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…

Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day and I’ve got the Father’s Day blues because I don’t know how many more, if any more, Father’s Days we’ve got, me and you. People are posting pictures of dads at barbecues, and dads on wedding days during father-daughter dances, and everyone else’s dad seems happy and healthy and I don’t know…

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,┬áthe 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…

26 Things I’ve Learned @26

While there are lots of days that I still feel 16, it seems as though an entire decade has passed since then, and honestly I’ve learned a lot. Full disclosure? I was obviously inspired to write this because of Taylor Swift’s article for Elle magazine! So, if you wanted to know the 26 things I’ve…

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…

One Last Christmas

When I was little, my mom would set up a Christmas village every year. In the dining room, on top of a table, I would find myself lost for hours looking at that little village. Tea light candles filled perfect Christmas houses, with perfect Christmas wreaths, and perfect Christmas people. There was a girl with…

thank u, next – Why Just Like Ariana I’m Grateful for my Ex

Ariana Grande just released what is sure to be this year’s anthem for self-love and for being an evolved human being, grateful enough to thank those who taught us love, patience, and even pain. In her new single, she thanks Sean, Ricky, Pete, and Malcom for what they’ve helped her find, a love greater than…

Mini Fall Sephora Haul

I wish I had the slightest bit of self-control, but sadly when I see that 20% off Sephora coupon in my mailbox, IRL and digitally, I just cannot resist. I look at new arrivals, I take inventory of what I should stock up on, and I look at another eyeshadow palette that I, inevitably, don’t…