Seasons End.

After months of being semi-ghosted or at least given the chilliest cold shoulder I’d ever endured, I sought understanding.  What had I done?  What did I need to apologize for, because I was willing.  In place of an explanation, I heard, “Our season has ended.” | Seasons End. | I have had many relationships, both…

Found

Nestled in the safety of my four-door sedan, parked outside of my home, I wept.  A glance in the review mirror was only a metaphorical confirmation for what I felt internally: I wasn’t myself.  Who was this woman staring back at me in the mirror?  Whose life was I living?  Whose body was it that…

Believing and Becoming

It was so ironic.  She stood in front of the bathroom mirror, forced to look at herself.  In that same mirror, she was forced to see herself too.  She couldn’t stand what she saw…it just wasn’t enough.  With tears streaming down her face and red marker in hand, she began to write.  Every word unbelievable…

Checking In: Dear Strong Friend

Once again, we are shook by the blow of suicide.  It is all over the news, flooding our social media news feeds, and now the talk of the town.  But for some of us, the news of another celebrity loss to the hands of suicide pales in comparison to the news of a loved one…

Forgiveness: A Different Perspective

I went back and forth with what to share with you all today.  I’ll admit that I was just going to piece together a feel-good story that would help me meet the “Thoughtful Thursday” mark, but that’s not me.  I always want to give you something directly from my heart in the hopes that I…

Chosen

Today I am going to allow you into a very private space with very fragile thoughts.  Today I am sharing my heart with you.  Please be gentle. | Chosen | Growing up, I had my wrestles with low self-esteem.  It seemed like in every way imaginable, I was different.  As I grew from adolescence into…

Broken Pieces

“You’re a survivor! Look at the hand life dealt you, and look at what you’re doing with it. You’re still in the game, girl! Things may be hard, but you’re making it on broken pieces.” I boldly declared that to my mirror’s reflection as mascara-stained tears streamed down my cheeks and rolled down to my…

I Forgive You

If I were to have a subtitle, it would be “Faith to Forgive.” Good Afternoon, I forgive you. -Christen That was the entire email. Let’s rewind.  There was an individual that I loved SO deeply, but he hurt me and walked out of my life.  I reached out to tell him how I felt with…

Heart Check: What’s Wrong With My Heart?

My loves, I was torn between two different subject matters today.  One of which was going to be very inspirational… You know, the kind that makes you feel so empowered the you believe you can conquer the world.  I was sold on that blog until life happened a little bit, and I was once again…