being grateful when it is hard

The day I moved into my new apartment was a little stressful. I drove to the new place with a U-Haul full of my life, excited about this cute yellow door that God opened for me. After literal hours of unpacking and arranging things, I went to drop off the U-Haul. My frat brothers followed… Continue reading being grateful when it is hard

I saw a victory

Trigger Warning: Suicidal Ideation In August of 2019, I wanted to die. I just couldn’t go on anymore. I locked myself in the bathroom and stared at myself in the mirror. Curious about what my parents would find in the morning. Curious about the conversation they’d have with my sisters and brother. Curious about how… Continue reading I saw a victory

you must enter a relationship with yourself before anyone else

I wrote this piece in the winter of 2017. This piece has always meant so much to me because it was the first time I started to associate sex with how harmful it truly is when it is had outside of marriage. It took a few years for me to really get it though. I've… Continue reading you must enter a relationship with yourself before anyone else

transparency time Tuesday

It probably has everything to do with the way I grew up, but I feel like I am a bother to literally everyone. As I age, I move further away from the unkind words and actions of bullies and family, but the pain that birthed hesitation never left. I am genuinely fearful, at all times,… Continue reading transparency time Tuesday

how to be friends with a survivor

This post mentions sexual assault and domestic violence. Hi everyone! As always, thanks for coming back. I’m honestly just going to jump right in. I saw an acquaintance recently and while we were catching up, they reached out and touched me without giving me a heads up. Now, I’ve kind of always hated being touched… Continue reading how to be friends with a survivor