A Letter to My Childhood Bullies: Here’s What You Taught Me

To My Childhood Bullies, You know who you are. Or at least I hope you know who you are. You came into my life quickly and suddenly. Before you latched on, I was an outgoing child. I made friends frequently and easily. I was bright and curious about life.  You are the bullies who have … Continue Reading

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This is Why I’m Scared to Write About You

I write about things to bring them to light. To make them real. And if you’re wondering why I haven’t written about you yet, it’s because I’m afraid to. I am scared to write about you because then you’ll shift from a possibility to a reality. I write about things that make me feel. I … Continue Reading

33 Signs You’ve Become An Unstoppable Boyfriend and Girlfriend Duo

So, you clicked on this article. We get it. Boyfriend and girlfriend duos everywhere could stand to learn a thing or two about you guys, right? You’re like the Marshall and Lily of relationships. But in all seriousness, relationships can be really freaking tough, and if you happen to have stumbled upon the right human, … Continue Reading

10 Single Girl Activities for the Winter Months

Let’s be honest: it can suck to be single when the temperature drops and everyone seems to be pairing off to cuddle and do fun winter activities together. This is commonly referred to as “cuffing season.” In stark comparison to the carefree days of summer, the winter months make people just want to stay inside … Continue Reading

16 Reasons I’m ‘All In’ Emotionally and Not Sorry About It Anymore

All or nothing. It’s a phrase that is commonly thrown around. It’s a phrase that my mind can comprehend, but my body cannot. This is what I’ve realized: I am an “all in” kind of girl when it comes to my emotions and relationships, and here’s why: 1.  I feel everything. I care too greatly. … Continue Reading

This is Me, Forgiving You.

Honestly, I haven’t really struggled with forgiveness much in my life. I would say that I forgive easily, and pretty much always have. I couldn’t tell you why, and it’s not to make me sound any better than anyone else for being this way. It’s just not something I have found to be incredibly difficult. … Continue Reading

5 Things People With Anxiety Need to Hear

I am no stranger to anxiety. I have had thoughts so crippling and debilitating that I would cry until I felt physically sick. I have had panic attacks so severe that I would have to pull over and wait ten minutes until I could resume normal breathing and for the color to return to my … Continue Reading

8 Truths You Need to Accept in Your Early Twenties

Our early twenties are a roller-coaster of emotions, laughter, tears, on-and-off again relationships, friends both lost and found, and crazy deadlines. However, in this exciting and frustrating time we can learn one important thing: We’re exactly where we are supposed to be.   1. You are loved beyond measure. Even at your loneliest time, you need … Continue Reading

When Life Is Better Without The Person You Loved

Do you remember the first time you had the air forcefully knocked out of your chest? Maybe it was from falling off of the monkey bars at recess, or possibly it was the head-on collision you had on the soccer field. However it happened, it was horrifying. Your body lay frozen in fear, as you … Continue Reading

I’m 22 and Engaged, But Still a Strong Feminist

It surprises a lot of people that I am 22 and engaged. They quickly look at me with concern, even if they don’t intend to at first. Their puzzled looks don’t even insult me anymore because it has happened so many times. However, I still can’t get over their initial question of, “but why?” I … Continue Reading