The other day, I called my dad, in tears, telling him that I didn't want to be an adult anymore. His response…"but your whole life all you've ever wanted was to grow up…" concerned, that his daughter, 1500 miles away, was having a break down and wanted to give up. But it wasn't that I … Continue reading It’s Okay to Not Know
I had to say goodbye to someone who swept me off my feet. I fell hard. Very hard. In the best way - the real way - the way that it is healthy to fall. I'm still falling and I'm not holding back. I'm allowing the emotions to churn, and the tears to fall, and … Continue reading You Complete Me. Why do you always look for someone else to “complete” ourselves?
Today is the Spring Equinox. The first day of the season of rebirth, growth, and warmer weather! We start our gardens, planting seeds, and reminiscing about the winter weather. In the Judeo-Christian mindset, we're preparing for Easter and/or Passover, holidays that celebrate certain historical events. In the Pagan mindset, we celebrate Ostara - stemming from … Continue reading In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Celebrating Ostara
My sophomore year of college was a grand time, it was the during an early Indian summer in 2010. I was somewhat engaged in school at Western Michigan. I was working at a gym, enjoying my newfound friends, and focusing on me. During this focus, I often felt compelled to skip class and partake in … Continue reading I am me. Be you. ❤
I couldn't help but share this amazing deal with anyone and everyone who reads this post. Last spring, I headed out to California for a short weekend trip. We were lucky to be in downtown Oakland on a Saturday morning and decided to venture through the farmer's market. At this point in time, my skin … Continue reading Get Your Deal On! Get Your Cleanse On! Organic, Natural Beauty Products, On Sale!
Instead of asking ourselves what is wrong with the world, maybe we should ask ourselves what is right? Progress only comes from forward movement…not retroactive blaming. We, as humans, cast a vote for what is right, or what is wrong, each day, with our actions. Sometimes they are for the better, and sometimes they are … Continue reading The Power of One: 10 Things You Can Do to Make the World Better
But seriously. I think as many people need to write on this topic as possible. What is going on with our frame of mind? How do we think it is okay to show photoshopped models and portray them as the idolized images of beauty? Via Pinterest. Thank you creator. When we see a woman like … Continue reading Another girl, ranting about body image and Photoshop.
"People have a preference to remain ignorant." - Neeru Paharia Growing up in the US, I was raised in a consumer drive culture. I was taught that you buy new clothes with the season, need a few pairs of shoes, never wear brown and black together, and to match your purse with your outfit. I … Continue reading Fashion, Free Markets, & Fabulists.
Planes, trains, and automobiles is the perfect tagline of my latest adventure. On Friday, I drove to Detroit, woke up early on Saturday to fly to NYC, and then pick up a car in Staten Island, and drive back to Michigan, alone. This may have been one of the most adventurous expeditions yet - I … Continue reading Destination: NYC: Let Freedom Ring
Well, when we live in Michigan, we get used to the idea that the weather changes every 10 minutes and you can never really know what to expect. For the last month, every day, my mom says something like..."it might be the last day you can walk in sandals!" or "tonight's going to be the … Continue reading It may be the last beautiful day…