Christian living, Life Experiences

Dear Rachel… (an open letter to myself)

Hello, friends. Today's post is a bit unusual. See, I was at a bit of an emotional low-point a bit ago and just needed to write, so I simply sat down and wrote what I was thinking. It got off on a bit of a rocky, depressing start, but writing really did help me to… Continue reading Dear Rachel… (an open letter to myself)

Fitness

Introducing: Free 4-Week Running Guide

Want to start running but don’t know how? I love to run. I’ve been running on a team for over 2 years now, and - no exaggeration - it changed my life. My overall mindset has changed, I am physically healthier, and I have improved emotionally as well. If you don't know if running is… Continue reading Introducing: Free 4-Week Running Guide

Fitness, Life Experiences

Summer 2021 Recap (all the fun + photos!)

Sweet treats, more exercise than ever before, and lots of first-time experiences. My summer was amazing. It also flew by, though. It's crazy that it's already time for another school year! Today, I want to give you a peek into the things that happened this summer (with plenty of photos!). In this post, I listed… Continue reading Summer 2021 Recap (all the fun + photos!)

Fashion Fridays

Clothing Haul + Outfit Inspo

Summer is the perfect time to shop, amiright? I especially love all the yard sales that happen this time of year. This is also a great time to find cute outfits for the upcoming school year. I've done some shopping over the last few months, and I've found some really cute pieces/outfits that I would… Continue reading Clothing Haul + Outfit Inspo

Christian living

How to Deal with Success and Failure

photo credit: Allan Ward I laid on the carpet, my eyes trained on my bedroom ceiling. Emotions shot through me as I recalled the things I had done in the last several days. I thought of the bad: the times I disobeyed God, almost forgot Him in the heat of my emotions, or let an… Continue reading How to Deal with Success and Failure

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My Sister Has a Blog! (+ other blogs you should follow)

WHAAATT?!! Yep, you read that right! My little sister just started her very own blog. She is a talented poet and writer, and she is very excited to blog like her big sis:) I'm so excited for her! The logo/header image was designed by yours truly (I'm actually pretty proud… Continue reading My Sister Has a Blog! (+ other blogs you should follow)

Fitness

My First Triathlon + What You Need to Know for Yours

I scrambled out of the pool and headed straight for the bike rack. After drying off, I slipped on my biking shorts and shoved on my socks and shoes. With that, I put on my helmet, hopped on my bike, and headed off for the second part of the race.… Continue reading My First Triathlon + What You Need to Know for Yours

Book Review, Christian living

5 Books to Grow Your Faith this Summer

Luscious green grass between your toes. A gentle summer breeze touching your skin. Bright sunshine streaming down from the sky. A book in your hand. Summer is the perfect time to read. I find I don’t have time for leisurely reading during the school year, so I try to pick… Continue reading 5 Books to Grow Your Faith this Summer

Christian living

Falling Away From Christ vs. Continuing in His Kindness

It seems like there is so much I have to do. I don't know... I'm just really confused. And I get scared when I don't feel that I love you (from my old prayer journal). What if I grow up and fall away from Christ? What if pressures, problems, and… Continue reading Falling Away From Christ vs. Continuing in His Kindness

Christian living, Life Experiences

Rest: How to Recharge and Reset Intentionally

It's time for summer break! This is the time for vacations, pools, sunshine, watermelon, flip-flops, and all the summery vibes. I love this time of year. I get to hang out with friends, swim every day, and just relax. Lately though, I realized that instead of resting, I tend to… Continue reading Rest: How to Recharge and Reset Intentionally