To My Friend Who Died Too Young

Seven years is a pretty long time. Not in the grand scheme of life or anything, but at 23 years old, it's a good chunk. That's how long it's been since you died, and my life has changed in ways I never saw coming, in ways your's never will. I've graduated high school and college.... Continue Reading →

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Fighting Chaos

I crave stillness. I'm one of those people who can sit still for hours reading or writing. It's what I'm passionate about and it's how I feel still. Life sometimes demands chaos though. It comes in a lot of different forms - clutter, busyness, work, social lives, mental, etc. Generationally speaking, busyness became an admirable... Continue Reading →

It’s Not About You

3 years ago, I called off my traditional, large wedding. We had all the details planned out. I had bought the dress, ordered the cake, sent out invitations, etc. I had checked each item off of a pretty little checklist and felt numb. If we're being honest, it felt like I was watching a movie... Continue Reading →

Care

There's been a lot of talk on social media this week since the players in the NFL decided to kneel for the anthem to make a statement. I'm not really here to get political with you. There's been enough of that. What I am here to say is that you can care about more than... Continue Reading →

Marriage Isn’t 50/50

As of December, my husband and I will have been married for 3 years, so in honor of that, I'm going to share 3 lessons I've learned with you that are vital to my marriage. I heard more advice in the beginning than I can even remember ranging from "DON'T DO IT" to "divorce isn't... Continue Reading →

Why I Didn’t Wear White

I planned a traditional wedding for over a year. I had the venue, the cake, the dress, and the food all settled. Somewhere along the line though, the traditional wedding became more about the people who were helping me plan it and less about my now husband or myself. The dress I had picked out... Continue Reading →

Be Open

This image sums up my goals for 2017. I don't want to meet my goals, I want to blow them out of the water. So, the first step of that is to acknowledge them publicly so I am accountable. Get to a healthy weight I haven't been at a healthy weight since high school. I've... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Toxic Family

I love the holidays. I'm overly obsessed with Thanksgiving, Christmas lights, and fuzzy socks. I also love hot chocolate, and it's much easier to drink during the holidays since it's usually colder outside. One of my favorite things about the holidays is spending time with family however, there are times where it's also one of my... Continue Reading →

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