Embracing Different

If there were a subtitle to this post, it would've said, "What almost being blown up at a Starbucks taught me." And while that subtitle wouldn't be totally accurate, it sure was how I felt in this particular moment. A few months back, I was at a Starbucks with a friend. We were chatting and sipping ...

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Presently Missing You

As months and years pass, I'm constantly reminded of the cycle of life. I'm reminded that at any given moment, things can change. Close friends get married. Loved ones pass away. Co-workers change careers. Foster children leave our home to go to their adoptive one. Sometimes I feel as though I'm in a perpetual state of missing. Regardless ...

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Seasons of Change

Change. If you're anything like me, you hate this word. I don't like change, unless I'm the one in control of it. Recently, there has been a lot of change in my life - some good and some not so good. I've had to say goodbye to close people in my life, I've had to let go ...

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It’s not me, it’s you.

This is quickly becoming a new commonly used saying...in my head at least. But real talk - how many of you wish you could say this out loud to many of the people around you? I know someone who went on a date recently. The guy seemed nice enough and they had gotten together a couple ...

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Something To Talk About

Hey Reader, If you've learned anything by now about me, I hope it's the fact I'm pretty raw and honest on this little space I call my blog. Tonight, I'm sharing a piece of my heart I don't think I've ever shared on here, so buckle up. ;) I went to a place I frequently go to, ...

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Made For More

It's been a long day. I'm working on a minimal sleep, I've been in meetings throughout the day for a mix of business, personal, and volunteer work. My right eyebrow is currently twitching from stress and here I am, sitting in a Starbucks with the 30 minutes of personal time I have. Blogging. So much could ...

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You’re Worth More

She was poetry in a world that was still learning the alphabet. I read this quote tonight and nodded. Boy have I felt that way lately. Have you, reader? For a while, I've been wearing rose-colored glasses. I've chosen to believe the lies over what I knew to be the truth. Why? For many reasons. The main ...

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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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