Gruesome, Grueling, Painful…Love?

C. S. Lewis once said, “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. … [Read more...]

Three Lessons I Learned at 25

Hello! It’s been a whole almost-two-weeks since I’ve written. I’ll be honest, I’ve been busy. (I know, that’s always my excuse) BUT since I celebrated my 26th birthday last week, that excuse works :) And since I celebrated yet another year of life, I guess I will ramble about what the past 365 days … [Read more...]

Joy vs. Happiness. What’s the Difference?

We can all agree that, at some level, we all seek to be happy. Right? I mean, c’mon, it is the mantra of our age. The world tells us that humans ultimately exist to, what? BE HAPPY. Myriads of songs and books have been written about how to find or pursue happiness. We can eat the best foods, drive … [Read more...]

To The Rebel In Each Of Us

Let’s talk about faith. I know what you’re thinking, “don’t we always talk about faith?” Well, sort of. But, I want to talk about actually having it. You know, trusting in the unseen. I’ve always been inclined to believe that having faith is quite difficult. Trusting in something you don’t see … [Read more...]

When You Think You Know, But Have No Idea

Have you ever thought you had it all figured out? Ever pursued something that seemed like it was the “right choice” but soon realized it wasn’t at all what you thought? Ever went for it, and then realized you were all wrong all along? Welp, Rachel did. She went for something big…only to find out … [Read more...]

The Best Date You’ll Ever Go On

So, I wrote a dating piece. Only, I don't think it's your typical dating piece. As most of you know, I recently traveled the world. Well, six different countries in eight months, to be exact (which can feel like the. entire. world. Trust me.) My journey began after six years of slaving miserably … [Read more...]

Safety, and a Love That’s Quite the Opposite

I sit in my kitchen with the door to my yard cracked open. I watch my cats outside lounging by their favorite spot, waiting for the sun to reach the perfect angle that will have it’s glorious rays soak their fur-covered skin with vitamin D. They peer intently at the stray cat that is taking a … [Read more...]