Detoxing

Detoxing

One moment I am standing on this metaphoric mountain of joy. I feel like I've conquered all my demons and life is at an all-time high. A smile so big you can't see my eyes. I laugh at myself for ever having worried. I feel so certain that I'll never get off of this "high" [...]

8 Weeks Sober

8 Weeks Sober

8 weeks ago I was confronted with a difficult decision. A decision to become sober. Not necessarily for the rest of my life, but to abstain from alcohol at least for the time being. When confronted with this decision I was surprised by my resistance. I was surprised how unwilling I was. I'd blame my [...]

Healing My Soul

Healing My Soul

As I was preparing for this post, I felt as if I was cheating you. Cheating you from the truth. Cheating you out of getting the authenticity you deserved. In order to make amends, please read this with grace as I pour my heart out. If you've read any of my previous posts, you'd know [...]

Single 2.0

Single 2.0

During my junior year at Pepperdine University I pledged a sorority named Alpha Phi. A major perk of being in a sorority were all the social events, especially formal. Formal was the "fanciest" and most extravagant of them all. Since this was my first formal, I really had no clue what to expect. More importantly, [...]

Lonely by Default?

Lonely by Default?

Moving as much as I have, and let me tell you, it's been A LOT! I've had to learn how to tackle loneliness. Loneliness presents itself in many shapes and forms, but I'm sure we all know what it feels like to either feel left out, to not fit in, or simply not know who [...]

SINGLE

The summer before my fourteenth birthday I met my first boyfriend at church camp. It was short lived but that was the start of many more boyfriends to come. In the following years it seemed like I was always occupied with someone. Either in a relationship, breaking up, going on a date or mentally crushing [...]