Hi all! I hope you're as well as you can be during all this, and remembering to take time for yourselves daily—being as gentle and kind with yourselves as you are with your loved ones. I also hope you will hold me accountable to do the same, because many times I haven't been. Although I … Continue reading A Word
As I mentioned in my last post, this time of isolation and staying inside has made many nostalgic feelings arise within me, and, the most pressing feeling of them all has been a yearning for how things used to be. In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s easy to try to escape the present and … Continue reading Romanticizing the Past
I’m going to say this ahead of time: this post is for women, in honor of Sisterhood during Women’s History Month. Sisterhood is more than not speaking ill of fellow women or allowing society to pit us against one another—it’s a lifestyle. It’s actively showing up for the women in our lives, supporting all women, and allowing … Continue reading In Honor of Sisterhood
In my opinion, we all need someone to share our successes in life with. Whether that’s a partner, parent, friend, or sibling, it’s important, as a human, to feel seen and heard by someone in your corner. It only makes sense that we spend a large part of our lives in pursuit of that level … Continue reading Ending Codependency
Hi everyone! I know it’s been a long time, but it’s been a long, hard year for most of us! It’s been a year of death and rebirth, death and rebirth over and over again. I’m grateful to have made it to the end of the year, and I’m especially grateful to be on the … Continue reading I’m Back. I’m Here.
Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the concept that I am very much a pessimistic optimist. I am someone who has pretty much consistently struggled with depression since I was a pre-teen, but I noticed something about myself—even while I’m depressed, I remain an optimist for others while simultaneously talking down to … Continue reading The Pessimistic Optimist
One year ago, I took the plunge and posted my first blog post on this website, desperately clinging onto hope that I would finally begin to live life intentionally and help others in the process. This past year has been the most humbling, healing, magical year I’ve ever had, and I’m so grateful you all … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!
I want to start checking in more regularly between posts—perhaps with each season, or whenever it becomes clear to me that an update is needed. I finally feel like I am getting back into the swing of things here. I am being as consistent as I can be at this time, and it feels good … Continue reading Spring Update! 🌸🌼
My entire life I wished for a group of friends who motivated me to keep moving forward, praised my successes, lifted me up through difficult times, and was equally the friend to me that I am to them. I know I am a good friend—I’m fiercely protective, loyal to a fault, and a great listener—but … Continue reading The Power of Friendship
I am the kind of person people tell themselves they want to make proud. I am the kind of person who people put on a pedestal because they think I have myself together. I am the kind of person who people withhold things from because they think I’m going to look down on them. I … Continue reading Projection