I am me. Be you. <3

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. ❤

The Power of One: 10 Things You Can Do to Make the World Better

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

Poetry, pastimes, & finger tattoos.

Warsan Shire, heard of her? If not, definitely make that change. I found her via Pinterest - and after reading through every available piece of work, I've decided I have a new favorite poet. She discusses love, life, relationships, family, feminism, society, politics, pain, and much more. One of the most important parts of poetry … Continue reading Poetry, pastimes, & finger tattoos.

When the going gets tough…exhale.

The past few weeks have been difficult. I'm not sure why...perhaps it was moving into a new place, no longer living alone? Perhaps it was the reminder that well, I'm still just doing the same old thing that I've been doing for a while now. It could be loneliness. It could be alcohol. It could … Continue reading When the going gets tough…exhale.

Faith, Trust, & a Little Pixie Dust

Well...it is almost the end of May and time is flying. The past few weeks have been crazy busy and full of excitement! In just over 24 hours, I'll be giving a speech in front of 300+ people for a graduation ceremony. I'm kind of freaking out. But that is okay - because I can … Continue reading Faith, Trust, & a Little Pixie Dust

Instagramming & Screenshots

So, after a few hours of research...I finally understood that I would not be able to install an Instagram plugin for my WordPress.com site (it only works for WordPress.org)...which I guess shows me that I need to do my research ahead of time. Well, I'm pretty active on Instagram - so find and follow me … Continue reading Instagramming & Screenshots

Emotions & Logical Arguments

Years ago, I took a course at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and had a life changing experience. I was going through a lot during this time of my life, it was fall, my freshman year of college. I was getting ready to move in with my boyfriend of 2 months (ha, isn't that logical?) and … Continue reading Emotions & Logical Arguments

Mirroring, Projecting, & Just Being

I'm not trying to get all pseudo-psychological on you, but...okay, well maybe I am...but here goes! So, a few years ago, my mom (she really does inspire a lot of these posts) told me about this idea called mirrors. This concept, as far as I recall, incorporates cloudy mirrors, black mirrors, clear mirrors, and normal … Continue reading Mirroring, Projecting, & Just Being

Bepure, Breakfast, & Buddha

Today is Day 5 of the Bepure cleanse and I’m feeling great! I woke up with a good amount of energy, after a sound night of sleep - which is always a blessing in a busy life! No complaints here - I did some yoga yesterday and it felt amazing. I’m really noticing progress and … Continue reading Bepure, Breakfast, & Buddha

Media, Women, and Miss Representation

"As a culture, women are brought up to be fundamentally insecure." - Lisa Ling I find this statement rather disturbing, inquisitive, and introspective. How do you feel about it? Do you think that women, in the US, are fundamentally insecure? Do you think media has something to do with it? As much as we like to believe … Continue reading Media, Women, and Miss Representation