Advice, Body Image, Identity, Personal Growth, University of Oklahoma

Dear Younger Me

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

Advice, Inspirational, Personal Growth

To “YOU” Who Needs to Remember YOU Are More Than Enough

The most important thing I want you to take away from this is that you are most definitely, without a doubt, good enough. I know there is a good chance you are rolling your eyes at that statement, and you may be muttering to yourself, "whatever" but mutter away because it's true. It's tough being… Continue reading To “YOU” Who Needs to Remember YOU Are More Than Enough

Advice, Family & Relationships, Humor, Personal Growth

Things I’ll Want My Daughter to Know

Should I ever be lucky enough to have you, my sweet little girl, these are some things I want you to know. You will be raised saying "yes ma'am" and "no sir." You will chew with your mouth closed. That includes chewing gum. Elbows will not be on the table and phones will not be… Continue reading Things I’ll Want My Daughter to Know

Advice, Personal Growth

You. Are. Not. Bad.

Think back to something you did that you feel guilty or shameful about. Close your eyes and picture yourself in the situation. Look at your heart... Were you acting out of pain, confusion, or fear? Were you looking for love in all the wrong places? Were you broken, sad, or at a rough point in… Continue reading You. Are. Not. Bad.

Advice, Identity, Inspirational, Personal Growth

No Matter What You’re Feeling Right Now, You Are Not Alone

It's scary how easy it is to feel completely alone. It doesn't matter if you're single, married, have roommates, or if you live with family. There are times when you feel like the world is full of people that have either forgotten about you or are disappointed in you. Sometimes the feelings don't even come… Continue reading No Matter What You’re Feeling Right Now, You Are Not Alone

Advice, Inspirational

Read When Life Gets Hard

This game called “life” is far from simple. Nobody is dealt a perfect hand. When things get difficult, all you want is a free pass to make your problems disappear. Truth is, you don’t want this life to be easy. You want it to be complicated, confusing, and trying. You want to get hurt, heartbroken,… Continue reading Read When Life Gets Hard

Advice, Inspirational, Personal Growth

This Is What It Means to Be Strong

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Strength isn’t something that can be found overnight. It also isn’t something that just comes and goes. Strength is all about experiences. Cold, painful, raw experiences that you sometimes wish you could permanently erase… Continue reading This Is What It Means to Be Strong

Advice, Personal Growth

Why It Can Be Scary When Things Start Going Right

As awful as rock bottom can be, there’s something comforting about being as low as you can go (and I don’t mean low in the sense Flo Rida does). Rock bottom means things can’t get worse. It means you don’t have any expectations. It gives you a degree of consistency. In short, rock bottom is… Continue reading Why It Can Be Scary When Things Start Going Right