s strong. It can do the things you set your mind to. Today during my workout I was realizing how much stronger my body’s gotten and that it can do things now that I couldn’t in the past. I’ve gotten stronger, more flexible, and more understanding of myContinue reading “Your Body is Capable of Amazing Things!”

Be Patient with Yourself

I shared this quote to my story on Instagram but it resonated with me so much I wanted to share it here too: 👇🏼 “Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.” 🌸 I think this is especially important to hear right now; I know a lot of people are struggling with quarantineContinue reading “Be Patient with Yourself”

Living the Dream

✨ It’s a dream come true: ✨ Closing the distance in our relationship to be together every day. 💕 Working remotely in Greece (I mean- look at that water!). 👩🏼‍💻 Helping people live healthier lives (talk about purposeful work!). 💪🏼 Making progress on my own journey (in all aspects- physically, mentally, spiritually). 🙏🏼 Doing whatContinue reading “Living the Dream”

Quarantine-Proof Date Ideas!

If you’re quarantined together: Work on a jigsaw puzzle Play a card or board game Cuddle Do a couples workout (use each other’s bodyweight if you’re used to lifting heavy!) Cook/bake something together Go on a car ride to somewhere new Learn a new skill together + everything listed below If you’re quarantined apart (canContinue reading “Quarantine-Proof Date Ideas!”

How I Improved Our Relationship This Year

I think our relationship is the best it’s ever been. I admit, in the past, especially during long distance in college, I was jealous (even just of the people who got to see him everyday). Being long distance in college is tough. You’re both so busy, there’s the party culture, and visits are often shortContinue reading “How I Improved Our Relationship This Year”

How to Improve your Life

Start with yourself. If you always look for the negative in a situation, that’s what you’ll find. If you’re constantly putting yourself down, you won’t make it very far. If you don’t think you can do it, you won’t.Believe in yourself. Start focusing on what you have accomplished, not what you haven’t. Set aside time dailyContinue reading “How to Improve your Life”