The Metamorphosis of a Night Owl

Since high school, I’ve heard rumors floating around that going to bed early is healthier than staying up late and sleeping in. And also that having a different sleep schedule on the weekends is bad. But I’ve always been a night owl. And I’ve always enjoyed sleeping in. Not only was I often incredibly productive late at night, […]

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Walking into Maturity

Maturity can happen as a natural by-product of one’s life experiences. But it can also be actively chosen. Like when you choose to receive someone’s love based on the way they intended it, rather than on the way you are inclined to interpret it. That’s a choice.

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Looking Back, Stepping Forward

As 2015 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the past year, coming to understand the winding pathway it was with greater clarity. If I had to use one word to describe my 2015, I would say: Restoration. One year ago, I was in a place of brokenness, my faith shaken, my hope […]

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Made For More

Sometimes I feel like I was made for more, more than what my current life is. Recently I’ve been feeling it rather strongly–this nagging sensation that I have more potential inside me than I’m tapping into. And that nagging feeling is leading to frustration. Could this just be Millennial hubris (as my brother has been saying)? Am I just another example of Why […]

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Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone

I have so many comfort zones. Like the cave of my bedroom, in which I can do everything I need to: Eat, sleep, stay warm, watch TV, write, read books, and even see humans (via Skype)! I can do it all without leaving my room! But, as amazing as my room is, I’m realizing there is […]

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Learning to Embrace the Process

I’ve always liked to have things defined. Decided. Determined. Known. I don’t like being in the middle of decisions and I don’t like being left in an undefined state. Am I your friend or not? Am I moving to that city or not? Are we going to see that movie or not? Let’s just decide! (This is […]

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The Things I Forget to Notice

So apparently I have a knack for knocking floor mats askew. I never noticed I had this skill until my new roommate pointed it out. The mat in front of the kitchen sink, in front of the bathroom, inside the bathroom, and by the balcony door are invariably crooked after I’ve passed by. I’m like a […]

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The Difficulty of Saying Proper Goodbyes

Proper Goodbyes It takes real maturity to say proper goodbyes. That’s what I’ve decided. Anyone can just run away. You make a decision in your mind that you’re moving on to the next stage, next place, next community, job, relationship, or whatever. And then you just do. No looking back. But having proper closure is […]

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