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Singleness: Is it Always So Lonely?

(Originally written February 2021) "Again and again, I have people say to me, how do you handle loneliness? And I say that I can't handle loneliness. They ask, "Well didn't you spend a lot of time alone in the jungle?" I inevitably reply, "Yes, I did. I spent a good many more years alone than [...]

We Love a Girl that Grows

This week I turned twenty-five (😅😳). I've had this blog for eight years now, and it feels like just yesterday I was writing from the perspective of a 17 year old girl trying to understand the world around her. I love that I get to write and process life here as I grow up and [...]

Single? Yeah, me too.

Last December, I was sharing with my counselor some of the fears I have with being single as well as inevitably losing my longtime roommate to marriage. For months, when I thought about it, anxiety and grief were the underlying emotions. There's so many questions that swirl around my head when I think about the [...]

Don’t say I’m bold

Some time last year, I was showing my friend a message I had typed up to send to a guy I thought was cute and she said "wow, yeah, that's bold--go for it". I immediately shrunk inwardly when she said that. Her head turned sideways and she said "Why do you always take boldness as [...]

the first boy I ever loved.

Today I want to tell a story that's long overdue. It's about the first time I told a boy I liked him and everything that came after. I walked through the rain, literally, to go and tell him. My heart was racing and I had never EVER before confessed any feelings of any sort to [...]

Finish the Race.

Often, people ask me how my job is going. That is a common question to ask. A normal question. Yet, I often have a hard time articulating "how my job is going". Part of it is that I'm not great at small talking, and so this question has a lot of intricacies to it for [...]

wonderment and reality.

For a long time, I’ve felt an itch to write some sort of book. I’m not sure what about. Maybe it would be a unique look on something long understood. Perhaps, a collection of perspectives on different experiences or a poetic telling of what it’s like to have to grow up and face the world [...]