obstacles to destiny

Do you ever find yourself in a position where you feel you’re so close to evolving into something bigger and better? Even in just the slightest way—like you learned something new that you’ll now use whenever you get the chance. Or, you have been reading every day—something you used to swear you hated. Or, you’reContinue reading “obstacles to destiny”

will you – won’t you

I’ve discovered first hand—after hearing about it for years through reading—that whether you tell yourself you’re going to be okay or not, you’re right.  The original quote is: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford The past few months I’ve been doing this thing where I don’t allowContinue reading “will you – won’t you”

word to the wise

Here is my letter to you:   You have been through a lot this last year. Lost a lot.  What if you chose to see it in a different way, though? As each thing left, you gained two more in its place.    When Lilly left  Your strength was tested And you learned that movingContinue reading “word to the wise”

making beautiful things

I want to spend my life making beautiful things even if nobody cares.  That’s how I feel. Which is why I haven’t taken sharing my words as seriously this year. Something inside me flipped and said, “Be selfish. Keep everything to yourself.” I think I came to a point where I was so sick ofContinue reading “making beautiful things”

20 things I learned by 20

For the last two years, around the time of my birthday, I’ve posted this type of thing.  18 things I learned at 18 19 things I learned by 19 **By the way – the website the above links take you to is an archive site for all of my previous 289 blogs 🙂 if youContinue reading “20 things I learned by 20”

explanations – part 2

Part 1 from yesterday: expectations – part 1 As for explanation…that is one of my least favorite things in this world. I believe that certain parts of our lives should be lived without the concern of having to explain our reasoning to everyone, or anyone. Some bigger examples of that would be getting a tattoo,Continue reading “explanations – part 2”

expectations – part 1

I want to talk about expectations and explanations Personally, I have experienced the push to always have an explanation for everything I’ve ever wanted to do. No matter how big or small, I’ve had to have a reason for doing something. On top of that, there’s been an expectation to do this thing (whatever itContinue reading “expectations – part 1”

your happiest moment

What is your happiest moment? Honestly, from as early as you can remember up until now, in which moment were you happier than ever before? If you have no clue, that’s completely okay. On the other hand, you may think you know, but another part of you believes that you have an even happier momentContinue reading “your happiest moment”

change is good

“If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path toward happiness; don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present,Continue reading “change is good”

stop comparing problems

I’ve been thinking a lot about the stars lately. There’s a quote that goes something like this: I believe if more people looked toward the stars each night, they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day… This can be takenContinue reading “stop comparing problems”

describing mental illness

How would you describe your mental illness to me? I would tell you to ask another question because it’s not as straightforward as that. Instead, ask me why I’m so quick to dodge a hand with the pure intention of patting my back. Ask me why the journal I carried in school was attached toContinue reading “describing mental illness”

It’s 3am

My sweater rests on my body, wet with tears from my most recent breakdown. I can’t feel the moisture, but I can see it now that I’m staring myself down in the mirror. It’s 3am. “Stop. Stop this,” I manage to whisper, barely audible. “This isn’t helping. This won’t change anything. Worrying doesn’t change anything.Continue reading “It’s 3am”