Settling 

Settling— • The eight letter action of taking what you're given, regardless of knowing you deserve so much more • We all do it. We settle. For mediocre jobs we grow sick of after the first month. For safe relationships that fail to make our hearts pump out of our chests. For the average. For... Continue Reading →

Growing Up

Growing Up— • A nine letter phrase describing the process of maturing, both physically and mentally • As the new year rolled around so did a very important milestone in my life, my twenty-first birthday. The party scene surely hit me hard in my first week of legality. Hoboken, Atlantic City, local bars... I wanted... Continue Reading →

Him

Him— • A three letter word and another lesson learned • It happens often. You fall for the person you wouldn't expect. The warning signs fade as your feelings disregard your mindset. Every quirky moment, secret shared, and passionate kiss pull you in a little deeper. If you're lucky he'll tell you he feels the... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings

New Beginning— • A twelve letter phrase indicating the start of living differently, by choice or involuntarily, and hopefully for the better • A sentence rolls off of his heavily accented tongue and just like that my world is changed. No more after-care pick ups or swim lesson monitoring. The end of everlasting rounds of... Continue Reading →

Social Media

Social Media— • An eleven letter phrase describing the use of social networking through the sharing of thoughts, pictures and messages • A night out in the city can't seem to begin until a worthy enough picture is captured and posted. The waffle tower ordered at brunch the next morning clearly mustn't be eaten until... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness

Forgiveness— • An eleven letter word formed when one lets go of the resentment they have towards another; dismissing anger caused by an argument or ill-mannered action • Forgiveness. To some-- a weak mistake. To others-- a sense of peace. Think of every fight you've ever been in; every verbal disagreement. The lies you exposed,... Continue Reading →

Approval

Approval— • The eight letter acceptance we constantly seek from the judgmental society we face everyday • "Is this okay to post?" she asks while sending a highly filtered photograph to three of her closest friends. The pictures we post online, the people we associate ourselves with, the actions we perform...we can't seem to do... Continue Reading →

Expectation

Expectation— • An eleven letter word predicting what will happen throughout our life encounters; an assumption of how things should be • Our entire lives we are exposed to this image of what life is all about. Growing up in a traditional family, furthering your education through college, landing the ideal job. Stumbling upon your... Continue Reading →

Commitment 

Commitment— • A ten letter word describing a devotion to a purpose and the promise to stay • In terms of dating: dedication to a person of interest filled with fidelity, support and trust. To some, a committed relationship may seem like a comforting thing. It's a stagnant lifestyle for the time being, and a... Continue Reading →

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