Because Maybe For The First Time In My Life, I Know I Am

For the first time in years, you helped me finally break down my walls. You allowed me to open up my heart to someone; to feel something again. You made me feel safe and comforted. You challenged me, pushed me to open up and be vulnerable; to express my thoughts and emotions unapologetically. You made me laugh in a way that I haven’t laughed before. You made me feel special, like I genuinely meant something…

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20 Tips To Spare The Heartache In Your Twenty-Somethings

I am not the person people usually turn to for dating advice, because quite frankly I don’t have years of dating experience under my belt. But, I am the person people turn to as a voice of reason; I am the person people turn to because I have years of navigating the in’s and out’s of self-reflection, awareness, and love — at least, enough to know my heart well and be aware of my strengths,…

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No More Discounts

“Almost relationships”. They’re a tricky thing to understand. But what always happens at the end of closing a chapter on an “almost relationship” is that one person cares, just a little too much. One person falls, maybe a little too quickly. One person tries, just a little too hard. Ok, but is caring a bad thing? Is opening our heart and allowing ourselves to feel and give a bad thing? NO; it isn’t. We learn…

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This One Is For The Girls

I am her. I am your classic Midwest gal with a strong heart and more than loving spirit who falls for the douchebags; the guys who live for the chase; the guys who just don’t care. I knew it then, and I know it now. But over the past few years, there’s one thing that’s changed. I’m not afraid to feel confident in believing I deserve more. I’ve realized so many things, in part from…

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Single State Of Mind

Just as any other 25-year-old single woman, I get asked one question, far more often than most. So today, I’m going to give you both vulnerable and blatantly honest, yet very different answers to the universal, million dollar question. Why are you single? I’m single because I friend-zone before I fall. While I have an immense amount of love to give, I feel pretty close to incapable of opening my heart and life to someone…

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