As part of my spiritual growth or growth in general, I've decided to start journaling every morning. I didn't start journaling when I first heard the recommendation because I felt I didn't have much to say and I'm not a very creative person in the morning. However, after reading more and more about the benefits … Continue reading Why You Should Start Journaling
I have a solid group of friends that I would consider family. Lately one of my friends has been acting different and the vibe is off. I want to take space, but feel guilty because friends don't "ditch" one another. But what if you really feel you need some space? Depending on what type of … Continue reading Is It Okay To Take Space From Friends?
I was looking at these pictures the other day, trying to distract myself from what was actually going on around me. This huge, beautiful saltwater fish tank was glaring at me trying to remind me of pain I never got over. I was sitting in a hospital office with my grandfather for his first day … Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times
Growing up in Connecticut the first 24 years of my life meant that summers fade, leaves change and eventually fall to the ground as the snow prepares to come again. When this is all you know, you find no fascination in the nature around you. It's part of life and for some people, it's considered … Continue reading Living in Fall
I started working at a bar recently and I've been meeting so many interesting people. Interesting is not my nice way of saying strange or weird either. I just mean there are so many different personalities, perspectives, and walks of life that I wouldn't usually get to meet otherwise. The other night, two customers came … Continue reading I Am Titanium
I was always a girl with a plan. In high school, I knew what I wanted to do in college. I wanted to major in social work, minor in sociology, get an on-campus job, and be a resident assistant. I did all that with great success. In college, I knew I needed good grades, multiple … Continue reading There’s No Turning Back
You don't need it If you ever want to downsize or live life with only the essentials, move to Japan. They will teach you a thing or two about making a small space work. When I first walked into my hotel, I thought it was tight. It wasn't uncomfortable, but it wasn't what I was … Continue reading What Traveling To Japan Taught Me
In college I had a professor who was also the supervisor at my internship. Once she got to know me, she realized I overthink everything. I struggle with every decision I make. I have to make a pros and cons list and argue both sides 5 times. I always think there is a better way … Continue reading There Is No Wrong Decision
I'm a mess, but I haven't always been. I've lost myself a little bit. I need to get back to me. I need to be on track. So this is a promise letter to myself. These are the things I will do to feel in control again. 1. I will make time for myself. I … Continue reading A Promise To Myself
It's human nature to want to be loved. We need friends to reassure us that we belong. But as time goes on, the importance of quantity diminishes and quality rises . My smaller, solid group of loyal and supportive friends has brought me more happiness than being popular ever has. Although it may sound … Continue reading Who Should You Keep?