New Name, Same Mission

Just a heads up that I have officially changed the name of “The Barbell Diaries” to “The Purves Perspective.”

And, just to be clear, it’s pronounced “per-viss.” Haha! I know you were thinking about it.

While I have changed the name of my blog, Instagram, and Facebook Pages to “The Purves Perspective,” my blogs and posts will still be about life. I am not changing my mission to talk about life, and share the highs and lows. I will continue this journey towards self-love, personal development, education, empowerment, compassion, and being more human!

If you haven’t heard yet, I am starting school in a couple of weeks! I have been accepted to the University of Akron to obtain my Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling.


Yes, I am very excited for so many reasons!

This is one of the rare times I am going to toot my own horn and celebrate myself, because I am doing something that I actually have always wanted to do. Back in college, I got my B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling, and I wanted to continue on and get my MFT.

However, a very long story short, life happened and I never did it.

I don’t regret it, because the events that followed have brought me to where I am today, and my life is pretty freaking awesome! I am a mother of three girls, about to celebrate 10 years  of marriage to my best friend, and everyone is happy and healthy right now.

Of course, as life continued to happen, though, I had more and more excuses to NOT get my MFT. It eventually became a “never gonna happen” dream, and I stopped thinking about it.

Thankfully, this year a spark happened, and I decided to take the plunge. I’ll be blunt – I’ve always hated the excuse “I’m too old… It’s too late…”


Even if I’m 79, and I find myself suddenly passionate about baking, I WILL sign up for baking classes and open up my own little stand downtown. 😉

Gosh darn it.

Keep dreaming. Keep living. Keep growing.

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