My Mom is Still Attached to My Wedding and I’m Broken About It

I’ve been my own worst enemy throughout this wedding process ordeal.  Not too long ago, my best friend came to me in the heat of the moment and said, “You’re making this harder than it has to be.” At the time, I was furious. Why would I be making this harder than it has to […]

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Motherless Bride

I often feel like those around me hate me. I don’t live up to this “traditional bridal” role, and it often makes me feel worse on top of how shitty I already feel. When my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer at the age of 55 in 2011, it never occurred to me […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Stayed In A Loveless Relationship To Prove Love Had Meaning

Love is a fickle bitch. It’s so confusing. It can be so overwhelming that it turns people into love-crazed beings who will do literally anything for the sake of adrenaline coursing through their veins. And, love can also be something that loses its meaning… after weeks, months and even years. To read more, please check out […]

I Was a Featured Writer in a Book By Thought Catalog

“You’ve found love, and light and life will carry on like it never had before this moment, before love, before you, before them, before everything.”             You can read and purchase Thought Catalog’s book, “Forever: Essays About Soulmates, Love, and Finding Your Forever Person” here. My Moment in the Sun […]