Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Reading Out Loud

I read my own written work out loud. Sounds like something really easy, but this is a story that I have written. I've heard that one of the tricks to writing is to read it out loud. Supposedly it is a good trick to catch mistakes that you don't notice when you read it in... Continue Reading →

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Defining Moments (pt. 3): Hope

This is probably one of my favorite things to think about, and I've already written a short series over hope, so I'll just touch on it here. The definition of hope is, "A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen; a feeling of trust." I will be reviewing trust a little more later... Continue Reading →

Stages of Grief: Bargaining

I am going to be covering each of the 5 steps of grief in this series, along with short definitions. I'd like to add to this post some of my own explanations, as well as illustrations, to build connections on this topic. It is usually a pretty serious issue, but I hope to shed light... Continue Reading →

Fears (pt. 3): Scarcity vs. Hope

A lot of the times, we are so focused on how things are failing in our lives or what we are missing. This happens when we are fearful of not having enough: enough time, enough experiences, enough resources, enough money. I can attest that I have done this myself, and I often have to remind... Continue Reading →

Fears (Pt. 2)–Something New

This is different than just the general fear of the unknown. I know a lot of us struggle (if not constantly, than at least time to time) with fear of pressing forward into the unknown. That's natural! It's the unknown! And we are creatures of habit; we want the elements around us to be predictable,... Continue Reading →

Fears (pt. 1): Naming it

This question was introduced in a conversation that I was having this week: What are some of your fears? The ones that keep you from doing what you really want to do? I was reminded of an instance when I was around twenty years old. At the time I was working at a camp, and... Continue Reading →

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