Once we went out on a date. Or we had this “thing” going between us. Or you asked me out and I said no. Or I liked you, but you didn’t like me back. Once you said some incredibly sweet words to me which broke my heart because I couldn’t believe someone would think that… Continue reading To All the Boys It Didn’t Work Out With
Dear love, I know you’re having a hard time believing in yourself these days. I know the days are long and mentally challenging. I know the ache in your heart “to do it right” is deep. I know you sometimes feel like an utter failure. And I know you feel so weak most days when… Continue reading A Letter to Someone Who Needs to Hear This
I wish someone had told me that grown-up girls shed a lot of tears in secret, wipe the mascara stains carefully from beneath their eyes, and emerge from behind closed doors with brave smiles on their faces. I also wish they had told me that it’s better to weep with someone who loves your soul,… Continue reading I Wish Someone Had Told Me
When I was in elementary school, I was homeschooled and played with dolls longer than I probably should have. I loved dressing up in costumes and making up stories and planning parties and personifying everything around me. When I was in high school, I played sports for one year, and after that, I chose to… Continue reading When You Feel Non-Traditional in a Traditional World
I know it takes all your concentration to focus on where you’re going and what you’re doing. I know that the edges of your mind are being enveloped in a hazy cloud. I know you remind us over and over again of things because you need to remind yourself that you still know what’s going… Continue reading To the One I Love Whose Memory is Slipping Away
“We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.” ~Bob Goff Do you ever wish you could get a glimpse of the future? Maybe not every single detail of every year, but a quick peek at life in five or ten years? Sometimes I wish I could be given a tiny preview… Continue reading Is This Where You Wanted to Be?
I have come to discover that there are only two things that are important in a future spouse. The first was described in my previous blog post, “Resolved, Never to Marry.” The second is described below. “I couldn’t marry someone unless they had art flowing in their veins,” she said to him. “That’s impossible,” he… Continue reading I Couldn’t Marry Someone Unless …