Be Mindful of Your Words

Be Mindful of Your Words

Words are powerful. They can uplift. They can destroy. They can encourage. They can be wasted. There are things that I fear saying aloud or writing down because it would make them too real. Fixed into existence. Tangible. I use them with care because I understand how much weight they can carry. A throw-away, forgettable [...]

Defeating Doubt

Defeating Doubt

12:48am   A successful day lies behind. Sleep is within reach. I am still. Suddenly...   DOUBT.   It hits me like a wave. This feeling. Out of nowhere and uninvited. It always arrives this way. An unwelcome visitor. I speak of it this way because it never seems to come from me. It shows [...]

Why I Believe Everything Happens for a Reason

Why I Believe Everything Happens for a Reason

'Everything happens for a reason' is a phrase we hear thrown around all the time. Some people dismiss it as a cop-out and some people whole-heartedly believe in it. I'm one of those whole-hearted people. I choose to believe that everything happens for a reason because it's rooted in hope and curiosity. Not disappointment and [...]

Why I Don’t Want to Be a Perfectionist Anymore

Why I Don’t Want to Be a Perfectionist Anymore

I'm a perfectionist. When I was younger, I used to think this was something to be proud of. Pretty sure I was a little jerk and would even brag about it. As a slightly wiser (hopefully) and slightly older (definitely) me, I've come to associate being a perfectionist with limitation, stress, and the stem of negative self-talk. Here's why: Perfection [...]