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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

is purity even worth it?

This might be melodramatic. But this is the story of when protecting my purity no longer seemed worth it to me. When I was in high school, I liked this guy... I grew up pretty sheltered, so my experience with guys was zippo, nada, zilch. It also didn't help that I am a complete hopeless [...]