Turn Off The World

I turned off the world tonight. My phone was on, but was on silent. I responded to texts from friends, but I didn't give in to the pressure to always be available. Some people I let wait (and still haven't responded to) and I'm learning that it's okay. In our world of technology, there is this ...

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Truth hurts. Apologies in advance.

It always amazes me how quick people can be to tear down your dream. If they feel threatened by it, they'll tell you it's not going to happen and that you should do something else. If they feel jealous of it, they'll try to make you feel bad for wanting to chase something so grand. And ...

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Hidden Scars

Hidden scars. These are the scars no one sees because they're hidden deep beneath the surface. On the outside, we look fine, but on the inside, there is a wound so deep and memories so painful that few are even given the knowledge that these scars exist. People try to understand, but they fall short. They ...

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A Letter From Singles

If you know someone who is in their twenties, thirties, forties, or more and is still single, this is for you. Let me say what every single person wishes they could say, but don't. Please stop. Maybe you got married young and are absolutely loving life. Or maybe you were desperate to get married and have a family. ...

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Chase Passion, Not Perfection

For the last decade, my birthday has held more meaning than just another year. Each year, God will typically give me a "theme" for the year, a few months before my birthday. This year was different. This year, I didn't get a theme at all. My birthday came and went and I asked God, "What's my ...

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Running The Race Of Freedom

Out of breath from running, I slowed down to a steady walk. I was halfway through the Trek Against Trafficking 5k and wasn’t sure if I had trained enough for this moment. My heart was pounding and I questioned if I’d be the last person to cross the finish line. Physically, I was tired and ...

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Goodbye 25.

It's late and I should be sleeping. But I'm not. My mind is racing and I'm breathing in this last day of 25. My birthday is Monday and a new year will be beginning. It feels like only a year ago I started this blog, but in reality, it's been almost three years since it ...

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Unexpected Love

Don't be sad that it's over, just be glad that it happened to us. That's the first line of a song that's been on repeat since this morning. It's a song I'm sure a lot of girls play after a breakup, but that's not why I'm playing it. I'm playing it because my heart is preparing ...

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Don’t Trip Over Stupid

I had a moment today that really got my blood boiling. Someone told me they'd complete a task earlier in the week and instead, didn't get back to me until this weekend. I'm on a deadline and I expect people to keep their word. Unfortunately, this person felt no seeming remorse and worse, went on the ...

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Better Than Okay

It's the whirlwind of Life. Friends get married and move away. Co-workers get offered a better opportunity and move on. Relationships end for one reason or another. There's never a good time for life seasons to change and it's often when we least expect it to happen. These last few months have been a whirlwind blur for ...

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