My Prayer Throughout Hardship

I wrote this prayer a few years back in the very beginning of what would be still to this day the hardest, most trying, and enduring time of my life. I’m still working through things and healing, and that process might take years, but I still recite this exact prayer today. Continue reading “My Prayer Throughout Hardship”

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Summer of Growth

This summer I finally went after my goals, pushed myself outside of my comfort zone, and gave it my all. It was a huge summer of growth.

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God Made Us Too

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”

Why Comparison is a Lie

Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping back into the trap that is comparison.  Continue reading “Why Comparison is a Lie”

Mindfully Living

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”

Why I Waited to Date

People always ask me if I’m seeing anyone… and for the past 20 years the answer was no. I got many puzzled looks and questions as to why. It seemed as though something was off to everyone else because I had decided to find myself first before bothering to find anyone else. People would tell me my standards were too high or that I wasn’t “looking hard enough,” but what if I wasn’t looking at all? Continue reading “Why I Waited to Date”