The Blog

I started Life Is for Living back in July 2012. My first post offered a vague glimpse into what I was going through at that time in my life. I was morbidly obese, single and hating it, stuck in a stressful nursing job I loathed, still living with my parents, and doing nothing I wanted to do. That summer, a switch flipped in my brain. I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself. I determined to change my pitiful situation.

I quit my job. I stopped watching so much TV. I started running. I started traveling. I changed my diet and began eating whole, natural, healthy foods. I faced fears. I experienced new things. I grew closer to God. I found and married my soul mate. I earned a degree I never thought I'd finish. I moved halfway across the United States.

And I chronicled all of it along the way, right here.

Though this blog has evolved as much as I have over the last few years, the premise remains the same. The focus here is on living, on attaining the best, most fulfilling life possible here on Earth. It's about optimism. About making the best of life's situations. About finding peace, moving forward, stepping outside of comfort zones, and thriving.

At Life Is for Living, I spread this optimism across all the major areas of life that have always held me (and pretty much everyone else I know) back. Health and fitness. Finances. Fears. Reaching goals. I write about my progress- and endless struggles- in these areas and invite you to do the same in the comment section of my posts.

I'm not content with who I am and where I am in life. I want to be healthy. I want to be financially secure and debt-free. I want to be fearless. I want to pursue new opportunities boldly. I want to continually set new goals for myself and work hard to accomplish them.

I want to live.