Free

Free

I'm learning to break the chains that have binded me to a life of confinement and insecurity. Insecurity in myself and who I really am. Insecurity in the world I live in and all it has to offer. With each day that passes, I feel the grip around my ankles loosen ever so slightly. There [...]

Grace

Grace

My mom and I have this thing where we say to each other a line from the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol - "I need your grace to remind me to find my own," it says. Almost every time I'm home or if one of us is going through a rough time, we lay on [...]

Bloom

Bloom

Winter beat me down. Freezing the soil that was supposed to help me grow and leaving my soul covered in ice and ready to shatter at any given moment. The constant battle between feeling the warmth of the sun and hiding in the shadows became exhausting and left me tired. Tired of the pain that [...]

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

I've never been good at letting things go, be it a physical object, a person, or a situation. I'm a border-line hoarder (I still have my corsage from my senior homecoming pinned to my wall ???); I'll stalk people who aren't in my life anymore on social media because I'm curious about what they're up [...]

My Own Battle

My Own Battle

A few weeks ago, in the midst of a very emotional conversation, I opened up to someone about something I had been holding back for what feels like my entire life. Overcome with tears, I told them about my own personal mental health struggles and how, for a long time, I haven't felt okay. I've [...]