This year when I set out to discover the deeper meaning of the word “relationship,” I had no idea where it would take me. I had no idea of the lessons awaiting me that would begin to break down my selfishness, my pride, and my desire for attention. I had no idea that I would… Continue reading Single & Seeking a Barnabas-Like Community
These are the coveted days of summer. The lazy, lengthy, sun-drenched days of summer. The days when a teacher’s soul finds great respite and recovery from 180 days packed to the brim with school. And as I start my fourth week of summer vacation, I find myself loving and loathing the days of summer break.… Continue reading Weeping Sunshine
Some people can’t get attached to anyone. I, on the other hand, get far too attached to people, places, things, experiences. I let them take up too much residence in my heart so that it aches painfully when I have to say goodbye. Life transitions have always been hard for me because I’ve attached so… Continue reading My Reverse Attachment Disorder
It seems we’re always on the edge of what feels safe. We talk of safe subjects, safe places, safe thoughts. We ask generic questions to which generic answers can be given. We stay with socially acceptable topics, and we dance around all that lurks beneath the surface. But safe isn’t real. And safe isn’t brave.… Continue reading Speaking Brave Words of Sanctuary
My life today felt like a bubble that was slowly caving in on me. The stress and anxiety welled up within me until I was speaking sharply to people, it was difficult for me to smile, and I could barely focus on one person in front of me because my mind was racing with a… Continue reading The Busier We Are, the More Self-Centered We Become
Do you want to travel this summer? Travel through your own city, down streets you’ve never been before, in the oldest part of town. Travel through good books that take you on the best flights of imagination to new and beautiful worlds. Travel to your friend’s house – bake some cookies – watch a movie… Continue reading Do You Want to Travel this Summer?
My generation and the one right below it has become known recently for complaining about the hardships of “adulting.” You know, whenever we have to do something that is remotely connected to responsibility and maturity. It’s just too much for our sweet little coddled brains that have been raised on video games and Instagram filters.… Continue reading Guess What, World? I’m the Adult Here