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I lost both of my grandmothers within nine months of each other.
In being in the depths of despair from one grandmother’s death, while still hazy from the other’s, I’ve learned a few things over the past year about grieving.
Here they are.
….She told me over dinner Thursday — you never want to think that you’re the cuter one in a couple. You want people to tell you that, but you don’t want to think that yourself.
When we’re younger our minds start to protect us before we know how to. I mentally guarded myself from the world, even family. I needed these invisible bars around me. The world seemed scary and harsh; family felt trite; friendship felt fleeting; love difficult. Without knowing it, I needed the ability to define the world around […]
If I could give you one feeling right now, it would be peace – the peace of knowing you are stronger than you believe. Whether it’s dating, your job or simply life, the confidence and courage to be vulnerable and rise to the occasion are within you. You’ll miss him. You’ll dread work. You’ll feel […]
You may not be able to see this in me, but I’m actually really scared. I’m scared of getting hurt, of doing the wrong thing that causes us to end and of not being loved for being myself. I dream of the possibilities of each day, and you are a part of that. I understand […]
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]
When we make decisions and are even considering options, people will always try to make us feel bad about what we want. This includes the people we care about most, along with people we don’t know so well. We’re judged for how we let certain things play out and for how we want them to. […]
Loyalty can be a lonely place. Loyalty to your work, and your friendships, and mainly to yourself leads to confusion. The constant struggle to do what is right towards everyone along with yourself eventually leads to choices. Choices changing the complacent present. Even though you know this choice is correct, the future looks hazy and […]