Quilting Happiness

Your happiness is like an old, hand-pieced multicolored quilt that has been in your family for generations. It blankets everything. It is handmade. No one else has one just like it.

The Anatomy of a Broken Heart

A broken heart is made up of muffled sobs and hot tears pouring down your face. It's made up of deep shuddering breaths and wiping the back of your hand across your nose, heedlessly smearing snot across your cheek. It's made up of red, swollen eyes and deep breaths that end when another wave of hurt crashes over you like the slap of the ocean on a windy day.

Mature Communication

Communication is the lifeblood of any relationship. This includes communicating the good AND the bad. If you only communicate the positive and sweep the negative under the rug, this is like living on a diet of sugar; it's delicious, but not life-sustaining. However, if you only focus on the bad and leave out the good, that's akin to being on starvation rations; eventually, that relationship will look as bad as a wanna-be Instagram model.

Enjoy the Ride

Many times we succumb to society's ideals of what a journey should look like or when we should reach a certain destination. Females especially are susceptible to this pitfall. If you are making progress towards a goal, a life desire, or even simply just having fun, you are doing it right.

Awesome Begats Awesome

Potential without action is useless. There is everything right with seeing true potential inside or outside of yourself. There is everything wrong with simply sitting back and expecting great things to happen with no effort.

My Eye of the Storm

Passionately be at the helm of your own ship. You are not a message in a bottle waiting to be drifted to a foreign land. An epic journey awaits you if you simply pull out your sword and bravely unfurl the sails.

Be F*cking Nice

It might not be the next day or even the next year, but eventually, the tiny seeds of positivity that you plant will bloom, and the winds of life will blow those second-generation seeds back into your own garden right when you need them.

Master the Forge

While I was being productive browsing Instagram the other day, I scrolled past the following quote: Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. -William B. Sprague I absolutely love this.  In other words... Don't wait for the skill, create the skill.  For much of my life,... Continue Reading →

Standards vs. Expectations

Something that has been on my mind a lot lately is how to know when you are expecting too much versus how to realize when you are compromising your standards.  I feel that in the modern world of the internet, people tend to view the extravagant things that they see on social media as acceptable/common... Continue Reading →

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