If You Can’t Beat Fear, Do It Scared

Change. It’s inevitable. It’s what happens to every single one of us, at one point or another. It’s something that we all experience, at one point or another. We strive for greatness. We doubt. We fear. We love. We learn. We fail. We succeed. We change. When you take a glance at where you are today compared to where you were five years ago, what’s different? What event(s) took place that brought such drastic changes…

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I’m Happy Because I’m Single By Choice, Not By Chance.

I used to dread the thought of being single and alone. I used to fear that emotions, actions, and vulnerability wouldn’t be reciprocated. I used to fear an unknown world or place that lacked comfort and familiarity. Correction: I used to. I entered into official single life status much later than the majority of people my age — in my early twenties — so of course, the concept and experience seemed completely foreign to me. It…

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Trusting Me, Myself, & Him

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 I’m not going to lie — I’m not the most religious person in the world. I don’t pray every day and/or night. I struggle with always believing there’s a specific reason things happen because I have too many questions that go unanswered.  I get stressed out over little things, like…

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5 Tips For The Hopeless Romantic Trying To Survive Modern Dating

I am a hopeless romantic — I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, and I will probably always be a hopeless romantic. Ever since I first saw Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladin, and the rest of the classic Disney fairytale films, the phrase “hopeless romantic” was basically engraved on my forehead. It’s your standard fairytale story — your typical boy with the perfect smile and perfect hair meets girl (princess, rather) with an equally perfect…

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My Sanctuary

I will be the first person in this world to admit I have countless faults that in another lifetime I may not have had the strength to forgive, nor overcome. Some of the most difficult battles I’ve been faced with have been brought into this world by me, myself, and I — some of which I’ve overcome successfully, and some of which I’m still trying to navigate through. I’ve been that person & athlete who…

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