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my leading lady

I know you were on my side, even when I was wrong.

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The grateful 18

2018: My mountain and valley year. The mountains touched the sky. The valleys sunk far beneath the ocean. A year of ups and downs, ups and downs, never knowing when the mountain would crumble, when the valley would disappear. I had to hold onto things that kept me level. Have faith that this is how […]

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…here.

On living in the moment.

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Begin Again

This morning I skipped class to work on an assignment for another class. Welcome to college! When I’m stuck in the never-ending downfall of an approaching finals week, I listen to music that brings me the most comfort. Sometimes that’s worship music, sometimes it’s Harry Potter scores. Today it was Taylor Swift’s album, (my favorite […]

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Hilton Head

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Back in August, during one of the first weekends of my sophomore year of college, I painted a watercolor of this verse: I decided to paint it because it had been running around […]

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17 Lessons I Learned in 2017

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2017, I rose my champagne glass filled with sparkling grape juice and told myself it would be a good year. I was optimistic, riding on the tails of a crazy 2016, that this year would bring a steady calm. In some ways it did; I stayed at […]

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The Sophomore

Today is the first official day of my Christmas break. I finished the first semester of my sophomore year of college with five finals in three days. I am exhausted. Mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. I dove headfirst into my second year of college with all of the high hopes I held onto after freshman year […]

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dear me, on your final days as a teen

On the day that you turn 20 years old, I hope you remember the years that came before. On the day that you turn 20 years old, I hope you remember 13: The Harry Potter midnight premiere, when you still went to school the next day even though you went to bed at 4 a.m. […]