for the one

i’m white and blonde. Texan and American. privileged. not rich, but definitely not poor. but as they say, i was born this way. and it’s true. it really is. i didn’t ask to be white. i didn’t ask to have curly hair, a mole on my nose or a pinky toe that is actually a triangle […]

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scarred journey home

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brene Brown quite a few years back i was at a women’s event where a woman had a very large blanket strung up and turned around backwards. the back was messy, chaotic, not very attractive, and […]

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the Beauty of Releasing

It’s funny. In high school I had Seniors write in my Freshman yearbook… “Hold on, don’t grow up too fast.” “Enjoy it while it lasts” “Don’t rush any of it” And though some of those things might have been true in HS, as I’ve grown up reminding myself to ‘hold on’ or ‘enjoy it’ isn’t […]

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3 Weeks Later

you know how sometimes when you try something on, test out a new recipe, and/or even travel to a new place – you end up sometimes finding out that what you thought you wanted…well, actually isn’t? i think it might be my favorite bitter/sweet part of growing up. we learn ourselves better because, hopefully, we’re […]

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One Year

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

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What Miranda & Cam Taught Me

The incredibly smart and wise Dr. Seuss said this..“sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” I would say that sums up this season. All the questions, all the time. They float through my head from sun up to sundown. And most of them, the answers are simple. They range from 1-2 words, […]

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I Get Why He Slept

“Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you […]

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