#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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Trusting Me, Myself, & Him

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 I’m not going to lie — I’m not the most religious person in the world. I don’t pray every day and/or night. I struggle with always believing there’s a…

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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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Dreaming Towards Tomorrowland

What is your passion? What is it that makes your heart skip a beat — that one thing that, no matter what, you just can’t help but force a grin? That memory that comes to light when you think of your happy place — where is it? Who in your life brings your “happy place”…

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Here Are 5 Reasons I’m Swiping Left On Modern Dating

My absolute favorite topic to discuss — dating (sarcasm, obviously). Dating in today’s world is one of the most stressful and annoying things we get to experience — #truth. One of the most common ways to go about dating has basically boiled down to the act of swiping left or right for a yes or…

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Broken Wings & Learn To Fly

What is love? How do you know if or when you’re in love? How can you tell if or when it’s real? To be completely transparent, I have absolutely no idea — which I’m sure you might not have expected to hear right off the bat. I feel just as scared and in the dark…

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Dear Younger Me

Dear younger me… You’ve been through a heck of a lot. You’ve taken on the world, diving head first into the unknown, and you should be proud. You’ve battled through failures and successes from across the country that has led you to where you are and who you are today. I’m proud of the journey…

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