Realistic expressions that truly profess deep and meaningful love are what I am all about. I like being realistic and not falling into the trap of a fantasy-fairytale-prince-on-horse-I-am-a-princess kind of delusion. I want a love that can endure even the toughest of external circumstances. With that, I find that rooting all decision in my life… Continue reading I love you conditionally (and other surprisingly romantic lines)
I am not sure how different I really am than when I was in high school. I have surely gained a whole wealth of experiences that have changed my outlook on the world, but at the core, I am pretty much the same. I have always been myself, even if other people didn't like it.… Continue reading I Wish I Knew These 5 Things in High School
You are not freeing yourself by being chained to people’s opinions, expectations, and your own delusion is powerful and more than what most people will ever take the time to realize.
Awaiting graduation day filled me with excitement and anticipation laced with a bit of anxiety. I couldn't BELIEVE this was happening already. College went extremely quickly for me as I technically attended three colleges. I went to college in Michigan, Sweden, and Southern Indiana. Moving so many times in four years was weird and I… Continue reading Oh, I guess this is what it’s like.
I felt a pit in my stomach as I observed the people passing by me on campus today. I realized that most of my friends have either graduated or I never see anymore. Most of my friends are also so ultra busy that we have trouble lining up our schedules to catch up. Mainly, most… Continue reading I Feel OLD.
I first remember hearing the concept of thin places a few years back. It is often described as a sort of intersection between heaven and earth when one can feel almost jolted out of their usual ways of seeing the world. I have experienced numerous thin places in my time, always unexpected, and always permeable.… Continue reading My Experience with Thin Places
I have received a lot of messages of support from people about my political views. I have also received a lot of backlash from my family/other random human beings about my beliefs. In high school, I would have considered myself a super duper Republican. Elephants everywhere! Republican ideals?! I will believe them blindly based on… Continue reading Thinking for Myself
For me, it’s easy to get lost in other people’s expectations of me. The expectations that others have for my future fall into such a wide range that it often leaves me very conflicted. I’ve always been known for my singing—music has been my life since I was a child. The stark reality is that… Continue reading Becoming Conscious: The power of the voice from within
I find it to be completely insane that I can walk past a television & see that someone has, once again, been carelessly shot and keep walking like it's becoming part of my daily routine. As most people are, I am outraged and saddened over the countless acts of violence that continue to occur. Sometimes I… Continue reading The Waves
I unapologetically miss being abroad. I often hesitate to talk about it because I don't want any of the people in the states to take it as an insult or that I need to move on. The beauty of the situation is that I have moved on and I am being productive, having fun, and… Continue reading The Grey That Follows Me