Welcome to Rel Life!

Too often we feel the pressures of life. The people closest to us and strangers alike feel the need to tell us how we should live, what we should be doing, and even what we should think. So much is expected of us, how do we choose who to listen to? How do we stop those judgmental stares and comments? How do we know if the decisions we make are the right ones?

Simple answer: We Don’t.

What we do know is that we can control our own thoughts and actions. When we listen to what others tell us, we can take their words as advise and think for ourselves. When we receive judgmental stares and comments, we can decide if we let them affect us or if we rise above them. When we make decisions, we can take responsibility of those decisions (no matter the outcome) and grow from them. The key thing to remember is that we just have to continue being strong and living our lives.

On that point, my belief is that we should value every moment of our lives and we should live them as our best selves. I know, this sounds like a feel good “you can do it!” post, and in a way it is but this is truly how I feel. If you don’t embrace the gift you have been given (life) then you may end up with regrets later. I have never spoken to anyone who tells me that they want regrets. So live, do what you enjoy, even if you don’t enjoy every minute. In my experience, the things in life that matter the most are the experiences we have along its journey.

In Rel Life (Rel is my childhood nickname), I share what is going on in my life. Anyone can interpret my previous paragraph how they believe relates to them the best. For me I gain the most from my life by experiencing moments with the people that I love (and sometimes on my own) and by learning. I am a self-proclaimed “skills collector”. If I am not learning then likely I am bored. As a result, my blog consists of a variety of posts from a variety of topics but I try to keep them organized. All I want to do is share the things that I learn with whom ever wants to learn them too.

I hope you enjoy reading Rel Life!

Rel-Life Posts

Everyone is born with a life of possibilities stretched out before them. As we progress through life we make decisions that have the potential to open new possibilities. If there is anything that I have learned in my life, it is this, without intentional action we just stumble through life hoping that we get lucky.

Instead of stumbling I chose action and customize my own life. I learn new skills, I gather what sometimes sounds like random knowledge, I meet new people and I explore. Through these actions, I am constantly finding new possibilities that I never could have imagined.

My actions have taken me scuba diving in pristine coral reefs, riding 1,000 lbs horses in intense games of polo, exploring the dramatic Phi Phi Islands of Thailand, and taken me from living in the open spaces of a family farm in Florida to navigating the concrete jungle of New York City. Without living a life of intentional actions I never would have a majority of the experiences that I cherish so greatly now.

The posts I write for Rel-Life are a part of what I chose to customize my life with and I hope to share some ideas with you. You can choose to read my posts for inspiration, education or even just to pass the time. This site will contain posts about food (healthy, party, fusion, delicious), DIY activities (build, fix, design, create), travel (tips & tricks, places to go, things to eat & drink), health, gardening, pets, products, and what ever else I pick up on over the course of writing. Eventually, this blog will grow, I will grow and hopefully you will as well.

If you have any questions, concerns or requests please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you!