The uncertainty of knowing when or if you’ll ever meet “the one.”Feeling the need to be at every social event so you don’t accidentally miss out on fate. The nights of crying in frustration because you’re so over being single. Having to navigate through dating (that’s a whole other blog for another day!). Feeling the pressure to look good enough to attract someone. Third-wheeling. Feeling so awkward during wedding season. Feeling super happy but also like something’s a little wrong with you when your friends, one by one, leave the single club as they fly off into relational bliss…Read More
Today I sat in a senior luncheon to celebrate the end of my undergraduate college career and it was awkward. Even though I've had classes upon classes with this same group of social work students over the last several years, it felt uncomfortable to talk post-grad plans and what we're going to do with our lives. You can feel the comparison, nervousness, and fatigue in the room as we discussed job offers, applications out, and licensing exams.Read More
Dreams have been on my mind a lot lately. Not the kind you have while you sleep, but the kind that keep you from sleeping. The kind that make you stay up all night imagining what you could be, what you could do, and what you could accomplish. The ones that make your heart beat faster. The ones you see other people accomplishing and you think, “That’s it. That’s what I want my life to look like.” The dream of getting married and starting a family. The dream of publishing a book. The dream of becoming a speaker. The dream of starting a business. The dream of being a singer-songwriter.
It’s fun to dream, right? It’s fun to sit there and think about all these amazing things you want to do. It’s fun until all these dreams of yours are going nowhere. It’s fun until you see somebody else living the life you dreamed for yourself.Read More