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“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
~ Jandy Nelson // I’ll Give You The Sun

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I’ve been told that I have am reckless with my heart…that I don’t protect my greatest gift with enough armour. And this may be true. My heart has certainly endured some deep wounds over the years. From friends, from family, from the greatest of loves. But the reality of who I am is this — […]

RECKLESS LOVE

April 8, 2018

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This picture was taken six months after I gave birth to my daughter. The beach was empty.  The air was warm.  And I was terrified. I showed up on this day because I had spent the majority of my life battling the exterior I was given.  I didn’t know how to love or appreciate or […]

BUILD

February 9, 2018

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I once knew a guy that didn’t have any mirrors in his house. Not a single one. We met back in my early twenties through a group of mutual friends. We had matching souls at the time; both struggling. Both cracked. Both trying desperately to close our hearts off from the world. We spent a […]

ON THE WALL

January 16, 2018

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There was a bench that I used to sit on, all by myself.  It was tucked away at the bottom of a little hill and perfectly overlooked the water. I had one hour to enjoy this bench every day.  One hour over lunch, when I could escape the confines of the office building that was […]

MY PARK BENCH

November 10, 2017

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Looking back, I wish that someone had been there with me.  I wish that someone had gently put their hand on my arm as I went to pick up the phone and quietly whispered, “wait…just one more minute…because what’s about to happen will hurt more than anything has before.” It was the early morning hours […]

KNOWING

October 25, 2017

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For two years, I’ve been asked why I write. Well, no.  That’s not completely accurate.  I don’t really get asked why I write.  Instead, I get asked why I write here.  For you. I suppose it’s one thing to write for yourself; about your life…about your struggles…about your fears…and lock it away in some private […]

ME TOO

July 23, 2017