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You’ll Still Be Loved

People can see the worst parts of you and still love you. It can feel so scary to be vulnerable with other people - to open up to someone for the first time, or even the second or hundredth time. You never know how they’ll react until you’ve said that thing that scares you. You’ll… Continue reading You’ll Still Be Loved

My Life & Thoughts

But Don’t Expect Anything in Return

I was practically in tears when I called him. I was having one of those terrible nights where everything felt so completely out of control. I was calling him back, aware that he probably needed some sort of favor from me. But I was already so stressed. When he answered the phone, he tried to… Continue reading But Don’t Expect Anything in Return

Lifestyle & Mindset

5-Minute Hangouts

I’m a really busy person, and so are all my friends. That’s what happens when you’re in college, I guess. Or maybe this is just the way life is in general. I couldn’t say for sure. But anyway, I’ve realized that in all this busyness, sometimes I go days or even weeks without seeing some… Continue reading 5-Minute Hangouts

Lifestyle & Mindset

On Letting People In

How do you say, “I need you” without letting yourself become vulnerable? I wish I knew. Because sometimes I really do need you, but I just don’t know how to put the words together. In the past, I’ve allowed myself to become vulnerable with all the wrong people. So because of that, I think I’m… Continue reading On Letting People In

Lifestyle & Mindset

If You Feel Overwhelmed

Oh, the college life. You know, people used to tell me I should get more involved in school activties – that I should make more friends, be on campus more often, show my face around more, etc. Well, here I am: president of the creative writing club, editor of our school magazine, employee at four… Continue reading If You Feel Overwhelmed