you are a reflection of the company you keep

Self-doubt is a calculated monster thriving on subtleties.  It's the summation of all of the little, almost forgettable occurrences perhaps glazed over in the moment, only to resurface in totality with every other fleeting thought about not being good enough that had once skipped across your mind. Assurance has to be instilled by the self and only the … Continue reading you are a reflection of the company you keep

nine things guys say when they find out you are chronically ill

Dating is hard enough by itself and having a chronic illness adds an additional level of complications. So yes, I’d like you to accept my normal "crazy girl" stuff, but I also need you to understand, accept, and deal with the chronic illness I face everyday. That’s a super awesome elevator speech for dating if I’ve ever … Continue reading nine things guys say when they find out you are chronically ill

how much of an online emphasis do you put on your relationships?

While I was at work the other day, I noticed a couple arguing about the status of their relationship.  Not whether or not they were in a relationship, rather, the lack of Facebook statuses about their relationship. It's something that I've written about before, but hearing yet another person doubt the legitimacy of a relationship because of internet presence is … Continue reading how much of an online emphasis do you put on your relationships?

four ways to practice self-love today & every day

This time of the year, there is a special emphasis on celebrating your significant other.  Whether it be through flowers, chocolate covered whatevers, or a sappy Instagram post, people are encouraged to tell those they love exactly that. I think that people often forget to celebrate themselves, not only around Valentine's Day, but in the every … Continue reading four ways to practice self-love today & every day