The Importance of Stories and the Dangers of Forgetting

I have been thinking about stories a lot lately. (By a lot I mean even more than usual because I have had stories on the brain for as long as I can remember.) Specifically, I have been thinking about the importance of stories, and just as significant, our tendency to forget them. An 18-year-old boy … Continue reading The Importance of Stories and the Dangers of Forgetting

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Big Sister 101: Embracing the Role

My brother, Noah, was born a month and a half after I turned one, so I literally cannot remember a time when I wasn't a big sister. Isaiah was born a year and a half after that, so by age three the title "big sister" was very much ingrained into my identity. This, combined with … Continue reading Big Sister 101: Embracing the Role

Ready or Not, Here I Come!

  In the passed two years I have become increasingly aware that adulthood is something that you grow into very slowly. It's a process. And often it doesn't feel like you're getting anywhere. I see posts from my peers all over social media sites making jokes about how bad they are "at adulthood". "Eating ice … Continue reading Ready or Not, Here I Come!

Chasing Perfection and Finding Grace (Maybe… Sort of?)

Today marks the one year anniversary of a fairly big life change for me; the end of a relationship, several friendships, a shift from one era to another. As I have been reflecting on the passed year I've found that though I have established myself in whatever this new phase of my life is, I … Continue reading Chasing Perfection and Finding Grace (Maybe… Sort of?)

Reflections on Belonging and Justice

Since writing my last blog post I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the implications of a greater belonging. What does it mean to place ourselves in a larger story? One thought that kept coming up again and again when I asked myself that question was, "it means there's no such thing as … Continue reading Reflections on Belonging and Justice