Leveling Up

Well, Hello! 

Thank you for finding your way back here! And a special thank you to those who have subscribed to my blog! You know how to make a girl feel loved. 

I am about to take a leap of faith and be extra raw and vulnerable with y'all today. As I sit here about to type these words, I can't believe I am going to share something that has felt shameful for so long, with the rest of the world, in one of my very first blog posts. 

But shame is a funny thing. It feeds off living in hiding, off being secretive. The more you hide what causes you shame, the stronger it grows.  It needs to be put in the light, in the forefront, so it's power can be taken away. Shame is one of the hardest feelings I have had to tackle in my journey to health and happiness, along with guilt. But after sharing my source of shame yesterday in my closest community (and what I was going to do about it) I felt Strength. Empowerment. Bravery. Lightness. Support. And I certainly didn't feel alone. I fe…

A Little About Me

Hey there! 

If you are reading this, I am guessing you got through "An Introduction" in which I told you a bit about the process I went through to start a blog. Thanks for checking it out! 
I wanted to share more about myself, so that going forward some of my references to things in my life would make more sense! 
I am Gail (gasp!) and I currently reside in Waco, Texas. And, no, I didn't watch a lot of Fixer Upper... But I found my way down here regardless! 
I work full time as a Geotechnical Engineer here in Waco. What is that you ask?? It means I deal with soil and foundations and all the good stuff that hold buildings up. I love dirt and I don't care how weird that sounds (or is)! I am also a certified yoga teacher, but due to my recent move to Waco, I don't have a job set up here to teach yet. 
I am a mom to an amazing 3.5 year old boy, Connor (affectionately called Con-Man). He is sweet, loving, energetic, funny, talkative and smart. He goes to daycare full time …

An Introduction

Hello and welcome to my very first blog post! 

Thank you SO much for being here. I have wanted to start blogging for maybe 2 years now. But how intimidating is that?! In a world FULL of gorgeous blogs that appear to be written effortlessly and decorated with perfect photographs, I couldn't help but ask myself, "who would want to read MY blog?" "What do I have to offer that would bring anyone here to read my story??" 
As I tackled those fraudy feelings, I did further research into how to start a blog and I was hit by all the "rules" of the blogging world.. "make sure you have a niche for your blog" followed by another article warning "don't narrow your blog's focus so much that you narrow your potential audience." 
Okay, so I am supposed to focus on something, but not too hard?? Is that it? Hello, hurdle #2. 
When I finally decided to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard?), I bit the bullet and went to a very popular web design…