Don’t Put People on Pedestals

I’ve had a tendency my entire life to put people—usually celebrities—on pedestals. Most notably, I did this with Taylor Swift as a teenager—and, to be honest, I still do. I still find myself making excuses or defending actions I probably wouldn’t agree with if it weren’t her doing it. I tend to do this with…

Let Yourself Receive Compliments

I’m not exactly sure why, but sometimes it’s difficult for us to hear good things about ourselves—it’s as if compliments are only meant to be given and not received. I can’t really explain why this is a thing. I love encouraging people and telling them all of the qualities they have that make them wonderful….

Find Your Courage, and Keep It

I was never that girl who always had a boyfriend, and part of that is because I was never that girl who told guys how she felt. I was the girl who held it all in but told her friends and posted hopelessly romantic Taylor Swift lyrics on Tumblr, hoping he would notice even though…

Falling for Someone You Shouldn’t

It’s cliche, but we’ve all had some version of this ominous thought pass through our minds, “Oh, but I can change him.” Darling, don’t fall for this trap. It will never end well. It will fail in the same way it would if a guy thought he could change you. It’s funny how everyone naturally…

When the Swimsuit You Bought Doesn’t Look Like It Did on the Model

I have an unfortunate habit of shopping online for clothing. This is unfortunate because oftentimes that means that when clothing arrives, it doesn’t look quite like it did online or on the model. I’ve noticed that when I shop online at certain stores, I almost always end up drawn to clothing worn by the same…