Advice, College, Identity, Life, Personal Growth, University of Oklahoma

To the “New” Post-Grad

I don't know if you're a few months or years out of your last semester, or if you're a fresh spring-chicken-of-adulthood wondering about all those scary, questionable "somedays", but it doesn't really matter. It's all universal anyway. There is a certain period of early adulthood that everybody goes through. It's when you're just finishing school… Continue reading To the “New” Post-Grad

Abuse, Identity, Life, Personal Growth

Who I Am

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

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, 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

Body Image, Identity

A Battle

You feel like you’re in a battle with yourself. You wage a war against yourself…against your body, against appetite, and against instinct. Every self-defeating word that you’ve ever called yourself, you hear in your mind, and it rings…echoes even: worthless, inadequate, and insecure. You might run circles in your room every day to try and… Continue reading A Battle

Identity, Personal Growth

My Feelings Change With the Weather

I love the fall. My favorite days are when the sky is blue and the air is crisp, when the leaves are just about to turn and there is promise in the air. It’s sweater weather; it’s hot chocolate and tea weather. It’s running in the park, while the air is chilly enough to make… Continue reading My Feelings Change With the Weather


Panic Attack: A Description

It happens for no reason, and for any reason. You never see them coming. It’s not like you wake up one day and think, “Jeez, I’m not feeling well today. I think there’s a panic attack in the works.” There aren’t any symptoms. There aren’t any warnings. You just suddenly can’t breathe. Something feels wrong.… Continue reading Panic Attack: A Description