so here I am, surviving.

I promised myself I would start writing again. I thought it would help. Force me to talk about the things I was feeling with paper the way I used to. Writing was one of the only things that truly understood me for a really long time. So, I said it was time to start back […]

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Reasons a girl decides she isn’t beautiful:

I remember the first time I met you. I didn’t think you noticed me until you smiled and gave me a thumbs up when the song I requested came on the jukebox. You always loved me for the choices I made; I didn’t have a choice in loving you. Reasons a girl decides she isn’t […]

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For The Girl Who Just Wants To Know If It’s Going To Be Okay

For the girl who just wants to know if it’s going to be okay,   Take a deep breath.  Not only in the moments when you’re scared, upset, or on the verge of crocodile tears, but remember to stop and take a breath in the moments when you find yourself on top of the world. […]

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10 Things You Should Know By The Time You’re 25

10 Things You Should Know By The Time You’re 25 I remember the days when I knew for sure I’d have it all figured out by 25. I’d have a husband, kids, a white picket fence, a retirement, and all of the stars would twinkle my name as I taught the rest of the world […]

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Why Seeking Love Only Leads To Finding Desperation

Why Seeking Love Only Leads To Finding Desperation We live in a world where everyone is constantly on to the next best thing. Finish school, find the job, get the promotion, and own the business. Find the guy, put a ring on it, and have a bun in the oven by the time the weekend […]

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I Am Who I Am: Why Making The Wrong Choices Led Me To Self-Acceptance

All of our lives, we avoid being “that girl,” for some reason or another. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve reprimanded friends and made them promise not to be “that girl” while discussing our lives. The more I’ve avoided becoming “that girl,” however, the more “that girl” seems to find me. I lived […]

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A sweet reminder that You. Are. Enough.

This is a letter to remind you that you’re beautiful, should you ever forget. I hope you know that you are the most beautiful in the morning, eyes fluttering awake at the first sign of light, arms begging to hold the pillow for just five more minutes, legs aching to remind you how easy it […]

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Anything but ordinary–what life is really all about

I’ve always been a dreamer. Finding possibility in the impossible, accepting the challenge when someone tells me I can’t do something, and going to bed at night knowing that my dreams with eyes wide open will always beat the dreams I see in my sleep. I often feel the fire burning within me, as I […]

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