So let me just be Harry Potter

Thank you Pinterest, for this blip of inspiration. I’ve been talking to a lot of peers lately about what I want to do with my life (and vice versa, what THEY want to do with their lives.) The early 20s are such an interesting time period career-wise. In some ways, this period is very frustrating:…

Just Take Care of Yourself

On Wednesday, I was sitting at work and I all of a sudden felt strange chest pains. I contemplated whether or not this could be a pulled muscle. After all, this has happened before. However, it has usually happened the day after I did an exercise such as dumbbell chest press, chest fly, or push…

It’s Time to Under-analyze

Good morning! I started writing this post on Monday. Then things got crazy. Being a grown-up is hard. I realized that lately I have done a lot of physical activity, fitness, and nutrition-related posts. When I say “a lot” I mean that in relation to my blog, which has very little posts compared to my…

Don’t Take Things Personally

Don’t take things personally. Someone once told me that when someone treats you badly–whether they are avoiding you, yelling at you, or spreading nasty rumors about you–it is more about something going on inside of them than something to do with you. While these actions may hurt you and stir up feelings of anger, it…

I Wanna See You Be Brave

I am far past the days where I quote songs in my Facebook status in an effort to communicate my feelings to the almost 1,000 friends I have (unreal, I know..I’m working on getting down to at least 800). However, I am very good at relating song lyrics to life situations. I can’t tell you…

The Art and Science of Happiness

 Hello, all! I am currently in Las Vegas for the annual NIRSA (National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association) conference. I will probably delve into that more later, but right now I wanted to speak about a session that I went to yesterday titled The Art and Science of Happiness, presented by Fred Luskin. I am a…

The Little Things

How many times have you heard someone say It’s the little things that count. Pretty often, right? Well, I don’t necessarily believe that is 100% true, as the big things do count sometimes as well. However, what I draw from this popular saying is that in the midst of worrying about the big things, we shouldn’t…