The thought running through my mind lately is “be a little kinder than you need to.” I say it to myself when I need the reminder, because sometimes it’s not the first thing on my mind. But it’s on my mind so much because I see it in others. Lately I’ve encountered people that have … Continue reading Be a little kinder than you need to.
My grandmother is what I'd call a firecracker. She's smart as a tack and just as feisty. She's the strongest woman I've ever known. She had such a huge role in my upbringing that I know I wouldn't be here without here. And I don't mean "here" as in where I am in life, I … Continue reading Be A Good Person.
You could search all over, but there is nothing in the world as strong as a mother. You see her every day, she could be struggling but you’d never know it. She is bright. She is smiling. She is tired. But she is strong. She’s the one losing sleep, worrying about tomorrows issues and … Continue reading Strong As A Mother.
If you ask me who my first best friend was, the answer is simple, my older sister. I've said it one thousand times and I would say it again. She's the first best friend I ever had. I might not have been hers, but when we were young I wanted to be just like her- … Continue reading The Family We Choose.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about love. How some people are warm and nurturing, the kind that I instinctively hug, and others I have never seen be affectionate with anyone. I’ve been thinking about love languages and the ways people say I love you without ever saying the words out loud. I have … Continue reading The Ways We Say I Love You.
After reading Know By Name by Chanel Miller (that I'm sure I'll write about because it's a phenomenal book) it has got me thinking about sexual assault. I've researched that particular case, cases across the US, and the statistics for my home state of Maine. They say that sexual assault happens to 1 in 5 … Continue reading How to Support a Friend Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted.
I don't mean to sit here and sound preachy, by any means, but it took me long to figure out the fact that it is perfectly okay if you outgrow people that aren't growing. Everyone goes through different phases in life. It's no secret that there's no one walking around being the best version of … Continue reading Outgrow People Who Aren’t Growing.