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

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To the Girl Who’s Struggling to Accept Change

Dear Friend- Accepting and confronting life’s many changes is tremendously difficult, and you aren’t alone. We all experience the fear and longing. We all struggle to let go of the people and places we care about deeply. Everyone has a story. This is my mine. It’s the lessons I have learned – through various instances of … 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

What No One Told Me About Losing My Mom

It’s been a month since my mom lost her fight with Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Five weeks ago we were sharing a slice of my 23rd birthday cake and a week later I was picking out her coffin. While I received enormous support from family and friends, I wish someone had gone … Continue Reading

10 Things I Learned From Losing My Dad

We’ve all been affected by one way or another by loss. Whether the loss of a loved one or the loss of a distant relation. And if you haven’t yet experienced it, you someday will. It’s easy to let depression and self-pity take over during this time of loss. I choose to look at what … Continue Reading

What do you do when your friend becomes a stranger?

Growing apart from a friend is a different kind of loss. With a breakup, often it’s a quick stab to the chest and then you’re forced to face reality. One of you essentially said, “It’s over.” and you were forced to understand that. When you lose a friend it’s a slow, confusing process of watching … Continue Reading

When does the heartbreak end?

To the Person with a Broken Heart, I’ve been through my fair share of heartbreaks, and I know it won’t stop at age 21. My first and biggest heartbreak happened when I was 17. I was a sophomore in high school and he was a senior (we’ll call him Jason). Jason and I were in … Continue Reading

10 Things You Realize When You Create Your Own Happiness

When you fall in love with someone and are captivated by all their beauty, you find yourself becoming completely reliant on this person to make you feel that blissful kind of happiness. We’ve all been there before. Whether you’re simply infatuated by the idea of that person or head over heels in love with everything … Continue Reading

This Is How Guarded People Fall In Love

The people we fall in love with attain the same authority of a sniper. They can attack at any time, without warning or the alarming sound of their approaching footsteps. You just stand there with a blissful smile and ignorant sense of safety. Your guard is down, your heart is open and just like that, … Continue Reading

So, You Think I’m A Monster

When people break up, grow apart or lose each other, they have to find a way to keep going. They have to make it acceptable to live without someone they thought they couldn’t live without. They have to turn people into monsters in their mind. They make their hearts cold to that person, because if … Continue Reading