• Good Enough // Revisited

    One of my latest posts was titled Good Enough. To that, I received so many amazing and encouraging comments and thoughts — more than I could’ve expected. I first wanted to thank each of you who read that post and responded to it. It reassured to me that I have a life full of support from people that love me. As you know, I was timid/afraid to share with you my feelings. The response was uplifting, and for that, I am beyond thankful. I wanted to revisit that subject as it has been several months. Overall, I would say I am in a much better place than I was then.…

  • Finding Mr. Right

    I recently found a blog post through FaceBook titled “An open letter from Mr. Right.” It really opened my eyes, ears, and heart to who I often think my “Mr. Right” could be and who I should think he could be. It starts off basically telling me that he is “no fairytale hunk” (to quote it directly), which is, honestly, what I’ve pictured my whole life. I would dream of being swept off my feet and drowning in romantic moments. I dreamed of falling hopelessly in love with my Mr. Right/Prince Charming. I wanted my love story to be as perfect as it is in every Disney movie. No matter how much I dream and…

  • A Letter to Future Me

    “Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.” -Unknown   “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney   “Be Kind. Work Hard. Stay Humble. Smile Often. Stay Loyal. Keep Honest. Travel when Possible. Never Stop Learning. Be Thankful Always and Love.” -Unknown     Dear Future Self, I am writing this to you as a personal mission statement of the things I want to accomplish in our life, which I hope we have…

  • Real Beauty

    One of the things I struggle with the most is self-confidence and seeing myself as truly beautiful. Today’s society puts out this image of what they think women (and even men) should look like in order to be considered attractive or beautiful. This picture makes overcoming this struggle even more difficult, which is definitely discouraging. Being interested in beauty and fashion, I often read beauty/fashion magazines. I love these magazines because they offer great tips and ideas regarding beauty, but I also deeply hate them. I hate them because I am basically studying unrealistic ideals that I could never reach. These magazines pressure me to try to make myself look…