Courage and Determination

I’m always afraid to start for fear of messing up. Once I start I want to do it right. A flawless performance without much practice. But that’s not how life works. Success doesn’t come through praise. The peace comes through growth and learning. Practice is messy, and others can help you along the way but…

Robbed

I guess I don’t like admitting I have a problem. I’ve always been the one to help other people so saying, “I need help” sounds just….so………..wrong. The thing is I know I need to change. But I’ve never spent time or energy on myself. At least not for the things I wanted to pursue. I’ve…

Relatable

In my previous posts I think I’ve tried writing a little too much as if my thoughts were being put into an article or an essay. That’s how I’ve done the majority of my writing. But what I really want to do is create a community where it’s safe to come together and talk and…

Rocks, Thorns, and Fallen Logs

In the wild, life isn’t catered to being sensitive of the feelings people have. Parents do not shield their children from the harsh truth of predator vs. prey. It’s the natural law of the world. The fact of the matter is that rocks are heavy, thorns are sharp, and what grows up will surely descend….

Passion.

I’ve recently started cooking again. When I was younger I loved everything about cooking. The aroma of spices. The biting flavors. The combinations. The ingenuity of it all and what a creative outlet it is. I even looked into applying to culinary school. I chose a different route but I always find myself coming back…

Floating Thoughts: Duty, Failure, #selfcare

I write ideas on my phone when they come to me and then I go through them later. I found one the other day and it said “to obey is better than sacrifice.” What do we obey? What do we sacrifice? Do we obey the social “norms”? Go to college just because we are told…

When it Rains it Pours

A fundamental truth, no? I think we can all agree. But have you ever noticed that this can go both ways? I think it’s far too easy for us to get caught up in all the negative whirling around us, whether it’s tragedy on the news or a bombardment of comparison on social media. We…

I’m One Of Them

Have you ever felt like there is this disconnect between who you feel others expect you to be and who you would rather become? Because, same. For years I have been chasing this idea of who I believed was the ideal me and it has been a bumpy road to admit that to myself. And…