With all the craziness in the world today, we see so much negative talk, fear & an overall mood of hopelessness. This always makes my heart feel really sad. A few weeks ago, I remember someone tried putting me down for being “too optimistic” or “too hopeful,” and I still can’t grasp how that can… Continue reading Let’s talk about Hope
If you’re a 20-something like me, you may be familiar with the (in my opinion, iconic) song “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus from the (even more iconic) Hannah Montana Movie. As a 10-year-old when the song came out, I thought it was so inspiring- but after all the challenges I’ve faced since, it resonates with… Continue reading Living Your Climb
“Becoming who the person you’re looking for is looking for.” Maybe you’ve heard a sermon or read a blog post with a title along these lines. If you haven’t, basically it teaches us that we need to work on bettering ourselves before seeking relationships in order to be fruitful. I’m going to expand on that… Continue reading Becoming the Person
You may or not be familiar with the story biblical account of the holiday known as Easter, but that is the inspiration behind this post. At the time I began writing this, it was Holy Week, and I've delayed posting it due to getting way too caught up in my studies to make time to… Continue reading Choosing Barabbas
I think we all like to think (or at least pretend) we have our lives together. We act like we are more put together than our neighbors when deep down inside, we know we are not. Friends, it’s time to wipe off this facade. Stop pretending you are perfect! Look, just because you’re a Christian,… Continue reading Chasing God, Not Perfection.
I am a very emotional person. Anyone who knows me knows this. I wear my heart on my sleeve and get hurt quite easily. I’ve tried to hide it but I can’t, it’s just who I am. I’ve always been like this. For as long as I can remember, people have told me things like… Continue reading Big Girls Don’t Cry
Like many people on the Internet, I'm a HUGE fan of D.I.Y-ing and being crafty. I'm constantly making things- just ask my roommates... In the Spirit of the Christmas season, I wanted to share an easy craft with y'all that I made with my roommate Tori for our apartment using a few items laying around… Continue reading DIY Christmas Garland
As many of you know, Stan Lee passed away a week ago today. Now, I'm not usually one to spend a long time ruminating on the deaths of celebrities I've never met, but this circumstance feels different. I know this applies to many other people as well, but to me, Stan wasn't just some celebrity;… Continue reading Marveling at a Modern Hero: In Memoriam
If the title of this post got you singing a song from The Greatest Showman, you're not alone! While this post is not about the film, it does take a bit of inspiration from the song's lyrics. We as humans struggle with contentment, with finding "enough-ness." We want it all and once we get it,… Continue reading Never Enough
I am not that girl. I am not the girl who has a ton of friends to hang out with every weekend. I am not the girl who guys take much/any interest in. I am not the girl with 1000's of followers or likes on Instagram. I am not the girl with extreme smarts, talents… Continue reading I’m not that girl.