Vulnerability

Vulnerability— • The thirteen letter state one enters when exposing their most inner, rawest emotions • This weekend I did myself a favor and watched Demi Lovato's documentary: Simply Complicated. It was captivating. Awe-inspiring. Life-changing. All because it was vulnerable. Demi's brutally honest (yet exceedingly important) documentary consisted of many revelations, including her ongoing battles... Continue Reading →

Depression & Him

Depression & Him— • The thirteen letter combination that destroyed me • He was my saving grace. That fresh breath of air after drowning underwater. That pull off the ledge of a twenty story building. The reason behind pure smiles and fast heartbeats-- the good kind. The kind that made you feel alive. He was... 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 →

Life

Life— • The inconsistent, emotional, and complex four letter word in which we exist • It is a place shining with beauty, yet flooded with devastation. Its ever-changing events relieve and exhaust. Our hopes surge to the highest tower, only to descend to ground level short after. We build fires that fill our bodies with... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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