To the High-Schoolers

I know, you’re tired of school. I know that you’re drowning in homework. I know that you are trying to balance sports with school and sleep and friends. I know the dating scene in high school, the drama, the breakups, the little things. I know what you are experiencing. But, guess what? It is one…

Love Always

Hello, friends! I hope you all had  a great Valentine’s Day and loved the heck out of the people around you. How about we love as much as we did yesterday, everyday? Of course, we have these holidays dedicated to thankfulness, to red white & blue, to Jesus’ resurrection, and to love, but, why can’t we…

Oh but darling, you are so loved.

This is to the girls who have been loved, yet have had their heart broken. To the girls who think they will never find the one who is right for them. And to the girls who need to believe in themselves. I will say that I am not writing this from experience, but I am…

Just keep swimming

Here I am, the day after throwing a fit all day about plans changing from seeing Logan next week, and now having to wait until April. Thinking it was so horrible that I had to cancel plane tickets and hotel reservations, no more Valentines Day date, and no hugs for a couple more months. Amidst…

God isn’t a light switch

I will start out by saying that God is our light; He shines brighter than any light there is in this world. But, He is not a light switch. What I am saying is that we cannot turn Him on when we want, then turn Him off as if we don’t need Him. We will…

100 retweets or 1 love?

“God made you beautiful and that is far more valuable than any amount of likes you could ever get on a photo on social media.” -Quite Women Company Let me start this out by saying that no matter how many followers, friends, likes, or retweets you get; you are beautiful. Social media has taken over. Self…

Today is the day

  Today. This is the day you are in. It’s Friday, January 29th, 2016. It isn’t Saturday, the 30th. It isn’t summer break. It isn’t three weeks ago. *Thank you, Maddy, for pointing that out, great start.* Today is the day God has made for you. We cannot live in the past, dwelling on mistakes or really…

Go & Do; why to say yes to being foreign.

There is so much to say about traveling abroad. In fact, I now have so much more to say than I would have two weeks ago. Everywhere I have been in this beautiful world has changed my life immensely and have turned me into who I am today. Although, before now, being out of the country…

Dear Grace

My best friend,  first homie, temporary boyfriend, favorite neighbor, adventure pal, and other half, and everything in between; AKA Grace Thompson. This is a true best friend. Someone who I can count on daily. A human that will never leave my side. A girl that will not forget about me or ditch me over a…

Obsessed

  Honestly, this is probably going to be the most lovey dovey, cheesy, teenage girl-ish, blog I will ever write. There’s your warning, so you can x-out now if that’s not your thing. But, there’s quite a bit of advice for you too. This is about me being completely obsessed with another human being. For…

pas·sion·ate

Well, we made it! I hope you all have had a blessed Christmas and have an awesome New Year. This year absolutely flew by, but 2015 may have been one of the best yet. From volleyball, to graduation, to an adventurous summer, to more volleyball and the start of this whole college thing. Meeting new people…