Who was I? For a long time, I based my identity on my past and my circumstances. When I thought about who I was, it was so clear to me... I was a victim of sexual abuse. I believed I was broken and forever damaged. I was nothing more than a ragdoll for someone else's pleasure.… Continue reading Who I Am
I applaud any person who comes forward and reports a sexual assault. It takes immense courage. Unfortunately, more often than not, people don't report it. I believe their reasons are similar to mine. I get it. Although, there was a time when I did speak up. I was 10 years old when I finally summoned… Continue reading #MeToo
If there's anything that can reduce most people to a nervous, chattering (or silent) mess, it's a job interview. They suck. We can agree to disagree, but in MY opinion, they SUCK. In preparation for my interviews, I felt like I was studying for a final that I only attended one class out of the entire semester… Continue reading The. Dreadful. Interview.
Dear Future Me, I hope you give people a chance to get to know you. The real you. Not the you that screws up on purpose, not the you that pushes people away before they can leave you, not the you that tries to please and perform... the real you, Hunter - your intricacies, the… Continue reading Dear Future Me
Things I Learned: 1. Explore. It's good for the soul. 2. Some days it's one day at a time, others it's one minute at a time. 3. When it comes to donuts, resistance is futile. 4. You cannot control anybody else's reactions. You can only control your response to them. 5. Even when you can't… Continue reading SUNDAY REFLECTIONS
Myth: You're a senior so you obviously have your whole life planned out, including but not limited to: where you'll be working, who you're marrying, how many kids you'll have, etc. Reality: You're a senior, so getting out of bed is a humongous accomplishment. Everything after that is an added bonus. Myth: You'll be great… Continue reading Senior Year: Myths vs. Realities
I only have one life. What will I do with it? Well, for starters, I will be stressed to the max. A perfectionist. A people-pleaser. Even when I'm a kid. I'm going to do so many things I never wanted to do. I'm going to live with thin skin, where I let every insult wound… Continue reading What Will You Do With Your One Life?
Things I Learned: 1. Take your vitamins (preferably the chewable ones). 🙂 2. Passport pictures are worse than driver's license pictures. 3. Don't take anything, or anyone, for granted. 4. You're not getting any younger. 5. Perspective is a beautiful thing. 6. Everyone has stress and it manifests in different ways. 7. It's never too… Continue reading SUNDAY REFLECTIONS
I know you probably won't want to read this. You would rather be doodling, taking a drive with nowhere to be to clear your head, or doing anything but taking advice from me. But if I could go back and give you some advice in hopes of making anything easier for you, it would be… Continue reading Dear Younger Me
I gave God the pen to write my love story... I know God has made someone special for me and I trust that He will bring him to me at the right time. I don't know him yet, but I know he's out there. And wherever he is, I want him to know these things: That I go for… Continue reading Things I Want Him to Know, Wherever He Is