How come I praise God’s magnificent artwork in the sky’s clouds, sunsets, and sunrises, yet look in the mirror and am disappointed, as if God didn’t make me too? How come I marvel at God’s wonderful creations, but fail to see the beauty in my own reflection? Continue reading “God Made Us Too”
Uninvited. Left out. Lonely. But that isn’t the way God intended for us to feel. Continue reading “Uninvited”
I haven’t been on here to write in a while, and that’s mainly because I was taking a breather. Do I love writing? Absolutely. Does it help me wind down at the end of a long, hard day? Absolutely. But I had been so overwhelmed with balancing life, work, school, and my own mental health that coming back on here to write another blog post seemed driven by pressure and energy that I just didn’t have. And when one of my biggest passions started to feel like a job, I knew it was time to take a break. Continue reading “Success or Regret? It’s All in Your Decisions.”
2017 was my hardest year yet, but also one of the greatest opportunities I’ve had the privilege of living. Continue reading “Here’s to 2018 but Also 2017”
Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping back into the trap that is comparison. Continue reading “Why Comparison is a Lie”
There are always going to be people out there that have crummy things to say about you. And while you may not be able to stop the harmful words spewing from their mouths, you are able to choose what you listen to. Continue reading “Your Worth Is Not In Their Words”
We often forget sometimes to actually stop and listen to our minds and bodies. It’s as if we don’t feel we “have the time” to care for ourselves or as if we just need to “keep going.” Chances are you know the type because you are one of them yourself. The type of person that has to have it alll together because that is what you feel is expected of you. Heck, you do it all! You take on evvverything. You agree to any task. And without even thinking much of it, you likely allow your mental, or even physical, health to take the back burner for the sake of helping another’s improve. Stop. Continue reading “Sometimes Even Heroes Need Saving”
I am done with giving a plethora of unnecessary apologies. Now I’m not talking about unapologetically being a jerk. I’m talking about embracing my strengths and weaknesses with confidence, not guilt. I’m talking about being unapologetically ME.
Continue reading “Unapologetically Me”
More recently, I have been trying to live more mindfully and intentionally. I had always been that crazy, busy girl who had her mind on a million things at once, took care of everything, kept up in school, and was always the one people counted on to help them “fix” their own life’s issues and drama. Throughout all of this, I was told I am capable of handling it all and able to do it all simultaneously, and therefore I felt responsible for taking care of everything – doing it all. But the thing is, I wasn’t capable of carrying it all – taking care of everyone’s requests all the time. I couldn’t “fix” everyone else’s lives when my own life needed fixing. I was getting warn out by all the expectations. I felt used up by all my efforts. I was stretched so thin, I was ready to break. I went to bed exhausted and woke up exhausted. Something needed to change.
That is when I decided to start living out each day more purposefully and mindfully, and it changed everything. Continue reading “Mindfully Living”
Rewind many years back to the 7th grade when it all started… the dermatology visits, the various skin treatment trials, the overwhelming pressure of trying to “fit in,” to just be liked. That was the start of it all – when I put on that first bit of makeup in a desperate attempt to cover up. You see, I used to have really bad acne to the point that my face embarrassed me, and I only added to the problem by putting on foundation, powder, blush, anything to hide my flaws. Continue reading “Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup”