Whew! I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted. In case you aren't in my inner circle, I've been juggling moving, weeks of standardized testing (gag), minor family issues, and, to be completely honest, a recent addiction to the TV show "This Is Us" (do you watch it!? It's SO. GOOD!!!). While... Continue Reading →
If you are friends with me on Facebook or real life, you know that exactly one week ago I turned 29 (yes, only one year left in my 20’s #freakingout). As per usual, I invited everyone I like to a birthday dinner (sadly not on the actual day because of my travel plans) and most... Continue Reading →
Something I've been giving a lot of thought to lately is KNOWING. Specifically, when do you know you've found the right person? This subject is of particular interest to me because a) I've been dating someone for a couple of months now (which means they've made it past the first 3 dates, a feat few... Continue Reading →
No matter how you say it, the concept of keeping up with society's expectations has forever been a a sticking point with free spirits and a never-ending hamster wheel for devotees.
Love is a powerful force, subtle when it is present, but alarmingly potent when it is absent. We should make it our mission to make sure that everybody who shares a moment of our lives feels a least a small morsel of love from us.
Dear Congress, I pray that you never have to lose a loved one to violence that someone else could have possibly prevented. I pray that you never have to cower behind your (much more expensive) desks and send frantic goodbye texts to your loved ones. I pray that you never have to look over and see your secretary or intern or fellow public servant staring at you with unseeing eyes as carpet beneath them becomes warm and sticky and red.
With all this thirst for knowledge, there comes a point where I have to admit to myself that I may NEVER know. I may never know where we came from or who or what made us or why we are REALLY here. Yet this does not give me an excuse to forgo my own answer to the second question: why are we here?
If you're ever tempted to hold back or shy away from an opportunity or just stay in the status quo simply because of what you're afraid might happen, take a moment to give yourself a pep talk. We only live life once, and there may not be a second chance to face your fears.
For some reason, whether it be hidden personal insecurities or jealousy or a lack of confidence in my own abilities, I have always struggled with being happy with other people's success. This is not something that I am proud of in the least-I want to be one of those people who cheers the loudest when someone else wins. I want to be the person who is the first to say a sincere congratulations. I want to be the person who gets excited by other people's success because it means that I can be successful, too.