The barista at my favorite coffee shop only knows me as the girl with the cool band t-shirts who comes in for a muffin and a few hours clicking away at a keyboard. I like the girl that he sees. I'd like to be known as her. That is what 26 feels like. No clue … Continue reading tidbits of beautiful things
I wasn't the girl who got the boy in high school. Or college. Or grad school. That stands true today too. It just isn't me. I don't exactly know why that isn't the case, But I do know that I have let it define me for as long as I can remember. Trading trendy style … Continue reading Self-Sabotage is lame.
I wrote that sentence in my journal this morning. Three whole weeks of a rumbling tummy. Weird food aversions and fears. I babysit an (almost) three year old and when I watch her eat dinner she's eating more than me. A three year old. I think I've survived off of ice coffee and the occasional … Continue reading I’ve been hungry for three weeks
Google the term "self-care" and a variety of topics will come up. At home spa-treatments, workouts, playlists for calming anxiety, and more. Now do not get me wrong, I am a fan of a face mask and a nice glass of wine. A Target trip. That sometimes is my version of self-care. But, in this … Continue reading What Self-Care Truly Looks Like: One Month In
What happens when we aren't sure how to feel about God's plan? I was on a walk with a friend the other day and posed that question. What happens when our flesh desires something other than what God has laid out for us? Is it a sin to mourn what could have been? My flesh … Continue reading A thorn in my side
It's a bit of old news, but Victoria's Secret lost my support after their Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek made comments about not including plus-size models on their runway. Why did he say the company sticks to such a generic slate of models? "Because the show is a fantasy," he said. Oh. So, you're telling … Continue reading Why I’m breaking up with Victoria’s Secret
I had a really tough conversation with my parents on Sunday. About worth. About not realizing potential. About how disappointed they were that I didn't realize my worth OR my potential. That happens pretty easily to women specifically I think. We get so caught up in chasing success. Perfection. Love. Acceptance. Worthiness. We get tired … Continue reading Worth + Potential
I'm not good at making mistakes. That's a weird statement, isn't it? I honestly don't let myself make mistakes. It's because when I do, I treat it like WWIII has broken out and I am the sole reason. I'm good at over apologizing and beating myself up for days over a minute issue. This past … Continue reading Redemptive Vulnerability