Strength

Strength— • An eight letter word describing one's ability to endure tough times optimistically while overcoming setbacks and hardships • The type of strength I'm focusing on here cannot be seen with the visible eye. It cannot be felt within the crevices of our arms. It is not determined by the forces we exert. This... 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 →

Unsure, Confused & Lost

Unsure, Confused & Lost— Unsure— • A six letter word full of uncertainty • Confused— • An eight letter word describing the inability to understand a concept • Lost— • A four letter word referring to one's unawareness of where he/she is, or where he/she is headed • The three words to describe my outlook on my future.... Continue Reading →

Wanderlust

Wanderlust— • A ten letter word referring to the strong desire to travel and explore • A wicked case of wanderlust was bestowed upon me the day I questioned if there was more to life than what I've been exposed to. The first twenty years of my life had been spent confined to the east... Continue Reading →

Friendship

Friendship— • A ten letter word describing a mutual bond between people, usually (hopefully) filled with support and trust • Think back to the first time you made a friend. You may have been as young as four years old. But why did you befriend this specific person? Did they help you out in tough... Continue Reading →

Realization

Realization— • An eleven letter word indicating one's awareness of his or her surroundings; recognition of the truth • It's pick up time at daycare. I watch as the oblivious children stomp over each other's backpacks, practically trampling each other in the process. No sense of manners are present, with just one goal in mind: gathering... Continue Reading →

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