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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, [...]

Surrendering To Love

Surrendering To Love

At the beginning of this year I was asked to prepare a mini-sermon for my class. The theme I kept encountering was on surrender. Funny how I never anticipated for this to be the theme of my year... A couple months back I had a housemate ask me a startling question. She looked me straight [...]

Identity Stories

Identity Stories

In the more recent days, I've been playing this tiresome tug of war with my value. Do I believe to be worthy of great love? Am I significant to my friends and family? Do I value my opinions, the thoughts I have and the way I look? In a world where humans let others define [...]

Why Jesus

Why Jesus

Public Service Announcement: I AM ATTENDING BIBLE COLLEGE. It's still crazy to believe I've taken this road. Especially as someone who never considered this path. Heck, I didn't even want to attend Pepperdine University due to it's conservative/ religious views. And now I am going to Bible School?!? Honestly, I've kept it under wraps for [...]

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 [...]