Lessons From Home: On What Social-Distancing Has Taught Me

I’ve learned a lot lately. A lot about the world, a lot about my friends, a lot about Jesus, a lot about myself. If you’re like me–which I hope you are–you have been at home and having lots and lots more time to yourself, which also means lots and lots of more time to learn. … More Lessons From Home: On What Social-Distancing Has Taught Me

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Pt. 2: On Letting Go + Moving On

He’s seeing someone new. He’s seeing someone new and he didn’t ask for my permission, because that is just not how breakups work. He’s seeing someone new and it’s only been three months since we dated, and we were together for eight–does that seem a little fast to you? It does to me. And here … More Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Pt. 2: On Letting Go + Moving On

When “No” Means “Yes”: On Gratitude + God’s Faithfulness

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I am thankful for my new nannying job, for the cute kids I get to call my precious friends. I am thankful for a brand new gig: working front desk at my climbing gym, and for a community of climbers who both challenge and encourage … More When “No” Means “Yes”: On Gratitude + God’s Faithfulness

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: On Heartbreak + Healing

“We just broke up.” I texted a few of my closest friends after it happened and he left, sitting in a puddle of my own tears, trying to process our conversation. Ingrid Michaelson was still playing softly in the background (thanks Alexa) and I just sat there, shocked and silent. My gal pal Paulina called … More Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: On Heartbreak + Healing

It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I used to feel awfully alone. When I first returned to Dallas from Nashville, I felt awfully alone. Not the kind of loneliness that comes and goes with varying moods or circumstances, but the kind of isolation and desertion that leaves you feeling empty and saddened. Only a handful of my hometown and college friends … More It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I’ll Tell You What I Need, What I Really, Really Need

There’s a difference between wants and needs. It’s a simple concept that I often forget. For example: I want pizza, but I need nutritious food. I want to be the best climber, but I need to practice and refine my skills. I want to do things my way, but I need to remember God’s plans … More I’ll Tell You What I Need, What I Really, Really Need