“I Wear A Size 8 And Not Pretty: Why Your Standard of Beauty Depends on You” : Over 18k Shares and Counting!

"I Wear A Size 8 and Not Pretty: Why Your Standard of Beauty Depends on You" I remember sitting down in my then-boyfriend's kitchen one bright Sunday afternoon because I was sick and tired of seeing every piece of clothing I tried on from a mannequin display make me look like actual garbage. It wasn't … Continue reading “I Wear A Size 8 And Not Pretty: Why Your Standard of Beauty Depends on You” : Over 18k Shares and Counting!

24.6K and Counting: My Response to All Those Who Made This #ThoughtCatalog Article Popular

"Read This on the Nights He Doesn't Text You Back" Thank you! From the bottom of my heart and the frantic typing of my keys, thank you. Thank you for giving me a platform to express those emotions that for too long of a time were bottled up. Thank you for allowing me this one-of-a-kind … Continue reading 24.6K and Counting: My Response to All Those Who Made This #ThoughtCatalog Article Popular

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: 3 Dating Habits We’ve All Had (But Secretly Hated)

As published on Thought Catalog. If you were to know me about ten years ago when I was just 16 years old, you would have probably thought I was the shittiest person in the world. I’ll be the first to admit: I strung guys along. Not a ton of them – really there were only … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: 3 Dating Habits We’ve All Had (But Secretly Hated)

I’m Starting To Forget What It Was Like To Love You

As published on Thought Catalog. There was a time when I could outline the frame of your face just from memory. I could picture the scar etched below your left eye, the patch of hair that grew in, tough, apart from the rest of your body. I was able to keenly describe the melody of … Continue reading I’m Starting To Forget What It Was Like To Love You

I’ll Always Love You: 7 Promises I Vow To Keep To My Future Husband

As published on Elite Daily.  The other day, I talked to my best friend about her struggle to write her wedding vows. “I don’t want to say something stupid,” she confessed. “I want to say something other than just ‘I love you.'” Wedding vows can be terrifying. You can go through draft after draft of … Continue reading I’ll Always Love You: 7 Promises I Vow To Keep To My Future Husband

How My Future Husband Saved Me From My Abusive Past

This article was published on Elite Daily.  I almost missed the man who turned out to be the love of my life. Not because of timing but because of my past, mainly my fears and vulnerability of trusting after an abusive relationship. When my current fiancé and I got together, I avoided eye contact with … Continue reading How My Future Husband Saved Me From My Abusive Past

I Ghosted Someone And This Is Why I Don’t Regret It

For a brief three-month window, I “dated” this dude named Craig. His name’s not really Craig, but I can only assume this is a really Craig-like thing to do. Attention: To anyone reading this named Craig, don’t be this guy, OK? Craig is what Vince Vaughn would probably refer to as a stage five clinger. … Continue reading I Ghosted Someone And This Is Why I Don’t Regret It