Decide what to be and go be it...

Nikki. 24. I am a rural social worker, just graduated with my MSW, about to begin working as a mental health professional in a therapeutic day care. My heart belongs to mental health, community based non-profit, play therapy, the gym, aaaaand my husband. My intentions are mostly pure. Striving to find balance in the craziness that is my life.
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What I want and who I am are two very different things, and my whole life I have tried to reconcile the two. Maybe I can have both, maybe I can be both. But i don’t know if it’s even possible, so I’ve constantly had this image, this goal, that I am physically unable, or unwilling, to measure up to. I have to make a conscious decision at this point to either move forward and try, or to stop and embrace what is the here and now of it, possibly resigning myself to complacency. It’s not going to be easy, or short, or painless. So, in effort to be my best self, my truest self, I have to disconnect for a bit and pursue something more meaningful. Check ya later, tumblr, internets. I’m going “outside”, and I don’t know when I’m coming back.


Monday-Wednesday Wine Selection.


Monday-Wednesday Wine Selection.

This just happened. Whole wheat, Colby jack AND pepper jack, cucumber, and baby tomato sandwich….and bowl (read, can) of vegetarian vegetable ABC soup..something seemingly good for you, but is very very not. I know the difference, and knowing is half the battle, right? Yum, don’t care.



I wrote this song a few years ago now, but tradition dictates I repost it today.  Let’s all raise a glass to Saccharomyces cerevisiae!

Cheers! — Lauren 

Every. Year. Reblog.


Getting old doesn’t have to mean getting weak and frail. Stay at it!

(via funeralformyfat)


For my wife with love