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 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…

Cut out the relationships that influence you negatively.

There are many of us who think we are incredibly strong-willed in our relationship with God. That there is nothing that can separate us from the love we have for our Savior. Our promises are promises, and these promises are easy to make when we are at our highest spiritual peak. I bet many of…

The small town I left.

I am from this small town called Henderson, NC. And no, this is not Hendersonville, NC…as so many people have confused us with. I left, not because I hated it, but realized that I was not meant to be confined to a town where my potential had a ceiling. There is only so far you…