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

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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

How “Degrassi” Was The Most Progressive Show Of All Time

“Degrassi: The Next Generation” is one of the greatest exports from Canada, other than maple syrup lollipops and Justin Trudeau. But, in all honesty, “Degrassi” was one of the most progressive shows out there, complete with heroin addiction, sexting, abuse and Holly J getting a new kidney. Some might say that this show was over … Continue Reading

What Really Happens When You Propose to Your Boyfriend

Yes, you definitely read that correctly. I had the absolute pleasure of proposing to my boyfriend… and he said yes! It shouldn’t be a novel concept, but somehow the gender reversal takes people by surprise. Ever since we announced our engagement, we’ve been dealing with some pretty interesting experiences. For those who might be considering … Continue Reading

What It Means to Love Someone With Depression and Anxiety

Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect nature of humanity, that which makes all of our personal connections so vastly unique. Real love triumphs over the most dangerous of evils; those that exist inside each and every one of us. The intricacies of who are intertwine with … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to My First Love

Years have gone by since I’ve first decided I wanted to write this to you. Understanding a first love is difficult and heart-wrenching for all of us. I’ve been staring at a blank screen for days, trying to find the right words. Since the end of 2011, I’ve wanted to write a letter to you, … Continue Reading

Parenting Without Sacrificing Your Dreams

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  When I first became a mother I believed that everyone else’s needs and wants were greater than my own. I now know that’s not true. As a young mom, being able to … Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

Being Cheated on Gave Me My Life Back

Love is so far beyond my realm of expertise. I am a hopeless romantic. I want big love. I want a love that makes my life bright, shiny and full of joy. I, like every other girl, have watched a lot of Disney movies, have read a lot of Nicolas Sparks books and have seen … Continue Reading