I don’t want to be you anymore.

*This post may contain images/words that are triggering to anyone who is going through an eating disorder or who has been through one. It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and let me tell ya, I have been putting off writing this blog post. Not because I was scared of being judged or afraid to look back at my…

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This is what happens you start thinking positively…

Less than a year ago I was the most negative person I knew…like I wasn’t just a “glass half empty” kind of gal – no, I was a “the glass is empty” kind of gal! I could give you 15 reasons why every situation would turn out badly. I could list off 100 things I…

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what would happen if you exercised for yourself and not for someone else?

Lately I have been thinking a lot about exercise. I recently decided to cancel my gym membership, in hopes to save a little money each month, and told myself I would utilize the gym on campus or fill my mornings with running like I used to. I used to be good at running. Not fast,…

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22.

My birthday was absolutley wonderful. Want to know a secret? I have always hated my birthday. I have all these expectations and I am always let down for my own personal reasons. I can’t remember a birthday where I didn’t stress about the cake, the food, or how I looked in pictures. But this year…

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Life Update: a cold, the stomach bug, and depression.

Hi! It’s been a while…a week to be exact. That feels like a long time for someone who usually loves sharing about their life 2 or 3 times a week online. How have you all been? Are you ready for Christmas? I cannot believe it is only a few short days away. I am so…

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don’t stress.

Yay, yay, yay it’s Mondayyyy! I’m sure you’re thinking, “ummmm, why the heck is she so excited about Mondays?” Well, I don’t have school. It’s December. Christmas is only a few short weeks away. And I am almost done with my Christmas shopping! I have got a lot to be thankful for and if you…

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Thursday thoughts: enjoy the small things

Happy Thursday friends ❤ I wanted to get on here real quick to say hello! I challenge you today to take some time to enjoy the small and simple things in life. This week has been extremely busy and stressful. I have a lot to do and a lot of assignments to turn in but…

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let yourself be sad

Today I am feeling funky. off. weird. sad. Why? I have no idea. I went to bed last night feeling emotionally and mentally exhausted. I cried myself to sleep last night and I haven’t done that in a long, long time. I woke up at my normal 4:45 alarm clock and hoped heading to the…

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accepting how others see you

Good morning and happy Monday! Instead of my usual weekend recap, I am writing today about something that has been weighing heavy on my heart. I think I’ll also include some picture from the weekend because Barrett took me on the most amazing hiking trip to Red River Gorge! OK. Let’s get started. To be…

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Redirecting our “Self-hatred” energy

This morning I was reading my Jesus Calling devotional and it was all about redirecting our “self-hatred energy.” It says, “rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me (God).” (pg. 204) I really, really needed to read that today. It is so easy for me to look in the mirror…

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