in my interview for big brothers big sisters,
i recalled a lot of things about my life. the interview was an hour and a half long. the woman who interviewed me asked deep and personal questions about my relationship with my parents, my counseling history, my dating life, my fears and insecurities and things i’ve struggled through… i felt messy. my longest dating relationship was 7 months. i don’t have a job right now. and...
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not...– Thomas Merton
the truth is, i never got over you.
i’m still not over you. i love you, like I did the first time I said it. i love you like when i lost you. i love you all over again and haven’t stopped loving you. but what do words mean? how can words take away what was done? how can words mend a heart? for months i felt i have been alone. i thought you didn’t care about how i was doing. i thought you didn’t really mean...
18 days until graduation.
i am reminding that to myself tonight as i pull this all-nighter and am unsure i will get a nap tomorrow. i’m thankful for my education and that i’ve gotten the chance to go to such a great school, but i’d be lying if i didn’t say i’m really looking forward to being homework-free. it’s almost over. it’s almost over. it’s almost over.
the girl i sat across from was 15. she had fair skin and bright blue eyes, but her stringy, black hair gave her image an edge. as we talked she repeatedly tossed her head to the side so that her bangs would get out of her eyes, but they always fell right back in the same place. “how did you decide you wanted to start helping sex trafficking victims?” i talked to her about my...
Justice must be about much more than balancing out the wrongs of the world. It...– Rachel Tulloch
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the...
-matthew 5:3-6 i’ve been spending a lot of time reading through matthew the last couple days, and something i’ve discovered is God’s love for the needy. the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, the hungry & thirsty… those who need God. i had a friend tell me once that we don’t really need God. the church is constantly telling people that they need Him,...
a friend of mine is a mess.
she’s struggling through so many things — things like self-harm, insecurity and painful memories. she’s making a lot of mistakes. but she’s also one of my role models. she validates me. she reminds me that God isn’t ashamed of me for my mistakes…that He created me to be human. this means that when i’m depressed, she doesn’t tell me to be more...