Short Stories



At first, I was happy. I walked on the path. I enjoyed the blue flowers and the patches of grass. I breathed in the sky and stared at the clouds. The air danced around me,  as my feet sunk into earth. I listened to the birds and sang right along. I lived the life around me.

I met a man and we started a story. His path joined mine and our hands intertwined. It was love. It was ours. We walked on the path.

But today is different. Today started long ago. I became obsessed. My hand stayed in his, yet I looked all around. My grip loosened as I veered off the path. I used my free hand to explore what I could. And I ignored him.

I ignored him. Continue reading “G AU NT”

Life & Learning

A “Like” Is Not an Inch

Let me explain,


Getting a certain number of “likes” on statuses, photos, or blog posts is not an accurate measuring stick. One like is not one inch. Getting 12 “likes” is not a foot and 36 “likes” is not a yardstick. In other words, the number of “likes” you receive on any sort of social media should not be the way you measure your worth, your memories, or your life.

It’s funny to me that Instagram and Facebook like to label your ‪#‎bestnineof2015‬ or your most “liked” photos. What is that about?! I prefer to keep my best, most wonderful memories to myself.

It’s not always bad to check out those fun, social things, but please, please remember that the amount of “likes” received is useless information and says nothing about the moment itself or the life you’re living.

In short—

Likes don’t mean Life.

I posted the above photo on Instagram the other day and according to Instagram, it was a pretty dull moment. According to me? It was one of the happiest moments of 2015! My husband was taking pictures and making me laugh while we were standing where he had proposed to me a year ago.

a “like” is not an inch.

So, just remember that your memories and life events aren’t measured by what social media tells you. And if that’s your measuring stick, take a break from social media and just enjoy the sweet beauty of making memories without an audience.

The Celebrating Soul

It’s Not about My Messy Life

The trend—-

It’s about you.

But it’s not about you. So lay your messy life out. Show others what kind of imperfection you own. In the name of being selfless, promote the REAL you. In the name of trendy social media, be un-trendy. Post the makeup-less selfie. Go against the wave of perfection. By making others feel more comfortable about their lives, market your own mess. Be your own person. Make it about you, because it’s not about you.


The trend—-

It’s edited. It’s a highlight reel. Don’t feel bad about your life. Remember everyone else is fake. Everyone doesn’t have perfect memories, relationships, families, marriages, lives. Everyone is hiding behind social media. Talk about this fact while still on social media. Continue reading “It’s Not about My Messy Life”