Not for lack of trying.

I have been trying so hard. Trying to accept my circumstances. Trying to be grateful. Trying to stay positive. Trying to imagine a new life that excites me. Trying to let go of the life that was ripped away from me. Trying to do the right thing. Trying to stay informed. Trying to amplify theContinue reading “Not for lack of trying.”

Endings & Beginnings

All of my past relationships share one common moment. Not butterflies before the first kiss, or when your stomach drops the first time someone tells you they love you. I’m talking about the moment when I’ve realized that it’s over. Maybe not today, maybe not this week, maybe not even this year. But it’s over,Continue reading “Endings & Beginnings”

At 28, I gave myself freedom.

Freedom to quit a job I hated. Freedom to pursue uncertainty that scared and excited me. Freedom from worrying about where and when I’ll meet The One. Freedom to be more selfish with my time and my energy. Freedom to do what I want, rather than what I should. Freedom to be kinder to myself,Continue reading “At 28, I gave myself freedom.”

Allow me to introduce myself.

So, I’m going to travel again. I’ve known this before I even got back to the states. The travel bug bit and the only thing I’ve been certain about in the last seven months is that I. must. travel. again. I’ve realized that the hardest part of planning extended international travel is just deciding thatContinue reading “Allow me to introduce myself.”

If you’re bingeing & want to stop, put the food down and read this.

**DISCLAIMER: I am not a therapist, counselor, or doctor, so please consult a medical professional if you find yourself in need of help** Thinking back, I’ve had a pretty fucked up relationship with food for most of my life. Not necessarily to the extent of an eating disorder*, but “stopping when I’m full” has neverContinue reading “If you’re bingeing & want to stop, put the food down and read this.”