You Need to be Independent in your Romantic Relationships.

I’m writing this article from my perspective of being in a long-term relationship, and I didn’t learn this until probably year 4 or 5 of being with Bruce, and we are about to hit year 8 (geez-la-weez). And for the record, year 4 or 5 is when we became adults – 18/19 (I think I…

24 reasons to love 24!

Okay, so right now I am 23 years old. In less than 2 days I will be 24 years old. I don’t know about you, but I feel like turning 24 is a major life changing moment. I am jittery with excitement at the fact that I am going to be 24 years old! Because,…

Finding my lost identity.

I went on a mission trip to Kenya back in April of this year. I went with an excited and expectant heart to minister to every woman, every girl, and every child that my eyes laid on. I had a heart full of love to pour out onto any soul who stumbled along my path….

Finding real adult friends seems almost impossible.

Relationships are tough to build. They require persistence, connection, exposure and vulnerability. They require us to be more than a face and a person to hang out with – especially if our hope is to connect with someone so that we can bear our true selves. We want to be able to relate to one another on a…

Finding myself in the nothingness.

I ponder a thought of the day I am still. Where the world I am caught in ceases to move. The irregardless lectures my mind yells at me suddenly stops. And I lie alone lost in my own motionless. My lids close firmly shut. My breathing goes deep and lasts long. And my ears hear nothing…

I don’t need you to like me for me to be happy!

You see – I’ve been labeled the “happy person.” I am the person that most people go to if they need a boost of energy, or a shoulder to cry on, or an ear for someone to talk to. Loving people just comes naturally to me. It brings an abundance of joy to my life…

Stop trying to control everything in your life.

I’m writing this because it sucks to finally notice – and I am not the only one with this problem. And, yes – it is a problem. The inability to let go of your control. I had no idea that I needed or wanted the amount of control I desired. I woke up to it because…