It’s been three years since my mother died and I’m so over the grieving process. She was my best friend. My light in each day. My safe place. My home. And then she was just gone. The first year was naturally horrible, but it felt manageable. The second year, I wasn’t so sure I was going to … More After 3 Years, I’m Done With The Word “Grief”
We all seem to be in search of the seemingly ethereal concept of a soulmate. Do they even exist? And if they do, how the hell are you supposed to find yours out of the 7.5 billion people on Earth? This is something I have mulled over time and time again over the years. My opinions … More Soulmates: Do They Even Exist?
I am sitting here as my 25th birthday weekend draws to an end, and I can’t help but rise to the clichés of extreme nostalgia and reflection associated with such events. As the day grew near, I couldn’t ignore thoughts about where I am in life and what it means to be a 25-year-old woman … More The 5 Most Important Things I’ve Learned As A 25-Year-Old Millennial
To all of the people who have sneered at you for being 35 and single. To all the times you and your husband have been asked why you haven’t had children yet. To anyone who’s has asked, “What are you waiting for?” To the straight-up A$$H0L3$ who have told you that “you aren’t getting any … More Why We Need To End Society’s Idea Of A Social Timeline
I have been sitting here thinking, crying, begging, wishing and hoping. I’m a 20-something graduate student living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I don’t have some massive audience. Or a voice that demands to be heard. I don’t have this brilliant political mind or a surplus of money to throw around. I have this. This medium in … More I’m Just One Voice, But I Won’t Be If You Join Me
It’s not you, it’s me. Even if you’ve never said the words, I’d imagine you’ve at least thought them. No? Not once? I don’t believe you. This goes out to all of you who have been in good relationships. Relationships where it was really hard to pick out actual problems. Relationships that often seemed too … More It’s Not You, It’s Me: A Validation Piece
There is nothing I love more than when my friends hit me with a, “Hey, I thought of something you could maybe write about.” So, this one came from one of my best friends and it’s a super great/important topic. She told me she’s noticed this strange pattern. She said that she does it, I … More Start Celebrating Yourself Right Now!
I’m not afraid to admit that I freaking love love. I think that love is magic. It leaves us vulnerable yet strong. Terrified and certain. It makes us cry then it makes us giggle for absolutely no reason. Love is distracting, but somehow evokes this inexplicable clarity. It carries an uncontrollable euphoria. It is everything. While I could write about love in … More 5 Clichés About Love That You Should Take More Seriously
All of a sudden, our ignorantly blissful relationship had a dark cloud hovering above. You had a front row seat to the worst moments of my life. I saw in your face that you weren’t ready to deal with this. To deal with me as I faced the death of my mother. I saw your … More To The One Who Left Me At The Worst Possible Moment: I Thank You
I grew up in a home where we cherished wildlife. We celebrated our planet. We took in ailing animals. In fact, on two separate occasions I nursed baby squirrels back to health to be let out into their natural habitat. As well as a few birds, a couple rabbits. You name it. Our house was known a … More Earth Day: Speak For Those Who Don’t Have A Voice