Life Update: Keeping the World at Arm’s-Length

I couldn’t stop talking about my new job, until I started it and realized a few things about myself I didn’t expect when I was dancing in my bedroom with all the promise of a new beginning… I’m not good at asking for help… It didn’t occur to me how hard it would be being…

The One Story I Never Told

I was 16 the fall I fell in love with you. I don’t know what made me sign up to do cross country, but I think it was the proximity of that four hundred meter track to the boy’s soccer field and the fact that I had the biggest crush on a boy with two…

Taylor Swift Inspired Diary-Dump

In case you live under a rock: Taylor Swift released her new album, Lover, last week and I’ve listened to it on repeat and have been loving everything that Lover has to offer ever since. It’s her comeback album and maybe her best one yet. From forgetting that the Reputation era even existed, to dissing…

Failing at Friendship

Let’s talk friendship. Friendship is something that’s been on my brain a lot lately, and mostly the feeling that I’m failing at it. I’ve always believed that people come into our lives when we need them, and sometimes friends are just for a season, but lately I’m wondering if I only thought some friends outgrew…

I Thought You Were Gone

That morning, I thought you were gone. I thought that I’d never live through the 20th of September without thinking, the day my dad died. When mom called me, at 3 am, I thought for sure, this was the end. I called Darren sobbing, and drove myself to the hospital, crying and breathing hysteric breaths the…

April – Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Great news readers, I’ve read the top-rated, most Instagrammed, most recommended self-help books so you wouldn’t have to, and I inadvertently saved the best for last – Girl, Wash Your Face. Honestly, my journey for “self-help” was starting to feel a little drawn out and a little pointless until I found myself soaking in the…

It’s Spring – Where I’ve Been, How’s School, and Life Update

Hello everyone! Here to, once again, apologize for a few weeks of practically NO blog posts, insert crying face here. I’ve missed writing oh so much, but have felt so uninspired recently, that was until the sun started shining and days seemed a little warmer and a little lighter and a little longer and I…

My New Year – Goals for 26 and Beyond

I think I said this last year, but I’m not much for a New Year’s resolution, because my new year doesn’t really start on January 1st, instead, it starts 27 days later, on my birthday, January the 28th. So, while I clinked a champagne glass and screamed “happy new year,” I saw the look of…