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 →

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 →

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 →

Depression

Depression— • A ten letter word describing the state of feeling sad, useless, and hopeless on a regular basis • Everyone has been upset from time to time. A bad breakup, a degrading comment, and the failure to accomplish a goal can all trigger despair. We may cry, scream, and vent until we feel at... Continue Reading →

Change

Change— • A six letter word describing an alteration in how things previously were; to become different physically, emotionally or mentally • Whether it's a change in the weather, a change in an outfit, a change in location, or a change of your mindset, change is endlessly surrounding us. Our physical appearances have been changing... Continue Reading →

Independence

Independence— • A twelve letter word describing the state of being individualistic, self-sufficient and not reliant on others • The biggest leap I ever took into independence was when I began what some call "the best four years of your life." You know, those years you are expected to find yourself and become the true... Continue Reading →

Mistake(s)

Mistake(s)— • A seven letter word indicating an error or fault on one's behalf • If you're human you've made a mistake before, and if you're anything like me then you've made several. Misjudging others, handling situations incorrectly, not prioritizing properly-- all common mistakes surrounding us constantly. "What if I did it like this?" This... Continue Reading →

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