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

30 Grey’s Anatomy Moments Everyone Can Relate To

Alright, I admit it. After 12 seasons (and half way through 13) I’m still a loyal Grey’s Anatomy fan. I’ve religiously watched this show for over half of my life. I still love it, and nothing will change my mind, no matter how many characters are killed off (though I’m definitely still upset about a … 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

When It’s Time to Let Go of Friendships

Letting go of friendships is incredibly difficult…at least it is for me. I don’t like to give up on my relationships. I want to fix everything. This has caused me immense stress and heartbreak over the years, and I know I’m not alone. But guess what? IT’S OKAY TO LET GO. It really is. I’m … Continue Reading

The Honest Truth About High School

My younger cousin just began her journey into high school– the shortest and longest four years of conflicted adolescent development — and it’s caused me to reflect about the realities I have learned since leaving high school, college and every other varying stage of my life. To start, it wasn’t until years after graduation that … Continue Reading

10 Healthy Little Ways to Get Through Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a very touchy, difficult sensation to experience. It is even more difficult to overcome. Whether you go through heartbreak in the form of a break up, losing a loved one, or a job opportunity gone awry, it is altogether necessary to find means through which to work through your sorrows. For some, heartbreak … Continue Reading

14 Life Lessons You Learn From Growing Up With Pets

A lot of who we become is founded on the lessons we learned as kids. Pets also taught us a thing or two about life that other people just don’t seem to understand… 1. The phrase “too many pets” is completely subjective. Mom, this actually getting out of hand the neighbor lady thinks I’m a … Continue Reading

20 Things Your Best Friends Deserve to Hear Today

Best friends are the foundation of happiness. They’re the glue that holds all the broken pieces of our sanity together. They mean more than anything, and yet sometimes distance and time keeps us from letting them know how sacred they really are. This is for all the awesome best friends out there that need a … Continue Reading

What do you do when your friend uses you?

Unfortunately, nice people are taken advantage of from time to time. When you are inclined to always say “yes” or help, others may take it as a signal that you are a good tool to utilize. Maybe this person is not so much your “friend” as they are an opportunist who sees you as a good … Continue Reading