23 things i’ve learned in 23 years

Today I turned an underwhelming twenty-three years old. Twenty-three is the first of many years that no one is too thrilled about turning. The fizzle and pizzazz of the big milestone firsts have dwindled away. I am no longer an inexperienced driver, or a new legal adult, or a drunken stupor out of a bar, […]

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letting the fear lead

Over a year ago, I was talking to this guy, this totally and completely gorgeous guy. We had met at a party in Wilmington and exchanged numbers. He was tall, tan, very muscle-y, and had light eyes and dark hair.  Basically, if you were like “show me a picture of the hottest person you’ve ever […]

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a no to shattering

In the world of writing, there is a lot of rejection. There are magazines, contests, and publications to which you can submit your work and wait, for what feels like years, to hear what they think. If you’re a writer yourself and have willingly subjected your work to this kind of critique and assessment, then […]

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the best & all the rest

In a constant state of preparation for my first 3 days of grad school, I spent hours this week piecing myself together. I was fixated on all of the delicate, tiny, particular details of my appearance; the way my hair was going to fall, how dark my eyeshadow was going to be, how tall I’d […]

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things i can’t carry

About two months ago, I was talking with an old friend over drinks. He and I have been friends for 8 years so you could say he knows me fairly well. Our conversations usually take a turn for the deep so we tend to move through topics such as friends, jobs, ex’s, and disappointments pretty […]

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my eating disorder story

I want to always be honest and authentic with you guys. I want my blog to be a safe zone for myself and anyone who stumbles onto it because if it isn’t honest and safe, why would anyone want to stay? And why would I? Besides, I don’t know what it is about sharing, but […]

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do we want to be mothers or do we want to be like our mothers?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. “This” being motherhood. As some of you may know I adopted a puppy back in May which means I have joined the club of “furmoms” or “pupmoms” or whatever you want to call it. Puppy-motherhood destroys your life in a very specific way. I do not leave […]

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all for the full, none for the empty

Recently my family and I had to make the gut-wrenching decision to put our oldest dog down. Sophie was 17 years old. She spent those years being tortured and loved by 3 girls. She was dressed up, picked up, accidentally stepped on and purposely hugged on. As we moved from toddlers to young children, to […]

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25 truths

I am impatient with both myself and others. This has led me to make many hasty and rushed decisions —of which have resulted in regret sometimes and elation others. I will expend most, if not all of my energy before asking for help. There is something very therapeutic to me about packing. I am happy to […]

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tips for a better night

I love to sleep. Slightly out of character for a college student, but I have to have at least 7 hours of sleep to properly function as a human being. I’m not a good person without those 7, undisturbed, blissful hours of sleep. So I’m going to give you some tips that I use every […]

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