Take Your Time

I remember being a kid desperately wanting to be a teenager. Then being a teenager and not being able to wait until I got to college so I could be a cool college kid. Then being in college and wanting to finally be done so I could be in the real world as my twenty-five-year-old … More Take Your Time

I Forgive You

  Do you forgive him? That’s what my friend asked me. I wanted to say yes, because I have always viewed myself as a forgiving person, but I couldn’t. The word forgiveness tasted bitter to me. I was repulsed by it. This unusually negative reaction to the word alarmed me, creating cognitive dissonance between who … More I Forgive You

Oh She Grows

  I stripped it all away. The issues I thought I had were only the surface level, easy to deal with things that get lots of reposts on Instagram. I dared myself to dig deeper. Every crutch, every quick fix, every distraction I had grown so fond of was nowhere to be found, and all … More Oh She Grows

2018 Reflections

I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I think about all that has transpired this year. It started off miserably. I remember last New Year’s Eve being sequestered in the house with my (then) husband instead of enjoying myself with my family like I have every year of my life. I remember desperately trying to make … More 2018 Reflections