Looking in my Rearview: Feeling 22 💫

      With the COVID-19 situation going on right now, there have been a lot of unexpected moments. As I reflect on my 22nd birthday this past month, now is an even more appropriate time to sit back and ruminate upon the lessons I’ve learned. This change was also less hectic for me. Since... Continue Reading →

Calmness in the Storm

They say emotions come in waves. Sometimes they rush in with no warning and, shortly after, escape back into the sea for a quick bit as you become engulfed in daily distraction. At this time, the Moon's gravity can be equated to God's love as He is pulling us towards Him. Just like the moon,... Continue Reading →

What I learned from a good “bro-hug”

This post is a recommended read! As someone who is majoring in psychology, I have taken classes that focus specifically on gender differences as a result of societal expectations and how harmful these expectations can be. I absolutely love creating an atmosphere that openly discusses the impact that “masculinity” can have on the way a man decides to portray emotion. Cheers to eliminating the perpetuation of toxic masculinity. 

John Eli

I wasn’t too keen on the exercise that I found myself participating in. To begin with, this was a new set of men that I had just acquainted myself with a few weeks prior. But there I found myself, staring eye to eye with a guy that I barely even knew. At that moment, all I knew is that I wanted to hug him…. and that simple desire brought me more shame than I had felt in a long time.

The exercise wasn’t the least bit complex. In fact, I didn’t expect it to trigger the emotions that it did. Yet at that moment, I felt safe and grateful, and I wanted to hug him…. and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that.

I had run across information about Everyman (a group that helps destigmatize men’s emotional processes and vulnerability) earlier that year on Instagram. Throughout my life, I…

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Christmas Spirit

This year, Christmas has been very different for me. I am at a hotel, away from all I’ve ever expected Christmas to be. There was no Christmas tree, very little Christmas music, and a lot of confusion. I did, however, try and find time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. In all honesty,... Continue Reading →

Are Stagnancy and Growth Synonymous?

Written: Nov. 19, 2019 I’ve had some time to think lately. A lot of time to think, actually. I’ve spoken with people who feel the same way recently. Confused, uncertain, and a little lost. I found comfort in knowing the similarity of emotions being felt or, personally speaking, the lack of emotion. Quite frankly, the... Continue Reading →

Fall 2019 Intentions!

Hello everyone! Long-time, no see! I'm back and, hopefully, better! 😉 I set some goals, some of which have been completed, some of which are set in motion, and some yet to be completed. As of October 1st, I began a newfound journey based on the lessons I have learned this year. "Commit to the... Continue Reading →

Summer 2019 Intentions

    As Summer is in full swing, I have had some time to reflect. I had a month off of school and it looks as if I am planning to take Summer classes. I am spending the Summer working at the beach and I am grateful for this opportunity to embrace change and, ultimately,... Continue Reading →

21 things I’ve learned in 21 Years

My 21st birthday occurred earlier this month. It's funny because a lot has changed since last year. Tears, renewed friendships, faded friendships, different fears, new discoveries etc. Last year, on my birthday, I found out that my dog, age 11, was most likely going to pass. She had gotten sick at the beginning of March... Continue Reading →

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