Winter Blues

  Welcome to the middle of January: the “Monday” month of the year. Christmas has come and gone, people have taken down their outside, twinkly lights from their houses, life’s routines have set back in, and the world even physically appears rather dreary. And for anyone not currently living their … Continue reading

Not Enough

I’m willing to bet money that you’ve told yourself at least once that you’re “not enough.” Quite possibly someone made a comment, be it ever so insignificant, worse if this someone is close to you, but those words just don’t fade away. I think all of us can relate to … Continue reading

Ponderings

  “In the movies, we have the leading lady, and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, you’re a leading lady. But for some reason, you’re acting like the best friend.” “Of course! You’re supposed to be the leading lady of your own life!” Arthur and Iris from … Continue reading

Just A Paradigm Shift

  We grow up believing certain implications of what it means to be an adult and all the “therein rights and responsibilities.” I’m currently challenging those preconceived notions, and I think I’m only recently okay with that challenge. I’ve got one on my mind specifically today. While I must admit … Continue reading

Isolation

  Lonely. Isolated. Depressed. How easily these words seem to go together. I’ve (Amy) spoken with some friends who are professional counselors, inquiring about how serious my depression is/could be (I found out a couple years ago that it runs in my family…which explained so much about my life). The … Continue reading

The Secret Struggle

A day has come that I (Amy) didn’t even think was possible. A day when some of my friends don’t know about my temper. I’m used to being the person my friends joke about, saying, “Just back away slowly from the Amy and throw chocolate to appease her.” I suddenly … Continue reading

Thankful for the Day

It sounds like a social media fad for the month of November, doesn’t it? It’s actually a phrase coined/made well known at Kendra’s and my alma mater.  I wish I could tell you more of his legacy, but I did not personally know him. He was one of the Residence … Continue reading

Scabs and Scars

  Forgiveness. You probably know the verses, same as I do. Jesus tells Peter to forgive not seven times, but seventy times seven times (Matthew 18:22). Even if someone does us wrong seven times in one day, we’re commanded to forgive them (Luke 17:3-4). We are to forgive others just … Continue reading