Taking A Step Back

Taking A Step Back

December 7, 2020 • Life, Mental Health

The past several weeks I’ve been unintentionally on social media a lot less than I normally am and it’s been amazing. Ever since the pandemic started, I found myself on social media all the time because it was something to do, and because there was so much being shared about it. Since then, it’s been flooded with other things that are going on, like the elections and social issues. And it was beginning to wear on my mental health.

No matter what the “hot topic” is at the moment, you’re always going to have people who share a different view than you. It’s so easy to get worked up, especially when you feel your view is the “right” one and anyone who feels differently is “wrong”. I found myself being one of those people and it so silly honestly. People are never going to change their views because of something some random person said on Facebook. It’s a waste of so much time and energy to argue, yet we keep doing it.


Five Years Later

Five Years Later

December 4, 2020 • Life

Wow. How has it been five years already? Where in the world has the time gone? It’s crazy how time flies and gets away from you so quickly. I honestly couldn’t tell you why it’s been so long, but that is just how life is sometimes I guess.

There has been so much that has happened in that time. Most of it is in the past year and a half. Robert and I got married (finally!), got two dogs, and stopped working. So much has changed and I don’t know where to even begin.

This year alone has been filled with so many ups and downs. While there has been a lot of bad going on this the world, I feel like personally, life is going pretty okay. I don’t have too many reasons to complain.


Pick up your cross and follow me

Pick up your cross and follow me

December 30, 2015 • Faith

Over the past two or three weeks, I finally experienced God’s love for me. Completely and truly. I feel conviction, but no longer condemnation. And just over the past two days, the LORD has laid some things on my heart. Showing me the sins I’ve committed and my need to repent.

What sins may you ask? Not loving others as Christ loves me.

As Christians, we are called to be like Christ. Christian means “Little Christ”. We are to walk and loved as He first loved us (Ephesians 5:2). With all the evil that is going on in the world, we seem to forget that we still need to love others no matter what wrongs they commit against us. We are called to love our enemies (Matthew 5:43-45), so much to the point that we are willing to die for them, just as while we were still His enemy, Jesus died for us (Romans 5:8).


Still don’t miss it

Still don’t miss it

August 24, 2015 • College, Life, Work

I remember when I was getting close to graduating from high school, so many people would tell me to enjoy it because I would miss it. Here I am, six years later, and I still don’t miss it.

This week is the first week back to school, and I’m still just as glad this year as I was the year after I graduated that I don’t have to. Granted, I am taking college classes, but I think college is so different than K-12. Growing up, I hated going back to school. I never minded going to class or doing the work – I just hated school.


Embracing a new experience

Embracing a new experience

August 21, 2015 • Life, Work

I completed my first week of work today, and while I loved it, it’s an overwhelming experience. My anxiety had been on overdrive because I’m someone who doesn’t handle change well. I have a super hard time just embracing it and adjusting to it. And I’m so afraid of screwing up or just not knowing what I’m supposed to do. It doesn’t matter that I just started – I still put so much pressure on myself.

I also have some hearing loss, so it can make it hard communicating with people and that makes my anxiety worse.