Let’s Do This, 2018

I usually don’t make New Year resolutions. I’m not really sure if it’s because subconsciously I know I won’t keep them, or because I’m too lazy, or what. Honestly, I normally don’t feel one bit of difference as December 31 dissolves into a new year. It’s always just been another day for me. Something about this year is different, though. Maybe it’s because I’m getting … Continue reading Let’s Do This, 2018

Patience: Putting Faith Before Desire

A lot of people say it can be tough to keep your faith in this world. That hasn’t been my problem. I feel like once you have a really strong relationship with God, a worldly temptation is more like an annoying gnat than a beast. You just have to stay in His word everyday. It’s like an athlete, you can’t only practice right before a big game; … Continue reading Patience: Putting Faith Before Desire

Diary of a Loser Beauty Queen

(that’s not a first place trophy) When I was younger, I was all about putting on performances. I loved the spotlight. I’d sing, I’d dance (badly), I’d dress up and do impressions, I’d put on magic shows, basically anything to entertain people. But for some reason, when it came to doing it for anything other than fun, I’d choke. I didn’t do talent shows or anything … Continue reading Diary of a Loser Beauty Queen

Another September Morning

Every year on my birthday, I’m asked if I feel any older. I always say no. Because I don’t. Not in the immediate reflection, anyway. But like leaves from spring to fall, growing and changing is inevitable. It transpires without us even noticing. Then we stop and realize everything is different. It’s sad in a way, because anything lost always is, especially time, but also … Continue reading Another September Morning