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 [...]

time to bloom.

For a whole year I didn't hang a single thing up in my room. Nothing at all. To some this may not seem like anything of significance. I know plenty of people who are quite satisfied with bare walls. But usually that's just not me. I love color. Every dorm room or apartment I've had [...]

birthdays make me sad.

I've found comfort in knowing that I'm not the only person who feels this way. But it's true. Specifically, MY birthday makes me feel sad. When I was younger, I think it's because I had really high expectations for how people should treat me on that day or week, since I felt I deserved to [...]

game over

"Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." Colossians 2:7 This verse might just be my new favorite Bible verse. These are the kind of words I would want painted [...]

helpless, hopeless + lost

L o s s . This world is full of such loss and pain. The older I get the more that becomes evident to me. So painfully evident. Truly, I hope to never grow numb to the pains of other people just because they happen over and over again through the lives of different people. [...]