Good friendship won’t feel like fitting-in where you don’t belong.
Good friendship won’t feel like a bunch of pressure to be skinny enough, or smart enough, or rich enough. It won’t feel like a bunch of pressure to be pretty enough, or funny enough, or to have a big enough house. It won’t matter what kind of job you have, or what brand your leggings […]
15 Things I Want My Teenagers to Know
1.I really, really, want to get it right, but sometimes I get it wrong. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth, overreact, and just plain crash and burn when it comes to parenting. When I do, I’ll do my best to make it right. Just please know that even when I’m communicating it poorly, […]
Loneliness & Laundry
I think it was Brene Brown who told a story about a village where all the women washed clothes together down by the river. When they all got washing machines, there was a sudden outbreak of depression and no one could figure out why. It wasn’t the washing machines in and of themselves . It […]
When Friendship Hurts
(When you break-up, move on, or grow apart.) *** Sometimes you open up your heart big and wide in a friendship and you get hurt. Maybe your paths turned two different ways. You didn’t see it coming, and it’s painful to know your futures aren’t intertwined like they used to be. You kinda always pictured […]
There will be seasons when you’re a bad friend.
There will be seasons when you are a bad friend. Hear me out. In good, deep, friendships it’s so important that we love well. It’s so important that we give (even when we’re tired) and we show up (even when we’re busy). We talk about that all the time. Friendship requires investment. But, sister, you […]
I’m a lot
I’m a lot. I am. I know I am. I’ve always known I am. I get over-the-top excited about mundane things. I get overly-emotional too. I have ten thousand ideas flowing rapidly through my brain at any one point in time. I think fast. I speak fast. I type even faster. I sing at the […]
Dear Friend, Borrow my hope.
Twelve years ago I miscarried for the first time. I was completely heartbroken and I quickly spiraled into a dark night of the soul. When I looked in the mirror I couldn’t even recognize the person looking back. I’d had loss before, but this time felt different. I’m naturally hopeful, but my grief and depression […]
10 Qualities of a Really Good Friend
10 Qualities of a Really Good Friend: 1. They can be real. Fake is exhausting, and overrated. We’re all kind of a mess. Friendship is a whole lot better when you can be in the mess together. Authenticity breeds a beautiful level of depth and understanding to the relationship. 2. They are a safe place […]
I want my friends to know: I’m here.
I want my friends to know: I’m here. I’m here for your good stuff and I’m here for your bad stuff, too. I’m here when you’re falling apart and when you’re lost. I’m here for when you’re just not yourself. I love who you are, I do. But if you’re in a season when you’re […]
You can fall apart around me.
Hey friend, You can fall apart around me. You can lose it. You can say things you’re not sure if you mean. You can stress out. You can vent. You can verbally process. You can cry. You can let it all out. If you need to be dramatic for a minute, by all means. Be […]