2 03, 2015

20 Inspiring Dr. Seuss Quotes

By |2015-03-07T19:11:46-04:00March, 2, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Growing up, I loved Dr. Seuss. Between his rhyming, characters, and creative one-of-a-kind stories, I just couldn't get enough of his books. Today, not much has changed. Although Dr. Seuss speaks the language of children, his stories also have the ability to inspire adults. My favorite book of his has always been "Oh, The Places You'll Go." As a child, it made me believe I could do great things. And as an adult, it inspires me to push myself and reminds me that I can do anything I put my mind to. In honor of his 111th birthday, here are [...]

31 12, 2014

Maybe It’s a You Problem

By |2015-03-07T19:14:04-04:00December, 31, 2014|Life|0 Comments

This isn't going to be your typical New Year's Eve blog post telling you about all of my new year's resolutions (I've done that before - here and here) or telling you how I accomplished all of my resolutions from last year (I've done that before too...here). I'm not here to inspire you and get you amped up for 2015 because there are enough of those blogs out there right now. This blog is going to be feisty and honest because that's just how I'm feeling today. Maybe it's a you problem All day I've seen posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram [...]

27 11, 2014

My 3 Reasons to be Thankful This Thanksgiving

By |2015-03-07T19:16:20-04:00November, 27, 2014|Life|0 Comments

For the past several years, I've written blogs about what I'm thankful for. And after reading over them all again, I've come to realize that they're all pretty sappy and cliche. But what can I say? That's my life, I guess. If you're into that sort of sappy "I'm so thankful for my life" blog post, read on. If not, you can skip this one. It's cool.   As I write this, I'm sitting on a plane to Minnesota. In a few short hours, I walk into my parents' house and surprise them for Thanksgiving. At first, I thought it would [...]

22 09, 2014

What Does it Mean to be Fearless?

By |2015-03-07T19:28:48-04:00September, 22, 2014|Life|0 Comments

One of my graduation pics from U of Alabama. In August 2012, I moved to Alabama on my own. We live in a world that tells us we should never give up - that no matter how hard things may seem, we should keep going. This world also tells us that we need to overcome our fears in order to live a happier, more fulfilling life. But what if those things aren't true?  What if it's okay to give up or to still live in fear? And what if those things do in fact make us better? I like to [...]

29 07, 2014

#MCM

By |2015-03-07T19:57:47-04:00July, 29, 2014|Life|0 Comments

In the world of social media, today is #mcm (otherwise known as "Man Crush Monday").  I try to avoid posting pictures of my #mcm in order to avoid being sappy and cliche, but today, I couldn't help myself.  And for some reason, I want to extend my overly mushy love on my blog.  But it's my blog, and I can do whatever I want. You're my best friend, but you're more than that.  You're my best friend, partner in crime and court-appointed friend (inside joke!).  You make me laugh until I cry or almost pee my pants.  You laugh at [...]

23 03, 2014

Get me out. I’m stuck.

By |2015-03-07T20:01:37-04:00March, 23, 2014|Life|0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I’ve felt this way. For anyone that’s read my blog, you know that I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety as well as struggled with self-injury (cutting) and suicidal thoughts. Although all of that’s “behind me” (it’s never really behind you), lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m back in that place of pain, sadness and helplessness. Don’t get me wrong – I am NOT saying I’m depressed or that I want to hurt myself. But I’ve been thinking about it all a lot lately, and if I think about it long enough, I feel like I’m back [...]

20 12, 2013

See you later, 23!

By |2015-03-07T20:02:50-04:00December, 20, 2013|Life|0 Comments

On Monday (December 16th), I turned 24.  That's right...24. I can't believe it's been a year since I celebrated my 23rd birthday. So much has happened this year that I don't think I'd be able to capture it all in a single blog post (good thing for all those other posts). But, I'm going to try and list out some of my favorites: 1. Watching my sister get married and being her maid of honor. 2. Watching Alabama win the BCS National Championship. 3. Snow day in Tuscaloosa! 4. Celebrating my one year anniversary with Alex by going on a [...]

12 09, 2013

Alyssa, I Couldn’t Love You More

By |2015-03-07T20:03:36-04:00September, 12, 2013|Life|0 Comments

(NOTE: This blog post was written on September 4, 2013 right after Marley was born.  Only a few changes, mostly punctuation and rephrasing, have been made.  Other than that, it's all the same.) Sometimes I hated being the big sister.  I hated feeling like I had all of this responsibility to protect my sister from things I couldn't really protect her from.  I hated trying to be the perfect role model, but mostly, I hated failing at being a good role model.  During high school, I headed down a negative and destructive path, and when my sister did the same, [...]

16 08, 2013

I’m a Master!

By |2015-03-07T20:06:01-04:00August, 16, 2013|Life|0 Comments

On August 3, 2013, I graduated from The University of Alabama with my master's degree in advertising and public relations.  I did it.  I'm a master! A year ago I packed up my car and moved 700 miles away from everything I knew and everyone I loved to start a new chapter of my life.  I moved into an apartment in Tuscaloosa by myself, and I struggled for weeks on end trying to get used to being on my own.  I started my graduate program with one goal: work hard and get that degree.  But through the long days, sleepless [...]

27 05, 2013

Regret (verb): To think of with a sense of loss

By |2015-03-07T20:06:41-04:00May, 27, 2013|Life|0 Comments

I never used to believe in regrets. I always believed that something good could come out of something bad. I truly believed you should never regret anything because it can only make you stronger. But recently, I've had a change of heart. Going to grad school at Alabama...that's my biggest regret. Sure, I got to experience a beautiful campus, amazing campus life, and a campus full of history and tradition. But at what cost? I risked so much coming here, and although I didn't lose it all, I lost something I fought so hard for for so many years - [...]