I Am Still Alive.

I have not been 100% open about what has happened in my life in the past year… Mostly because I found myself feeling like asking for help was not okay, and doing anything that drew attention to what went down felt like asking for help. However, this morning was an emotional morning that elicited a…

Thank You

“Be respectful of your parents, your mom and I, we aren’t perfect, like you, we’re learning as we go, but just know every decision is out of love, every decision is for your well being, even if we make mistakes sometimes. Make lots of mistakes. Don’t ever be afraid to fail. Failure is the only…

One Nation, Divided, Under Attack.

I am seeing, hearing, reading, and finding myself surrounded by┬áthe news of the Orlando Pulse shooting. This is a subject that we talked about today during my EDU 310 class, and it is a subject that needs to be talked about. We cannot turn a blind eye to the tragedy that has just occurred, just…

“Hope is real. Help is real. Your story is important.”

For those of you who are not aware, this Thursday, September 10th, was Suicide Awareness Day. Before I write anything of my own, I would like to share with you all a quote from TWLOHA, a non-profit organization dedicated to “presenting hope and finding help”. The original story of TWLOHA offers both of the following…

Catching Up After a Fantastic Day

Good Day Fellow Humans, It’s been awhile since I checked in. Needless to say I’ve been rather busy. But, today was such a fantastic day, and I wanted to catch you all up on some incredible things that have happened in my life recently, and why today was such a phenomenal day. Catching Us Up:…

Appreciation Post

Good Day Fellow Humans, I will tell you off the bat that this post will consist of a couple of shoutouts to some people that deserve to be thanked for their help this past week and a half, and a gallery including some pictures. BUT, I will also let you know that I have a favor…

The Power of a Short Visit and a Great Family

This weekend wasn’t too bad of a weekend. I was on duty this weekend (for those of you who don’t know, “duty nights/weekends” relate to my job as an RA). It was a relatively quiet weekend, and my duty partner and I got a decent amount of time to talk about life on our rounds….

Learning to Heal

You would think after losing quite a few people and experiencing a few tragedies in my life, I would be used to it by now. A couple of months ago, I probably would have agreed with you. I would have expected much more from myself. I would have expected to be better, and to not…

Learning to Live Today

You will meet countless amounts of people throughout your life that will tell you to start living. They will tell you to travel and to explore, to step outside of your comfort zone, and to stop acting as if you have forever to live. And, I agree. We don’t have forever to live, but not…

Learning to Cook!

I’m not sure if starting off my blog about living life with pictures of food is an appropriate thing to do, but I have decided to do it anyway. (Disclaimer: I am in no way, shape, or form someone that people would consider a cook. My specialties until today had included pizza rolls and tomato…