Bidding Farewell to 2018

College, Journal, Life

I’ve always said that I want to be someone who is content in every season–never stuck in the past or yearning for the future, but uniquely present-minded. College better not be the best years of my life. I want every year I’m in to be the best because I want to choose a mindset that … Read More

Abide

Faith, Journal, Life

Abide: to bear patiently, to endure without yielding, to wait for, to continue in a place Writing is how I process. Writing has always been my outlet. I’ve never written anything for others’ eyes in this way: halfway between stream of conscious and well-thought-out. I don’t want people to see the messy parts of my … Read More

Lent 2018: The Recap

Faith, Journal, Social Media

I want to reach for God the way I reach for my phone – when I’m bored, when I’m uncomfortable, when I need answers or entertainment, when I’m lonely and need someone to talk to. – Cory Asbury Giving up social media for 47 days for Lent was the easiest thing I’ve ever done, but … Read More

Lent 2018

Journal, Social Media

February 14, 2018. Valentine’s Day. Ash Wednesday. The beginning of the Lenten season of the Christian liturgical calendar. I grew up as a Southern Baptist, and my church never specifically talked about Lent. I honestly can’t even remember if we lit special candles each Sunday leading up to Easter Sunday or not. That’s how little … Read More

Spring of Life (in January)

Journal

I retweeted this one week after I began my first semester of senior year. I retweet a ton of tweets, but in that moment I don’t feel like I have ever felt more connected to a tweet in my life than I had with this one. I’ve been looking forward to this semester ever since I made … Read More

2018: I’m Here For You

Journal

Yes, I know this is being published after the first month of 2018 is almost over. Sometimes it takes more time to settle into rhythms and completely evaluate your goals and plans, and that’s okay. The days leading up to a new year are by far my favorite days of the year. This past year, … Read More