Why are you here? Why do you write? And how often do you sit back and think about your responses to those questions? Let me wager a guess and say the answer has something to do with hope — something you’re striving towards. Hope isn’t just a mood, or a form of positive thinking. The … Continue reading The Power of Hope – and Why It Matters
Let’s face it; when we leave home and are just starting out on our own, none of us really know what we’re doing. We may think we hold the world in our hands, but mistakes are made, life choices are questionable, and countless lessons are learned the hard way. We’re helpless fledglings, gently (or not … Continue reading 7 Pearls of Wisdom I Wish I Knew When I Was Just Starting Out
We all need a reason to stop and smile sometimes. If you pay attention to the news, many of the current events happening around the world are unfortunately quite alarming and downright depressing. We all want to stay informed, and most of the time I’m all for staying up to date and connected. However, there … Continue reading 13 Uplifting and Weird Facts to Brighten Your Day
Dear Fifteen-Year-Old Me, You’re more powerful than you know. And more selfish. I know the acne is tough. I know that feelings suck, and being a teenage girl seems impossibly complicated. I know you secretly want people to like you, even though you act indifferent simply because you have so few friends. Some of it … Continue reading Dear Fifteen-Year-Old Me
Hi everyone! I am excited and honored to say that I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! I was nominated by the wonderful Ms Abigaba – you can check out her awesome blog Vocalized Thoughts here: https://msabigaba.wordpress.com/. Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blogAnswer the 11 questions given … Continue reading Liebster Award!
Today, I faced a lot of rejection. Normally I have thicker skin and am able to bounce back fairly quickly, but for some reason today the hits just kept on coming and by this afternoon I was thoroughly discouraged and mentally drained. As I sat at my computer, closing my email and all the other … Continue reading The Other Side of Rejection
What does it mean to be a woman in the U.S. now compared to ninety years ago? I just finished a compelling book that made me consider this, and look at my own life through a different lens. Yes, we still have many challenges and a long way to go to equality and some semblance … Continue reading Being a Woman, Then and Now
Have you ever had a dream come true? The other day, I had a strange inkling to go through my childhood things. In my old room there were several boxes of books, toys, and a random assortment of items that upon seeing them, brought a sweeping wave of nostalgia. Most prominently among my things I … Continue reading What If Dreams Come True?
Music is playing in my head, like a theme song. I know I’m awake but not alive. Listening but not hearing. Memories flow like a stream of water down my face, Like laughter. Like tears. People talk to me; do I hear them? Do I even know I’m alive? I remember the swing when I … Continue reading Living in the Moment Now
To my ex: thank you for hurting me. Thank you for teaching me that what you called love had the potential to be treacherous, one-sided, and easily used as a weapon. I didn’t know then, but I know now: that’s not what it means to love someone. Thank you for showing me … Continue reading Thank You to the One Who Hurt Me