An Okay Life is Just Not Okay for Me

There was a time when an okay life seemed extremely appealing to me. There was a time when comfortable and safe were things I thought I needed in order to do life properly; when milestones took precedence over my own happiness. My whole life I hit every big milestone on time, in the proper fashion,…

What No One Tells you about Hitting your 30s

The big 3-0. It crept up on me last year and I celebrated with my friends like I was actually happy about leaving my 20s behind. In reality, I’m not sure how I actually got to be 31 since most days I feel like I’m about 23, in fact there are some days I’m convinced…

I’d Rather be Single than Settle

I’ll admit that, until recently, the picture perfect life has always appealed to me. Growing up I yearned for that strong relationship, that wonderful marriage, that white picket fence. I wanted my own little family and I wanted it to happen in the perfect sequence but now, as I have come to realize, the only…

5 Life Struggles That Actually Make You Stronger

We all know by now that life gets hard sometimes. Circumstances arise that test our strength and make us feel like we may not make it out alive but when times get tough it helps to remember that without these struggles we wouldn’t truly appreciate life when it actually is going our way. Think of…

When Things Go Awry, Don’t Go Away

Writing, at first glance, seems pretty easy but in reality it takes time, thought, and a decent amount of guts. Putting yourself out there to be judged by people you know and strangers alike can be a daunting experience, and often times it takes courage and a few deep breaths to post an article you…

Stop Settling, Start Living

Settling. Ugh. I despise that word. Yet, it is such a common fucking trend these days. We all do it and while some of us are fine with settling for “okay” others are sick of it. I fall into the latter category. It’s like we’ve all been conditioned to live this contradictory lifestyle: they tell…

We Are All Bullies

People are critical. We compare ourselves to others and magnify the flaws of those around us, often times not even intentionally. We’re assholes, not only to other people but to ourselves. In recent years, bullying has become a huge topic of conversation and everyone is scrambling to try to stop it, to prevent it, to…