Be Human: ask for help

I’m discouraged. I recently realized that is one of the hardest sentiments for me to admit. I hate those words together. Discouraged. It’s so heavy. Admitting I’m discouraged feels like defeat. Like somehow I’ve failed if I’m not optimistically pressing on when times are hard. I need help. Three more words strewn together that I […]

What if a wedding isn’t about the bride + groom?

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my husband and I just celebrated our one year anniversary. I was slightly obnoxious with the amount of pictures I posted, both of our beach vacation and photos from our wedding. I couldn’t help myself. All day long on our actual anniversary, I was constantly reminiscing […]

Back to school with intention

It’s the first day of Fall 2013 for all of us at Belmont University.   As I got in bed last night, I couldn’t help but think about how I wanted to start this year off. I decided to get up earlier than usual and head to Bongo Java to get the best-value breakfast in town […]

My best friends are all partying & going insane.

“My best friends from high school are all partying and going insane in college. How am I supposed to respond to them?” This is a tricky question to answer without more context, so I’m going to tell you my story. All of us experience this in college.  We are either the ones who go crazy […]

How do I tell my roommate I don’t want to live with her again?

“My roommate wants to live with me again next year, but I don’t know how to tell her no. I don’t want to hurt her feelings!” You sweet thing, you’re too kind for your own good. I see this happen all the time. Your current roommate is so sweet and nice, but she drives you crazy. […]

How do I initiate and maintain friendships?

“If people approach me to be friends, I feel I have nothing to offer to maintain the relationship. How can I initiate and maintain the friendship with conversation and common ground?” I got this email over a week ago and sat on it.  I’ve thought about it every single day and I’m still not sure […]