Dear 2016,

You. Sucked. Like really, everything that happened this year… please, enough is enough. 2016, you handed me some of the hardest 6 months of my life, but you also brought me sweetness and joy unlike I could have ever envisioned for myself. I was the loneliest I had ever been, I was the angriest, the…

a letter to my year ago self

Dear Fall 2015 Rebecca, Oh, if you could see me now… you’d be proud. You’d be shocked too, I think. I’m in a much better place now (wow, it sounds like I’m dead). But really, my heart isn’t unbearably heavy anymore. I’m happy. I’ve grown. -I’m no longer in pre-med and the world hasn’t ended. Sounds…

missing England

It could be the holiday blues. It could also be the fact that friends left for home this past weekend… It could just be that England really left a mark on my heart… But I miss England. I spent a good portion of my evening yesterday watching videos and scrolling through photos of my 2…

bucketlist

The hope is that every year more and more of these will be crossed off. Bee-keep See the floating lights Watch the sunrise on a mountain Blankets and stargazing Sunrise on a beach Pay for someone’s order Catch a bouquet at a wedding Get a tattoo Get a new piercing Go on a hot air…

Dear Connie,

I don’t think I have enough pretty words or expressions to tell you how much you’ve meant to me this year. But just know that you have impacted my life in ways not a lot of people have ever gotten the chance to. I remember when we first started really interacting last semester at DIVE……

fall 2016

My fall semester of my last year as an undergraduate at UCM is over. Done. Finito. The moment I turned in my last paper I felt the air rush out of my lungs as a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was done with this semester. After that I felt the exhaustion hit me and…

a few of my favorite things

Honestly, this is just for fun 🙂 Lists Earl Gray Lattes The Psalms Lord of the Rings The sound of rain (RainyMood!!) The smell of rain Flat Whites with Vanilla Leaving a coffeeshop smelling like coffee Well worn books Learning about original Greek or Hebrew translations in the Bible Leather-bound journals Moleskins Hearing people’s testimonies Sleeping…

core issues

I just want to be loved. Every insecurity I have, every time I feel jealous, every fear that clouds my vision… my want to be loved is the root of it all. The fact of the matter is I am scared and I am scarred. As long as I can remember, people have left me….