I Want to go to a Deserted Island!

Currently, my husband is watching a documentary about the wildest islands in the world, and now I am craving the beach! I could really go for a week or more soaking up the rays and tickle my toes into the sand. It would be so incredible to snorkel down into the cool waters and join in with the underwater communities. I think that I need to start saving now for a long island get away! 🙂 

My job description includes acting like a kid!

Tomorrow our school is having Decade’s Day for our Spirit week! This is a new one (I’ve been there a few years and they always have tie dye day or hat day, which can be lame after a couple years). So I’m looking forward to a new spirit day! I am going to do the 1940s, since I have a dress that will match perfectly! So I’m going to be spending my evening looking up ways to wear my hair! Wish me luck! 🙂 


Thanks for listening to my excited rant!

I may have a crush on a zombie…

A few years back, I got sucked into the world of audiobooks! There is something fresh and exciting about listening to a book instead of reading. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE reading books, I try to read every night before bed. However, I feel transformed into a new world when I hear tones, expressions and emotion while listening to a book. Currently, I am listening to Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.



If you haven’t read it (or seen the movie) it is about a zombie who falls in love with a human. It is told from the point of view of a zombie named R. It is fantastic, simply because it is a unique point of view. I don’t think I have ever heard of another book that tells the story through a zombie’s eyes. I have to admit that I was hesitant to listen to this book because I do not normally like zombies. But I am so glad that I took the risk and purchased it! If I am being 100% honest, I think I have a crush on R! 🙂 He’s adorable! If the world was ever devoured by a Zombie Apocalypse, I think it would be beneficial to have a zombie fall in love with you. That will be my survival strategy. 

I can’t wait to listen some more! 


WHOA! Thank you!

WOW! I haven’t even had the Persistent Platypus up and running for a week and already 60 of you have followed my page! You are all so amazing. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and remain interested in all the things I have to say! I am grateful to have found WordPress and to have you all as my WP family! 

I want to be a crazy yogini!

I started practicing yoga about two months ago and my interest in the practice has bloomed into a full on passion! I love starting my mornings with yoga and ending the days with it as well. I feel so refreshed and relaxed when I am finished. I also have noticed I don’t have as many aches and pains I use to have before I started, which is beyond exciting! I am able to reach hands to my toes with my legs straight, and hold myself up in plank for several minutes! And kinda sorta do a half way handstand-ish thingy. YAY! Now the challenge is to start working up to some crazy poses. But when I see some of the poses I would theoretically like to do, I think, “I don’t think that is possible for a human do that?!” These are some poses I would like to attempt someday in the future! 


SO! These are some of the poses that would be INCREDIBLE if I could one day do them! Currently, I have some pesky side rolls that seem to get in the way when I try to bend in certain directions, but I’m working to minimize their interference! I can’t wait to see what my body can actually do with some hard work and dedication! 

Can any of you out there do any of these poses? If you can, you are AMAZING 🙂 

I’m Me, and You are You.

There are many times in my life where I wished that I could be different. I wished I could be fearless and reckless. Be able to shoot off into the wild and not care about what would happen next or what consequences would follow. However, as I have grown older, I realize that very few of those adjectives describe me. But guess what? I’m ok with that. Actually, I’m more than ok. I am great with it! I love right where I am. I love me.

Perhaps you are wondering about the name of my blog, The Persistent Platypus, and why I would have pick it for the title. I chose those words because they simply explain who I am. I chose the platypus because it is such a unique animal. One of kind actually. I also feel that I am one of kind. I chose persistent because I have continually worked to overcome an anxiety disorder. Throughout the course of my life I have had to learn how to learn how to cope with my anxiety so I could continue to live adventurously.

As I thought about what I should write in this post, I wrestled with using the term, “ANXIETY”, because of the negative stereotypes and stigmas that are attached to it. Many people think, “Oh no, she has anxiety, she is going to have a mental breakdown and go crazy!” This is not anxiety (although, there are days when I feel that way!) Simply put, anxiety is when a person’s brain is overly sensitive to stressors. Often times situations that people without anxiety shrug off, people with anxiety struggle with (myself included).

As I have done more research and discovered new coping skills, I have been able to live my life loudly. I have been to quad ride out into the open desert. I have climbed (ok, not climbed. Driven.) to the top of Pike’s Peak, which is 14,114 feet tall! I stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon (not exactly the very edge, I do have anxiety after all!). I have been able to see so much even though I live with anxiety. The point is that I HAVE anxiety, but I am NOT anxiety.

I wanted to share my story with all of you because, as a person struggling with anxiety, I noticed that there is an uneasy silence about this topic. There are 40 million people in the United States who struggle with it, yet it seems that no one wants to talk about it. There is a lot of fear surrounding it, because it is something many people to not understand. Let me just say now, you are not alone! 40 million is a huge number. Can you imagine how much we could change about the stereotypes for this disorder if we all stood together proudly, if not slightly nervously, and said we have anxiety? It would be crazy powerful.

For all of you who share this struggle with me I want to shout out: It’s ok that you have anxiety. Your life isn’t over! You can live adventurously!

I hope you continue to read my posts and come along on this journey with me, and remember, fill today with adventure!