The Year of the Loser

Well, friends, 2017 has come and gone, and it was good.  I successfully didn’t cut bangs even though I almost did like 5 times, I thrived in a career as a creative director, and I started a new relationship with a wonderful man who has thoughtfully labeled me…

Okayness

There’s this moment of adulthood where you really take a step back and just observe the workings of the relationships in your life. I’ve done that. A lot, lately. I’m in a new relationship, and it’s amazing. And every time something happens to add to the amazingness, there is…

Permission

He came unexpectedly. He was smart, funny, motivated, and kind. He got me. It was as simple as that. He just got me. I could be anyone when I was with him. I could be my worst self or my best self, and it didn’t matter. He knew…

Dad + Mom

Today, I celebrate the day that my parents got married. Marriage isn’t always easy. They’ve both shared that with me on separate occasions as we’ve talked about my future, and I’ve witnessed it in their frustrations, arguments, and moments of annoyed silence.  So today, I want to give…

Breakups 101: How not to be a 12-year-old

Breakups suck. Regardless of your involvement- whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, it’s all around pretty awful. I have gone through my fair share of breakups- on both sides- and have suffered through some pretty awkward moments. First of all, I know what most of you…

Lost Love

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  You know what, Tennyson? I appreciate your contribution to mankind and all, but seriously, shut up. If this quote was a shoe, it would be a pair of crocs. I have wanted to throw…

White and Alone

A few weeks back, I was invited to a party. So naturally, the first thing that I did was go through my pre-party do-I-want-to-go checklist Do I want to go? Do I have to go? (Because we all  have those parties where you say, “If I skip another…

I’m Not Wife Material

Right now, my mom has read this title and is upset. She’s currently thinking of a list of 100 reasons why I am wife material and plans to tell me in a very long-winded text (her signature trademark). Don’t worry, mom. I’m not selling myself short here. I’ve…

In an Unhealthy Relationship? 7 Ways to Tell

Why 7 ways? Because I had more than 5 but less than 10. Also, because 7 is the Lord’s number and some of you need a real Holy Spirit awakening if you’re ever going to quit this awful dating cycle that you’re in. In the effort to not…

When You Can’t Move On

Grief. Sadness. Pain. These are real things. They are tangible. When we hear these words, we equate them to an experience in our life. They mean something to us because we have physically felt them, have sat in their presence, and have been forced to partake of their…