Less Dumb. More Connected.

I did it y’all. I devoted one month to getting back in touch with MY LIFE. In my last post, Becoming Dumb, I wrote about the experience I had where I described the feeling of actually losing my brain cells. Sitting on the couch, scrolling through social media, wasting away those precious minutes when the house is quiet and my hyperactive daughter is sound asleep in her crib for her mid-morning nap. The notion had been rolling […] Read More

Becoming Dumb

Last week, I was sitting in my living room and I could feel myself becoming dumb.  Let me explain… I have been graduated from college for over a year now, I have a one-year-old daughter, and I am a stay-at-home mom. My conversations throughout the day mostly consist of me talking to my daughter about what’s going on around us. Since she doesn’t talk back, it can be a pretty lonely way to communicate. Not to mention, […] Read More

Resolutions: Revisited

How am I doing on those resolutions I made almost two and a half months ago, you ask? Well, do you want an honest answer? Of course you do… Terrible. The answer is terrible. This always happens doesn’t it? We set these super high goals for ourselves and we even think we really will reach them. We have all this motivation to accomplish things we always seem to fall short of accomplishing. We hold ourselves to […] Read More


Resolutions can be daunting. They can be intimidating. They can force us to face and accept our shortcomings. The shortcomings and faults that we ALL possess can also feel like a never-ending list. And sometimes, that leaves us feeling defeated, hopeless, and discouraged to even make resolutions in the first place. However… Resolutions can also be extremely encouraging. They can be exciting and full of hope. They can lift us up and make us feel good […] Read More

Doubt Kills


Okay guys, real talk for a minute. “DOUBT KILLS MORE DREAMS THAN FAILURE EVER WILL.” – Suzy Kassem So. Freaking. True. Suzy nailed it, man. She freaking nailed it. I had an experience today that I want to tell you all about. Why? Because I know for a FACT that I’m not the only one who finds this happening to themselves on occasion. Therefore, I’m not the only one who could benefit from the pep talk […] Read More

What’s In A Name?

So, what’s the deal with the title of my blog, Searching for Samantha? It probably sounds more like a missing persons campaign than a lifestyle blog, amiright??? Ever since I was old enough to think about who I really am, I’ve been searching. Soul searching if you will. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t meditate or try to align my chi (although I wish I could be that zen), but I do find myself frequently contemplating what makes me tick. […] Read More