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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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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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