Needing to Remember

Eleven years. I can’t believe it’s been eleven years. It hasn’t been that long, compared to other events in our nation’s history but differing perspectives comes with each generation alive today. I am sure our grandparents can’t believe it’s been over 70 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.I am sure our parents can’t believe … [Read more…]

UB of the Week

It was really tough this past week as I felt some nostalgia for our previous home state around the holiday weekend. Moving away from family and friends is tough, which makes me even more thankful for the technology to keep in touch.However, on the upside, we found a new living situation and although things will … [Read more…]


I started reading this yesterday. As I read the introduction, I realized how important it is for me to read this book. Since my freshman year of college, I have latched on to the importance of this element in my identity. Being an introvert plays a much larger role than I anticipated, but is also … [Read more…]


Today’s post is unrelated to any of my previous posts, but essential to my identity. There’s something you need to know about me. If you have ever met me, you might be surprised, but for those who know me, of course I do. I. LOVE. FOOTBALL. And not just any kind of football, although I … [Read more…]

What Inspires Me? (September Edition)

I was inspired to post a plethora of my favorite posts from the past month when I started reading HopefulLeigh and RachelHeldEvans.  I have to say my favorite time of the week/month is when I get to read what inspires others, because it inspires me too! So, each month, I will post meaningful, random, sports-related, … [Read more…]

UB of the week

I shortened the title, catchy, right? The unexpected blessing that I experienced this week came as my head was lowered and my heart was focused in prayer for all of those in the path of Hurricane Issac. As I said in a previous post, Hurricane Katrina had a significant impact on me and still stirs … [Read more…]


It’s time to share with you a little more about one of my passions: writing.  Of course, blogging must make it obvious, but this is not the type of writing I am accustomed to. For almost seven years, I wrote a weekly devotion that I emailed out to family and friends. It started my junior … [Read more…]

out of place

I just returned from a business/pleasure trip where I am on a team planning a huge national event. I’ve been to several of these meetings over the past four years and always enjoy the time spent with friends and colleagues. Yet, a part of my introverted self that I am still uncomfortable with, always seems to … [Read more…]

Unexpected Blessing of the week

When I revamped my blog awhile back, I explained the title, which can be found here: Intro to Unexpected Blessings. Each week, I would like stay true to the theme of this blog and share an unexpected blessing that I experienced, or perhaps share a story of one that has brought me to where I am … [Read more…]

Introvert & Identity

One of my passions is studying introverts and how they are shaped in their identities. I happen to be one of them, which is perhaps why the subject is so interesting to me. It’s a label I’ve always been aware of, but not always by name. Early on, it was linked to my incredible shyness … [Read more…]