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A Sea Of Uncertainty

I’m going to write, and I’m going to write freely. I’m freaking out about a situation going on in my life right now. I was clearly called in a certain direction. I knew that direction was the right choice, and I knew that it was something I needed to pursue. I sit here, writing this, hands shaking with nerves, stomach doing an olympic tumbling routine. I’m unsteady and unsure with how this is going to go. I don’t know what is going to happen next. I am fearful that everything is about to change. I’m scared of leaving my comfort zone. I’m terrified. Tears are welling up in my eyes as I think about what could happen. My thoughts tend to hop on the autobahn at the worst timing. Fear consumes me like a thick fog hovering the freeway. The cars can’t push through it, they can’t see five feet in front of them, but they think they know what is miles ahead. But do they? Do I? I don’t want to step away from my comfort zone because I’m good at it, I fit well with it, I enjoy it, and I like the people that are in it with me. I finally found a spot in which I’m content. Contentment is my biggest foe. Contentment is what is keeping me from everything this world has to offer me. In my heart, I know I’m not at the place […]

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Blissfully Erin

I wanted to take a break from my deep, soul-telling posts and do something a little different. I want to introduce you to BlissfullyErin.com I started this blog a few months ago as a way to connect to the Vegan blog world. If you know me, you probably know I’m not vegan anymore. If you want to know more about my decision, email me. The name, Blissfully Erin, came from my original blog, Blissful Veggie. I didn’t feel it was right to have “Veggie” in my name anymore. I’ll let you in on […]

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Baggage

I just recently took a business trip to Austin and Houston. In typical Erin fashion, I packed way too many bags for my four day trip. I had a full bag of boots, booties, and flats, clothes stuffed into a pink polka dot duffle that was bursting at the seams, and three other accessory, jewelry, and make up bags. I added another bag after my first day in Austin. After checking out of my hotel in Austin on Tuesday morning and carrying my bags to my car, I was kicking myself- metaphorically speaking, of course. They were heavy. They were excessive. It was early and I was tired from a day of driving and another day of working out of my element. Luckily it was early, so I wasn’t drained for the day yet. My drive to Houston was easy, but about 30 minutes in, my AC turned to hot air. For the next two and a half hours, my car was a sauna. It was only 70 degrees or so, but it was really uncomfortable. I drove straight to the Houston campus and worked for 4 hours. I was tired. I was so exhausted. I had barely had any water and just wanted rest. It was getting dark outside and I knew I needed to get to my home for the night and settle in. After getting to the hotel, I opened my trunk to grab my bags. They seemed to have gained […]

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If I Could Go Back

A friend of mine from my high school days recently got married. Even though we lost touch, I still feel the same joy for her that I would if we were still a close part of each other’s lives. She looked radiant and blissful. In seeing the pictures floating around Facebook, I can’t help but reminisce on my time in high school. For me, many of my high school days are but a blur of drunken, teenage angst. I feel a little bit of sadness come across me as I […]

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Atelophobia

While getting ready this morning, I spent my “relaxation time” brainstorming a topic for today’s post. The word “enough” kept coming to my mind. As I thought about what I could write, I began to question the word itself. As defined online by Merriam-Webster, enough is, “occurring in such quantity, quality, or scope as to fully meet demands, needs, or expectations.” If I could only tell you how many times I have asked myself if I am enough. Do I truly meet ‘demands, needs, or expectations’? Countless times I’ve seen someone […]

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