Self Love

    I consider myself a pretty nice person. I say please and thank you.  I hold the door open for others; I even let someone with less items cut in front of me at the grocery store. However, there is one person who I am continually rude to. I belittle her.  I say things to her that I would never say to even my worst enemy. That person is myself. Why is it so […]

Lost

  Have you ever felt lost? Have you ever felt like your friends and family are moving forward to pursue their dreams, and build a better life… but you’re stuck? Like every step you take is pulling you backwards? I’ve felt that way too. I always question when people say they are “finding themselves” because I don’t believe we truly ever will. I think our whole lives are a journey to find the best version […]

Justified Anger

I am a pretty happy, bubbly person, but recently, I haven’t felt myself. I’m angry for what happened in Orlando, Dallas and Turkey.  I am angry at the people who think it is okay to take someone’s life.  I am angry that kids trying to further their education have to worry about their safety.  I am angry that people have to live in fear just because they are different. I want justice, and I know […]

Success

  “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas Edison Oh, success.  How I have longed for you for so many years… but haven’t we all?  I used to believe success meant a mansion on a hill and endless amounts of money.  Even when I sat down to right this post, I could not remember the exact definition of success.  I was shocked with what I read. Success: the accomplishment […]

Enough

You are enough.  You serve a purpose.  Each breath you take is a gift and a treasure.  You were not created to live your life in fear of judgement or failure.  You were created to be victorious; FREE. There is so much hate in the world that we start thinking it is acceptable for others to tear us down; that it’s okay or normal.  IT’S NOT.  You were made to give love and receive love. […]

Free Yourself

We have all dealt with them. “Friends” who are only your friends when it’s convenient for them.  “Friends” who take, time and time again, but NEVER give back.  “Friends” who think the world revolves around them. We have all been victims, and given them more than enough chances to change. We have all given excuses for their behavior. What I want to tell you is: IT IS OKAY TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF.  You can say […]

The Grey

Recently, I have heard a lot of people talking about how they are a black or white kind of person.  Meaning, something is right or wrong. There is no in between. I have always been jealous of the people like that.  It must be easier mentally and emotionally to have the ability to differentiate.  I fall somewhere in the middle: the grey.  My brain usually tells me that I have not seen the whole picture; […]

Girl Power

She has a bigger house than me. She is skinnier than me. She is smarter than me. She has a bigger diamond than me. She makes more money than me. She graduated college before me. She’s more athletic than me. Etc.… Etc.… Etc.… The list goes on.  JUST STOP IT. I am getting so tired of women comparing themselves to each other, and trying to be better than everyone else. Let me tell you a […]

5 Tips for Dealing with Loss

Let yourself go through the motions. Feel everything.  Cry.  Be angry.  Hate the world.  Allow yourself to be sad.   What happened to you isn’t fair; it’s the most painful thing that anyone will ever go through.  If you’re anything like me, you enjoy having a strong, unbreakable demeanor… but it’s all a lie.  Because we’re human, and humans break. Find hope in little things.  After I lost my brother, I considered it a productive day […]