silver lining

Words cannot begin to describe what a rollercoaster this year has been for me. Landing me in some dark places that I never thought I would be able to escape from. My absolute worst fears were turned into realities and I’ve had to reposition everything; my thinking, point of view, mindset… all of it. All of it had to change to better align with my new world. And it’s taught me one of the greatest lessons… In the last year, […]

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to the friend who’s struggling to love herself

“Stop calling yourself a failure. There are planets and stars in your eyes, and there are fires and oceans in your veins. Your head is a forest, your heart is a meadow, and you are a work of art.” -3 am Dear Friend, Ever since we met, I have had nothing but admiration for your strength. You have been through hell and back, yet you view this world in rose-colored glasses and have such a deep love for the people […]

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this is about me, not you. (wip)

I’ve thought about this explanation for quite awhile; how to explain something that doesn’t have an explaination, but here it goes. I have grown up under a name that I could not call my own, like a shirt that didn’t fit right. I felt like I was in the wrong skin. Imagine who you would be if your name was something different, like Shannon, David, Paisley, Mark for example, really anything… Do you think that you would be the same […]

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not every women is trying to steal your man

More specifically, not everyone that your significant other talks to wants in their pants or to push you out of the picture… but that was a really long title. These days it’s common for jealousy to be found in relationships, it’s often thought of as being cute, affectionate, or protective. But it’s actually the opposite; it’s very controlling, abusive, and manipulative. No one deserves to be treated that way. Before you stop reading and decide to jump down my throat, […]

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an open when letter to my bestfriend

” Twenty years from now, I am going to look back and remember that you were the one person who could turn every frown into a smile with a few simple words; that person who lifted my head when I was losing faith in myself; that one person who carried tears on his shoulders after every fight, every break up, every death; that one person that accepted every decision I’ve ever made, that one person who knew who I really […]

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regret isn’t necessary

Awhile ago, someone asked me a question that shook my core. “If you could go back to a specific moment in your life and do it over, would you? Why or why not?”When I was confronted with this question… it put on a play in my head of all the bad things that have ever happened to me. It looked like I was watching someone else’s life. There were so many things that other people would have said to go […]

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