The thing about love is that our society tends to make us believe that there is only one chance; one chance to find love, experience it and perhaps lose it. Cinderella and Prince Charming. Belle and the Beast. Channing and Jenna. Noah and Allie. After a relationship ended, Eminem's Lose Yourself, "One shot do not … Continue reading One Shot…Or Maybe Not?
I am learning to put myself first...even when it hurts. Parts of my childhood and teenage years were consumed with surviving, making me wonder what my ACE score was. An ACE score, "is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood," (Starecheski, 2015). It has been recognized that … Continue reading Learning to put myself first.
One of my dearest friends recently moved back to Montenegro and I keep finding myself yearning for our heart to hearts. Instagram picture shares, emailing, texting and face timing tend to fall short. The other day in one of our limited media platforms, we had a brief conversation that I cannot stop thinking about. We … Continue reading Honesty, Connection, and Grace
This is not my normal post and it may be one that makes your cringe, but I get asked about skin care products all of the time, so I thought I would compile some of my favorite products in one place for everyone and how I shop for them. My skin is far from perfect … Continue reading A Little Glam Goes A Long Way: My Everyday Must Haves
Oh bittersweet March, how I dread you and anticipate you all in the same. I never understood why people who lost loved ones religiously dedicated death dates to ceremoniously mourn...why they would spend that day mourning, posting on their social media accounts and making the rest of us unbearably uncomfortable trying to find comforting words … Continue reading The Ides of March
In the wake of the early 20's of my life. That is where I am and it is in full swing and yet I am beginning to feel something that I have read about before. It is this feeling when the tiny humans you have vested all of your love and energy into begin to … Continue reading A Mother by Different Standards
When I make a new friend I immediately commit to a lifetime of friendship. My best friend is the first person I met on the school bus on my first day of kindergarten. We always joke that she is the loyal one, but I think our friendship isn't really a testament to loyalty, but to … Continue reading Friendships that Last a Lifetime
My high school boyfriend was a few years older than me which meant that he started college before me. When he went to college, he sent me a letter every month. We talked on the phone so it wasn't our means of communication, but instead he used it as a way to express his love … Continue reading Postcard Signed Me to Me
Last year when I read Dr. Covey's book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I was encouraged to develop a mission statement that I could live my life by. I read the samples and saw how individualism was pronounced and how values and beliefs were set forward in a timeless presentation. It took many sleepless … Continue reading My Mission Statement
In a congratulatory embrace from my great uncle, I was told how proud everyone was of me. Tears began their descend down his cheeks as he reminded me how much my mom had wanted to go to college; he reminded me how much she gave up for me. My accomplishments don't merely mark a segment … Continue reading Learning How to Chalkboard Paint: Boldly and Freely