I’m Just Trapped

Trapped. I feel trapped. My mind is full of images that I can’t get out. I have no way of forming them into real, tangible masterpieces because they are so deeply rooted and so well thought out. One missing detail would make the whole creation fall apart. So, I just keep them inside the walls…

Stress Relief is Acceptance

I wake up every morning thinking about all the things I have to get done. I constantly recite the list of tasks in my head every other minute just to make sure I don’t forget anything. There’s a feeling of dread that hits me when I realize that every single day there is going to…

To all my self advocators…

To all my self-advocators, Stop. Belittling. Yourself. Don’t ever believe you are worth less just because you feel you easily get forgotten about. Don’t believe the culture that tells you you’re a push-over when your feelings get hurt but you remain silent. Don’t take the actions done against you and make yourself the reason for…

di-shev-eled

Disheveled. The word has a negative connotation. It isn’t good to be disheveled but sometimes the most satisfaction comes when you’re frumpiness is at a peak. It’s that walk from your car to your bed around midnight. Maybe a little later. The wind isn’t by definition cold, but it’s crisp enough to be a breath…

Change My Life, Amen

Real quotes from my personal journal and prayer journal before October 16th: “In all honesty, I have not been okay. I’ve been sad, so negative about myself, feeling absolutely unqualified to share the gospel and so distant from God.” “I’m struggling to find the good in days and I feel better when I’m alone.” “Jesus,…

Chapter 3: an excerpt

The following is an excerpt from a story I am currently working on. In light of it being fall, the spookiest time of year, I thought it appropriate to give you a brief taste of suspense through my own writing. The setting is Hickory Ridge, a town that doesn’t have much to offer, in the dreary…

The Moment I Let G0

It was the moment that I thought maybe God had left me. That dreadful, awful, heart aching moment was what saved me. When I headed off to college, I believed that God was mighty and I had seen Him move in my life, but I was just starting to understand what it means to live…

3 Ways to Determine If You Are a Secret Nerd

  The only opening night viewing of a movie you’ve been to was Star Trek, Star Wars, or Marvel. Sure, if you’re a SUPER nerd, you went to all of these movies on opening night, but we aren’t talking about super nerds, we are talking about secret nerds. If you’re anything like me, opening nights…