Journals

Fear, the Stealer of Joy

Fear has held me back from many things in my life. When I was a child my parents enrolled me and my sister in piano classes. We had to study notes, chords, and music theory, and after a few sessions of practice we would have a test. Aside from classroom tests there were recitals where… Continue reading Fear, the Stealer of Joy

Life Tips · Lifestyle

10 Tips to Overcome Anxiety

A few years ago, I struggled with the feeling of anxiety. It got so aggressive at one point that I experienced insomnia, digestive issues, and heavy chest pains. The fear of that time in life, and fear of what seemed to be a dark future began to overwhelm me and for a while I did… Continue reading 10 Tips to Overcome Anxiety

Journals

The Silver Lining

Today it felt like 2017 was not going the way I hoped it would. I started off the year thinking about all the things I wanted to do differently than last year. I wanted to change my attitude to be more grateful, I wanted to have a better work-life balance, and wanted to become more… Continue reading The Silver Lining

Journals

The Struggle Is Real

I woke up this morning and couldn’t get out of bed. The sun was still down, and no one in my household was awake (except maybe my kitten). It was dark and cold in my room, and there was nothing that motivated me to get out of bed and prepare for the day. I have… Continue reading The Struggle Is Real

Journals

Old Year’s Day & 2017 Goals

Hey readers, It’s been a while (totally did not stick to my goal of writing more online)! I’ve been writing consistently in a hardcopy journal but I have not been blogging. I guess my year has been full of reflections of the personal kind. I spent a lot of time thinking about the mistakes I’ve… Continue reading Old Year’s Day & 2017 Goals

Thoughts on Culture

A Speech to Millenials, From a Millenial, About Social Media

I’m going to talk a lot today. #SorryNotSorry It’s clear the world has lost its way. People are upset, angry, frustrated, exasperated, disappointed, distraught, oppressed, offended, wounded, hurting, apathetic, passionate, etc. Something is wrong. When social media became an outlet for news, everything went downhill. I was a Journalism student so I know how effective social media is for spreading ideas… Continue reading A Speech to Millenials, From a Millenial, About Social Media

Journals

The Profound Mystery of Grace

Every day we are bombarded with ideas and the older I get the more I realize progressive society wants us to safeguard ourselves from the intentional or unintentional harm of others. It’s grown to be part of our natural human reaction to pain and disappointment. Scroll through Instagram or Twitter and the majority of perspectives… Continue reading The Profound Mystery of Grace