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Category: Thoughts

My Existence Does Not Warrant an Apology

The suppression of women in our society is systemic. Women often feel a need to apologize simply for taking up space. It happens everywhere and it has to stop…

In the Absence of “I’m Sorry”

Life is full of pain and a lot of the time, that pain is inflicted by the people closest to you. And sometimes, that long-awaited apology never comes. But you can forgive someone without ever hearing the words “I’m sorry…

Take a Chance

When we have to make a decision, the fear of making the wrong one can often impede our ability to make a decision at all. But sometimes, making the decision we’re afraid of can be the most rewarding…

Rediscovering Independence

Late last night, I stumbled across an old video on my Facebook page. Staring at the girl that used to be me on the screen, I wondered where she went. I found myself asking, “Who was that girl and how do I get her back…

Sail Away from the Safe Harbor

As I’ve begun to enter the working world, I find myself setting goals for my future. I’ve always had goals in the past, but I rarely had the opportunity to look too far past graduation. Now that I’ve graduated from college, I am making plans for the rest of my life. Big plans…

Immensity

When you’re in a long-term relationship, you picture your future together:¬†what you’re going to do, where it’s going to go, how you’re going to get there, and what all of that will look like. If that relationship ends, that stability of future plans goes right along with it…