Hey girl. Yes, you. In a society that has put victims of sexual assault and abuse under a generalized group label, I want to talk to you because you are not just one of the masses. You have a story and it’s important. It’s important because you’ve been hurt. I get it. I know what…… Continue reading To a Victim, From a Victim
This year I am doing things a little differently. If you know me, the title of this post probably made you laugh because I never actually keep New Year’s resolutions when I make them anyways. Maybe that’s because the only ones I make are outrageously unattainable, like “travel the world in 30 seconds.” But that…… Continue reading Why I Decided Not To Make A New Year’s Resolution
“Bye forever” “I’m dead” If you know me, receiving a text like this isn’t confusing or alarming. My friends and family know these respectively mean “I don’t like what you just said” and “that is hilarious.” If I send one of these texts to a stranger, however, things get awkward. For someone who hasn’t experienced…… Continue reading The Tone Behind Jesus’ Words
She looks so happy. Why can’t I be that happy? I guess because she has ________, and I don’t. They say money can’t buy happiness, but he sure is making a great case to argue that. Why doesn’t my family love me that much? I guess because I can’t ______ like he can. Thoughts we…… Continue reading Truly Content or Insta-Content, Do We Even Know The Difference?
A man by the name of Jim Rohn once said “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Someone threw that concept at me years ago and it has haunted me ever since because I know how true it is. “If you really want to…… Continue reading Two Choices: Make Moves or Make Excuses
Do you ever wake up and feel the weight of how much you fell short the day before? I do. And to be completely honest, the Bible is sometimes the last place I want to go with those feelings. Why? Shame. Anger. Fear of guilt. Realization of unworthiness. I mean come on, it doesn’t make…… Continue reading Where To Go When You Fall Short…Again
I recently sat down with a mentor of mine and my first words were “I want to be myself. But I don’t know how to do that.” I don’t think I even know who I am After listening to me affirm confusion by trying to explain myself in 1928 different ways, he asked: “Do you think…… Continue reading How To Figure Out Who You Really Are