It is the eve before I set off again. Destination: Nashville. My heart swells at the sweet thought of familiar arms wrapping around me and of brick walls that have now become home. I am also deeply sad. My eyes burn as I think of the faces and hearts I love in my hometown, the [...]
We pulled up in a big pick up truck to the edge of Lake Lahottan. I had La Croix in one hand, and sunscreen in the other, determined that my first time fishing (that I'd remember) would be successful. My dad and step mom got out of the truck, and we lugged our camp chairs [...]
I love to bake. Most specifically, I love to bake chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are, hands down, my favorite dessert. I get really excited over a good chocolate chip cookie. I love to turn on some music, tie an apron around myself, and get to work in the kitchen. In these times, I [...]
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the romance of older times. From the Victorian era to the early 1900s, I was captivated by the simplicity and innocence that they held. Still to this day I adore Jane Austen and any other period piece I can get my hands on. Not too long [...]
It had been a terrible, no good, very bad day. Circumstances stacked on top of each other, and my heart weighed like a ton of bricks in my chest. If I were honest, it was shaping up to be a very horrendous couple of months. My inner realm was stormy, a tornado of emotion wreaking [...]
The lump in my throat was nothing in comparison to the shame I felt upon my face. Pharisees hands gripped my arms tightly, pulling me through the streets. They condemned me with words and truths that I knew I could now never undo. I was an adulterer, and the consequences were inescapable. It wasn't until [...]
There's no exact moment I can pin point when I stopped listening. I wish that I could tell a story of a girl bursting out from beneath the surface of self-hatred and embracing a life of love. But there just isn't one. My story goes something like this.
If I were to say that I hated Meghan Trainor's song "Dear Future Husband", I would be a bold-faced liar. It's cute, it's catchy. The problem with it, is that it's selfish. I've listened to the song and read the lyrics a few times, wishing that I could be on board with Meghan. I like [...]