In 2017 I Hope

In January, I wrote out my list of wishes for me and for you, andΒ life gave me exactly what I needed to bring this list into fruition. This year taught me that in 2017… I hope that you look at your fears. I hope that you face them, squarely and wholly and as deeply as […]

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The Beauty In The Mess

Many years from now, when you look back at the chapter in your story that you are in the middle of writing at this very moment, what do you want it to say? I used to want my story to be tidy and efficient and easy to read out loud. I wanted to leave the […]

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On Owning It

Life is like riding a bike. Sometimes you have to pedal with all of the might you can muster, making your way inch by terrible inch up that long hill. And other times you can coast down with no resistance beneath your tires and the wind whipping gloriously through your hair. If I picture life […]

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Good Enough

I made it one of my goals this year to focus on embracing grace. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that I am trying to be better at the things that don’t come very naturally to me. Patience, for instance, is a huge one. I want things to happen in my time and […]

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Farewell, 2014

It’s New Year’s Eve! Can you believe it? While I am not a huge fan of resolutions, because they generally lose steam by the second week of January, I am a strong advocate of goal setting. I usually begrudge New Years, but this year I am making an effort to use this time to reflect, […]

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Authenticity and Just a Little Bit of Grace

Christmas in my household is small and quiet. This year, it was even smaller and quieter than usual, consisting of me, my mom, my step-dad and step-sister. My two step-brothers, who are mostly always around for this holiday, couldn’t make it down this year. I sat in our family living room, staring at the beautifully […]

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