#MeToo

I am brave. I am honest. I am strong — at least, today I am. Sexual assault.  Two words that make people feel ill-at-ease to see, hear or say out loud. Maybe you’ve experienced it too. Maybe you have a similar story to share. Maybe it wasn’t you, but your best friend who had to…

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Rewrite The Norm & Rewrite Your World

There are a lot of things in this world that I don’t like — I don’t like storms. I don’t like bodies of water. I don’t like dating. I don’t like negative people. I don’t like hearing “that’s just the way it is“. It took me a long time to realize, but it’s never “just the…

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If You Can’t Beat Fear, Do It Scared

Change. It’s inevitable. It’s what happens to every single one of us, at one point or another. It’s something that we all experience, at one point or another. We strive for greatness. We doubt. We fear. We love. We learn. We fail. We succeed. We change. When you take a glance at where you are…

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I’m Happy Because I’m Single By Choice, Not By Chance.

I used to dread the thought of being single and alone. I used to fear that emotions, actions, and vulnerability wouldn’t be reciprocated. I used to fear an unknown world or place that lacked comfort and familiarity. Correction: I used to. I entered into official single life status much later than the majority of people…

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5 Tips For The Hopeless Romantic Trying To Survive Modern Dating

I am a hopeless romantic — I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, and I will probably always be a hopeless romantic. Ever since I first saw Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladin, and the rest of the classic Disney fairytale films, the phrase “hopeless romantic” was basically engraved on my forehead. It’s your standard fairytale…

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Real Heartbreak Can Actually Be Good For You

At one point or another, everyone experiences a love so pure and exciting that it can almost be overpowering. Being with someone who you consider to be your other half, your soul mate, and your best friend is something many people go their entire lives trying to find and once you find it, the first…

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When Your Heart Wins

I had been conflicted for months on end – fighting a constant battle between my mind and my heart, which were both pulling me in two separate directions. I had to take a step back time and time again to gain a new perspective and decide what the next step in my life’s journey was…

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To First Loves, First Heartbreaks, And The Great Heights They Push Us To Achieve

Everyone has a first heartbreak. A heartbreak that intensifies the emotional pain, and heightens the physical pain. Heartbreak that makes you question every thought and action you pursue moving forward. Heartbreak that makes you wonder, “Why?” every single day, for months on end. Heartbreak that takes you to one of the darkest places you’ve ever…

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Life Will Never Wait For You To Be Ready For It

My life always had a plan, always had a form of stability. During that time, I became more invested in the certainty and steadiness of where I was at at that point in my life that I lost sight of the things I have always desired; things that have always inspired me; things that I…

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