A few years ago, I loosely committed to a personal tradition of writing lists of x number of life lessons I've learned in the x amount of years I've been alive. I started that tradition to motivate me to live better than I did the year before. This year, upon turning 25, I have decided … Continue reading dive into 25: a journal series
I miss the nights (way past my bedtime), when I'd journal 'til the crack of dawn. Those were the nights I had my most profound thoughts, fueled by an unquenchable zeal for life. I miss the nights I fiercely typed away at my laptop, hours upon hours, riding the momentum of my ceaselessly working mind. … Continue reading i am not a prisoner of war
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Good health, a comfortable life, happiness, job security, peace... I considered having all of these be my reality meant that I was living in success. My mind has drifted countlessly into intricate portrayals of a life laced with glamor and posh. I have lusted after the guaranteed offers from wealth. At a young age (probably … Continue reading less of me
There are days when I feel empowered and motivated and days when I feel utterly lost. I don't know if the gloomy weather is a factor in this, but today, I feel so off. I feel restless and helpless. The day started off late, around 11am. From 1-5pm, I attended a training at church. Many … Continue reading When the storm comes
08.21.18 To you, to every sister in my life, Thank you. Thank you for enduring by my side even when I hid and ran away. I didn't value what it meant to have and be sisters in Christ. I was filled with fear. A fear that stemmed from years of blaming you for my heartaches … Continue reading thank you
The school bus was filled with chatter like every morning. I made myself comfortable near the middle back row and leaned my head against the plastic window. I tried to take a quick nap. "Chink, chink, chinkity chink". I rolled my eyes. Every week, Chad* and his posse sat at the front of the bus … Continue reading I am a strong woman