I’m a tired mama of 2 active babes- My 7 year old girl is strong-willed, fierce, sweet and sassy with an abundance of energy and sensitivity like her mama. My 5 year old boy is active, even-tempered, feisty, and cuddly. I am obsessed with taking pictures and videos of my kids that sometimes people around me are annoyed. I love my local coffee shops and a good decaf cold brew, all things fitness, running running and running, blogging, reading, baking, and a good ass hot yoga class. I take a bath every night and sometimes I lock myself in a room just to breathe. My guilty pleasures are watching trash TV, eating dark chocolate, and day drinking red wine. I really don’t have time to watch TV except for on the treadmill. My favorite shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Full House, Friends, Million Little Things, Virgin River, Sex Love, Cheer, New Amsterdam and This is Us. My favorite movies are The Notebook, The After Series and anything with love because I’m a freakin hopeless romantic. I’m a full time behavior special education teacher for grades k-5. I worked in a group home all through college and I still visit them! Working at the group home inspired me to volunteer in Guatemala in 2013 in an orphanage for kids with special needs. I want to move to North Carolina and go to Nursing school someday. Life is so big. Dreams are bigger.
I teach Zumba®, Strong Nation (HIIT), Zumba® Step and I’m a runner. I train for half marathons year round and aim to run 30 miles a week outside or on the treadmill. I have run 16 half marathons, with a PR of 1:34/7:14 pace. I have been intermittent fasting for 4 years and it changed my life.
I teach for VIPKid, an online education company that connects students and teachers globally through one-to-one personalized English language classes. I teach over 500 students primarily from China ages 3-14.
I am currently moving through a divorce, but realizing that life is so much more than depending on one person. It’s about happiness and finding it within yourself so you can let others love you the way you deserve and need. We both love our kids big and we will both become better versions of ourselves. Life is hard. Marriage is hard. Love is hard. Resentment is hard. Staying is hard. Staying confident is hard. But being happy shouldn’t be hard.
Motherhood has changed me in ways I never imagined. “Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.” Also marriage is freaking hard. Check out my first blog to see why I started blogging. I hope I make a positive impact on someone. I write to cope.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments. Positive vibes only