Dear Girls In Cyber World

  Dear Girls In Cyber World,   I know I’m not the only one out there who compares. It’s something we all do. We compare the entirety of our lives to the 5 seconds we see of someone else’s. We compare ourselves to the “digital nomads”, traveling to all these exotic places and taking pictures of […]

Dealing With Pain

  I was going to write an entry about the Smoky Mountains and how beautiful they are, but…I don’t think that’s the entry I’m supposed to write today.   I finished the series 13 Reasons Why the other day and then shortly after, I heard about a brutal, horrific shooting in Cleveland, commited by a […]

Battling Feelings of Hopelessness 😔

*sigh*    Some days, I am my biggest cheerleader. I tell myself, “You can do it! You can run a mile! You’ve started a successful business, all on your own! You’ll travel the world, soon!” You can do ANYthing!”   Other days, I am my harshest critic. I suck. I’m not pretty enough, successful enough, […]

Suspenders+Jealousy 

 Sometimes, you just have to check yourself.  Sometimes, you realize you’re engaging in a certain behavior, having a bad violent or nonviolent (Hey, I don’t judge!) thought and you have to tell yourself, “SELF! We are better than this.” Or, if you’re me, you wallow in self-depreciating pity. Just for a liiiiittttle while.  As I […]

Tips for Saving 💰 So You Can Travel

 The last few days have been excruciating.    You know that feeling you get when you really, REALLY want something? It could be some ridiculously, towering dessert, covered in chocolate and caramel. Or a certain piece of clothing (Okay, you caught me. I really wanted that shirt because it was perfect! 😫) that you just […]