Jamaican Me Crazy

.... Literally.  First stop on our Western Caribbean cruise was the gorgeous island of Jamaica. Looking out over the island from the 12th Deck gym was awe inspiring. Mountains, trees, houses, and beautiful waters.  We had no plans for Jamaica. Hop off the boat and explore. We ended up at this place called the Hip [...]

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A Letter to My 15-Year-Old Self

A Letter to My 15-Year-Old Self

There are so many things I wish I could do to save you from what is going to happen. But I can’t. You will have to experience it all for yourself. Every time you don’t listen to mom or dad, because “they’re old and don’t know anything,” every time you bail on your friends for [...]

I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

Anxiety is an ugly monster that shows up to the party uninvited. It lets itself in and grabs a drink and kicks his feet up, knowing it'll hang around past its welcome. His favorite hobby is ruining friendships, relationships, and torturing the host of the party. And for so long, I let him stay and [...]

Genesis

Genesis

Every summer since I was in second grade, our family has packed up and driven down to St. George Island, Florida. While the group that accompanies us has changed, that little island still holds such a huge place in my heart. This year was no different. I see my best friend maybe twice a year, [...]

Drive

Drive

When I was little, maybe 4 or 5, my parents bought me a Barbie Jeep. I drove it until the battery wouldn't charge anymore. When I was 9, daddy would put me in his lap when he picked me up from the bus stop and let me steer his truck while he did the pedals [...]