Dear new mom

To the mother who feels her body failed her, because her birth plan didn’t go as she hoped it would, and she had to have her baby physically cut out of her from her body via surgery.  You are just as strong as the mother that pushed and pushed to bring her baby into the…

The end is only the beginning.

I never thought this day would come, it is the end of my therapy journey.  I have so many mixed emotions about this, I have been in therapy since my son was a month old. I got sever postpartum depression and anxiety. I was afraid to hold him, feed him, change his diaper, basically anything…

When I was younger I didn’t spend much time in the kitchen unless it was to get a snack.  My mom is an amazing cook and can make the simplest meal taste like it comes from a five start restaurant. My sister is an amazing cook too and well, me, not so much. I never really…

Hold on to the love, not the loss.

It’s passed midnight and I am sitting here in my living room watching my son sleep, Netflix is on. I always have the TV on, I don’t like the silence these days, nights are the hardest when it’s silent, I can hear the sound of the machine, the machine that marked my grandpa’s last breath,…

July 1st, 2018

July 1st ,2018 was a day that changed my life forever, I gained a new title, mom. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy he is 8 pounds 8 ounces 21 inches long of per perfection. From the moment I found out I was pregnant I was full of fears and anxiety. I always…

What minimalism means to me.

When we think about minimalism we instantly think getting rid of everything we own and living in a tiny house and only having three outfits to wear for a year. That is extreme. I believe that each person can define what minimalism means to them, you don’t have to throw away all of your belongings…

SimplyJoa

Hello loves, It has been a while since my last post, a lot has happened as many of you know my grandfather was battling cancer for about a year and a half. He took his last breath on September 22nd. I can vividly remember that day like it was yesterday, I won’t go into details…

Amazing things happen when you get honest with yourself and start doing what makes your heart happy not what fills your pockets. Do what you love, stop wishing for the weekend, stop looking forward to special events. Once you begin to live each moment you start feeling like a human being. You start to ride…

It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

I close my eyes as the wind hits my face, bugs flying into my hair and for a moment in time I forget what is making me sad, I forget what I am stressing about what is making me have all this anxiety and for a brief moment I am still and not thinking about…