Navigating normality since 1993.

Encouragement

Having a Great Deal to Do

Having a Great Deal to Do

I am a perfectionist who has recently relapsed. Constantly striving for others’ approval. Continuously spending exhausting amounts of time and energy trying to reach the next rung on the ladder of success.  And persistently racing towards the next goal, only to reach it and find […]

Enough

Enough

I will finally be enough – I think I shocked myself with my own raw emotion as I wrote the last line of my journal. How long had it been since I was honest with myself about my own insecurity? [Here’s a hint… A while.] […]

For When You Think You Can Do It All

For When You Think You Can Do It All

This morning I woke up to feeling like my To-Do List is too long, my Dream List is too impossible, and my Can’t Do List is too large. This morning I woke up wanting to return my new found independence as a recent college graduate. […]

A Happy New Christmas

A Happy New Christmas

This year has flown by, as I feel I say every year, but honestly this is one for the books. I wake up on Christmas morning, not to the usual squeals of Savannah and myself ready for Christmas. (We continue our childhood tradition of sleeping […]

Digging Deeper Roots

Digging Deeper Roots

I wake up in a cold sweat with a tear-stained face. 3 AM is becoming more and more familiar. Anxiety has started camping out along the river banks of my stream of thought and his double-decker RV isn’t leaving any room for Peace & Calm […]

The Next Step.

The Next Step.

If you missed it, you need to start this post by reading my previous post, The Morning After. Last week I wrote about my experience with sin, for me it was a specific sin, but I hoped to make it relatable to anyone’s personal sin. […]

Holy Mornings.

Holy Mornings.

The crisp air of fall swished around me as I walked to my class yesterday morning. It was a hectic start to the day when I was rushed and overwhelmed due to my lack of preperation for English 101. The beauty of fall escaped me […]

You are Mine.

You are Mine.

Let’s be honest….. I will call out the elephant in the room…..college is hard. There, I said it. The curriculum is trippled in half the time. The teachers don’t really care. You sit in a sea of faces of 300 where no one will ever […]

Me, My Faith, and I

Me, My Faith, and I

Me, My Faith, and I is a poem I wrote almost3 years ago and is still very real to me. While I have grown as a daughter of Christ, recently I have had to discover the reality of life getting harder. As I do my best […]