promises

It can be so easy to get caught up in the idea of forever when it comes to relationships. Every day, I see people in brand new relationships throw the word around on social media. It's almost addicting. It's a huge relief when someone promises you that they aren't going anywhere. But who can really... Continue Reading →

forgive

It can feel like the most impossible thing to forgive someone who’s done you wrong, especially if it’s someone that has shown you that they are trustworthy in the past. It has happened to all of us before. It comes as a shock. It makes you doubt your own judgement, and wonder if you were... Continue Reading →

independence

If there's anything that damages your confidence from the very beginning, it's a parent not showing any interest in your life. Growing up, my dad wasn't around very much. He skipped out on most of the important things that were going on in my life. I've competed in hundreds of swim meets. Summer league, club... Continue Reading →

cherish

At this point in my life, I am thoroughly convinced that the loss of a friendship is significantly more painful than the loss of a romantic relationship. It's no secret that having your heart broken by your significant other is a horrible feeling. Losing the person you counted on to understand you and go through... Continue Reading →

purpose

A few months ago, I woke up on what I thought would be a typical Tuesday morning to an email that one of my classmates had passed. Even though I didn't know her very well, I knew that she was a very sweet girl. I had a class with her and we had spoken a... Continue Reading →

celebrate

I spend each Father's Day reflecting on the shortcomings of my father throughout the milestones of my life. It all boils down to one thing: he wasn't there. He missed my best moments, my worst moments, and almost everything in between. I have to beg him to show up to something that is important to... Continue Reading →

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