In the Wake of Change

At a certain point in our lives, we must make the brave decision to do what is right. Not just for the betterment of our own individual lives, but for the common good. Because if we consciously know some of our brothers and sisters are made to suffer by an overtly corrupt system, how then…

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I Don’t Want to Fear Anymore

Almost a year ago, I promised to write weekly to document life as a 25 year old, but I chickened out. Though no one had directly judged me, at some point last year, I started developing excessive anxiety about people’s opinions on my faith and life in general. As the year progressed, I grew more…

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Dive into 25: A Journal Series

A few years ago, I loosely committed to a personal tradition of writing lists of x number of life lessons I’ve learned in the x amount of years I’ve been alive. I started that tradition to motivate me to live better than I did the year before. This year, upon turning 25, I have decided…

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Less of Me

Good health, a comfortable life, happiness, job security, peace… I considered having all of these be my reality meant that I was living in success. My mind has drifted countlessly into intricate portrayals of a life laced with glamor and posh. I have lusted after the guaranteed offers from wealth. At a young age (probably…

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When the Storm Comes

There are days when I feel empowered and motivated and days when I feel utterly lost. I don’t know if the gloomy weather is a factor in this, but today, I feel so off. I feel restless and helpless. The day started off late, around 11am. From 1-5pm, I attended a training at church. Many…

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Thank You

08.21.18 To you, to every sister in my life, Thank you. Thank you for enduring by my side even when I hid and ran away. I didn’t value what it meant to have and be sisters in Christ. I was filled with fear. A fear that stemmed from years of blaming you for my heartaches…

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I Am a Strong Woman

The school bus was filled with chatter like every morning. I made myself comfortable near the middle back row and leaned my head against the plastic window. I tried to take a quick nap. “Chink, chink, chinkity chink“. I rolled my eyes. Every week, Chad* and his posse sat at the front of the bus…

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2018 Life Lessons

From February to August, I’ve experienced many highs and lows (probably more lows to be honest).To give you a little background story, in February 2018, I quit my first teaching job and my house caught on fire. All the while, I was shaking my fist at God and pitying myself. It was a very difficult,…

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