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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]