Northern Ireland - Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Northern Ireland - Carrick-a-Rede Rope BridgeCarrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

What’s one of your favorite memories? Mine is visiting Ireland.

Not because of any one thing that specifically happened but because of many things that happened – the sights, laughter, the breeze and of course, adventure with my darling and fun besties, Melayne. Sometimes I look back at photos I took on my Sony mirrorless camera and it just brings back the feelings of peace and simple joy.

I wouldn’t mind living the rest of my days in such a beautiful place, honest.

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I imagine the shores of Ireland is what it means when people describe as heaven meeting Earth.

Sunset at Giant’s Causeway – quiet, reflective, and completely natural Basalt columns from a volcano. God creates such beautiful things, doesn’t he?

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I’m also thankful for the gift of memory! Check out our Ireland girl’s trip. See our video here.

Are you in a need of a little getaway? You should grab someone and go – or find a little R&R in your own backyard.

This month while I’ve been busy working and going to acting class, my brain feels like it’s on vacation but trying to not float away. I recently spilled a not so secret, secret about my past to some fellow actors, just something that happened to me that would normally make me feel vulnerable. Then I thought, I think it’s one of those things I need to blog about.

Blogging can be therapeutic. It can also cause you to overanalyze every word that makes up your post before you hit publish. It’s a double-edged sword. How much I wish that blogs and websites were more accessible when I was a teen so I could have the support I needed at the time. As one of my besties Jennifer tells me, “If you help one person with telling your story, it’s worth it.” Sometimes, writing hard memories can be so difficult, triggering feelings you just want to leave in the past. I think we all want to inspire and encourage one another, but sometimes we give such little credit to the past, hurt, trials and errors that really do provide more inspiration than a seemingly perfect day or vacation.

Both are good – the perfect days paired with the not so good days, the trials, the milestone celebrations, the adventures – they fill up our life and mold us into who we are and who we will become.